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Papua New Guinea (PNG) needs to have the relevant tertiary education to meet the needs of tomorrow. Therefore, the Government made the decision to establish Western Pacific University. The country has to invest in people and newest technology to drive the economic development thus addressing social issues and enhance the standard of living for each citizen.

A new wave of technology is driving rapid global changes which influence our country. ‘This change has created new opportunities for cooperation in the areas of sustainable development, state-society relations, peace and conflict, international security, and global governance’. However, with these opportunities comes the challenge of keeping up with the quality of education in our country. I am positive that the Western Pacific University will play a useful role in addressing many issues and integrating new technologies into PNG’s development, workplaces and encourage more investments.

It goes without saying, that sustainable development depends very much on integrating new technologies into its work. The Information Technology has a close link between technologies and sustainable development, including the whole country’s development.

We are facing some callenges related to PNG’s development, social issues such as peace and conflict, hence well educated people and new technologies can assist prevent conflict by reducing the gap between what we know and what we do not know, between warning and response, facilitate sustainable development and peacekeeping through well educated nation which will be able to use new tools relevant to increasingly complex environments.

21st-century advancing technologies are producing disruptive growth and have begun transforming the world and our country. We do not want to stay behind in the country’s development, but we want to stay ahead and be ready to embrace new opportunities becoming available to us and to be more entrepreneur as the nation.

Based on these opportunities, challenges, and multilateral responses, my Government established the new University of Technology.

Hon. Peter O’Neill, MP

Prime Minister

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Why Western Pacific University

We love to learn and we know you do too.

Expert Teachers

Expert in Profession

In today’s globalised world where life and businesses are guarded by specialist people, everyone would be excepting you to be professional. WPU’s programs will further raise the bar, and it will help you to become not a casual expert but a person that can be trusted in private and professional life.
Grow Your Skills

Develop your Skills

At the Western Pacific University, you will be invited to take many academic and nonacademic programs. You will be expected to reflect on the development of your strengths and skills such as critical and creative thinking, professionalism, ethics, integrity, communication, interpersonal skills, intercultural competence, leadership, career development, research and intrapersonal ability.
Trusted worldwide

Education Trusted Worldwide

The Western Pacific University is committed to offering you an education that can be trusted by organisations in Papua New Guinea and around the world. We are committed to working with the best Universities overseas to ensure that the investment you make in your education and the degree you will obtain is trusted.
Built for Learning

Success Built to Last

The Western Pacific University will assist you to create a life that matters to you. As the education you will receive at WPU will be not the only factor that can determine your success, but what you do with your personality and knowledge that will count. We hope we can work with you to build success in your life that last.
Outstanding Features

Outstanding Environment

The Western Pacific University provides an inspiring and creative environment in which you will learn, work, be safe and live in a community, be responsive to needs of your fellow students and faculty staff. This environment will challenge your traditional values and encourage an open mind, exchange of ideas and opinions.
Dream Jobs

Dream Jobs

Western Pacific University Western Pacific University has made its mission to support each student to improve their lives. If you enrol at WPU and commit yourself to study then, you can get a dream job. You will be able to what you love to do, supports the lifestyle you choose to have and create things in life that last.

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Western Pacific University Project
P.O. Box 2039
Madang, 511
Papua New Guinea
+675 422 1807
+675 422 3138
Temporally the main office is located in Madang Province till such time the permanent office is built in Ialibu