Pacific regionalism and higher education

Crawford School of Public Policy | Development Policy Centre

Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 08 March 2016


Barton Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor, The University of the South Pacific.


Macarena Rojas
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The University of the South Pacific (USP) has a multi-faceted role in the Pacific region. Besides its core function as a provider of tertiary higher education and research in the region, it also plays a significant function as a regional organisation.

In this talk, Professor Rajesh Chandra discussed how the University engages within the broader regional framework and how it serves the Pacific through higher education, research, and regional integration joint-efforts with other regional agencies. Professor Chandra also discussed the new Framework for Pacific Regionalism and how USP is engaged in its implementation.

Professor Rajesh Chandra has been Vice-Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) since August 2008. He has served USP for close to 30 years, holding a number senior positions including Acting Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director of Planning and Development.

This public lecture was presented by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy in partnership with The ANU Pacific Institute and The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.

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