PGIR 2 students studying PNG Literature through the staging of Drama


PGIR 2 students who will be staging The Sun and Which Way Big Man on Saturday 03 June in SVDMA                                                                       Picture taken after their third rehearsal

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Drone puts PNG Communications students at the cutting edge

FASS CA department drone

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FASS Research Symposium 2016

FASS 2nd symposiumWelcome to Maror 2016
FASS Research Symposium


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is happy to invite everyone to the FASS Research Symposium Maror 2016. The idea of sharing the knowledge created in the research process done in fulfillment of the faculty’s bachelor programs was born in 2015 from the faculty’s commitment to the excellence in research at all levels.  As it was done in 2015, again this year, the best researchers of the final year Bachelor’s degree students from Communication Arts, PNG and International Relations and Social and Religious Studies departments, academic staff and a guest researcher are presenting their papers.

This year, the Faculty has adopted a name for its annual research symposium – Maror. In Bel language, the term means “forum where customary teaching is passed and decisions are made”. By adopting the name the Faculty demonstrates the importance of the local knowledge as well as the importance of sharing the knowledge for the benefit of the future.

The continuous commitment to the quality of research is indeed one of the major functions of the university. We read in the Divine Word University Charter that the function of this institution is to provide for research in all branches of learning and to assist in its practical application (DWU Charter 4.0). The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is proud to contribute to the knowledge building process through research and in this way to contribute to intellectual, economic and social progress in Papua New Guinea.

FASS Research Symposium 2015

Research Symposium 2015

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FASS PhD Candidate


Jack Urame
  • Part-time PhD Candidate





Jack Urame is the Director of Melanesian Institute in Goroka. He is a part time PhD candidate under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He presented his confirmation seminar on the 4th of June, 2014 on his research thesis titled: The Social impact of the influence of money on Melanesian Structures and values in Papua New Guinea. He is being supervised by Associate Professors Maretta Kula Semos (Principal Supervisor), Dr Linus Yamuna and Dr Luke Apa.


Kevin Pamba

Supervisory team: Dr Joseph Ketan (Principal Supervisor), Associate Professor Iwona Kolodziejczyk and Associate Professor Fr Patrick Gesch.


Maxon Mani

Topic: A theological and ethical approach and response to abuse of women and children in Papua New Guinea.

Supervisory team: Associate Professor Fr Patrick Gesch (Principal Supervisor), Dr Miriam Dlugosz and Dr Jose Kurian.

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