IAS Purpose and Values

IAS Purpose

To improve the lives of Pacific Islanders through training and capacity building, and providing services to foster social and economic development of communities in the Pacific.

IAS Values
  • Professionalism – We embrace professional excellence in all aspects of our operational research, educational and community activities.
  • Sustainability – We hope to continue to create value for all our stakeholders while also promoting the well-being of our employees, our natural environment and the regional community.
  • Respect – We respect the dignity, diversity and individuality of all. This drives our services and operations where differences are respected and valued.
  • Teamwork – We work as a team within the University, with our stakeholders, valuing our varied roles and responsibilities – striving for individual and collective excellence in the services we provide.
  • Innovation – We actively pursue a culture of innovation and encourage collaborative research for creative solutions.
  • Integrity – We express our integrity through objectivity, honesty, ethical practice, and transparent communication.
  • Good Governance – We clearly understand the processes of decision making within the Institute and the implementation of these processes.
  • Empowerment – We empower our staff to reach higher levels of capabilities and productivity.
  • Excellence – We strive for excellence in the quality of the work produced and encourage a culture of learning and creativity to continually enhance service delivery.
  • Service – We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and stakeholders.
  • Benevolence – We demonstrate benevolence through acts of generosity and kindness towards others in all aspects of our operations.
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