About UOG


To transform lives, organizations and communities in the Pacific and beyond; through its wide range of quality educational programs, highly skilled and experienced staff and inspirational graduates.


To be Papua New Guinea's leading University committed to the development of a climate of excellence, recognized as a source of innovation in teaching and learning and to lead the region of research, scholarship and community development towards nation building.

Core Values

We believe in:

1.1 Providing education that is accessible, equitable and empowering for all.
1.2 Promoting excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and community service.
1.3 Sustaining and promoting diverse Pacific cultural heritage.
1.4 Forging collaborations and partnerships with other institutions and organizations in the region beyond.
1.5 Producing creative and dynamic agents of constructive change.
1.6 Regcognizing competent and competitive staff from within and abroad.
1.7 Upholding harmonies relationships between and among all sectors of the community.
1.8 Promoting gender equity, equal opportunity and universal Human Rights.
1.9 Practicing principles of good governance, accountability and transparency.
1.10 Upholding Christian principles.

Strategic Plan 2013 - 2017

The University of Goroka Strategic Plan is founded on key plans propagated at the institution itself, government and higher education, as follows:

2.1 UOG Council Review Committee also known as Kuman Committee Report 2013;
2.2 UOG Review of Contingency Model of Teacher Education Course Program, 2005;
2.3 UOG Strategic Plan 2005 - 2010 also called Onagi Committee Report 2005;
2.4 Secondary Teacher Education Development Programme 2008 - 2020
2.5 UOG Corporate Plan 2008 - 2012
2.6 UOG Restructure Report 2011
2.7 PNG Vision 2050
2.8 PNG Development Strategic Plan 2010 - 2030
2.9 PNG Medium Term Development Plan 2011 - 2015
2.10 PNG Medium Term Development Strategy: 2005 - 2019 and the UN Millennium Goals.
2.11 Higher Education Plan II
2.12 PNG White Paper on Higher Education Research, Science and Technology, Enterprise and Education, Volume I;
2.13 PNG National Higher Education Plan II, 2000 - 2004 Volume II; PNG National Higher Education Plan: 2005 - 2015;
2.14 PNG National Education Plan: 2005 - 2014;

The UOG Strategic Plan also embraces the five (5) National Goals and Directive Principles enshrined in the Constitution, as guiding principles of the Plan:

I. Integral Human Development
II. Equality and Participation
III. National Sovereignty and Sel Reliance
IV. Natural Resources, Resource Creation and Environment, and
V. Papua New Guinea Ways.

The University of Goroka through its restructure and Strategic Plan wish to embrace, align and endeavour to implement the integrated vision, mission and core values in sharing the same meaning of change resulting in achieving common desired outcomes.