Welcome to The University of the South Pacific (USP)

Message from the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia

It’s a pleasure to welcome you all to the University of the South Pacific’s website, featuring the premier institution of higher learning for our region!

We are excited to present to you a wealth of information of what we have to offer.

USP was founded in 1968, it is one of regional universities of the world. Our vision of “Shaping Pacific Futures” is guided by our Pacific Values of inclusive family, participatory and open dialogue.
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Our People, Our Stories

The “Our People, Our Stories” campaign seeks to celebrate the diverse achievements …




Research at USP

The University as a premier institution of higher education and research in the Pacific Islands region, is committed to building on a dynamic research culture that empowers our staff and students, finds the solution to the problems, creates new knowledge across a broad array of disciplines, and helps to bring positive change leading to innovative, cohesive, resilient and sustainable communities in this region.

Our community

Study at USP

USP is the premier regional university and has a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Our commitment is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and values for a successful future career.

On campus

Experience our excellent facilities, diverse and exciting campus life. Services provided are in the areas of careers and entrepreneurship, disability health, counselling, campus activities, campus engagement, orientation, first year experience and sports.

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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity and challenges to serve the region’s need for high quality tertiary education, research and policy.  Apart from being a tertiary institution, it also serves as an organisation of regional cooperation and integration.

Our partners

USP has fostered and continues to forge strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders including development partners, regional organizations, other higher education providers across the globe and international institutions to ably support the delivery of the University’s its key mandate on facilitating quality learning, research, regional integration and capacity building.

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