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New dormitories for DWU

DWU president Prof. Cecilia Nembou in her welcome address  thanked the Department of Higher Education, Science, Research and Technology and the Australian government for supporting DWU.

She acknowledged the efforts and contributions of her predecessor Fr Jan Czuba in the delivery of those projects.

Dean of DWU's Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Prof Clement Malay thanked the university administration for allocating the refurbished St Arnold Jansen Auditorium to the faculty.

937 graduate from DWU

DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou congratulated the graduants saying DWU has imparted knowledge, life skills and the university's core values in them and challenged them to reflect these values in their character and careers. 

Guest speaker Proffessor David Kavanamur expressed the same sentiments adding that the students are now professional members of the society.

Kavanamur said the graduants are suitably qualified.

Prof. Nembou also thanked the Australian government for its continued support towards DWU.

New spacious DWU supermarket to be opened soon

The new supermarket built at the corner of Hilltop Street and Integrity Drive adds to the new infrastructure development that’s boosting the convenience of the student population and the academic staff.

A DWU Finance staff, Raphael Bahin told PNG Loop that construction work on the new supermarket commenced last year and was expected to be completed early this year. However, materials to do finishing touches did not arrive on time due to transportation problems, particularly caused by the bad road and damaged bridge along the Madang-Lae highway.

DWU launches 2016 Academic Year with opening of new hall

Australian High Commissioner, Ms. Suzanne Edgecombe did the official ribbon cutting after Archbishop Stephen Reichert blessed the hall, naming it St. John Paul II Community Centre.

The blessing and dedication of the new hall was witnessed by staff and students as well as executives and members of the University Council.

Appointed President for DWU Ms. Cecelia Nembou gave the opening remarks to officially launch the Academic Year with Australia’s High Commissioner unveiling the plague of St. John Paul II.

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Pacific nations to offer new tuna deal to US


Pacific nations have reached agreement to accept American terms to try and resurrect the tuna treaty which fell apart last month.

DWU students enroll online


DWU students enroll online

The students are using University 10 – an information management system – that the university acquired recently.

The University 10 system requires the students to enter their information into the computers for processing and verification.

Students who do not meet the enrolment requirements like non-payment of the on-registration fees are automatically rejected from proceeding with the registration.

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Conference an eye opener – Student


Third and final year students in the science field at the University of Papua New Guinea were privileged to be given an opportunity to be part of the annual Mining and Petroleum conference held in Port Moresby from November 24th – 26th.

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Australian official to officiate at DWU ceremony

In an official program circulated through email to the former DWU students, it says the Polish Consul in Sydney Ms Regina Jurkowska will give her speech followed by the keynote address by Ms Moules.

The programs says the blessing and dedication will start at 9am in Sir Peter Barter Auditorium where DWU President Fr Jan Czuba will give his welcome address  in the presence of former DWU students who have been part and parcel of DWU since its establishment.

DWU moves to online learning next year

DWU president Fr Jan Czuba said this was a strategic move by the university to cater for the growing number of school leavers that the institutions of higher learning (IHL) in Papua New Guinea, which includes the six universities, cannot accommodate.

He was speaking to staff on the Madang campus last week during the end-of-academic year review session.

Fr Czuba said something had to be done about the growing numbers of school leavers and online learning was DWU’s contribution towards addressing this socio-economic challenge.

Parents flock to DWU to witness missioning of students

The ceremony is likely to see more than 350 plus students in the fulltime programs commissioned from the four faculties – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Faculty of Business and Informatics (FBI), Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

This year’s missioning ceremony is a milestone for the university as 9 Masters sStudents in disciplines including Masters in Research Methodology under FASS, FBI and Education plus Masters in Education Leadership will for the first time be participants in the annual event.