27 Jun 2008

University of the South Pacific seeks help to meet budget

9:45 am on 27 June 2008

The Suva-based University of the South Pacific intends to ask both the New Zealand and Australian governments to increase their respective contributions to the university.

Incoming Vice-Chancellor, Rajesh Chandra, says the extra funds are needed to meet the 15 percent budget cuts the university faces over the next three years.

"The Australian and New Zealand governments lready make a contribution to what is called the recurrent budget. I think their concern is to see whether the Australian and New Zealand contributions could be bigger than what they are at the moment."