Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pacific Adventist University

Pacific Adventist University or PAU in short is one of the leading universities in Papua New Guinea. It is situated 14 mile out of Port Moresby along the Sogeri Road.
It is a multicultural campus with students coming from across the pacific as far as Cook Is, Fiji, Tahiti, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and even the Philippines and Malaysia. In the past there were some students from China, Pakistan and Australia.

The campus is tucked away near the foothills of Mt Eriama. It is a well kept campus with beautiful and breath taking scenery, with three man made lakes teeming with fishes, amphibians and birds. It is a declared bird sanctuary in the country which attracts many tourists yearly. The smallest duck and frog-mouths bird are amongst those attraction that lure bird watchers from abroad.

Beauty and tranquility are not only the reasons that attract visitors to the campus but security and friendliness of residents of the campus also play a vital role.
Amongst those changes that are taking place at the university is the upgrading of the IT facilities to broadband through PNGARNET. A new administration block was completed last year by Home Guard construction and is now occupied by the administration. The library which used to accommodate the administration block is now fully delegated to library purpose.
A new agency for publishing arm of the SDA mission has been completed at the campus. this will cater for all Colportuer's needs in the local mission field.
PAU is a developing university that is yet to see more changes in the near future. Many development projects are in the pipe line.