Universite Publique - Sud Au Cayes

Universite Publique du Sud Au Cayes or Public University of South Cayes, popularly known as UPSAC was founded by the Haitian government in the year 1999. It was an act of decentralizing Haiti's public higher education. Thus, the mission of Universite Publique du Sud Au Cayes is to train researchers, entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in Department of the South. As of date, the university or UPSAC has nearly 1,500 students who are spread across three different sectors that include legal sciences, administrative sciences and education sciences.


These localized formation provinces are keenly supported by the Republic of Haiti's Directorate of Higher Education so that higher education can be made accessible to the majority of the graduates while the congestion in the faculties at Port-au-Prince can be reduced. The Universite Publique du Sud Au Cayes is the member of Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie network and the UPSAC is supposed to be equipped by the PENDHA (Education Plan Digital Remote for Higher Education and Research in Haiti) project, a digital space for better educational facilities.

UPSAC signed an agreement with GIP UNJF (The Digital University Legal Francophone), which as a part of reconstruction support for education after 2010 earthquake, will grant UPSAC access to the digital resources of UNJF. This is turn will help in teaching Bachelor of Law students in the institution. The Digital University Legal Francophone who has offered this help is actually a one of the major Thematic Digital Universities which is supported by the State Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

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