How Many Universities in Papua New Guinea?

There are 8 universities in Papua New Guinea: 5 are public universities and 3 are private universities run by the Catholic and Seventh Day Adventist missions.


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The four public universities are:
1. University of Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby),
2. Papua New Guinea University of Technology (Lae),
3. University of Goroka (Goroka),
4. University of Natural Resources and Environment (Kerevat, East New Britain), 
5. Western Pacific University (Pangia  Southern Highlands Province).

The two private universities, one founded by the Roman Catholic Church and one by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
1. Divine Word University (Madang)
2. Pacific Adventist University (Port Moresby)
3. IBS University (Port Moresby)

The 7th university, Western Pacific University, is under construction in Pangia Station, Southern Highlands Province. Its first intake was in 2021.

Talks are underway to build the 8th PNG University under the Lutheran mission banner.

PNG prime minister, James Marape, challenged the Lutheran church to build its university in Lae Papua New Guinea.

This is yet to happen.

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