Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

The University of Papua New Guinea was established by ordinance of the Australian administration in 1965. This followed the Currie Commission which had enquired into higher education in Papua New Guinea. The University of Papua New Guinea Act No. 18, 1983 bill repealing the old Ordinance was passed by the National Parliament in August 1983. The university has moved from a departmental to a school structure to foster interdisciplinary and inter-school relationships.The university since its establishment has not changed much in terms of the physical structures, mainly due to the government's lack of funding. Despite this it is still operating.There are more than 15,000 students annually in Port Moresby campuses, five open campuses and 13 study centres. In July 2008, it was announced that a new open campus would be opened in Honiara. It will be the first UPNG campus in the Solomon Islands.There are programs in:MedicinePharmacyHealth sciencePhysical and Natural scienceLawBusinessHumanitiesSocial scienceProblem-based learning approaches are used. Wikipedia.


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO-2009-1.4 | Award Amount: 1.80M | Year: 2010

The Pacific-EU network for Science and Technology will establish a bi-regional dialogue platform on S&T between EU and the 15 countries member of the Africa Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group of the Pacific region, namely Cook Islands, Federate States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu and Samoa. The PACE-NET project will also closely involve the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) in the Pacific region (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, Pitcairn) while Australia and New Zealand will bring to PACE-Net project their long-standing expertise in the Pacific. PACE-Net pursue the following objectives: - To reinforce existing S&T dialogues and networks and promote regional integration for those networks. PACE-NET will seek to increase the cooperation between the research organizations and universities in the region; - To identify S&T international cooperation activities and programmes towards the Pacific region. The PACE-NET will set up dialogue fora bringing together the relevant S&T experts and stakeholders to establish the priorities areas for FP7, including SICAs; - To strengthen the coordination of S&T cooperation and the complementarities with activities and programs carried out by other European instruments. PACE-NET will examine possible synergies or complementarities with EU activities, especially with respect to challenges faces by developing countries. In particular, synergies with the European Development Fund shall be found. PACE-Net dialogue activities led will be fed by a preliminary critical and analytical work on the current S&T cooperation landscape in the region. The outcomes of the project will be transmitted to main Pacific fora gathering key stakeholders of the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).


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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: INCO.2013-1.5 | Award Amount: 3.36M | Year: 2013

The research and innovation landscape of the Pacific is extremely diverse, ranging from Pacific Island Countries and Territories with little or no ST&I capacity, Overseas Countries Territories with strong capacities, to New Zealand and Australia, which have numerous networks of research and innovation institutions. The EU, which maintains a long standing relationship with the Pacific, aims for enhancing its profile and reinforcing cooperation in ST&I with the region, in the perspective of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 Programme, and promote the development of mutually beneficial partnerships Considering the results of past and ongoing initiatives supporting the EU-Pacific ST&I cooperation, PACE-Net Plus will: - Support the EU-Pacific policy dialogue in ST&I, including dialogue on innovation issues. - Reinforce the EU-Pacific ST&I cooperation, focusing on 3 major societal challenges: 1) health, demographic change and wellbeing; 2) food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bio-economy; and 3) climate action, resource use and efficiency, and raw materials; Encourage the coordination between the EU and Member States ST&I programmes and policies targeting the Pacific by promoting the implementation of joint actions. - Enhance the cooperation on innovation issues, by helping in bridging the gap between public and private sectors. The project will promote the idea of innovation as an essential mean for tackling global challenges and will respond to the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and its Innovation Union Flagship Initiative. - Strengthen the Pacific-EU research cooperation partnerships, through the promotion of EC and MS&AC programmes, especially Horizon 2020, among Pacific research community, as well as the Pacific opportunities for European researchers.


PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, November 22, 2016-- Jonathan Manggope Paraia, MAICD, MPNGID, Managing Director of Timaimi Kewaiya Investments Ltd., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in mining operations.Worldwide Branding, the world's leading international personal branding organization, is proud to endorse the notable professional efforts and accomplishments of Jonathan Manggope Paraia. A member in good standing, Mr. Paraia parlays 25 years' experience into his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership abilities, and the credentials he has provided in association with his Worldwide Branding membership.Mr. Paraia was appointed as a chief lead negotiator representing the indigenous owners of mineral resources for the world-class Porgera Gold Mine development. Since 1988, he has held the role of director for Mineral Resources Enga Limited. In this role, he has been required to directly manage 12 employees, hold weekly and monthly meetings to give direction and instruction on what to do, track off-budget expenditures, represent the company as a member of the finance committee in any audit committee meetings and finance committee meetings, and work with accounts and commodity traders to sell gold. From 1997 to 2007, he served as the PJV management assistant of community affairs and coordinator sustainable development with Placer Dome Inc. Before that, he served as a manager of superintendent community and government affairs with Placer Dome Inc and Barrick Gold from 1992 to 1997.To prepare for his career, Mr. Paraia earned a Bachelor of Arts in science and public administration from the University of Papua New Guinea. He remains connected to other industry professionals through his affiliation with the SML Land Owners Association, the Resource Honors Federation of PNG, Porgera District Hospital, the Justice Foundation, the PNG Institute of Directors, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.Worldwide Branding has added Mr. Paraia to their distinguished Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs. While inclusion in Worldwide Branding is an honor, only small selections of members in each discipline are endorsed and promoted as leaders in their professional fields.About Worldwide BrandingFor more than 15 years, Worldwide Branding has been the leading, one-stop-shop, personal branding company, in the United States and abroad. From writing professional biographies and press releases, to creating and driving Internet traffic to personal websites, our team of branding experts tailor each product specifically for our clients' needs. From health care to finance to education and law, our constituents represent every major industry and occupation, at all career levels.For more information, please visit http://www.worldwidebranding.com


News Article | April 28, 2016
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But why did the bitty bug remind its finders of Han Solo’s Wookiee co-pilot? It’s teeny, black and rife with scales. The newly discovered, rhomboid-shaped weevil beetle found in New Britain, Papua New Guinea is hardly a doppelganger for the tall hirsute resistance fighter from the planet Kashyyyk. But hey, if you’re a scientist and find a new species, you get naming rights. And thus, meet Trigonopterus chewbacca! Dr Alexander Riedel/CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Scientists Dr. Matthew H. Van Dam from the SNSB-Zoological State Collection in Germany, along with Raymond Laufa from The University of Papua New Guinea and Dr. Alexander Riedel from the Natural History Museum Karlsruhe have described the new species in a paper published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The newly discovered beetle, a flightless weevil, was one of four new black weevils found during an expedition to New Britain, Papua New Guinea. So why the name? It’s not based on stature, the little guys only measures between 2.78 and 3.13 mm. Warrior attributes were not noted, no mention of smuggling tendencies, and clearly no waves of flowing locks. One would imagine a critter earning the Chewie designation to be more along the lines of the puss (or flannel moth) caterpillar. But according to the paper: So there you have it. I’m guessing there might be a Star Wars fan or two among the scientists? The authors note that they presume there are many other new species to be found on the island. But maddeningly, "large expanses of low-elevation forests in New Britain have been converted to oil-palm plantations, highlighting the significance of documenting the insect fauna before the remaining forests are gone." Well we've got Trigonopterus chewbacca, now where's the Jedi when you need them?


PASADENA, CA, December 22, 2016-- R. Daniel Shaw, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Drawing upon more than 50 years of experience in anthropology and translation, Dr. Shaw is uniquely positioned to assist in a wide range of scientific projects. Most recently, he received a co-grant from The John Templeton Foundation, which is being applied to a Cognitive Studies in Religion research project. Dr. Shaw's next book, a co-edited volume with William R. Burrows is titled, "Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship". The book is scheduled for release in mid-2017 in the ASM series published by Orbis Press. The volume will feature 13 authors from around the world, in addition to Drs. Shaw and Burrows' own chapters and commentary.Dr. Shaw began his career upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and oriental studies from The University of Arizona in 1967. He served as a consulting anthropologist with the United States Public Health Service while pursuing a Master of Arts in anthropology, which he received from the University of Arizona in 1968. From 1969 to 1981, Shaw lived with his family in Papua New Guinea (PNG) while working as an anthropological linguist with SIL International. Based on socio-linguistic research among the Samo people he received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Papua New Guinea in 1976. In 1981 Shaw was invited to join what is now the Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, where he established a translation program and has taught anthropology and served the school in a variety of positions including directing an extension program in PNG and chairing the Doctoral Studies Program from 2005-2010. Although Dr. Shaw technically retired in 2014, he continues to do what he loves best; assist Fuller as a senior professor doing research, teaching and mentoring Doctoral students around the world.Since 1978, he has also worked as an international anthropology consultant for SIL International, conducting workshops and consulting around the world on the importance of accounting for culture in Bible translation. Dr. Shaw has been honored as a lifetime member of the Polynesian Society and American Anthropological Association. In addition, he maintains involvement with the Association of Evangelical Professors of Mission and is on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Missiologists.Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Shaw has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to anthropology and translation. He was honored by the Directory of American Scholars in 2002, as well as received the C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Award for Faculty of the Year at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2006. In 2012, he was recognized for his commitment to Fuller with a Thirty Year Service Award. Since the turn of the century, Dr. Shaw has also been featured in a wide variety of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, and Who's Who in the World.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com


Duke T.,University of Melbourne | Duke T.,University of Papua New Guinea
Paediatrics and International Child Health | Year: 2014

Despite the provision of oxygen, antibiotics and treatment guidelines, the case fatality rate for hypoxaemic pneumonia is still high in many hospitals in developing countries. Methods of delivering continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are now available which are simple to use, safe and relatively inexpensive. This paper describes two methods which may be appropriate where resources are limited: (i) bubble-CPAP using oxygen concentrators with an air-oxygen mix function and low resistance nasal oxygen prongs, and (ii) high-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy. More research is needed on the implementation, cost and effectiveness of CPAP in the management of pneumonia and in neonatal care in developing countries. © W. S. Maney & Son Ltd 2014.


Shearman P.L.,University of Papua New Guinea | Shearman P.L.,Australian National University
Ambio | Year: 2010

Existing at the interface of land and sea, in regions of low topographic relief, mangroves are likely to be some of the first ecosystems that undergo spatial modification due to sea-level rise. The mangrove ecosystems of the Gulf of Papua New Guinea are some of the largest and most pristine in the AsiaPacific region; they have not been subject to clearance for crustacean farming nor suffered from land reclamation projects. This article establishes through analysis of a time series of aerial photography and satellite imagery from the period 19732007, that there have been substantial changes in the distribution of mangroves in this region. These changes include the seaward progradation of the Purari Delta and the regression of the Kikori Delta by an average of 43 m year-1 at its most seaward point. While these findings are likely to be continuations of long-term trends, it is probable that they can be explained by a variety of interacting factors including climate change, sea-level rise, subsistence in the northern Gulf of Papua and changes in sediment dynamics. © 2010 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


Davies H.L.,University of Papua New Guinea
Episodes | Year: 2012

The island of New Guinea is the mountainous margin of the Australian continent. Paleozoic and Proterozoic Australian craton extends northward beneath the shallow waters of the Arafura Sea to underlie the southern plains of New Guinea and, with overlying sediments, to form the dramatically sculpted southern slopes of the central range in a great fold and thrust belt. The fold and thrust belt marks the outer limit of the autochthon. Beyond, to the N, E and W, is an aggregation of terranes that have accreted since the Late Cretaceous, driven by oblique convergence between the Pacific and Indo-Australian plates. The terranes comprise continental fragments and blocks of oceanic volcanic arc and of oceanic crust and mantle origin, and include two great ophiolites. The plate boundary itself is a complex system of microplates, each with separate motion, and marked by every kind of plate boundary. In the E the opening of the Manus Basin is associated with rapid clockwise rotation of New Britain, and the opening of the Woodlark Basin causes extension of continental crust in the Papuan peninsula and islands. This has resulted in the development of low-angle extensional faults and domal structures in metamorphic rocks and the exhumation of Pliocene eclogite. Remarkably similar extensional structures and the exhumation of Pliocene eclogite are seen in the Bird's Head area of western New Guinea (Wandamen Peninsula). Flat and shallow oblique subduction at the New Guinea Trench has caused the deformation of Plio- Quaternary sediments in the Mamberamo Basin, deformation and Pliocene igneous activity in the central range, and the southwestward motion of the Bird's Head. The island has significant resources of economic minerals and hydrocarbons.


Hossain K.M.A.,Ryerson University | Mol L.,University of Papua New Guinea
Construction and Building Materials | Year: 2011

Clayey soils are stabilized with various dosages of cement kiln dust, volcanic ash and their combinations. The influence of stabilizers is evaluated through Atterberg limits, standard Proctor compaction, unconfined compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity and California bearing ratio (CBR) tests. The durability properties of 14 stabilized soil mixtures are also investigated by studying the influence of water immersion on strength, water sorptivity and drying shrinkage. Correlations between strength, modulus of elasticity and CBR are also established. Developed stabilized soil mixtures have shown satisfactory strength and durability characteristics and can be used for low-cost construction to build houses and road infrastructures. The use of stabilized soils with locally available soils, volcanic ash and cement kiln dust can provide sustainability to the local construction industry. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Summerhayes G.R.,University of Otago | Leavesley M.,University of Papua New Guinea | Fairbairn A.,University of Queensland | Mandui H.,National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea | And 3 more authors.
Science | Year: 2010

After their emergence by 200,000 years before the present in Africa, modern humans colonized the globe, reaching Australia and New Guinea by 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. Understanding how humans lived and adapted to the range of environments in these areas has been difficult because well-preserved settlements are scarce. Data from the New Guinea Highlands (at an elevation of ∼2000 meters) demonstrate the exploitation of the endemic nut Pandanus and yams in archaeological sites dated to 49,000 to 36,000 years ago, which are among the oldest human sites in this region. The sites also contain stone tools thought to be used to remove trees, which suggests that the early inhabitants cleared forest patches to promote the growth of useful plants.

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