Divine Word University (DWU) is a national, Christian University. It is one of the newest tertiary institutions in Papua New Guinea. Formerly Divine Word Institute established by an Act of Parliament in 1980 then later DWU was established as a University in 1996. It is ecumenical, coeducational and privately run.
The main objective of Divine Word University is to become a vibrant Christian intellectual community and to continue developing into a first rate university. The University shares with all institutions of higher education a triple mission:
the acquisition of knowledge, which is the mission of research;
the transmission of knowledge, which is the mission of teaching;
and the application of knowledge, which is the mission of public service.
Academic programs offered by the university include:
Faculty Of Arts
Faculty Of Business & Management
Faculty Of Education
Faculty Of Flexible Learning
Faculty Of Health Sciences
Faculty Of Theology
Through its publication site, the university links research work and publications undertaken by its staff.