Campuses & Affiliations

DWU Campuses

Madang Campus

The DWU campus in Madang is located on Nabasa Road in the beautiful province of Madang. A magnificent library greets you at the entrance to a very attractive, well-maintained campus with lush tropical plants, paved roads, recreation facilities and modern buildings and residential facilities for staff and students. The DWU campus also serves the community through its own chapel, supermarket, post office and travel agency. It is worth a visit if ever you are in Madang.


Modilon Campus

Modilon Campus Madang was the centre for the former Madang College of Allied Health Science (CAHS). It provided programs in Environmental Health and Health Extension. CAHS amalgamated with DWU in April 2002 and staff and students have been incorporated into the community at DWU.


Port Moresby Campus

Programs from the faculties of Education  and Business and Informatics are offered through the capacity building training center in the Port Moresby Campus.

For further information, contact 

Program Coordinator
Port Moresby Campus
Tel: (+675) 325 5668
Fax: (+675) 325 5266



Wewak Campus

St Benedict's Teachers' College was established as a Catholic Education Agency teacher education college in 1968 and has made a significant contribution to teacher education over the years. DWU accepted responsibility for St Benedict's through amalgamation in August 2003 and remains committed to the provision of educational programs, particularly teacher education, from the St Benedict's Campus. The St Benedict's Campus maintains a strong connection to the services for the disabled through the educational services offered by Callan Services for Disabled Persons.

For further information, contact 

Campus Administrator at St Benedict's Campus
The Registrar
Divine Word University Divine Word University
P.O Box 542, Wewak 531 Tel:(+675) 422 2937
East Sepik Province Fax:(+675) 422 2812
Tel: (+675) 856 2327 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Fax: (+675) 856 2331  


Affiliation and Amalgamation

Affiliation and Amalgamation

Amalgamation and Affiliation of colleges with universities are national policies of the Government of Papua New Guinea intended to serve the purpose of quality assurance.

Amalgamation is a take-over or merger by an amalgamating entity in which the pre-amalgamation entity no longer exists because it has been completely integration into the system of the amalgamating entity, and one single system of governance and administration is in operation. DWU has amalgamated the former Madang College of Allied Health Sciences into the Faculty of Health Sciences and the former Kaindi St Benedict’s Teacher’s College into the Faculty of Education. Two other colleges are in transition into amalgamation at Kokopo in East New Britain Province. They are the Kabaleo OLSH Teacher’s College and Vunapope St Mary’s School of Nursing.

Affiliation is a collaborative partnership in which an institution seeks accreditation of its academic programs by a University and in doing so benchmarks its academic governance and academic administration practices for the purpose of quality assurance. DWU currently has four affiliated institutions including Don Bosco Technological Institute Port Moresby, Lutheran School of Nursing Madang, Holy Trinity Teacher’s College Mt Hagen and Good Shepherd Seminary Banz, with another two in transition including Callan Studies National Institute Wewak and St Barnabas’s School of Nursing Alotau.

The Divine Word University Act (1999) established DWU as a national university privately administered and working in partnership with the Government for the purpose stipulated by that particular Act of Parliament. Together with the National Executive Council Decision 221/2003 which, granted recognition upon DWU as an agency of higher education form the legal basis for the activities of DWU on amalgamation and affiliation.

The activities of DWU with regard to amalgamation and affiliation are consistent with national government vision, strategic plans, and policy statements such as the Papua New Guinea Vision 2050, Papua New Guinea Development Strategic Plan 2010 – 2030, Partnership Policy Framework Between the Government and the Christian Churches in Papua New Guinea 2008, the Papua New Guinea National Higher Education White Paper and the Papua New Guinea National Higher Education Plan II 2000-2004. A Memorandum of Agreement signed by all major stakeholders of the institutions involved governs the amalgamation or affiliation partnership.

Long before the Government policies on amalgamation and affiliation came into effect, and as early as 1991 the Catholic Education Agency and owners of the respective teachers and nursing colleges had begun to talk about forming a network of these institutions for the purpose of sharing communication, ideas and where applicable resources which would benefit all members of the network. In 1996 when Divine Word University was awarded University status by the Government, it was a natural choice to be the lead institution and coordinating body of the network. The introduction of formal Government policies cited above reaffirmed the existing relationships and encouraged the development of new partnerships.

For further information, contact:

Principal  Don Bosco Technological Institute Telephone: 323 1253 Fax: 311 2831
Principal Kabaleo Teacher's College Telephone: 982 8213 / 982 8175 Fax: 982 8339
Principal Holy Trinity Teacher's College Telephone: 542 1411 Fax: 542 3042
Principal Callan Studies National Institute Telephone: 456 1910 Fax: 456 1910
Dean of Studies Good Shepherd Seminary  Telephone: 546 2306 Fax: 546 2317
Principal Luthern School of Nursing Telephone: 422 2130 Fax: 422 2898
Principal St Mary's School of Nursing Telephone: 982 8429 Fax: 982 8301
Principal St Barnabas's School of Nurse of Nursing Telephone: 641 1488 Fax: 641 1672


Tabubil Hospital

Tabubil Hospital

An aerial view of the Tabubil HospitalLocated within the Star Mountains of the North Fly District of the Western Province lies the mining township of Tabubil. A town virtually in the middle of nowhere with only one road access to the nearest township of Kiunga on the Fly River and to the mines.

Divine Word University (DWU) is now the Health Service Manager for the Tabubil Hospital, six (6) mine village Aidpost's (Finalbin Aid Post, Bultem Aid Post, Megalsim Aid Post, Sisimakam Aid Post, Atemkit Aid Post (Closed), Okma Aid Post) and four (4) Clinics owned by OK Tedi Mining Ltd (OTML) located in North Fly District of the Western Province. This arrangement is under a Partnership Agreement between OTML and DWU that took effect in January 2012.

Tabubil hospital offers a range of clinical specialist services in Accident and Emergencies, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dental, General Outpatient, Pre employment examinations and Public health programs. These services are provided to the residents of Tabubil who are OTML and contractor employees and the general public of the North Fly District.The hospital is a 62 bed hospital with 4 wards. (Long Stay Ward, Isolation Ward, Maternity Ward and General Ward.) The staff include non clinical and clinical staff. Staff under DWU management total fourteen (14) three (3) of whom are based in Madang.

The Partnership agreement requires the future development of Tabubil Hospital to become a teaching Hospital that will support Health Research projects, Clinical, Public Health and Management programs for the Divine Word University Bachelor Programs in Rural Health Sciences, Environmental Health, Physiotherapy, Health Service Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Eye Care by 2015.

Tabubil Hospital evolved from the Tabubil first Aid Mobile Clinic operated by prospectors during pre-construction in the late 1970s, and funded by OK Tedi Mining Limited. Now it is nationally recognized as an Accredited Hospital with a 5 Star ***** rating awarded by the PNG National Department of Health for meeting PNG Hospital Standards. The rating was first rated in 2007. The second accreditation took place in year 2011 and the results and certificate are yet to be presented.

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