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Students from any part of the world experience Healthy Learning Atmosphere

Students from any part of the world experience Healthy Learning Atmosphere

Students from different social, political, ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds shall experience and enjoy the healthy and positive atmosphere of the Lo'au University, LU, on the same basis of equal opportunity and fair treatment in all levels. 

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At Lo'au we deliver life time empowering knowledge to all social and cultural backgrounds

At Lo'au we deliver life time empowering knowledge to all social and cultural backgrounds

Lo'au University, LU, delivers online courses in its different Schools by examining and analyzing all forms of past and present knowledge and wisdom analytically, critically, freely and wisely.

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Excel in all parts of life at Lo'au University and across nations and world universities

Excel in all parts of life at Lo'au University and across nations and world universities

Apart from its Teaching and Research Divisions, Lo'au University, LU, is planning to provide a number of extra-curriculum programs in artistic, educational, social, cultural, moral, health, human right and political activities in cyperspace, as well as, educational opportunities across all nations, nationalities and world universities. Some of these extra-curriculum and curriculum programs are now in operation on this w... Read more...

Learn at Lo'au universal education and also learn from students' experiences

Learn at Lo'au universal education and also learn from students' experiences

You learn from Lo'au University, LU, about all facets of academic life, as well as, life as a whole.  The lecturers are dedicated to deliver their courses with clarity in simple terms for the sole aim of ensuruing that students understand thoroughly the course, and also such students are free to ask questions for detailed cl... Read more...

Lo'au Dialectic Method of Learning, Core Values, Culture & Philosophy

Lo'au Dialectic Method of Learning, Core Values, Culture & Philosophy

Lo'au University, LU, may not be different from other world established and known universities in employing the principles of logic, philosophy and science in all its fields of Teaching and Research Divisions.  However, the uniquiness of LU is its philosophy of 'Education for thinking; Training of students for rationality' and the new new discipline of 'rational studies' in the School of Rational Studies.

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University Facts why Lo'au University is the first in Moana

- Lo'au University was appointed by the Board of Founders of CUAM Foundation University at Benevento in Italy in January 2014 as one of the 72 partner universities to run its educational and scientific research programs. 

- Lo'au University is in partnership with CUAM to run a health global project with a budget of $300 millions under the funding programs known as Horizon 2020 by the European Commission.

- Lo'au University is currently recruiting students, lecturers, researchers and staff from different parts of the world to studyng and working in its online educational programs, activities and operation.

- Lo'au University offers scholarships and financial assistance of approx $10 miilions per year to students from around  the world to study for their Proficieny Level One (PLOne)/BA, PLTwo/MA and PLThree/PhD Degrees.


Socratic Talanoa and Seminar Series with more last week, this week and next week

The Socratic Talanoa by Professor Siosiua Lafitani for last week, this week and next week focuses on the Seven Rainbow Clauses of the Manifesto of the spirit of inquiry among Lo’auan students.

It begins with Clause 1 on the ‘Lo’auan Philosophy of Education for thinking’ – a combination of Western-Moanan and Tongan-Moanan thoughts. Next Monday 10th of July will examine Clause 2 on the Lo’auan Motto of ‘Omnipresence in Ma’ananga’. Ma’ananga was the name of the residence of ancient Lo’au Lineage (Ha’a Lo’au).

The Seminar Series of students last week and this week dealt with the ‘Ancient and Modern Tongan Architecture’ presented by a BA student Sitaleki Siu. He has discussed the structure of ancient Tongan different houses (fale). Siu discussed this Thursday the names of chief parts of the original house known as ‘Fale Hunuki’ (Hunuki House).

Next week Seminar will be presented by Popi Latu who is a traditional healer with background in electricity. His topic is ‘Traditional Tongan Medicine and Electricity’. Popi is doing a diploma in Traditional Tongan Medicine and Electricity. He received his first certificate last year, and 5 more ceriticates before he is qualified for a diploma.

 

Lo'auan Socratic Talanoa & Seminar (Week 4 June 2017)

The Socratic Talanoa for this evening at 8pm until 9.30pm is conducted by Professor Siosiua Lafitani PhD on "Constitution and Laws: The Case of the Kingdom of Tonga". Last Monday he was talking about the political theories of Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes on modern political structure and the Constitution. Lafitani will talk tonight about the works of John Locke, Charles Montesquieu and Tongan Constitution.

This Thursday Student Seminar 22/06/17 will be conducted by Tomasi Taifonoifua (MA student in science and ethno-science) on "The ancient controversial number of 666". Taifonoifua will attempt to link his theoretical view to some scientific, mathemetical, cosmic and cultural conceptions.

Please find Taifonoifua's view on 666 in the Attachment Diagram

Some updates on Socratic Talanoa and Seminar Series of Lo'auan Schools

Professor Siosiua Lafitani conducted the Socratic Talanoa (ST) on Monday last week (topic: 'Traditional public speech with some examples from the 70th Year Anniversary of Tonga High School); and Luseane Halaevalu Lafitani (MA student in Tongan culture and social policy) on Wednesday for Students' Seminar Series (SSS) with a topic on: 'DNA Migration, Genes and the Royal Genealogy from Tu'i Tonga 'Aho'eitu to Prince Taufaha'au Manumataongo on y-chromosome and Tu'i Tonga Fefine Sinaitakala 'i Langi Leka to Hon. Tupouveihola Fusitu'a' on x-chromosome.
 
Next Monday ST (which is tomorrow) is 'Constitution and Laws: The Case of Kingdom of Tonga' by Lafitani.
 
Thursday SS, instead of Wednesday, hopefully by Hoamofaleono Guttenbeil (BA student in philosophy of law, to be conifrmed) on 'what is logic' - one of her assignments.
 
Appointments with students were kicked off last week firstly by Miniosa Guttenbeil (BA in history) and Hoamofaleono Guttebeil on Tuesday and Holosini Uata Jnr (BA in Tongan arts and architecture) on Wednesday.
 
This week is Tomasi Taifonoifua (MA in genetic-space science and culture), Naua Savieti (Form 4 bridging course in philosophy) and Maikeli Poasi (Form 4  bridging course in English) on Tuesday.
 

More Lo'auan Dance Classes from next Tuesday onwards

The Lo'au Arts Foundation (LAF) of Lo'au University in Lokupo of Pahu at Nuku'alofa will start new dance classes next Tuesday 13th of June and Wednesday 14th from 4.30pm until 6pm.

Altogether there will be three dance classes, the above two and Friday class.

Tuesday is for those who will participate in the upcoming July Heilala Week Miss Junior and Seniior Dance Competitions; and Wednesday and Friday are normal classes for everyone to learn about traditional Tongan and Moanan dances, Middle-Eastern Belly and Contemporary (Ballet and Modern mix) dances and drama-dance mix.

There is also a plan for some to participate in the group dance competition again at the Heilala Week, but yet to be confirmed.

Feel free to contact 676 24849 or 676 8436317 for further information.

Some personal thoughts on respect for Pacific cultures, protection of ICH, digitisation, museums, academia, etc (extract from 2006 UNESCO report)

A research student in France recently asked me if there could be any concerns that Pacific peoples might have about certain current cultural approaches from foreign cultural institutions and academia working on and in  the Pacific. I have just sent them (as attachment) this short and hopefully relevant extract from my 2006 ‘in house’ UNESCO report (see above).

Some things may have changed since this report was made, some things may not have, but whatever the case, the themes are still relevant (and not necessarily only in the Pacific). Upon reflexion, one might feel that bits of this short extract may merit a slightly wider distribution, as some of the concerns outlined still exist. This short incomplete text may interest/intrigue/infuriate some colleagues, but I send this on to stimulate thought.

The original full report, it seems, was received by UNESCO with interest and then a certain amount of trepidation, but by 2008 those in charge of the relevant regional branch deemed that the report was important enough for them to give special permission for it to be sent to chosen individuals in a wide range of Pacific Islands museums and cultural institutions. Feedback from these chosen representatives was entirely positive. One respected Micronesian museum official, at government level, replied, ‘Thank you for this fascinatingly different and hard-hitting cultural survey report. It finally says many things that a great number of us in the Pacific have been wanting to say for years. It feels like a heavy weight has been lifted from my shoulders’.

The report was updated again in 2011 in preparation for slotting into an eventual publication pipeline. Portions of the full report might be seen as an example of a kind of text where most white/western academics might indignantly say ‘The author is not right’, whereas most aware Pacific Islanders might laughingly say ‘The author is not wrong’.

 By Anthropologist and Museum Curator Kirk Huffman

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