University of the South Pacific (USP)

Université du Pacifique Sud

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1967 Suva Fiji


1967, Suva (Fiji), by Royal Charter, following consultations by the 'Interim Council of the University of the South Pacific' with governments in the Pacific region (Cook Is, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Is, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Is, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu).


Serve the needs of governments in the Pacific by providing education and training, research and consultancy services geared to regional needs.


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Council, comprising Pro-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 3 Pro Vice-Chancellors, 28 appointed members; one appointed by Privy Council, 4 appointed by Senate, 2 appointed by Statute 11 (1) (b) (xv), 3 elected by the Court of Convocation, 2 elected by academic staff, 4 elected by students associations and 2 co-opted members. In attendance: 4 Deans; Director Finance; Director Planning and Development. Senate, comprising (all ex-officio) Vice-Chancellor (Chair), Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Deans, USP Professors, University Librarian and Appointed Members. Officers: Chancellor; Pro-Chancellor; Vice-Chancellor; Deputy Vice-Chancellor; 3 Pro-Chancellors; Registrar. Council Committees (6): Audit; Finance and General Purpose; Tender Board; Budget and Strategic Planning; Staff Policy; Staff Conduct. Committees of the Senate (10): Academic Standards and Quality; Faculty Boards of Studies; Distance and Flexible Learning; Library Advisory; Student Development; Campus Directors Conference; University Open Day Organizing; MBA Advisory Board; MSP Advisory; University Research. Joint Committees of Council and Senate (4): Appointments; Honorary Degrees; Staff Review; Students Discipline Appeals. Campuses (14): Alufa, Apia (Samoa); Cook Islands, Ratoronga (Cook Is); Kiribati, Tarawa (Kiribati); Niue, Alofi (Niue); Tonga, Nuku'alofa (Tonga); Emalus, Port Vila (Vanuatu); Labasa (Fiji); Marshall Islands, Majuro (Marshall Is); Solomon Islands, Honiara (Solomon Is); Tuvalu, Funafuti (Tuvalu); Laucala, Suva (Fiji); Lautoka (Fiji); Nauru; Tokelau, Alafua (Tokelau).


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