Tertiary education in the Marshall Islands could be strengthened by a new partnership between the University of the South Pacific and the College of Marshall Islands.
A memorandum of understanding was signed on Friday in Majuro by the university's president and vice chancellor professor Rajesh Chandra and the president of the college Dr Theresa Koroivulaono.
Under the agreement the two institutions will work together, over the next three years to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics based learning in public and private schools.
They will also look at linking up their online networks and developing capacity for online education particularly in the maritime sector and work to avoid the duplication of courses and programmes to maximise higher education opportunities in the Republic of Marshall Islands.
Last week the USP also opened a new campus in the Marshalls.