The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) is prominently located in the heart of Port Moresby, the nationís capital and is situated on two campuses. The administrative headquarters is situated on a 405-hectare site at Waigani, a suburb of Port Moresby; and the Taurama campus, which occupies a seven-hectare site at Korobosea, another suburb in the national capital and next to PNGís largest hospital, the Port Moresby General Hospital. It is approximately seven kilometres from the Waigani campus.
In addition, five new Open Campuses are operational in Madang, Mt Hagen, Kokopo, Buka and the National Capital District. There are nine provincial University centres jointly run by the UPNG Open College, formerly Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, and respective Provincial Governments. These centres are in Wabag, Mendi, Kundiawa, Goroka, Wewak, Lorengau, Kavieng, Kimbe, and Alotau. Franchise Study centres have also been established at Lihir Mining Company - Lihir Island, Institute of Business Studies, Port Moresby, and Goroka Grammar School, Eastern Highlands Province.
UPNG also has a 19 hectare multi-disciplinary marine research station on Motupore, an island outside of Port Moresby. It is adjacent to the famous Loloata Island Resort and is serviced by the Tahira Marine Centre located onshore.
The Waigani campus consists of the schools of Business Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, and Natural and Physical Sciences. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is situated at the Taurama campus. These schools are made up of strands or disciplines with particular emphasis on knowledge relevant to, and on the needs of PNG.