University of the South Pacific, NZ govt ink new 10-year deal | RNZ News
1:52 pm on 19 April 2023
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has received a multi-million dollar funding boost after the regional institution signed up to a new multi-year partnership with the New Zealand government.
The 10-year deal, which will see Aotearoa contribute $35.8 million to USP’s core funding for the first five years, was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni in Suva on Wednesday.
The partnership is expected to support USP’s long-term planning and stability as it tries to bounce back from a challenging period after the former Fijian administration cut off its financial contribution to the university.
“USP has been and continues to be a bedrock for regionalism and an institution that needs to be strengthened for its long-term sustainability,” USP’s Vice Chancellor and President Pal Ahluwalia said.
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