Pacific Peoples Research Skills Symposium


In response to member nation requests, USP embarked on an endeavour to lift the research capacity of the people of the Pacific. Consequently major curriculum changes included the explicit development and assessment of research skills from the first year of study and flowing through to all subsequent years.

Now six years into this initiative, this symposium provided a forum to learn about:

  • Institution-wide outcomes for this initiative
  • Case studies of practice using the Research Skills Development (RSD) framework
  • Other universities approaches to building research capacity of students

The two day symposium provided:

  • Institutional-level drivers and approach at USP
  • RSD implementation at USP
  • RSD intersections of research and teaching
  • USP showcase: stories of Pacific peoples’ research skills
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