Strategic Partnerships, Advancement & Communications (SPAC)



Japan has been a generous and long-standing partner of the University in serving the Pacific region, mainly in the areas of ICT, marine, agriculture and research. The Government of Japan continues to support the University in the form of providing technical assistance in the areas of marine resources, ICT and other specific research thematic areas whereby the assistance of key experts under these different areas are funded under the JICA programme and  these experts are seconded to the University for a period of one year. 

Japan funded the construction of the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre and the Japan-Pacific Multi-Purpose Lecture Theatre at USP, which is the facility that houses the state-of-the-art laboratories for students and staff of the University. These facilities are essential in hosting conferences and exhibitions at the regional level in collaboration with development partners and the regional and international organisations. 

Key initiatives of the University supported by Japan include:

  1. ICT for Human Development and Human Security;
  2. USPNet 2000 Funding model;
  3. Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund; 
  4. Upgrading of Sustainable Agriculture in Gau Island Project;
  5. Ku-band Deployment;
  6. KIZUNA Project;
  7. Japan-Pacific Youth Exchange Project;
  8. Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Projects for 2015 and 2016.

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