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(left) H.E Amena Yauvoli, Director General of MSG with Professor Pal Ahluwalia, President and Vice- Chancellor of USP at a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing on October 15.



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USP and MSG sign MOU - 17 Oct 2019 08:56:50 am
The University of the South (USP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat on October 15, 2019 to foster mutual  relationship through cooperation in areas of common interest. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice- Chancellor and President (VCP) of USP welcomed  H.E Amena Yauvoli, Director General of MSG and the delegation to the USP Laucala Campus. He said that the signing of the MOU is moving the cooperation to another level.  “The signing signals the commitment of USP and MSG to deepen our relationship and it represents a step in the building of a ... More »


USP hosts China-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seminar - 16 Oct 2019 03:38:59 pm
A China-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seminar was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 15 October 2019. The two guest speakers were Beijing Foreign Studies University’s Professor Lucy Niu from its Research Centre for Pacific Studies and Mr Samuela Savou, Director/Consultant of Nalele Consulting, former Trade Commissioner (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat) and Director of Communications at the Beijing City International School. In her presentation, Professor Niu stated that the China-Fiji diplomatic relationship was established in 1975... More »


USP Solomons holds successful debate - 15 Oct 2019 05:14:45 pm
Approximately 400 students and staff members of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Campus gathered for a pioneering debate competition which was won by the School of Management on 25 September 2019. The Student Learning Support (SLS) funded and organised this event with the debate topic: ‘Is Federal Government System a future for Solomon Islands?’ proposed in alignment with the current political situation. Debaters from the School of Management affirmatively argued on the proposition against their strong opposition from School ... More »


USP launches National Anthem in Fiji Sign Language - 11 Oct 2019 03:33:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) in collaboration with the Fiji Association of the Deaf and Deaf Consultancy Pacific launched two videos, “Deaf Awareness: Fiji National Anthem in Fiji Sign Language” and “Intersectionality: Unique Lives with Diverse Identities”  at the Laucala Campus on 8 October 2019. In her keynote address, Dr Kedrayate stated that, “this is a huge breakthrough not only for USP or the deaf community but for the nation because this is the kind of awareness that we need to create awareness out there.” ... More »


Entrepreneurs share journey with USP’s MBA students - 9 Oct 2019 03:28:07 pm
A Talanoa session on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Master of Business Administration (MBA) students was held at the Statham Campus on 3 October 2019. The students heard of the passion, commitment and hard work along with some sneak previews on how to identify business opportunities, which are numerous in Fiji from three local entrepreneurs namely Dr Mere Samisoni, Chairperson, the Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK); Mr. Liga Gukisuva, CEO, IC0N Sporting Apparel and Ms Vui Saketa, Founder, Kanalevu Kitchen. The Pacific Islands Private ... More »


Partnership to benefit Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Industry - 9 Oct 2019 12:50:40 pm
The Hospitality and Tourism industry will benefit from the recent partnership signing between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and Marriot International (Fiji) and Six Senses (Fiji) in Nadi on 8 October 2019.   The partnership marks an approach Pacific TAFE is taking to engage with hospitality and tourism partners in Fiji. The approach to partnership recognises the shared objectives of partners, and the intention to establish, manage and protect a genuine, collaborative and cooperative relationship ... More »


SOEd conducts interviews for interested student teachers - 9 Oct 2019 09:12:00 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) conducted interviews for First Year University students who were interested in joining the teaching profession at the Laucala Campus on 5 October 2019. Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd said that this was an annual event and forms an important part of the School work. He noted that this year the event coincided with the World Teacher’s Day and the theme: “Young teachers: The Future of the Profession” was befitting for the day’s event. ... More »


International Scholar Joachim Emeka Arikibe aims high after successfully completing his Master’s programme at The University of the South Pacific - 8 Oct 2019 08:42:15 am
Joachim Emeka Arikibe felt elated to graduate and it’s a feeling he describes as ‘being in high energy level’ like how chemical elements are when they’re excited because his aim to become a political and scientific leader in future is taking its step to reality. Mr Joachim was among the three graduands in Master of Science in Chemistry at a graduation ceremony on 19 September, 2019. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship for his Master studies at The University of the South Pacific. “It’s a great feeling of fulfilment and ... More »


USP participates at PNG National Education Conference - 7 Oct 2019 11:29:38 am
A recent National Education Conference in Papua New Guinea was reminded that the centrality of teachers’ role in the process of children’s education is invaluable especially in the region. Professor Govinda Lingam, Professor in Education and Head of the School of Education at The University of the South Pacific (USP) made the comment while delivering his keynote address at the conference, which was organised by the University of Goroka in PNG from 17 – 19 September 2019. The conference, which was officially opened by Hon James Marape (MP), Prime Minister of PNG... More »


EU Trade Seminar to Explore Benefits of EPA - 4 Oct 2019 03:10:07 pm
A trade seminar to explore the benefits of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU), Fiji and Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Pacific businesses, local exporters and importers was hosted by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) for the Pacific in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s School of Economics on 2 October, 2019. The seminar was held at FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre, Laucala Campus, USP. The theme of the seminar was ‘Doing Business with Europe: how can the civil society and the private sector benefit from the Economic Partnership Agreement&rsquo... More »


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