Divine Word University (DWU)

Mother-of-three celebrates degree

After two years of determination, effort and study discipline, Lusan proudly celebrated her achievement on March 8th, which was, coincidentally, International Women’s Day as well.

From dropping out to attaining a PhD

Kiru, from Poroma in Southern Highlands Province, graduated with a PhD in Philosophy, along with over 800 other graduates during DWU’s 42nd graduation ceremony on Friday, March 8th.

The many hurdles life threw at him did nothing to weaken his spirit.

DWU graduate awarded for top performance

Marissa Siwa, a graduate in Tourism & Hospitality, stood out among her peers with the highest cumulative GPA, earning her this recognition from TPA.

The award is a testament to her exceptional academic performance, including a commemorative plaque, a mobile phone, and a cash prize of K2000.

DWU to delve into AI

According to Head of Department (HOD), Cyril Sarsoruo, the department is trying phase out some of the units which are now not relevant to the industry, as technology advances and evolves over time, so does applications become outdated.

The MCS students have the chance to play around with AI software’s in producing high level assessments. However, Sarsoruo admits that there is still no proper regulatory system in place for AI technology.

8th MCS Symposium promotes service delivery

Twenty-two (22) students presented their final research projects, which is a requirement in order to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree. The symposium promoted service delivery, especially being of service to others.

Debates an integral part of university learning: Prof. Fr Gibbs

University of Technology (UniTech) finished in second place, and host DWU finished third. Six universities competed in the three-day event from September 21st – 23rd, 2023. The debate competition was themed ‘Developing a safe, innovative and sustainable life towards 2050, in Papua New Guinea’.

In the Debate Heats preliminary rounds, semi-final and grand final rounds, topics related to the theme, sparked interesting discussions, showcasing impressive research and analytical skills, confidence and public speaking.

Major Research Symposium

It is an academic event that aims to promote research and scholarly activities among its faculty, staff, and students.

The symposium serves as a platform for researchers and scholars to present their work and engage in discussions on various topics of interest. It aims to promote research culture and academic excellence within the university community.

Chief Ombudsman visits DWU

Chief Ombudsman Richard Pagen and his team, addressed staff and students on the roles and functions of the Ombudsman Commission, at the SVD Memorial Auditorium (SVDMA). It was full to capacity.

DWU’s President, Professor Fr Philip Gibbs warmly welcomed the visitors.

“The Office of the Ombudsman Commission, plays a very important role, in ensuring the constitution of Papua New Guinea is protected, and we are honoured to have the 8th Chief Ombudsman Commissioner speak to us,” said Professor Fr Gibbs.

DWU Council meet a success

Leading up to DWU’s Council Meeting on Friday 21st, a schedule of planned activities had visitors experience the warm hospitality of the people of the iconic township of Rabaul.

There was a blessing and commissioning of the following facilities; a new Computer Laboratory, Matriculation Centre, and water project, including the blessing and commissioning of a statue of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

The Council also visited a new Administration block at Kabaleo Teachers College, still in its construction phase and various sites including Rakunai (Blessed Peter ToRot).

UOG prepares for VC Cup showdown

Defending champions, the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Pythons, will be defending their title this year, after winning the cup in a fiery grand final match against the University of Technology (Unitech) Spartans in Port Moresby, in 2021.

UPNG has assembled three teams; two from the main campus including defending champions, the UPNG Pythons. The Third UPNG Team is Medfac from the School of Medicine, Taurama campus.