ʻATENISI INSTITUTE

An institute for critical education in the South Pacific

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Relaxing after class

THE UNIVERSITY

The University at ʻAtenisi Institute was established in August 1975 by a special resolution of the institute's Board of Governours. It initially offered a pair of two-year programmes – the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.); the four-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programme was added in 1980.

POSTGRADUATE

Postgraduate studies were begun in 1991 with the Master of Arts (M.A.) programme; the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme was added in 1996.

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The "island", the centre of social contacts at the campus (archival)

ʻAtenisi registration

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Latest news

Aug. 2022 – An Operatic Tribute to Russian Émigrés by 'Atenisi's Talented Diva, 'Atolomake Helu

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Last update: 28 August 2022. Read more in… Russian opera

June 2022 – ‘Atenisi Welcomes New NZ High Commissioner with Seafood Lunch on Campus

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Last update: 28 August 2022. Read more in… NZ High Com visit

Oct. 2021 – Female fortitude: the theme of ʻAtenisi’s graduation before Australia's High Commisioner

missing picture: diannenerachael.jpg Featured speaker Dianne Warner, MBA with guest of honour HE Rachael Moore

Last update: 26 August 2022. Read more in… 2021 graduation

Mar. 2021 – Leading Donor Economist, Saia Faletau, Advises Curriculum Development Component

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Last update: 26 August 2022. Read more in… Faletau on board

OBTAIN A B.A. DEGREE AT ʻATENISI, THEN:

Let ʻAtenisi Guide You Towards An Overseas Ph.D.

Tevita Manuʻatu
TĒVITA MANUʻATU
N.I.U. (2105–2017)
Salis Faivaʻilo
SALISE FAIVAʻILO
Wroclaw (2015–2017)
ʻOkusitino Tae
ʻOKUSITINO TAE
Ryukyus (2015–2016)

In spring 2015, two ʻAtenisi graduates – on the strength of their B.A. degrees – commenced postgraduate study at Northern Illinois University outside of Chicago and the University of Wroclaw in southwestern Poland. A third continued undergraduate study at the University of the Ryukyus on Okinawa, Japan. Using the network established by our late founder, Dr ʻI. Futa Helu, ‘Atenisi negotiated a salaried research assistantship for Tevita Manuʻatu at N.I.U., a fellowship for ʻOkusitino Tae at Ryukyus, and a scholarship for Salise Faivaʻilo at Wroclaw.

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Just before departing Tevita told Taimi ʻo Tonga: “I’ll always feel an obligation to ʻAtenisi. I owe what I now know to its commitment to critical analysis.”

So if you are aiming high, let ʻAtenisi guide your academic career. Current Form 6 or 7 students – and/or their families – are urged to promptly contact the dean at 26763 or e-mail dean@atenisi.edu.to regarding enrolment in February 2017.