Solomon Islands Ministry of Public Services and Institute of Public Administration and Management sign MOU with Divine Word University

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Issue Date: 2nd April 2012

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Public servants in Solomon Islands will soon receive training from Divine Word University’s Faculty of Flexible Learning.

This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Solomon Islands’ Institute of

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DWU is ‘beacon of hope’, says Aussie envoy

Prof Anne Cummins

Divine Word University (DWU) is a “beacon of hope” for Papua New Guinea and graduates must value their qualifications attained from there.

Deputy High Commissioner of Australia, Margaret Adamson said this when delivering the keynote address of the 30th graduation of DWU at the Madang campus on Sunday 4th March, 2012.

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Embrace globalisation, says uni leader

The president of Divine Word University (DWU) has encouraged staff and students to embrace globalisation and enable integral human development.

Fr Jan Czuba said during the launch of the 2012 academic year last Friday that the university community must prepare to keep up with the demands of globalisation as a way forward. Education Secretary, Dr Musawe Sinebare attended the launch.

Fr Czuba said while globalisation has it downside there were obvious rewards and he called on the University community to realise them. He said modern technology was one key element of globalization that those involved in higher education must use to keep up with the changes.

We must declare ourselves motivated by the values present in the DWU academic community, and work to reshape the very meaning of the term globalisation. Our understanding of globalisation should not be defined simply by economic terms and market considerations, he said.

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DWU staff urged to meet challenges

Staff members of Divine Word University (DWU) were challenged to think and act differently in academic scholarship in view of the changing higher education landscape.

President of DWU, Fr Jan Czuba issued the challenge during his address to welcome staff to the new academic year at the Sir Peter Barter Auditorium of the Madang campus on Tuesday 31, January, 2012.

The President highlighted the new approaches to teaching, learning and researching with the assistance of advanced Information Technology and has called on the staff to keep up with the global standard.

“Being the only university in the country to voluntarily allow for external academic audit, the university has made its stance in the international arena,” he said.

“We have the necessary competencies, experience and skills as a community to not only successfully respond to the challenges in PNG and the world, but also to be engaged and participate in the Higher Education development taking place in PNG and the South Pacific.  We don’t want to be mere

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Health sciences staff attend research training

stafFive staff members of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at Divine Word University (DWU) returned from a “data analysis and writing workshop” in Cairns, Australia recently.

They are Mercia Girey and Cassandra Akiro, tutors from the Physiotherapy Department and Ben Ganika, Frank Yagahe and Dr Clement Manineng, lecturers from the Rural Health Department (formerly Health Extension Officer program).

The five staff members were beneficiaries of an Australian Leadership Award (ALA) funding for training of 10 researchers from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The four-week training took place at the Cairns campus of James Cook University (JCU) from 24th October 2011 to

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