About the School of Huminities


School of Humanities is committed to research, academic and professional excellence. The national demand for human capital development in terms of training teachers and other professionals is met through a wide range of quality educational programs and skilled and experienced staff.

Human capital development is essential to meet the challenging future economy and in particular to address the need for professional and skilled manpower in both private and public sector. Within the framework of vision 2050, the Government of Papua New Guinea seeks to improve human capital development through public-private partnership policy. In line with public-private partnership concept, School of Humanities has formed strategic alliance with Research and Conservation Foundation of Papua New Guinea, JK McCarthy Museum and others to partner in the provision of education. The School in collaboration with the partners offers masters, honours, bachelor and diploma programs in the disciplines of Melanesian perspectives, social and creative media, language, literature, linguistics, geography, planning and development, heritage and culture, environmental science, history, political science, sociology and anthropology, psychology, religious education and personal development, accounting, management, economics, and communication and creative arts. With diversification of humanities programs, efforts are made to improve both quantity and quality of human capital and empower graduates to bring about tangible changes in organisations and communities towards nation building.

The core functions of teaching and learning, research and publication and community service are promoted through academic divisions and research centres within the School.

The academic divisions are:
Division of Language and Literature
Division of Indigenous, Environment and Development Studies
Division of Social Science
Division of Business Studies
Division of Communication and Creative Arts
and Students Learning and Study Support Centre.

The Centre for Melanesian Studies and Centre for Social and Creative Media provide an excellent platform for students, academics and other professionals to create knowledge through research as new contribution to the existing body of knowledge.

The commemoration of University of Goroka’s 20th anniversary gives the School of Humanities an opportunity to reflect on the way it has been planning its activities, channelling its resources and directing its efforts towards human capital development through quality education.

The way forward for the School of Humanities is to embrace on collaboration and partnership to achieve instructional, academic, professional and research aspirations. With consistent collaboration and partnership we can create the future.


Sakaya Botu
Dean - School of Huminities




Contact Details
Executive Officer | School of Humanities | Phone: (+675) 531 1843 | Facsimile: (+675) 532 2620 | Email: fifined@unigoroka.ac.pg