Message from Research Office

Research and innovation are important for Fiji’s economic growth and national development. Fiji National University (FNU), Fiji’s own university, is an institution of influence fostering a research community defined by global connectedness and networks with national and international research peers. FNU supports research in a broad range of areas relevant to Fiji in partnership with the government and industries for the transformation of our societies and economy.

The focus of our research at FNU is applied research, addressing issues pertinent to national development. Research priority areas for FNU include:


  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
  • Science, Engineering and Climate Change
  • Education, Social Science, Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Economics

We offer PhD and Masters by Research programmes that are of international standards, meeting the requirements of Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) UK, Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). These programmes are structured for timely completions, entail research preparatory courses and three milestones for monitoring progress and fostering excellence.

We endeavour to provide an environment supportive of research to our reserachers and collaborative research partners (Monash University, University of Queensland, University of New South Wales, Deakin University, University of Maryland, Otago University, World Health Organisation, United Nations, South Pacific Commission, our Ministries of Health & Medical Services, Education Heritage & Arts, Agriculture, and Forestry), and to our research students.

We welcome new partnerships and research sponsorship (funded projects and PhD scholarships) from our local industries, government and new international partners for research that will foster innovation and benefit Fiji and the region.