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Welcome to USP Cook Islands Campus

Over the past 42 years, thousands of Cook Islanders have enrolled in USP courses and many have gained qualifications at certificate, diploma, degree and postgraduate degree levels. Of a total resident Cook Islands population of just over 7000 adults, over 500 hold undergraduate or postgraduate degrees from the University, while another 75 have achieved post graduate qualifications from other institutions with the assistance of USP Cook Islands.


The USP Cook Islands centre was officially established in 1975 under the directorship of Mr. Neville Pearson and housed at the Public Health building in Tupapa, Rarotonga. At this time the Centre was linked to the main USP campus at Laucala using the Peacesat satellite service.

The current campus buildings were opened at Takamoa in 1979 and extended in 2012.

At the end of 1981, Mr. John Herrmann assumed the position of Director, holding the post for the following 21 years. The present Director, Mr. Rod Dixon assumed duties in August 2002.


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