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The Solomon Islands National University is a new university, established in 2013 by the Government and the people of the Solomon Islands to provide good quality and affordable education and training to Solomons Islanders and to all others who have desires to study and learn at SINU.

Since 2013, the University has continued to grow in terms of student numbers, the range of programme offerings, the number and credentials of our teaching, training and support services staff, and in terms of research and publications. SINU’s physical and technological infrastructure has also been growing rapidly since 2013.

Each day we work hard to create a welcoming environment for everyone at SINU campuses, and to make SINU a productive and lasting partner in the growth and development of each person who opts to study and/or work here, or in any way associate with SINU.

We welcome you to our new-look SINU website.

We encourage you to explore the website fully, and to join us to study with us, to work with us, and to contribute to the development of SINU and the country through your advice and suggestions to us and through your interactions with us, both through this medium as well as through your personal contacts with us.
The Vice – Chancellor’s Office provides the academic and administrative leadership of the University for the Effective Management and efficient use of human and fiscal resources in compliance with the University Act 2012, University regulations, the University Strategic Plan and the laws of the Solomon.


Dr. Jack Maebuta

Acting Vice Chancellor

Cert Prim Teaching SICHE, BA, PGDipEd, MA SPac, PhD NE

Dr. Jack Maebuta is currently the Solomon Islands National University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) and the Acting Vice Chancellor. He is a teacher by profession and has years of teaching experiences at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He hails from Santa Cruz Island in the Temotu Province. Dr. Maebuta was a Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) graduate in the Certificate in Teaching Primary.    

Prior to joining SINU as the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Dr. Maebuta was a Senior Fellow in Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific (USP) and a Lecturer in Education.

He has years of experiences in academic leadership positions. Currently he is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Peace Studies in the School of Humanities, University of New England, NSW, Australia. Dr. Maebuta also worked as a Pacific Islands Research Fellow with the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program in the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England NSW, Australia. Dr. Maebuta has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of education and peacebuilding.