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The 'Golden Years' of University Education in PNG: Approaching the Fiftieth Anniversary of the University of Papua New Guinea
journal contributionposted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jonathan RitchieJonathan Ritchie
The University of Papua New Guinea is approaching its fiftieth anniversary, in 2015, 2016, or 2017 depending on what is being measured. At a time when the spotlight is on higher education in PNG, following the Garnaut/Namaliu Review, it is worth going back in time to the origins and early years of the premier university in PNG to see something of what made it a place of stimulation, excitement, and learning. This article begins the exercise of developing a history of UPNG and argues that a comprehensive history of higher education in Papua New Guinea will be revealing and informative, helping PNG as it makes its way to a prosperous future.