University of Papua New Guinea

3.0 out of 5 (54 ratings / 50 reviews) Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is a leading teaching and research University in Papua New Guinea. It is also the first University established in the country in 1965, and is located in the heart of Papua New Guinea, the modern and growing capital city of Port Moresby.

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About

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is dedicated to providing quality education, research, and service to Papua New Guinea and our region.

The road towards transforming a University in a developing country into one capable of delivering quality education within the context and expectations of modernization and globalization is a path full of extraordinary challenges, and unique rewards.

A University education in a developing country is the foundation necessary to grow and flourish in the complex and dynamic environment that is our world today. The UPNG provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and values a graduate will require to become a useful member of society, and to advance the human values in the modern world. An education at the UPNG is a life-long investment.

Research was initially a section of the Department of Planning and Development and later transferred to the Centre for Research and Post-Graduate Studies, when the later was created in 2002 as a part of the University's restructure. Post-Graduate programmes of the Centre were entrusted to respective schools and the Research wing was formed as the Office of Research when the Centre for Research and Post-Graduate studies was abolished in 2007.

The Office of the Research coordinates research establishments and research clusters. The University research establishments include:

  • Centre for Biodiversity & Natural Products
  • Centre for Climate Change & Sustainable Development
  • Centre for Disaster Reduction
  • Melanesian and Pacific Studies
  • Melanesian Institute of Art and Communication
  • Motupore Island Research Centre
  • Micronutrient Laboratory
  • Molecular Biodiscovery and Biomedicines Laboratory
  • Natural Products and Chemical Analysis Laboratory
  • Traditional Medicine Database Unit and
  • Snake Venom Research Unit

Research

Research was initially a section of the Department of Planning and Development and later transferred to the Centre for Research and Post-Graduate Studies, when the later was created in 2002 as a part of the University's restructure. Post-Graduate programmes of the Centre were entrusted to respective schools and the Research wing was formed as the Office of Research when the Centre for Research and Post-Graduate studies was abolished in 2007.

The Office of the Research coordinates research establishments and research clusters. The University research establishments include:

  • Centre for Biodiversity & Natural Products
  • Centre for Climate Change & Sustainable Development
  • Centre for Disaster Reduction
  • Melanesian and Pacific Studies
  • Melanesian Institute of Art and Communication
  • Motupore Island Research Centre
  • Micronutrient Laboratory
  • Molecular Biodiscovery and Biomedicines Laboratory
  • Natural Products and Chemical Analysis Laboratory
  • Traditional Medicine Database Unit and
  • Snake Venom Research Unit

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Student Reviews

Im doing my 3ry year in Design and Technology
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

its quite OK but we don't have many computer lab and science lab as well and Im at university of Goroka its with in Papua New Guinea as well.

Post-grad research in Oceania
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It was not the best experience for a post-grad research student because mainly support through facility use and supervisor direction was not given when necessary thus, prolonging the duration of study

Applying for scholar to further my studies in 2024 with your University will makes my dreams comes true you university I always wish to study at because it's provides quality education and is one of the best university.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am studying sustainable Development how to be a good manager of the natural resources that will meet the needs of the present generation that will be sustainable for future generations yet to come developments including in three aspects ,social , economic, environment and good governance in managing those areas I good at those fields but not good in mathematics and other...

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