The Cook Islands advisory committee to the University of the South Pacific council says no date has been set on when construction will begin for a new multi-million dollar Pacific Studies Centre on Rarotonga.
The MOU was signed by the Cook Islands prime minister, Jim Marurai and the University's vice-chancellor, Professor Anthony Tarr.
The chairman of the Cook Islands advisory committee to the USP council, Tevai Matapo, says land for the project has been gifted by landowners in Titikaveka.
And, he says the Cook Islands government has signalled it will assist the project on the financial front.
"If i remember correctly - in the MOU between our government and USP - our government will certainly help source the funding for the project you are looking in the vicinity of maybe four to five million dollars - and so it's quite a major thing."
The chairman of the Cook Islands advisory committee to the University of the South Pacific council, Tevai Matapo.