ʻATENISI INSTITUTE

An institute for critical education in the South Pacific

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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)

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Latest news

May 2017 – Former MP Recognised for Defending LGBT Rights, Founding Tonga Leitis Association

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Last update: 01 June 2017. Read more in… Foliaki award

Apr. 2017 – Ratuva Delivers 3rd Annual ‘IFH Lecture

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Last update: 29 May 2017. Read more in… Ratuva IFH 3rd

Apr. 2017 – Tongan-Kiwi artist reinvents lalava as language of traditional Polynesian wisdom

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Last update: 29 May 2017. Read more in… Tohi workshop

Mar. 2017 – Equivalent to U. Auckland … Again

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Last update: 26 May 2017. Read more in… U. Auckland equivalency

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.