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Welcome to DHERST

Our Department is the government agency responsible for coordinating higher and technical education and research, science and technology in Papua New Guinea. We work in collaboration with a range of Government agencies and other partners to provide the advanced skills, knowledge and innovation required for PNG’s sustainable social, economic and environmental development.

Vision: A vibrant higher and technical education system that is innovative in responding to an sustaining national development aspirations in the age of knowledge economy.

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

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Apply Online - A better and secure way to seek further studies.


We are here to facilitate a pathway for you after secondary school. As a Grade 12 School Leaver, you can now apply online for studies. This method is safe, secure, efficient, and most importantly maximises your opportunities for further studies.

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Access to Education

Education for all citizens is inline with the country’s National Goals & Directive Principles for Integral Human Development
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Quality and Excellence in Studies

Set quality Standards in all higher education institutions to promote a culture of academic excellence.
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Completion of Studies

Provide pathway opportunities to learners and ensure that graduates qualifications are internationally recognized.