ʻATENISI INSTITUTE

An institute for critical education in the South Pacific

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Construction of science laboratory (2010)

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

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

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

Last update: 18 October 2021. Read more in… 2021 graduation

July 2021 – HRH Princess Pilolevu attends opera concert by ʻAtenisi's veteran diva ʻAtolomake Helu

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Last update: 24 July 2021. Read more in… opera concert

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

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Last update: 03 April 2021. Read more in… Faletau on board

Aug. 2020 – After receiving M.A., dux graduate Tevita Manu'atu co-teaches psychological thought

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Last update: 02 September 2020. Read more in… Graduate return

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.