ʻATENISI INSTITUTE

An institute for critical education in the South Pacific

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Meʻetuʻupaki (2009)

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. 2017 - Quality, not Numbers, Define Prestige

Moala's Insightful Address at Institute's 50th Anniversary

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Last update: 08 November 2017. Read more in… 50th anniv. celebration

Sept. 2017 – "It's the Economy!" Insists Veteran Publisher of Matangi Tonga at Annual Perkins Talk

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Last update: 05 November 2017. Read more in… Fonua on Tongan politics

Aug. 2017 – IC Campbell Enlivens Tongan History

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Last update: 05 November 2017. Read more in… Campbell lectures history

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

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Last update: 05 November 2017. Read more in… Ratuva IFH 3rd

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.