Students arrive and enroll

New students are also taking part in an orientation program to get acquainted with university life and the requirements of studying at DWU.
According to DWU’s vice president for student affairs, Br Andrew Simpson, the university expects to enroll 1500 students at the Madang campus. This he said is inclusive of about 1000 continuing students, 350 new students and 150 returning to resume studies.

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Let core values guide us, staff told

frjan speechPresident of Divine Word University, Fr Jan Czuba has reminded staff that they be guided by the “core values” of the university as they resume duties for the new academic year.
Fr Czuba said “the core values of the University include Integrity, academic excellence, community engagement/service, respect, diversity, hospitality, learning for life and social responsibility. All these are the reason why Divine Word University exists.”

The president made the call when opening the staff induction week at the Sir Peter Barter

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DWU enrolment process in 2013


Students and members of the public have made enquiries about the enrolment process at the Divine Word University for the 2013 academic year. Here, DWU’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Br Andrew Simpson provides details of the enrolment process and the general preparation the university has been going through in recent weeks.

Much has been happening at DWU for the commencement of the 2013 academic year. During the Christmas break the ongoing maintenance of lecture rooms and residential areas have been taking place.

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Prime Minister opens Memorial Park


Pm lights candle 2Prime Minister Peter O’Neill opened a Memorial Park at the Divine Word University’s Madang campus that was built in memory of the 28 people who perished in the Airlines PNG plane crash on 13 October, 2011.
Those who died were all Papua New Guineans and they included 11 immediate relatives of students at DWU. Ten of the relatives were travelling to Madang for the 3rd Missioning Ceremony for outgoing final year undergraduate degree students while one was a brother of a continuing student on a business trip from Lae.

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Prime Minister applauds DWU


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Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has applauded Divine Word University (DWU) for the annual Missioning Ceremony it hosts for outgoing final year students.

Speaking as guest of honour at the ceremony at the Madang campus last Friday 12 October, 2012, Mr O’Neill said the “missioning” of students to go out to the professional world is similar to the initiation ceremony in Melanesian societies where young people were initiated into adulthood.

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New dorms highlight Australian support for education


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The Australian government’s support for education in PNG continues with the opening of five new double storey dormitories worth K8.3 million at the Divine Word University on Saturday 29th March, 2012.

Head of AusAID in PNG, Stewart Schaefer delivered the keys of the dormitories to the President of DWU Fr Jan Czuba in a ceremony at the Madang campus.

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Students thank Australia


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Divine Word University students have thanked the Australian government for providing them with five new dormitories.

President of the Students Representative Council, Rosemary Miria offered the students’ gratitude during the opening ceremony of the dormitories at the Madang campus on Saturday 29th September, 2012.

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DWU to host ICT symposium


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Divine Word University’s Information Systems Department will hold its 7th Information Systems symposium on Thursday 28th September, 2012. The symposium will be staged at the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium on the Madang campus.

The theme for the symposium is “Envisioning change through Information and Communication Technology Advancements”.

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New DWU dormitories to open soon


male dormDivine Word University (DWU) will achieve another milestone with the opening of five new dormitories for its students at the main campus in Madang on 29th September, 2012.
The five double storey dormitories – three for female students and two for male students – were funded by the Australian government’s Australia PNG Incentive Fund.

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DWU joins 37th independence anniversary celebs


1 Independence bannerDivine Word University (DWU) students and staff at the main campus in Madang joined the rest of Papua New Guinea to mark the 37th independence anniversary of the country in their own ways.
As last year, the students lead in marking the national anniversary with different events throughout last week leading to the national day on Sunday 16th September, 2012.

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Trust and ethics important for development


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Ethical conduct in business and in general society was highlighted at the 12TH annual Business Ethics Symposium at Divine Word University in Madang last Friday.

Vice Chancellor of the PNG University of Technology, Dr Albert Schram was the keynote presenter who spoke on the importance of ethical conduct by businesses and individuals and how universities shape ethical behavior in both areas.

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A Colourful Day

The Divine Word University students’ annual Cultural Day exceeded expectations as one of the best event ever staged last Saturday 25 August, 2012 at the SVD Oval next to the university campus in Madang.

Many provincial student groups had relatives travelling in from across the country with the bilas (traditional costumes) including, a ‘Tolai Dukduk’ outfit from across the Bismarck Sea in East New Britain.

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