The University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Business and Public Policy is the other key education partner of the Precinct. It strives to create public sector leaders through the pursuit of excellence in learning, discovery, and impact for both Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Region.
The School has positioned itself as one of the leading business schools in Papua New Guinea and an emerging institution in the Asia-Pacific Region. Its vision is for business and public policy that drive sustainable growth in Papua New Guinea.
UPNG SBPP is committed to the values in the National Public Service’s Ethics and Values-Based Executive Leadership and Management Capability Framework, and the Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Policy.
The Precinct is supporting the School of Business to become a regional centre of excellence in the important governance disciplines of economics and public policy, providing direct benefits to students and building the capacity of faculty members.
It has continued the partnership between UPNG and the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. This partnership is supporting the school to become a research hub, enabling academics and students to contribute to the nation’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities it faces.
Australian National University academics live in Port Moresby and are part of the UPNG SBPP. They teach economics and public policy subjects to hundreds of undergraduate students each year, and assist with curricula design, capacity development and research agendas.