About Us

The Cook Islands Centre for Research (CICR) is a joint venture between the Cook Islands Government and the University of the South Pacific. The newly launched Centre, based at the USP Campus in Avarua, aims to be the premier place of research in the Cook Islands.

What will the Centre do?

  • Train graduate and postgraduate researchers in all fields for Masters and Doctorate study
  • Teach research methods through a Pacific, and in particular a Cook Islands, perspective
  • Carry out funded research
  • Facilitate research for government departments and non-government organizations
  • Host the Ron Crocombe and Don Marshall Archives
  • Hold seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Host visiting scholars and PhD students from around the world
  • Publish articles, books and reports
  • Ensure that research findings are widely distributed

Can we help you?

If you’re thinking about doing postgraduate studies and have an idea for a thesis or research project contact Professor Heather Worth, Research Coordinator:

P: +68272320

E: heather.worth@usp.ac.fj