University of the South Pacific
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|Location||Suva, Fiji (main campus)|
The University of the South Pacific, or USP (French: Université du Pacifique Sud; Bislama: Universiti Blong Saot Pasifik) is an intergovernmental organisation and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. It is an international centre for teaching and research on Pacific culture and environment. USP's academic programmes are recognised worldwide, attracting students and staff from throughout the Pacific region and internationally.
The British colonial link and the establishment of the University of the South Pacific in 1968 allowed the education system to follow suit from the qualification system of the Commonwealth of Nations. The University of the South Pacific is the only university in Oceania region to be internationally recognised outside of Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Guam, with its bachelor's and other awards programme.
Courses and programmes
- Science and Environmental Management
- Geospatial Science
- Computing and Information Systems
- Accounting and Economics
- Law and Politics
- Banking and Finance
- Public Administration and Management
- Land management
- Counselling and Social Services and others.
USP's main campus, called Laucala, is located in Fiji. The Alafua Campus in Samoa hosts the School of Agriculture and Food Technology, and the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu is the location for the School of Law. In addition, USP operates 11 regional centres based in Pacific islands countries. The entire region served by USP covers 33 million km2 of the Pacific ocean, an area more than three times the size of Europe. In contrast, the total land mass of territories served corresponds to the area of Denmark. Populations of member countries vary from Tokelau with 1,500 people to Fiji with more than 900,000 people. The total population of the region is about 1.3 million.
|USP Cook Islands||Rarotonga||Cook Islands|
|USP Marshall Islands||Majuro||Marshall Islands|
|USP Solomon Islands||Honiara||Solomon Islands|
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