The National – Tuesday, February 15, 2011
THE University of Papua New Guinea’s main lecture theatre was filled to capacity with more than 1,000 new intakes for this year.
In a warm welcome by vice-chancellor Prof Ross Hynes, students were given an insight about the campus, courses and everything that was on offer.
“We are an institution committed to excellence in teaching and increasingly to research and development,” Hynes said.
He said UPNG had a mission to be the premier university, making available quality education, research and service to PNG and the Pacific, adding that this was supported by comprehensive strategic plans, upon which each of the schools based their strategic and annual operational plans.
“Consequently we have plotted a path for the future and ever improving standards of excellence.
“Increasingly we are judging our performance in the context of achievable but challenging benchmarks.”
Hynes said UPNG was thinking more globally and were continually strengthening their international relations.
“We have more than 100 MoUs and MoAs with international institutions, mainly with other universities.”
He said to remind them of their commitment to students, they had established a student charter outlines responsibilities to students and vice versa.
Hynes said this helped them design new programmes and help students focus on the important element of university study.
Orientation at UPNG will run this week.