The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology is established under the Higher Education (General Provisions) Act 2014 and is the government agency responsible for facilitating higher and technical education and research, science and technology developments in Papua New Guinea. The Department works in collaboration with a range of other Government agencies and partners to enable the provision of advanced skills, knowledge and innovation required for PNG’s sustainable social, economic and environmental development.

Vision: To facilitate developments in the Papua New Guinea Higher and Technical Education sector for economic, social growth and nation building.

Mission:To provide the best policy direction and support systems to enhance the quality, access and relevance of higher and technical education and research for Papua New Guinea by 2017.

Minister’s 42nd Independence Message

As the Minister for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in the recently formed O’Neill-Abel Government, it is with great honour on behalf of the Higher and Technical Education Sector, stakeholders – the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) which include Universities,

National Register of Institutions

The following universities and colleges are registered with the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST).   UNIVERSITIES 1 University of Papua New Guinea 2 PNG University of Technology 3 University of Goroka 4 University of Natural Resources

Higher and Technical Education Plan

The National Higher and Technical Education Plan (NHTEP) 2015-2024 is a home grown sector-wide plan that maps the best ways forward over the next ten years for Papua New Guinea’s higher and technical education (H&TE). Vision  To provide the higher