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The University of the South Pacific is committed to being the foremost research university in the Pacific Island Region and meeting the needs and aspirations of Pacific Island communities.
The University’s research mission is to conduct theoretical, applied and comparative research to assist Pacific Island peoples meet their needs and aspirations and, at the same time, achieve international recognition in those areas that reflect the University’s unique geographical location and multicultural contexts.
Under the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), the Research Office is a unit within the University dedicated to meeting the need for coordination of research effort, and support for research-active staff and students.
The University is committed to winning national and international recognition as the primary research institution in the Pacific Islands region, undertaking research that recognizes the uniqueness of Pacific Island environments and society and which will assist the social, cultural and economic advancement of the countries and peoples of this region.
The Research Culture at the university is focused on these key areas while at the same time is moving towards broader research priorities. The University is committed to achieving excellence in research.

Contact details:

Professor Gurmeet Singh
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation

Laucala Bay Road
Fiji Islands

Tel: +679 323 1386