A warm welcome to the Divine Word University partnerships division.
In the third decade Divine Word University is committed to excellence in its research and academic programs therefore it recognizes that its strengths can be enhanced by collaborative relationships with local, national and international partners. DWU demonstrates a commitment to equity goals and strong engagement with stakeholders and this is evident in its core value relating to social responsibility, which is at the heart of DWU’s philosophy and academic and non-academic activities.
As per the Divine Word University Act (1999) and associated legislative instruments of the Government of Papua New Guinea, DWU is expected to contribute to the human resource development agenda specifically addressing the strategic objectives of integral human development, expanded access to higher education opportunities, gender equity in all development considerations, and awareness of the sustainable development implications in all policy and implementation decisions.
The Partnership Division was established in 2014 to oversee partnership relations and functions of the university and is managed by the Director of Partnerships. Through the partnerships, DWU promotes and encourages collaborative engagement with higher education institutions, government departments, agencies, NGOs, business houses and most importantly our stakeholders. Collaborative partnerships are implemented through academic, research and community engagement activities. These opportunities enhance the quality of our academic, research and administrative programs at the university and on a national level contribute to the human development agenda.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
|Australian Broadcasting Commission (Journalism Programs)|
|Australian National University (Collaborative Research in Social Sciences)|
|WACC – World Association for Christian Communications (Sponsorship to regional conferences/Assistance with equipment for electronic broadcast teaching)|
|SIGNIS - World Catholic Association for Communication (Assistance with equipment for electronic broadcast teaching)|
|UNESCO Apia (Assistance with equipment for electronic broadcast teaching/ Sponsorship of the annual Media Freedom Day prize at Divine Word University/Sponsorship to regional conferences)|
|AMIC – Asia Media Information Centre, Singapore (Sponsorship to regional conferences/Endorsement of publications)|
|QUT – Queensland University of Technology (Visits to Divine Word by Dr Lee Duffield and his International Journalism students
Facilitator of Investigative Reporting workshop for final year students/Visits to Divine Word by Dr Mark Hayes)
|Swinburne University of Technology (Visit in 2013 of Assoc Prof John Cokley for Investigative Reporting workshop)|
NATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
|PNG Correctional Services –Beon Prison (Rehabiliation Programs)|
|PNG National Broadcasting Commission PNG National Broadcasting Commission (Journalism Programs)|
|PNG Department of Foreign Affairs (International Relations Programs)|
|PNG National Youth Commission (Commonwealth Youth in Development Program)|
Department of Personal Management is a very important partner of DWU/FASS. In 2011, DWU signed a partnership contract with the Department in view of offering academic courses in Public Administration to current public servants both at the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree levels under the Public Sector Workforce Development Program (PSWDP). Both the Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) and the Master of Public Administration (MPAdmin) programs were developed by both DWU and PSWDP in mutual consultation to make these two programs more industry based. The BPA program was initially targeted at District Administrators while the MPAdmin program was targeted at senior public servants from Deputy Administrator level and upwards. From the side of DWU, both programs were developed by Dr Maretta Kula-Semos, Vice President of Post Graduate Studies, and her late husband, Dr Jerome Kevin Semos, the then head of PNG Studies department. Both the BPA and MP Admin programs are offered under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in partnership with PSDWDP.
The initial contract was signed for a two-year term. Encouraged by the success of the partnership and of the academic performance, the contract was renewed after two years and then again a third time in 2015. Both the BPA and MP Admin programs have two cohorts each currently. BPA has 8 units with four semesters of two-week residential blocks each of which covers two units. MP Admin program has 10 units with four semesters of two/three weeks, covering one unit during one residential week. Two batches of BPA and MP Admin candidates have graduated from these programs and third batch is going to graduate in 2016.
|Diploma in Customs Studies is another partnership program that Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently in. the intention of the partnership is to strengthen the academic quality and standards of the training given to the PNG Customs personnel. The Faculty signed a MOA with PNG Customs Service. On the basis of this partnership agreement the PNG Customs Institute developed a PSD of the program and submitted it to the FASS Board. Having completed due processes, the DWU council approved the PSD with eight units at its meeting on 16 March 2015. According to DWU norms, all lecturers who teach the units of the DCS program have completed the Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education teaching and Learning offered by the Faculty of Education at DWU and graduated in 2015. The first cohort of this program started off in July 2015, which is being coordinated by Mr John Nakiria, and it is being offered at DWU Port Moresby campus. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has the responsibility to oversee the program and make sure that the program delivery is according to DWU standards and procedures. The graduates of this program will be awarded with a DWU diploma.|
Diploma in Justice Administration (DJA) is a program that the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in partnership with the Department of Justice and Attorney General (DJAG) currently offers on Madang campus. An MOA was signed between the Divine Word University/FASS and the Department of Justice and Attorney General on 16 October 2014. Based on that MOA, both parties agreed to work together on the proposed Diploma in Justice Administration program. The program coordinator is Mr Zachary Sitban, Director of Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention. The proposed program contained 16 units of which 12 units were agreed to be developed and offered by DJAG and four units by FASS. The certificate awarded to the graduates would be a DWU certificate of Diploma in Justice Administration. Having completed all due processes, the DWU council approved the DJA Program Specification Document at its meeting of 16 March 2015.
Accordingly Diploma in Justice Administration program was officially launched on 10 April 2015 in the presence of Dr Lawrence Kalinoe, Secretary, Department of Justice and Attorney-General and Fr Jan Czuba, DWU President and other dignitaries. The first semester was then agreed on to be started off on 17 August 2015 on Madang campus of DWU. The program was thus officially inaugurated on 17 August 2015. Each semester consists of four units covered during two-weeks of residential component and thirteen weeks of self-study. The students of the first cohort of the DJA are expected graduate in March 2018.
LOCAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
|World Vision (PNG Studies and Community Development Programs)|
|Bismarck Group of Companies (PNG Studies and Community Development Programs)|
|Local communities (Community outreach programs and Community-based Research projects)|
|Madang National Cultural Centre (PNG Studies and Oral histories)|
|Arts Faculty Alumni groups (Communication Arts, PNG Studies and International Relations, Social and Religious Studies)|
Faculty of Business and Infomatics
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Business and Informatics
|Macqurie University - Provides support for the faculties Masters programs, MBA and MPA in the areas of Curriculum Development and Teaching.|
|Southern Cross University - Provides an annual award for a Tourism and Hospitality Management graduate.|
|James Cook University|
NATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Business and Informatics
NICTA - Provides support as sponsor during the Information Systems Symposium that is held annually.
Telikom - Provides ongoing support for the Information Systems Symposium, facilitates excursions for Mathematics and Computing Science and Information Systems students to the madang Telikom exchange. Telikom also provides an annual graduation award.
PNG Power - Provides support as a sponsor for the annual Information Systems Symposium
Digicel PNG - Provides an annual graduation award and provide employment opportunities for graduates.
Don Bosco Technological Institute
CPA PNG - Provides annual award for best student in accounting, provides technical advice for Accountancy students, conducts audit & other assurance services and course offerings in line with CPA Australia standards of accountancy course offerings.
Air Nuigini - Facilitates students’ practicums and provides employment opportunies for graduates.
Internal Revenue Comission - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides technical advice on tax updates, provides study materials, provides guest lecturers/speakers, and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Price Waterhouse Coopers - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides technical advice on audit and assurance services updates, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Delloitte Touche Tomatsu - Provides an annual student award for Auditing unit, facilitates students’ practicum, provides technical advice on audit and assurance services updates, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
OK Tedi Mining - Provides an annual award for BS Graduate of the year, facilitates students’ practicum, provides technical advice on audit and assurance services updates, guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
KPMG - Facilitates students’ practicum and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Bank of South Pacific - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
ANZ - Provides students’ practicum, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities graduates.
Westpac - Provides students’ practicum, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Bank of PNG - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides donations and fields guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Oil Search - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides donations and guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
PNG Ports - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides donations and guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participates during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Steamships - Facilitates students’ practicum, provides donations and guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, participation during Open Day and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Milne Bay Provincial Administration
West Sepik Provincial Administration
LOCAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Business and Informatics
Melaneisan Tourist Services - (MTS) has been a consistent donor-sponsor for a tourism award to a tourism graduand in DWU. It has also been a consistent venue for some Tourism and Hospitality Management students doing their practicum.
Madang Visitors Bureau Center (MVBC) - Provides donations to the Tourism and Hospitality Management annually.
RD Tuna Canners & Fisheries - Provides leadership awards annually, facilitates practicums, field trips, provides guest lecturer/speakers and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Globe Manufacturing Company - Provides an annual award for BS student’s leadership, facilitates students’ practicum, provides technical advice on audit and assurance services updates, provides guest speakers for Business Ethics Symposium, and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Able Computing Madang - Facilitates students’ practicum and provides employment opportunities for graduates.
Raycom Computers Madang - Facilitates student work experience programs and provides annual award for graduation.
Coast Watchers - Coral Sea Group of Hotels
Faculty of Education
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Education
NATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Education
LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS - FAculty of Education
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
|Fred Hollows Foundation - New Zealand (Eye Care Curriculum and Teaching)|
|James Cook University (Physiotherapy Curriculum Development and Review , Quality Monitoring and Staff Development)|
|Volunteers Service Overseas (Physiotherapy Volunteer Lecturers until 2011)|
|CBM - Formerly Christoffel - Blindenmission (Financial Support - Infrastructure, Teaching Aids and Administration)|
|Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Australia|
|Federico II University - Italy|
|Bread for the World - Germany|
NATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
|National Prevention of Blindness (Eye Care Programs and Support)|
|National Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology|
|Medical Board of Papua New Guinea|
|PNG Nursing Council|
|Provisional Hospitals (Physiotherapy Placements and Residency)|
|PNG National Department of Health|
|PNG Institute of Medical Research (Collaborative Health Sciences Research)|
|University of Papua New Guinea|
LOCAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
|Modilon General Hospital (Students Clinical Placement and Supervision)|
|St Barnabas School of Nursing Milne Bay|
|Lutheran School of Nursing Madang|
|St. Mary's School of Nursing Vunapope|
|Creative Self Help Center (Community Based Rehabilitation visits and placements)|
Flexible Learning Center
Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) - International
DWU signed an MOU with IPAM which would support IPAM in its training needs, both staff and public service development. The MOU also supports the delivery of Diploma in Human Resource Management to the Public Service officers in Solomon Islands.
Public Sector Workforce Development Program (PSWDP) - National
The PSWDP was developed by the Department of Personnel Management to help improve the performance of public administration in Papua New Guinea by strengthening the capabilities of public service organizations.
Department of Justice & Attorney General - National
The Diploma in Justice Administration was designed to prepare law enforcement officers to deliver timely, independent, fair, efficient and effective prosecution and related services to the people of Papua New Guinea. The program was developed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in partnership with Department of Justice and the Attorney General.
Most are clients but the companies mentioned have been consistent with training their staff through the university programs overtime.
1. Ok Tedi Mining Limited
2. PNG Customs
3. Department of Education
4. Oil Search Limited
5. PNG Power Limited
6. Strongim Pipol Strongim Nason
7. National Broadcasting Centre
8. Internal Revenue Commission
9. PNG Fire Services
10. PNG Ports Corporation
11. Marist Brothers PNG
12. Barrick Niugini Ltd
13. Newcrest Mining Ltd
14. Bank South Pacific
15. Cocoa Cola Amatil
16. Department of Finance and Treasury
17. Department of Justice and Attorney General
1. East New Britain Provincial Administration
2. Western Provincial Administration
3. Morobe Provincial Administration
4. New Ireland Provincial Administration
5. Madang Provincial Government
6. East Sepik Provincial Administration
Research and Postgraduate Studies
- Australian Catholic University - School of Business
- Centre for Health, Information, Policy and Systems Research (CHIPSR), Fiji National University
- Nossal Institute for Global Health (Melbourne)
- International Water Centre (Brisbane)
- Filmgestalten UG, Germany
- University of Canberra
- Australian National University
- James Cook University
- PNG Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology
- PNG Medical Research Institute
- Melanesian Research Institute
- University of Goroka
- Papua New Guinea University of Technology
- University of Papua New Guinea - School of Business
- Pacific Adventist University
- University of Natural Resources and Environment
- Binatang Research Centre
- Volunteer Services Overseas
- Summer Institute of Linguistics
- Association of Teritary Education Management - PNG Chapter
- Papua New Guinea Australia Alumni Association
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