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About the University

Our university has grown from strength-to-strength since its establishment in 1965 and graduated over 15,000 people, among them Prime Ministers, Ministers, bureaucrats, doctors, entrepreneurs, judges, scientists and many others from our own shores, the Pacific and other countries. UPNG has also assumed the responsibility of educating in excess of 15,000 students annually in Port Moresby campuses, five Open Campuses and 13 Study Centres.

As a member of the Commonwealth Universities, our quest for excellence and merit sees no limit.

Academic programs have gone through reviews and match that of other universities throughout the world. UPNG emphasis on quality and continue to review quality of its programs in medicine, health sciences, physical and natural sciences, law, business, humanities and social sciences.

We are moving ahead in a new direction determined by a well research Strategic Plan.

The university has also achieved new benchmarks in a number of areas under organisational restructure.

We live by one of our objective as expressed in the University Act – “to be dedicated to the pursuit, advancement and dissemination of knowledge, understanding and wisdom”.