Divine Word University-Rabaul Campus (DWURC) is located in East New Britain Province. The Rabaul campus hosts two campuses: Our Lady of Sacred Heart (Olsh) Kabaleo Campus, and St. Mary’s School of Nursing (SMSON), Vunapope Campus. Olsh Kabaleo campus is located 2KM away from Kokopo city, while SMSON is located within the Kokopo city precinct. The two catholic institutions, Olsh Kabaleo Teachers College and SMSON were integrated into Divine Word University on the 28th of July, 2011, respectively, under the memoranda of agreement between Divine Word University and the Catholic Arch-diocese of Rabaul.
Divine Word University Rabaul Campus is headed by a Vice President, who is the executive manager of the Campus. The overall responsibility of a Vice President is to oversee planning, organizing, leading and controlling the overall management of the Campus. The Vice President is assisted by two campus administrators, one for Olsh Kabaleo campus and the other for SMSON, Vunapope campus.
The Rabaul Campus hosts two Faculties, the Faculty of Education (FoE) and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences (FM&HS). The Faculty of Education through its Department of Education at Olsh Kabaleo campus offers teachers’ education. The department consist of three divisions: Division of Mathematics & Sciences, Division of Humanities and Division of Education. The Teachers’ Education program offers a 4-year degree program but students can exit at the end of Year 3 with a Diploma in Teaching (Primary) while those completing year 4 study program graduate with a degree – Bachelor of Education (primary).
The FM&HS through its Department of Nursing at Vunapope campus offers nursing education. The department consists of two divisions: division of Basic nursing sciences/studies and Division of Clinical Nursing Sciences/practices. The Department of Nursing at Vunapope Campus, currently offers only Diploma in General Nursing and at the end of Year 3 nursing studies, students graduate with Diploma in General Nursing. In addition, SMSON, Vunapope campus, also offers a 1-year midwifery program leading to a Bachelor of Nursing (Midwifery). The 1-year midwifery program is offered only to those who have completed Diploma in General Nursing (Post-diploma program) with some years in clinical nursing practice.
Rabaul Campus is an aspiring campus for those who wants to become professional teachers and professional Nursing Officers. It offers a state of the art teaching and learning facilities such as computer laboratories, internet services with Wi-Fi network built around the campuses, Moodle platform for enhancing teaching and learning and supportive library services with Liberty library management support software.
Rabaul Campus is ready to welcome you!