VICE CHANCELLOR'S MESSAGE
Welcome to the University of Papua New Guinea.
It is my pleasure as the Vice Chancellor to introduce you to this University.
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.
The 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.
We have vibrant campuses comprising of distinguish faculty members and industry experts. We have strong networks and collaborations with other research and professional organizations, and World-Class Universities supporting the UPNG in delivering higher education training. The UPNG experience is founded on 50 years of a strong, dedicated, and rich culture of producing educated leaders for Papua New Guinea, the South Pacific, and the Global community.
The UPNG curriculum has scope and breath in the unique disciplines that make up our degree and diploma programs in the Schools of Business Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine and Health Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, and the University’s Open and Flexible Learning program, with campuses throughout Papua New Guinea. An average of 11-12 thousand students enroll in these programs every year.
Our excellent academic programs combine a strong foundation for practical, analytical, and creative thinking qualities and skills sets for our students, combined with training in civics and ethics in our unique enrichment programs.
Our focus is on quality education, and service to PNG and the region, sustained through cutting-edge research programs. This remains the cornerstone of the UPNG.
Let me invite you to partner with us to make a positive difference in your life, and that of the community you will serve following your affiliation with the UPNG.
Professor Albert Mellam