INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • ANU Logo
    (Collaborative Research in Social Sciences)
  • 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)
  • 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)


NATIONAL PARTNERS - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  •  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

  • 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)

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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