I have great pleasure in presenting before you a unique model of cooperation between the Government, our University and the Industry for the creation of a very relevant Engineering Education Facility, which is only one of its kind in our country, namely, Papua New Guinea(PNG). The paper presents an overview of the processes and mechanisms created to establish a New Department of Mining Engineering at the PNG University of Tech-nology, through active help and assistance provided by the national government and mining companies loca-ted in our country.
The basic mission of universities has not changed since their birth in Europe in the 13th century. Universities have been serving as the centers, where people gather for exchanging and creating new knowledge. Despite this invariable mission of universities, education, especially engineering education, has undergone continuous reform. The present paper intends to crystallize the motivation of past educational reform in engineering education from the viewpoint that the reform reflected the needs of industries in each era. The examples are taken from Japanese experiences. In the same context, the changing industries toward the 21st century suggest us what reforms are needed in the engineering education of tomorrow.