One of the key objectives of the University of Papua New Guinea is to bring University education to the people. UPNG currently offers the following programs by distance education.
UPNG Open Campus: Buka, North Solomons Province, Madang, Madang Province, Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Port Moresby, (UPNG main campus, and subcentres) serving NCD and Central Province, Kokopo, East New Britain Province.
The Open Campuses are substantial operations, each with computing laboratories, private study carrels and classroom for weekend and residential schools. They have a capacity to offer web based or CD Rom based education, and a digital printing capacity.
UPNG Provincial Centres: Alotau, Milne Bay Province, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Kimbe, West New Britain Province, Kundiawa, Simbu Province, Lorengau, Manus Province, Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, Tabubil, Western Province (Fly River Centre), Vanimo, Sandaun (West Sepik) Province, Wabag, Enga Province, Wewak, East Sepik Province.
Franchise Study Centres: Lihir Resource Centre, Lihir Mining Company - Lihir Island, Institute of Business Studies, Six Mile - Port Moresby, Goroka Grammar School - Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.