Papua New Guinea University of Technology


Papua New Guinea University of Technology

Infobox University
name =Papua New Guinea University of Technology
motto =
established =1965 [ [http://www.unitech.ac.pg/InforAbout/Departments/Agriculture/index.htm Home - Department of Agriculture of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology ] ]
type =Public
chancellor = Sir Alkan Tololo, KBE
vice_chancellor = Wilson Tovirika
city =Lae
state =Morobe
country =Papua New Guinea
students =3,000 [ [http://unitech.ac.pg/InforAbout/Departments/Agriculture/index.htm Home - Department of Agriculture of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology ] ]
postgrad =
faculty =700
campus =(various)
affiliations =Association of Commonwealth Universities
website = [http://www.unitech.ac.pg www.unitech.ac.pg]

. It has 13 teaching departments and 3 affiliated colleges.

It is the second largest university in PNG after its 'sister' university the University of Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. While UPNG concentrates on the arts, pure sciences, law and medicine, Unitech focuses on research in technological or applied sciences. It is the only technological university in the South Pacific, outside of Australia and New Zealand.

History

Unitech was created as the PNG Institute of Higher Technical Education in May 1965 and was located in Port Moresby. In 1968 it moved to a 2 square kilometre campus outside of Lae and in March 1970 was renamed the PNG Institute of Technology. The institution achieved its present status in August 1973 when it became a university proper.

The university has grown from just 37 students in 1967 to over 2,000 currently each year. By the end of 2003 Unitech had awarded 10,122 degrees, diplomas and certificates to students mainly from PNG and neighbouring Pacific countries.

Courses

Unitech offers courses in the following fields:

* Agriculture
*Architecture
*Applied Sciences
**Chemistry
**Food Technology
**Physics
*Business Studies
**Accountancy
**Management
**Economics
**Information Technology
*Building
*Computer Science
*Engineering
**Civil
**Communications
**Electrical
**Mechanical
**Mining
*Forestry
*Mathematics
*Surveying

References

External links

* [http://www.unitech.ac.pg University of Technology] (can be unreliable)


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