- Papua New Guinea University of Technology
name =Papua New Guinea University of Technology
1965[ [http://www.unitech.ac.pg/InforAbout/Departments/Agriculture/index.htm Home - Department of Agriculture of the Papua New Guinea University of Technology ] ]
chancellor = Sir
Alkan Tololo, KBE
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 ] ]
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
universityin PNG after its 'sister' university the University of Papua New Guineain 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 Australiaand New Zealand.
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.
Unitech offers courses in the following fields:
* [http://www.unitech.ac.pg University of Technology] (can be unreliable)
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