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University of the South Pacific

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The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier provider of tertiary education across 14 campuses in the Pacific region. USP is an international centre of excellence for teaching, research consulting and training on all aspects of Pacific culture, environment and human resource development needs.

Established in 1968, USP is one of only two universities of its type in the world. It is jointly owned by the governments of 12 member countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa. The University has campuses in all member countries. The main campus, Laucala, is in Fiji. The Alafua Campus in Samoa is where the School of Agriculture and Food Technology is situated, and the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu is the location for the School of Law.

The academic Schools, Institutes and Centres at the University of the South Pacific are organised into three faculties and led by Deans.

These are: the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education; the Faculty of Business and Economics; and the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment. Each faculty comprises of a number of schools which offer a wide range of academic programmes and courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University also offers programmes through distance and flexible learning in a variety of modes and technologies.

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1 Mar 2010

The contribution of tourism to the economic growth of Pacific Island countries (PICs) has achieved significance in the past decade. The shift in the economic policies of the PICs from the late 1980s has been decisively away from import substitution and agriculture to urban-based manufacturing...

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