(From L-R): Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President, Honourable Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, and Mr. Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council.
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USP Engages with its Development Partners - 25 Sep 2018 04:33:29 pm
A forum to facilitate discussion between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Development Partners was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Conference Room in the Laucala Campus on 19 September 2018.
Development Partners present at the forum included representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Delegation of the European Union in the Pacific (EU), France, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States of America (USA), World Bank, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Indonesia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organisati... More »
PhD graduate shares her journey of courage, commitment & dedication - 25 Sep 2018 04:08:24 pm
Hearing your name being virtually blasted over the microphone and resonating around the auditorium to receive your PhD following years of sweat and hard work is a moment too sweet to cherish, too overwhelming to contain one’s self.
Such, and even more was Dr Kelesi Whippy’s experience when she walked up to the stage to receive her award during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) afternoon graduation ceremony on 20 September 2018 at the National Gymnasium in Suva.
The emotional mother of eight (8), also an Assist... More »
More than 500 FBE students graduate from USP - 21 Sep 2018 03:59:08 pm
More than 500 students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) were awarded certificates, diplomas and degrees at the National Gymnasium on 21 September 2018.
This was the third ceremony for the second graduation of 2018 for the Laucala Campus. The first two graduations – for the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment and Pacific and Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) in the morning and Faculty of Arts, Law and Education in the afternoon, were held in two separate ceremonies on 20 September 2018.
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Where there is a will, there is a way - 20 Sep 2018 04:24:17 pm
Arti Devi is a fine example of sheer determination, courage and sacrifice despite her disability.
In fact, if anything, she has used her disability to climb heights and soar.
Ms Devi graduated with a Master degree in Computing and Information during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) second graduation at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on 20 September 2018.
“It has been a great experience studying at USP and I love the fact that USP is accessible for students with disabilities like me making it easier for us to navigate our ... More »
Graduates urged to embrace failure - 20 Sep 2018 04:14:15 pm
Graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were challenged to embrace failure, grow and learn from it during their graduation ceremony at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala on 20 September 2018.
Ms Turang Teuea from Kiribati, who graduated with a Masters degree, encouraged fellow graduates never to let failure stop them from achieving their goals.
“It is important to remember in this life that whenever we set a goal, we set it not only for ourselves, but for our family, our children, our community, and our country,” he stated.
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USP hosts second Laucala graduation for 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 03:37:34 pm
A total of 1,321 students will be graduating from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) second graduation ceremony for 2018 at the National Gymnasium over a two day period from 20-21 September.
On 20 September, a total of 806 students graduated in a two part ceremony with 568 students graduating in the morning ceremony from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE); while 238 students were awarded certificates and diplomas from ... More »
USP History students establish networks in NZ - 17 Sep 2018 02:46:36 pm
Five postgraduate history students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) visited Auckland, New Zealand from 17-26 August 2018 to collect research data on the impact of gifting to customary practices on living standards in the diaspora.
Eleven Samoan families mostly in South Auckland were interviewed and selected on their known contribution to a customary practice in July 2017.
This was the first international field trip for the university students accompanied by the History course coordinator, Dr. Morgan Tuimalealiifano of the School of Social Sciences and FALE First Year... More »
USP holds second Staff Forum 2018 - 17 Sep 2018 01:15:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 September, 2018.
The forum was hosted by Professor Richard Coll, Acting Vice-Chancellor & President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS).
Professor Coll welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue where they are encouraged to raise any issues or concerns they may be facing in their various areas of work.
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USP hosts second VC&P’s student forum - 15 Sep 2018 04:48:57 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President’s second Student Forum for 2018 of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 September 2018.
Facilitated by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS), the student forum gave the students an opportunity to raise questions and issues and for the management to respond to these directly.
Students were shown a brief video about the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation and how the University achieve... More »
USP Emalus Campus offers MBA programme - 14 Sep 2018 12:11:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at its Emalus Campus in Vanuatu this trimester.
The programme begins this week and the first course will be completed in 5 weeks.
A total of 35 successful students who received their offer letters to do the MBA programme attended the three-hour orientation programme on 10 September 2018 at the Emalus Campus Conference Room.
An MBA alumni graduate, Mr Peter Tari, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, w... More »