Divine Word University

DWU to showcase electronic displays on Open Day

The DWU Open Day will take place on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the St John Paul II Community Hall.

It is an annual event in which students within each department get to showcase what they learn in class with the purpose of marketing the university to prospecting students, sponsors, parents and other interested stakeholders.

The theme for this year is ‘Advancing quality collaborative e-learning accessible to all,’ and departments would capture it in their displays.

Be a generator of jobs rather a job seeker: Prof Nembou


Professor Nembou said graduation is just the beginning of a new journey to explore new opportunities at the market place.

“You have worked very hard and persevered, and can rightly feel proud of your achievements.

“Graduations mark the start of a new and wonderful journey in life ahead growing from the seeds you have sowed during your period at the University.

“You are now equipped with the tools that will help you forge a future for yourself – in a future of immense possibilities—and a future that you will make with your own efforts.”

DWU partners with Foreign Affairs department

During the 35th DWU Graduation Ceremony, Deputy Secretary (Operations) for Department of Foreign Affairs, Amb Alexis Maino said, "it is an honour and privilege to present the 2017 Foreign Affairs Awards to the two recipients including Justine Ale and Geoffery Ronny from the PNG Studies and International Relations Department (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences).

"Both awardees received the Silver Medal for academic excellence."

Maino highlighted that one of the key objectives of the Department of Foreign Affairs is capacity building.

DWU prepares for Minister Julie Bishop

Dressed in purple, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, students are busy preparing for the Australia Foreign Affairs Minister’s visit.

DWU SRC social events coordinator, Rhonda Mirr, told Loop PNG that Minister Julie Bishop is expected on campus at around 3pm.

“Everyone is in purple, especially the females,” says the final year health management student.

“It’s pretty lively here. Everyone’s in a ‘cleaning-up mode’.”

DWU launches 2017 Academic Year

Present to officiate the opening was Indonesia’s Ambassador to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, Ronald Manik.

“Good education in imperative to produce qualified and educative human resources in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and anywhere else,” said Manik.

In agreement with DWU theme for the year, “Advancing quality, collaborative e-learning accessible to all”, Manik said Indonesia has witnessed growth in its education sector especially with the use of technology.

“This has brought benefits to the institutions and students as well as stakeholders involved in it.”

Photographer uses hobby to campaign for Madang

Melissa took to the streets of Madang last Thursday with her camera to capture still pictures of potholes, uncollected piles of rubbish, betelnut spittle on roads and pavements as well as the dirty beach fronts.

She posted the pictures on social media via Facebook and tagged every other mainstream journalist whom she was friends with to spread the word on behalf of the rest of the residents’ of how bad Madang has become over the years.

DWU releases 2017 graduation list

The graduation ceremony will be held in the St John Paul II multi-purpose hall at Divine Word University, Madang campus, starting at 8am on Sunday, 12th March, 2017.

As part of Loop PNG’s aim to help disseminate information to parents and guardians all over Papua New Guinea, we have provided the link here. Clink on it for the full listing:


Divine Word to host academic symposium

This will give students and staff the opportunity to share their research and academic projects with the university community and the public on Friday 14th October 2016 at its Madang campus.

The purpose of the FASS symposium is to encourage research and provide opportunity for selected best final year student research outcomes to be presented to the general public.

Mountain cabin stole hearts at DWU expo

The annual Liklik Diwai expo was hosted by Divine Word University in Madang on Friday, September 23.

As exhibited at the expo, Snow Pass is an eco-lodge settled at 2,200m on a ridge top bordering three provinces, namely Eastern Highlands, Chimbu and Jiwaka.

The eco-lodge specialises in offering eco-tourism products and services such as tracking, bird watching, star gazing, culture and the rich flora and faunas.

Snow Pass Eco-Lodge managing director Vincent Kumura said the expo was a success and it was satisfying to see the public taking interest in eco-tourism.

Divine Word to host Environment and safety symposium

The theme of the symposium is “Let us work together to promote a healthy community and safety in PNG.”

Participants are expected to come from various minerals resources sector companies, agriculture and livestock as well as a number of provincial governments.

Chief Inspector of Mines from the Mineral Resources Authority, Lave Michael will be giving the keynote address whilst Secretary for Health Department Pascoe Kase will be the guest speaker.