The construction of the University of the South Pacific's campus in Solomon Islands is waiting on a decision on an anchor programme for the facility.
The USP's other offshore campuses with regional anchor programs include the law school in Vanuatu and agriculture in Samoa.
The USP's vice chancellor, Rajesh Chandra was in Solomon Islands last week presenting a report to the Solomons government.
He says he is pleased with the level of government support for the project with all parties aiming for a 2018 opening to coincide with the USP's 50th anniversary celebrations.
"There is a long road ahead and the idea is that all of these efforts working together synergistically will raise both the access, the quality and the relevance of programmes being offered in Solomon Islands."
The USPs Vice Chancellor, Rajesh Chandra.