The University of the South Pacific

Shaping Pacific futures


The University of the South Pacific (USP), founded in 1968, is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social, and economic diversity and challenges to serve the region’s need for high quality tertiary education, research, and policy.  Apart from being a tertiary institution, it also serves as an organisation of regional cooperation and integration.

USP is a regional university, jointly owned and governed by twelve (12) Member Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The University has campuses in all Member Countries, with Fiji having three (3) Campuses.

USP is a leader in the implementation of OER in the Pacific. The university approved an Open Educational Resources (OER) policy in 2017 prioritising OER in the design and development of teaching, learning, and reference material.  As a regional university, flexible and online learning is core to the delivery of courses at USP.

Partnership with the OERu international network will widen opportunities for integration of OER-enabled resources at USP and foster opportunities to provide leadership in the adoption of the UNESCO OER Recommendation in the Pacific.