Welcome to the Postgraduate Research Centre
I wish you all a hearty welcome to the academic year 2022!
Post Graduate Research Center (PGRC) at the Divine Word University promotes, leads and manages the University’s research activities and higher degrees by research. Over the years DWU has grown significantly in its research profile thanks to the visionaries who led and managed the center and through the substantial contributions from the national and international staff, students, public and private partners particularly the Government of PNG through DHERST, benefactors, and other stakeholders.
The center oversees and leads all research activities at the University on all its campuses, namely, Madang, Port Moresby, Wewak, Rabaul and Tabubil. It oversees and facilitates research partnerships internal as well as external, through the Research and Higher Degrees Board (RHDB) and the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC). The Center for Social Research (CfSR) and the Center for Health Research and Diagnostics (CfHRD) are dedicated to engage in research activities within specific disciplines as well as by promoting inter-disciplinary research. The PGRC also coordinates, facilitates and monitors the research activities within the faculties by following the principle of subsidiarity and the Core Values of the University through Faculty Research Committees supported by RHDB and UREC.
The center also manages and facilitates the Higher degrees by research, namely, doctoral studies, and Master of Research Methodology program for which student intake is once in two years.
The publication of the DWU Research Journal is another important activity under the management of PGRC. Both the DWU Research Journal and Faculty e-journals are great avenues to publish peer-reviewed research articles, research findings, reports of projects or developments and reviews of recent books on Papua New Guinea. Please feel free to contact me (عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.) if you are seeking advice on publishing an article.
Assoc. Prof. Jose Kurian, PhD
Vice President Research and Higher Degrees