University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG)

Interns Strengthen Anti-Corruption Efforts

Through the Legal Internship Partnership, TIPNG is able to offer 3rd and 4th Year UPNG Law School students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as part of its mission to empower people in PNG to take action against corruption.

Students conduct Diplomatic Simulation exercise

The issue presented to the students were of counterfeit trading and Ocean management.

Course Coordinator, Patrick Kaiku said, he chose these discussion topics because they were of relevance to PNG’s sovereignty and national interests.

Diplomatic Simulation is a practical role-play replicating real life situations in negotiations between states and international organisations.  

Students were given assigned roles with responsibilities to play.

Earth without Art is boring

The show ran under the theme ‘Earth without Art is Eh’.

It was a first of its kind performance for the Faculty of Arts to perform the shadow play as well.

Second year Arts student Eugene Avediba, said they hosted the event for two reasons; for academic purposes, and to display their various talents harnessed and also taught while in class.

Global Forex Market Seminar

Facilitator of the Seminar, Peter Kinjap says, Papua New Guineans can be members by registering online.

“Basically, they can go online, find their brokers, register and put in their credentials,” Kinjap said.

Mr Kinjap explained that global forex market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world that operates between a network of banks.

He said, “The market is made available in a retail market where almost anybody can get engaged by brokers.”

UPNG host cultural show to mark 46th independence

Different cultures from the four regions were showcased by the university students to mark the day.

UPNG Vice Chancellor Professor Frank Griffin in giving his independence address, emphasized on PNG’s strength in unity and diversity. He said PNG is composed of a thousand tribes, not found elsewhere in the world.

Professor Griffin also congratulated PNG on its 46th anniversary of nationhood, adding this is the first national event without the country’s founding father.

Students Honor Sir Michael In Sports

The male students from Sepik took the initiative to set up the team. The aim behind the team is to let the name and legacy of the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare live through sports at the university apart from the political arena.

This idea was to make Michael Somare Library a brand name and to unite everyone in sports just as he united us to be one people and one nation.

UPNG students plan awareness

This follows the recent launch of their Christmas awareness program at Club Regal in Port Moresby.

During the year, the students raised K18,000 to conduct awareness on social issues, including domestic violence, sorcery accusation related issues, sexual abuse, law and order, health and basic government services, welfare development and economic issues.

New laptops for UPNG’s business school

Due to COVID-19, student demand at UPNG for e-learning tools has increased and become a critical part of how courses are delivered remotely. This donation will play an important part in enabling SBPP students to engage with both UPNG and other professors and lecturers.

Dr Lawrence Sause, Deputy Executive Dean on Resources and Planning at SBPP, was especially thankful for EMPNG's support.

Concerns over K600 graduation fee

They say the UPNG Council should review the decision of charging the graduation fee.

Students and their sponsors say the K600 only adds to their financial burden of paying the exorbitant university fees of tuition, board and lodging.

However, vice chancellor Professor Frank Griffin clarified that the decision was made by the former administration under the leadership of Dr Nicholas Mann after the student unrest in 2016.

State-of-the-art library at UPNG

The new library is housed in UPNG’s new School of Business & Public Policy, which was constructed with support from the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership through the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct.

The library was ceremonially opened by UPNG Vice-Chancellor Professor Frank Griffin and Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor Benedict David.

David said the new library and School of Business will support UPNG to continue its proud tradition of producing graduates who are technically skilled and capable leaders.