We cultivate close relations with industry through the Lae Chamber of Commerce and Industry, through the corporate sponsors of our students, and we include industry representative in our departmental industrial advisory committees. It is through our close relation with all stakeholders in the industrial heartland of PNG that we manage to run the Rainforest Habitat (RFH), one of the prime tourist attractions in Lae, where visitors can see all iconic species of PNG. The Rainforest Habitat is also a place staff and students like to visit, and where visiting researchers are hosted in our lodges. We also allow companies to participate in our industrial advisory committees and sponsor our students, so that they can take the first pick amongst our graduates. Our Industrial Placement Programme with our partners is designed to give students support, development opportunities and maximum exposure to the corporate environment. This means students can get involved in what's at the very heart of the business and make a real difference right from the start. Success during the placement year can even lead to a full time job after graduation.

Below are the Industrial Relations maintained by our Academic Departments in Unitech.

Department of Agriculture

The National and international organisations and Universities working with the Department of Agriculture through MOUs and MOAs are as Follows:

National organisations

International organisations and Universities

Cocoa Coconut Institute (CCI)  Asia Pacific Association for Agriculture Research Institute (APAARI), Bankok
Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC)

Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia (CSU)

East Sepik Provincial Government (ESPG)

Hassanuddin University,Indonesia

Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA) Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),Netherlands
Gayobala Agriculture Training Centre (GATC) National Research Institute, University of Greenwich, England
Institute of Medical Research (MRI) South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Ministry of Reformation for Christian Networking (MRCN), Tsak Valley, Enga Province Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), India
National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) University of South Pacific (USP), Fiji
National Analytical and Testing Services Limited (NATSL) Canberra University, Australia
New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) Curtin University, Australia
Oil Palm Research Association (OPRA)  
Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML)  
Trukai Industries Limited  
Niugini Strategic Services Ltd  

Department of Communication and Development Studies

Industrial Partner

Sponsor / Recruitment

Training, Facilities/Equipment, Community Outreach

Lae District Administration
Mr Robin Calistus – CEO
675 72400212
rcalistus@yahoo.com

Sponsored field attachments 4th yr students since 2015

Industrial Training and Field Experience in Ward Planning and Community Profiling.
Organize workstations including desktops for students to use during field attachments
Organize and participate in community awareness activities.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in community research.

Femili PNG
Daisy - 675 72746258
ceo@femilipng.org.pg

Sponsored field attachments to 9 students this year (2016)

Industrial Training and Field Experience in Developing Methodology for Household Surveys and using GIS Technologies in Household Surveys.
Provided logistical support and meals during w/shop training sessions. Will also donate several GPSs to CDS after the survey.
Community and Household Surveys on socio-economic impacts.
Signed Contract With Australia National University (ANU) as co-researchers.

PNG Women in Agriculture
Maria Linibi 
675 72765001
maria.linibi@nari.org.pg

Recruited 2 female graduates-Sponsored field attachments for 4th yr students since 2013.

Industrial Training and Field Experience in carrying out market surveys and Writing Project and Funding Proposals.
Organize workstations including desktops for students to use during field attachments
Market surveys.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in socio-economic research.

ExxonMobil
Sisa Kini
675 71906473
sisa.kini@exxonmobil.com

Sponsored field attachment for a 4th yr student this year (2016)

Industrial Training and Field Experience in community Liaising, Environment Impact Studies and Community Project Assessments.
Organize workstations including desktops for students to use during field attachments
Organize and participate in community awareness activities.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in social and environmental impact studies.

New Ireland Provincial Government
Evelyn Muap
675 7172 1129
muap.ejoy@gmail.com
MuapE@nipadmin.gov.pg

Sponsored field attachment for a 4th yr student this year (2016)

Industrial Training and Field Experience in Community surveys & Profiling and Projects Assessments.
Organize workstations including desktops for students to use during field attachments.
Organize and participate in community awareness activities.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in community research.

Department of Environment & Conservation
Jude Tukuliya
jtukuliya@dec.gov.pg

Given field attachment to 1 student this year (2016)

Industrial Training and Field Experience in Environmental Impact Studies and Conservation Project Surveys.
Organize workstations including desktops for students to use during field attachments.
Organize and participate in community awareness activities.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in environmental impact studies as well as conservation efforts

PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum – Community Affairs
Ms Debbie KARO
wim2@pngchamberminpet.com.pg

Recruited 1 graduate now working with them

Student participation in workshops held annually on developments in the extractive industry.
Provide information pamphlets, brochures, etc. about developments in the mining sector.
Research and Present discussion papers on community issues.
Has established a working relationship to provide expertise in social and environmental impact studies.

MDG/SDG- Department of National Planning and Monitoring
Wilson Gusamo wilson_gusamo@planning.gov.pg

Sponsoring the teaching of the course on SDG as a subject in C4D program

Has held Training W/shops for CDS dept staff & students to track & compile development indicators.
Provided technical software for MDG/SDG data analysis.
Organize and participate in community awareness activities.
Agreed to offer a subject on MDG/SDG to advance capacity towards achieving the goals.

Dept of Civil engineering

The only partner that Dept of Civil engineering have some sort of MOU with, through the University, is CRI ( China Railway International), contractors on the Lae-Nadzab Highway. Their Testing Laboratory is connected to our Laboratory for accreditation and testing of road construction materials.

Department of Forestry

PNG Forest Research Institute PNG Forest Authority PNG Tree Kangaroo Project PNG Forest Products Bishop Museum (Honolulu, USA)

Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering Students is linked to industry in various ways:

Industrial Advisory Panel

Name

Institution

Role

Mr. Joseph Basse

PNG Power

Advisory /Consultation in curriculum design and revision

Mr. Wesley Pialkolos

PNG Power

Advisory /Consultation in curriculum design and revision

Mr. Peter Rarai

Telikom PNG

Advisory /Consultation in curriculum design and revision

Mr. Michael Maima

Telikom PNG

Advisory /Consultation in curriculum design and revision

Mr. Tony Morisause

PNG Data Co. Ltd.

Advisory /Consultation in curriculum design and revision

Support in Final Year Student Projects

Institution

Role

National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NICTA) PNG

Project topics, External Supervision and Assessment of final year student projects.

Technical Training (1 week) for Final Year Communication Engineering students  

Institution

Role

Huawei Technologies (PNG)

Sponsor (Airfare and Accommodation) and Training

Sponsoring External Examiner’s Visit

Institution

Role

ExxonMobil

Sponsoring the visit of the external examiners from overseas

Sponsoring Laboratory Development

Institution

Role

PNG Power

Financially sponsored for laboratory development