UPNG undergoes major infrastructure development

The University of Papua New Guinea is currently undergoing some major infrastructure development worth over K160 million.

The infrastructure is part of the university’s development master plan, sanctioned by the University Council.

The significant development of the new infrastructure will provide new teaching and learning facilities for staff and students.

These include a new state-of-the-art lecture theater, a School of Business and Public Policy complex and a new student services building.

UPNG Vice-Chancellor Professor Albert Mellam explained that the student services building will become a one stop shop in terms of accessing information on programs at the university, admission fees and others.

“We are going to bring the students services, currently located at various buildings on campus, under one roof.

“The new building will also have a 24-hour internet café so that students can have access to ICT facilities every day at any time,” Professor Mellam said.

The projects are funded by development partner, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia.

UPNG Acting Chancellor Dr. Nicholas Mann said they have a lot of dialogue with the government and sectors, bilateral and multilateral organisations that contribute to the development of the University.

“This being the premium university, we would like to open to every national and international stakeholder to come in and help us to develop this nation in the academic areas,” he said.

The University also has new building infrastructure for the School of Law and School of Natural and Physical Sciences, currently under construction. These are funded by the PNG Government.   

Quintina Naime