RETI (Excellence Network of Island Territories/Réseau d’excellence des territoires insulaires) is a network of 27 island-based universities spanning six continents interested in developing closer research and education collaborations between the member institutions.
Their research interests span a broad range of human activity from environment and climate change to natural resources including fisheries and aquaculture as well as the questions of identity, culture and heritage and governance of island jurisdictions and sub-jurisdictions.
The RETI Symposium
Every year, a RETI member organization hosts a conference focusing on themes identified by the o
rganizing committee. Attendees include university presidents and their delegates, faculty members, and graduate students.
The conference also includes an "Island School," a unique opportunity for visiting students to meet their host counterparts, present on their own work, and hear from some of the top island-based scholars in the world from across the disciplines.
Engaging Islands: RETI Symposium, 2018
This year, Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, will host. Engaging Islands: RETI Symposium 2018 will take place from November 23-28, 2018.
The meetings will focus on the network governance and establish priorities and concrete opportunities for student exchange, collaborative research, and engagement with network members.