The Division of Development and Self Reliance (DDSR) is a division in the office of the President that is charged with contributing to the quality of education, growth and expansion of the University in the following activities:
- Seeking project funding;
- Reducing cost in purchasing processes, routine maintenance and construction of new buildings;
- Enhancing quality of services to staff and students; and
- Generating income through the University’s companies and savings.
One of the objectives of the Division of Development and Self Reliance is to manage the University’s different commercial arms to reduce the operating costs of the University, enhance teaching, learning and research activities and to support and implement the University’s strategic goals and objectives.
DDSR assists staff of the University in developing and matching faculty strategic plans to potential funding sources. It provides guidance and resources for staff to request, report on and evaluate their projects to supporting organisations.
The DDSR is responsible for overseeing the management of the support services of the University at its Madang campus. These support services include the DWU Student and Staff Dining Halls and the DWU Grounds and Landscaping Department.
The DDSR also oversees the university’s commercial entities which greatly assist in the self-sustenance of the University. These companies are: Diwai Enterprise Limited (DEL), trading as Diwai Enterprise Building and Construction, Diwai Mechanical Workshop, Diwai Catering, Diwai Mart Supermarket and Bakery, and Diwai Electronics. Diwai Pharmaceutical Limited (DPhL), and the DWU Travel Agency trading as the Global Travel Centre (GTC).
DDSR at DWU is about working in collaboration with each other, promoting the Diwai Spirit