USP Graduate Attributes

USP Graduate Attributes

The University of the South Pacific’s academic programmes will foster the following attributes in all graduates:

Academic Excellence

  • Extensive knowledge of and relevant skills in a particular discipline or professional area;
  • Capacity for independent critical thinking and self-directed, life-long learning;
  • Advanced information and communication technology knowledge and skills;
  • Research skills.

Intellectual curiosity and integrity

  • Deep respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship;
  • Intellectual curiosity and creativity,openness to new ideas;
  • Commitment to inter-disciplinary understanding and skills;
  • Respect for the principles, values and ethics of a chosen profession.

Capacity for leadership and working with others

  • Effective interpersonal communications skills;
  • Leadership, organisational, teamwork and time management abilities;
  • Personal maturity and self-confidence.

Appreciation of the cultures of the Pacific Islands

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the unity and diversity of Pacific island cultures;
  • Understanding of the diverse economies and environments of the Pacific Islands;
  • Commitment to the maintenance and strengthening of the societies of the Pacific.

Cross-cultural competencies

  • Understanding and appreciation of social, cultural, and linguistic diversity;
  • Respect for human rights and dignity in a global context;
  • Commitment to accountability, ethical practice and social responsibility;
  • Demonstrated oral and written proficiency in the English language.