Other University Infrastructure Projects

Divine Word University continues to build its institutional capacity in order to facilitate and strengthen the academic programs that are being offered and to provide quality training for its undergraduate and postgraduate full-time and flexible learning students enrolled into these programs.

Future Infrastructure Projects

Divine Word University is a multi-campus national university and a leading tertiary institution in Papua New Guinea. The University’s main campus in Madang has evolved over the last 26 years

to become an intrinsically beautiful place for teaching, learning, and research in an eco-friendly environment. Other DWU campuses located in Port Moresby, Wewak, Kokopo and Tabubil have also progressed somewhat as well. Such expansion and growth within the teaching, learning and research environment of the University with the development of new academic programs, departments and research centres, has led to the University experiencing infrastructure pressures within its administrative and academic operations on all its campuses around the country.

A comprehensive Campus Infrastructure Plan has been commissioned to support the University’s vision and to establish a framework for decision making, strategic planning and development to accomplish the objectives set out in the various University plans, including the DWU Third Decade Strategic Plan (2016 – 2026), the Learning and Teaching Plan, the DWU Research Plan and the Faculty Operational Plans. The plan is charged with creating a vision for the future that supports the expressed mission of the University and encourages the rigorous pursuit of intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, personal and professional development.

The plan will reinforce Divine Word University’s unique multi-campus environment while building upon its already established tradition of campus planning and building design. It will consider the realities of each campus’s physical constraints and address each of the campus’s overall physical form aesthetically, structurally, and functionally. Campus infrastructure needs, environmental sustainability, and economic development are integral to the framework and will be configured to support the strategic academic and administrative priorities of the University.

Investments in new facilities and infrastructure will include strategies and innovation regarding accessibility, e-learning, facility sustainability and development. The planning and design of new and re-developed facilities will include a systematic process of functional planning, budgeting, conceptual design, elemental costing, detailed design, project management, and commissioning. This process will ensure no surprises and the construction of facilities that are efficient and effective to operate and maintain. Facilities will be purpose built yet flexible to facilitate ongoing changes in curriculum, research and technologies.

The Campus Infrastructure Plan will be a living document that will be used as the basis of design for the current and future development of DWU. It will be a framework that is flexible and responsive to the evolving needs of the University and will also provide a basis for potential donor funded support. It is an essential part of conveying an inspiring long-term vision for the future of Divine Word University committed to developing itself into a world-class tertiary education sector in order to fulfill the Government requirements of access in supplying a skilled workforce that is required for the country’s development.

Current Infrastructure Projects

Divine Word University with the support of the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) through its Public Investment Program (PIP) continues to be a proud recipient of the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) funds.

Planning and Development Division



About Us - Planning and Development Division

The Office of Planning and Development (P&D) under the leadership of the Vice President for Planning and Development, was established to ensure the success of planning projects, by tapping into funding opportunities, and engaging with stakeholders to build the institutional capacity of the University, in order to facilitate and strengthen existing and future academic and research programs, in the development of the University.

The Office of Planning and Development contributes to the quality of education, growth and expansion of the University in the following activities:

  1. Seeking and securing funding for infrastructure projects;
  2. Coordinating infrastructure planning and development for the University and offering support to strategic and operational decision making within the University; and
  3. Promoting integrated infrastructure planning and development activities at DWU.

One of the main objectives of the Office of Planning and Development, is to arrange development funds to enhance teaching, learning and research activities and to support and implement the University’s strategic goals and objectives.

If you would like to partner with the University in contributing towards its quality of education, growth and expansion, please contact the VP Planning and Development of the Office of Planning and Development:

Telephone: (+675) 422 2937                 Extension: 832             Email: عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته. 

Diwai Mart

Diwai Mart is a wholly nationally owned company serving Divine Word University and the surrounding community. It was established in an endeavor to assist the University’s staff and student community with a convenience shop.


An assortment of groceries, canned foods, rice, flour, biscuits, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergents, toiletries, cold refreshments and an assortment of frozen products at affordable prices.


A wide selection of bakery products freshly baked daily. An assortment of bread, buns, rolls, cakes, pies, and birthday cakes made to order.

Diwai Restaurant and Catering Services

Is a small-scale fast food restaurant and kai-bar located on the DWU Madang campus.

Diwai Pharmaceuticals Limited (DPhL)

Diwai Pharmaceuticals Limited was incorporated on the 11th of November 2010. The main objective of this company is to manage the Tabubil Hospital and DWU’s facilities established at Tabubil for educational and research purposes.

The company has the license to operate as an importer, license to operate as a wholesale and recently applied for a license to operate as a retailer.

Coperate Affairs

About Us

The kindness and generosity of people never cease to amaze the Divine Word University (DWU) Community. DWU is a testimony of people’s kindness and generosity. People who believe in what we believe, helping each other, sharing knowledge with others, having a positive impact upon other people’s lives even though those people may be culturally different and a hundred miles away.

Development and Self Reliance are two very important phrases at DWU mainly because the University is committed to its core values to provide quality of education to the people of PNG and the South Pacific. Some students receive financial aid through scholarship or bursary, and most receive financial assistance from the University itself. DWU endows 70% of tuition costs to most of its on-campus students. Without this supplementary endowment, the majority of students would not have adequate funding to attend the University. This endowment to all students comes from donations and fundraising activities, without which the University would be unable to operate.

The Department of Development and Self Reliance was established to enter into partnership with people of goodwill to enable the University to sustain its activities and assist in further developments of the University. The DDSR contributes 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 Department 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 to staff to request, report on and evaluate their projects to supporting organisations.

The DDSR is composed of the university’s commercial enterprises which greatly assist in the self-sustenance of the University. These enterprises are: Diwai Pacific Limited (DPL), Global Travel Centre (GTC), Alpha Network Solutions Limited (Alpha Nets), Diwai Mart Supermarket and Bakery, Diwai Mart Mechanical Workshop, Diwai Mart Building and Construction Limited, Diwai Restaurant and Catering Services, and Diwai Pharmaceuticals (DPhL).

The DDSR is also responsible for overseeing the management of the support services of the University. These support services include Diwai Post Office, DWU Rangers, DWU Student and Staff Dining Halls and DWU Maintenance and Landscaping department.

DSR at DWU is about working in collaboration with each other, promoting the Diwai Spirit

For more information, please contact us by email: عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

Other DSR Commercial Divisions

 DSR Commercial Division Key Staff Profiles

DSR Commercial Division Key Staff Profiles

Diwai Pacific Limited


Madang Campus

Divine Word University,

Allotment Portion 7,

Section Milinch Kranket,

Nabasa Road,

P.O Box 483,
Madang 511, Madang,
Papua New Guinea

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 424 1800
       (+675) 422 2937
       (+675) 7111 0002

Port Moresby Campus

DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741


Wewak Campus

St. Benedict’s campus,
PO Box 542
Kaindi, Wewak, ESP 531

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 456 2327
       (+675) 456 3243

Fax: (+675) 456 2331


Rabaul Campus

c/- OLSH Kabaleo
P.O. Box 138
Kokopo, ENB 613

[email protected]

Tel: (+675) 982 8213
Fax: (+675) 982 8339


Tabubil Campus

c/- DWU POM Campus
PO Box 582
Konedobu, NCD 131


Tel: (+675) 325 5668
       (+675) 7091 5741

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