After 50 years as the premier university of the Pacific islands region, the University of the South Pacific (USP) has achieved much and is now one of the most successful regional organisations. This panel will briefly consider USP’s leading achievements, and then critically reflect on what the future holds and how the institution can maximise its value to the region. It promises to be a lively and insightful look not only at USP’s future, but possible future pathways for tertiary education in the South Pacific. The panel will be chaired by one of USP’s highly respected academics, A/Prof Sandra Tarte (Head of the School of Government, Development and International Affairs) and draw on the considerable wisdom of leading USP academics.
Chair: Sandra Tarte, Head of the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, USP
Speakers: Glenn Finau, PhD Candidate, School of Business, USP
Stewart Firth, Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU
Joeli Veitayaki, Head of the School of Marine Studies, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, USP