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List of Universities in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, consisting of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands. It has a developing higher education sector, with both public and private universities offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Below is a list of some of the universities in Papua New Guinea:

  • University of Papua New Guinea - Established in 1965, it is the oldest and largest public university in Papua New Guinea, located in the capital city of Port Moresby. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study.

  • Papua New Guinea University of Technology - Established in 1965, it is a public university located in the city of Lae, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, natural sciences, and management.

  • Divine Word University - Established in 1996, it is a private Catholic university located in the city of Madang, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study.

  • Pacific Adventist University - Established in 1984, it is a private Christian university located in the city of Port Moresby, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study.

  • University of Goroka - Established in 1966, it is a public university located in the city of Goroka, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in education, humanities, and social sciences.

  • University of Natural Resources and Environment - Established in 1994, it is a public university located in the city of Kokopo, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in natural resource management and sustainable development.

  • University of Technology, Lae - Established in 1965, it is a public university located in the city of Lae, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in engineering, natural sciences, and management.

  • Pacific Islands University - Established in 1982, it is a private university located in the city of Wewak, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study.

  • Melanesian Institute of Arts and Communication - Established in 1984, it is a private institute located in the city of Goroka, offering undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and communication.

  • Kokopo Business College - Established in 1994, it is a private college located in the city of Kokopo, offering undergraduate programs in business and management.

These are just some of the universities and higher education institutions in Papua New Guinea, each with its own unique strengths and areas of specialization. The higher education sector in Papua New Guinea is developing and expanding, providing students with a range of options for pursuing their academic and professional goals.


This is only a List / Database of Institutions

  1. Divine Word University

  2. Pacific Adventist University

  3. Papua New Guinea University of Technology

  4. University of Goroka

  5. University of Papua New Guinea

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