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It is with pleasure that I present the School of Science & Technology prospectus for 2016 Academic Year. Formerly known as the Faculty of Science, the School of Science & Technology provides a very dynamic environment for students pursuing a career in different areas of sciences and education, and for educators seeking to advance their qualifications. The School focuses on preparing individuals for professional practice at the school and the industries in the final year of studies with a balance of theory and practical education. 

The School has collaborations with Papua New Guinea’s best institutions through strategic alliances and affiliations with organizations like; Papua New Guinea National Sports Institute (PNGNSI),Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), National Department of Agriculture & Livestock (NDAL), National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC), Highlands Regional College of Nursing and Ramu Agro Industries, providing students with excellent teaching and learning environments. It also shares a practice partnership with NARI, FPDA, NSI, CIC,HRCN, Health Clinics, Goroka Base Hospital, Clinton Foundation, Telikom PNG, Chemical industries, Technical Colleges and Secondary/High Schools in Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

The School continues to seek and establish new relationships with new external partners so that teaching, research and learning environment is made conducive for all stakeholder boosting the academic profile of the School and the University of Goroka. 

Recent multimillion kina grants given to the School have resulted in Ultra-Modern Science and Agriculture Laboratories with modern equipment facility for post graduate students to use, a well-equipped Modern Technical Workshop, Agriculture Farm, Computer Laboratory and a state of the art midwifery building and the resource materials. This is the support of Japanese, Australian and PNG Governments to fund these facilities and equipment over a decade time. 

Graduates of programs offered by the School will find rewarding and challenging careers in a broad range of professions, whether the individual prefers to be a teacher, agriculturist, scientist, technologist, nurse, or other health sector professional. We strive to provide you with the knowledge, skills and the attitude for a successful and rewarding future.

As PNG’s leading and most diverse School of Science, the qualification will be valued by employers in PNG and in the South Pacific Region. Be part of us and together we can make things happen.


“The School strives to be Pacific’s leading school of Science and Technology committed to the development of a climate of excellence, to be recognized as a source of innovation in Teaching and Learning and to lead the region in the integration of research, scholarship and community development towards nation building.”


“To transform lives, organizations and communities throughout the Pacific and beyond through a wide range of quality education programs conducted by highly skilled and inspirational staff.”


The 5 academic Divisions under the School are headed by the Executive Dean who is assisted by the School Executive Officer and a Professional Assistant. The Heads of Divisions take charge of the daily academic issue within respective Divisions and organize staff to write up courses relevant to programs on offer. The HOD’s and the Executive Dean meet regularly to ensure programs and courses are relevant to market driven. 

More information on the Divisions, Programs & Courses on offer and entry requirements is available in this prospectus. Should you need more information, contact addresses are listed throughout this prospectus / website for your convenience.


There are 5 academic Divisions that comes under the School of Science & Technology and two Research Centres which are staffed by a good blend of young guns and seasoned academics from PNG and abroad. 

It states briefly staff qualifications and the current teaching position and the courses taught this Semester (Semester 1/2016). Click on the right sidebar link for more information regarding each divisions with respective staff profile.


       Charles Akunaii                                       Norah Kila                                 
         Executive Officer                           Professional  Assistant 

Mrs. Savitha De Britto
Executive Dean, School of Science & Technology

OUR CONTACT: The Executive Officer | School of Sci. & Tech. |The University of Goroka | P.O Box 1078 | GOROKA 441 | Eastern Highlands Province | Papua New Guinea | Tel: +675 531 1993 | Facsimile: 532 2620 | Email: