PNG UNRE has developed from the Vudal Agricultural College, which was first established in 1965 as a male only college, with the first female students admitted ten years later. The college became the University of Vudal in 1997. The name was changed to PNG-UNRE in 2009 to signal the start of the process to become a multidiscipline University. The University currently offers undergraduate courses with a Diploma, Higher Diploma, Degree, and Honours Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Resources, Sustainable Tropical Forestry, Sustainable Livestock Production and Sustainable International Tourism. The University also offers a Graduate Certificate and Master’s Degree in Management Studies.