FIJI National University and the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have signed a memorandum of understanding which hopes to enhance both institutions.
FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said the signing would provide new educational opportunities for both institutions.
FNU director of Planning and Development Michael Gregory said SINU had been established in a similar model to FNU as both were mixed institutions with both technical and higher education. He said the two universities could offer many things in partnership.
He added a similar collaboration had been arranged with the Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT) earlier this week.
"What we're going to be doing is linking with very similar institutions to us, and working in partnership with them to help the development of the Pacific more broadly. We are not a university but we do have a regional ethos," Mr Gregory said.
SINU pro-chancellor Sir Nathaniel Maena said the signing was an historic moment.
"We are here for this moment to write history with the signing of an MOU between the two universities which should wrap up our hope and aspirations as a new university in the region," he said.
The MOU is a five-year arrangement which, among other things, will see the exchange of students, joint research projects, exchange of academic materials and the exchange of visiting research scholars.