Who We Are
FNU is a young university, with deep roots that reach back to the 19th Century. Although the university was only formed in 2010, its constituent colleges date back to 1885, when Suva Medical School was established. Today FNU is a ‘dual sector’ university, offering technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education, from certificates to doctorates. With six campuses in Suva, and one each in Nadi, Lautoka, Ba and Labasa, plus a number of smaller training centres, FNU provides students access to tertiary education nationwide. Uniquely, FNU is also home to the National Training and Productivity Centre which provides industry trainings and Fiji Maritime Academy which trains the nation’s ship captains and navigators.
FNU has a clear vision to provide education and training which is aimed at employability – either to ensure that new graduates are highly employable, or to assist those already in work to advance their careers. All our colleges have strong vocational roots. FNU trains the nation’s doctors, dentists and nurses, its accountants and managers, its teachers, its engineers and technicians, its veterinarians and agronomists. It is vital that, as the country’s national university, FNU’s programmes are co-designed with employers to meet their needs and underpinned by relevant, applied research which aligns with our national priorities.