Professor Rajesh Chandra (centre), USP Vice-Chancellor and President and Chair of the CROP ICT Working Group with the members of the Working Group during the first meeting for 2017 at the Laucala Campus.
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First CROP ICT WG Meeting for 2017 - 24 Feb 2017 08:18:11 am
The first meeting of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Working Group (WG) for 2017 was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 20 February 2017.
The CROP ICT WG is responsible for coordinating the different tasks undertaken by various players in the key areas in ICT. This ensures that all players in ICT are aware what each one is doing and communicate on a regular basis to ensure that there are maximum benefits to the region in all the key areas. It also addresses the needs of the region in a consistent and pl... More »
Future of Pacific Heritage Hub discussed - 23 Feb 2017 04:00:20 pm
The Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Office for the Pacific States, Ms Nisha paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 20 February 2017 to discuss the future of Pacific Heritage Hub at USP.
The Pacific Heritage Hub is a UNESCO World Heritage Facility by and for Pacific States Parties, hosted by USP at its Laucala Campus. It is a communications and information facility for all things ‘Heritage’ in the Pacific and coordinates information and opportunities between regions, countries, inst... More »
USP, now a Registered Tuition Provider for CPA Australia - 17 Feb 2017 10:27:02 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has now become a Registered Tuition Provider for Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia.
This, following its application to become a provider for the CPA Programme, which was reviewed by CPA Australia’s Tuition Provider Panel.
The confirmation came via an emailed message to Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean of USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), which houses the School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF), from Ms Elisabeth Edge, Education Tuition Coordinator, CPA.
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USP supports One Billion Rising 2017 event - 16 Feb 2017 09:51:49 am
One Billion Rising Pacific in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Arts, Law and Education organised the One Billion Rising Pacific 2017 event at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
The 2017 campaign, which focused on RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!, as its theme saw women and girls sharing their stories, raising awareness on issues they are affected by and highlighting social issues with the audience by means of poetry and spoken words.
OBR, is a global campaign that began in 2013. This year the OBR Pacific campaign was coordinated by members of Advoc... More »
STHM participates in Community Career Expo - 16 Feb 2017 07:41:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently participated in the Warwick Community Youth “Make It Count” Expo.
The inaugural expo which was organised by Warwick Hotels and Resorts invited representatives from Tertiary, Technical and Trade Schools and Colleges to meet with youths and parents from Fiji’s Coral Coast region.
It was aimed at assisting young people for future careers by taking the appropriate and relevant educational pathways.
Ms Ella Bennion, S... More »
Meeting discusses scholarship opportunities - 15 Feb 2017 04:48:40 pm
A delegation from Japan’s Toyo University visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 14 February 2017, to discuss possible collaborations and scholarship opportunities for USP students.
Toyo University, which was founded in 1887, is a private university located in Tokyo City, with 11 faculties, 44 departments and around 30,000 students.
The delegation was led by Dr Hidetoshi Kitawaki, Director for Sustainable Development Studies who was accompanied by Mr Akira Kaneko, Visiting Researcher and Dr Gaku Manago, Associate Researcher.
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VC addresses students at USP’s Lawson Tama Campus in Honiara - 15 Feb 2017 11:59:59 am
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra addressed the students, (mostly new students) on 14 February 2017 during his visit to USP’s Lawson Tama campus in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Professor Chandra welcomed the students to USP and said he was pleased to be addressing them at the beginning of the semester.
“USP is advanced in its preparatory phase for the development of a new Campus on the twelve (12) acre land provided by the Government of Solomon Islands at the site at King George VI school... More »
USP student receives scholarship from Graduate Women (Fiji) - 15 Feb 2017 09:32:05 am
Second-year Bachelor of Engineering/Electrical student of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Latu Bloomfield of Tonga and Fiji was all smiles when she received her scholarship at the Laucala Campus from Graduate Women (Fiji).
Formerly known as the Fiji Association of Women Graduates (FAWG), Graduate Women (Fiji) is a voluntary and non-profit organisation of women graduates working to promote lifelong education, improve the status of women and girls and to enable women to effect positive change for a peaceful world.
In handing over the scholarship, Chief Guest Professor R... More »
Fiji’s Ambassador to China, HE Naivalurua visits USP’s Confucius Institute - 13 Feb 2017 03:43:11 pm
Fiji’s Ambassador to China, His Excellency Ioane Naivalurua visited the Confucius Institute (CI) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) at its Laucala campus in Suva on 9 February, 2017.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of USP’s Faculty of Arts, Law and Education welcomed HE Naivalurua and his team on behalf of the new CI Director Dr Yang Hui, Local Director Joan Yee and the teachers and staff of the Institute.
She mentioned that it was always an honour to host HE Naivalurua at USP and acknowledged his unwavering support for the Confucius Institute.
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Pine gum for medical research - 10 Feb 2017 01:31:40 pm
A Masters student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has embarked on a research of what could possibly be one of the historic breakthroughs in the medical industry in future.
Robert Chang, who is undertaking Master of Science in Chemistry through USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) recently presented his research on “Miscibility of Poly(butylene succinate) and pine-gum blends” during the 7th International Conference in Advanced Material Research (ICAMR) in Hong Kong.
Robert’s presentation was about ble... More »