Based at the Tonga Campus, the Institute of Education is one of the several institutes established by the University of the South Pacific in 1976.
To be the hub for excellence in Pacific educational research
To assist Pacific countries in achieving quality education by providing them with high quality, relevant research and evidence based innovative advice
Maintaining strong relationships with national ministries, departments of education and local communities
Integrity, that our work is based on valid data, sound advice, and honest reporting
Humility, that in our performance we are continuously learning from others, value the trust given to us by Pacific communities, honour Pacific knowledge, context and aspirations
Innovation, that we strive for authentic, inspirational and sustainable solutions based on Pacific realities
The IOE has close links with the Faculty of Arts and Law, regional education ministries, teacher training colleges and other educational organisations. Over the years, the IOE has strengthened its regional network and involvement in regional projects.