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Australian PM pledges $84M support for USP

January 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Scott Morrison at the University of the South Pacific.

The Australian Prime Minister has today pledged $84 million support for the University Of The South Pacific over the next six years.

Scott Morrison made the commitment while giving a key note address at the University this morning.


The Australian Prime Minister [left] with Education Minister Rosy Akbar at USP [middle] [Source: Fijian Government]

Morrison says Australia is proud to be associated with USP over the longer term.

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He says Australia is investing in the young people of our region through the focus of improving the quality of teacher education and education of students at tertiary levels.


[Source: Fijian Government]

The Prime Minister says special focus will be on economics, human resource management and tourism management.

“These resources will enable USP to fulfill its mission to make higher education accessible around the region, by making University more affordable for young Pacific students. It will also enable USP to lead research of the region in the region and showcase Pacific heritage and talent worldwide – like the wonderful performance we have been able to experience in our time here.”

Morrison says this will also promote great linkages between USP and Australia’s tertiary education sector.


[Source: Fijian Government]

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