11 Sep 2012

University South Pacific signs with Kyoto University

8:18 pm on 11 September 2012

The University of the South Pacific and Japan's Kyoto University have signed an agreement for co-operation and exchange.

The partnership involves Kyoto's Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies and its Disaster Prevention Research Institute linking with the USP's Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment.

Under the arrangement the institutions will exchange scientific materials, students and academics, undertake joint research.

The Vice Chancellor of the USP, Rajesh Chandra says USP and its member countries will greatly benefit from Kyoto's expertise in areas such as climate change, energy depletion, resource depletion, loss of biodiversity, environmental degradation and disasters.