(Third from L-R): Her Highness Masiofo Faamausili Leinafo Tuimalealiifano, His Highness Tuimalealiifano Vaaleto'a Sualauvi II, Head of State of Samoa, and Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council with distinguished guests and graduates.
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Vanuatu Government reiterates support at Emalus Open Day - 8 Aug 2017 09:50:08 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus Open Day in Vanuatu on 4 August 2017 was a worthwhile event with hundreds of students and members of the public in attendance.
Those who attended included Honourable Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, Minister for Climate Change, USP Campus Manager Reuben Makward, staff and students, visiting students and teachers, and parents and guardians.
In his keynote address, Hon. Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister for Education and Training acknowledged his invitation saying he was pleased to be present at the occasion.
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ICSW 2017 logo launched at USP - 8 Aug 2017 09:46:05 am
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), in partnership with The University of the South Pacific (USP) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation have officially launched the logo for the International Civil Society Week 2017 (ICSW 2017) on 4 August 2017 at the Laucala Campus.
The event, which would be held for the first time in the Pacific region, is co-hosted by PIANGO, CIVICUS and USP ... More »
Israel explores partnership possibility with USP - 8 Aug 2017 09:41:14 am
The non-resident Ambassador of Israel, His Excellency Tibor Schlosser paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 26 July, 2017, expressing Israel’s intention to establish links with the University.
H.E Schlosser’s presence was a follow-up visit by Mr Yaron Sultan-Dadon, Israel's Pacific Islands Advisor last October where there was an offer to establish relations in terms of the provision of scholarships on a wide range of areas, among others.
Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infra... More »
USP Wins Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017 - 7 Aug 2017 02:36:15 pm
Two teams from The University of the South Pacific (USP) were declared the winner and second runner up at the ANZ Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017 on 5 August 2017 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva.
The teams Chai-Yo and Tranquillity were two (2) of six (6) teams of USP who were up against teams from the Fiji National University and University of Fiji.
The challenge, which was organised in partnership with USP, required students to provide solution to the topic “Digitalising Pacific – uncover barriers to the uptake of digital channels in the financial ecosystem, ... More »
More Programmes offered by Pacific TAFE - 7 Aug 2017 11:02:26 am
This year’s Open Day was a historical one for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education as it showcased pre degree and sub degree programmes together.
This was the result of merger of College of Foundation Studies and former Pacific TAFE into a new Pacific TAFE last year.
The event was hugely successful in Laucala as its booth was open from 8 am to 8 pm. Pacific TAFE staff based at regional campuses actively promoted both level programmes to potential students.
There were displays from ... More »
Instruments of USP Convention deposited at Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 4 Aug 2017 01:31:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) deposited instruments for the USP Convention to the Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Suva on 3 August, 2017.
In doing so, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council explained that having a Convention was necessary to enable USP to have a legal standing within its member countries.
“As you know USP is established under the Royal Charter when it first came to being back in 1968 and legal advice then was that the Charter is a satisfactory and sufficient legal base for the University going forward.
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Czech books for Nauru Campus library - 4 Aug 2017 09:18:03 am
The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Philippines, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru, His Excellency Jaroslav Olsa, Jr. donated books to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus Library as part of his courtesy visit to the Campus last month.
The range of books presented to Mrs Alamanda Lauti, Nauru Campus Director, included popular, modern novels by internationally acclaimed Czech authors, along with traditional children’s folk tales, children’s picture books, Czech artists and music composers and a DVD titled, Christmas Miracles in Prague... More »
USP Labasa Campus Open Day 2017 attracts thousands - 2 Aug 2017 02:20:46 pm
Twenty four (24) secondary schools from as far as Taveuni South to the interiors of Bua, covering a span of three confederacies of Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove totaling more than 2000 people graced The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus Open Day on 28 July, 2017.
Also present were USP’s stakeholders, sponsors and civil servants who are partners of the University in Labasa and took advantage of showcasing their services and career prospects.
The Chief Guest, Mr Iowane Tiko, Fiji’s Permanent Secretary of Education, in his keynote address reitera... More »
STHM holds Capacity-Building Training in RMI - 2 Aug 2017 12:00:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently partnered with the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority and the Marshall Islands National Training Council to deliver capacity-building tourism training for its tourism and hospitality members.
The programme, which covered tour-guide and customer service training that was contextualised to the Marshallese, was jointly supported by the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority, National Training Council and USP’s Marshall Islands Campus.
Ms Lynn Beckles, STHM Fellow deliv... More »
USP Tonga Campus successfully holds Open Day - 2 Aug 2017 09:57:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus successfully held its Open Day on 28 July, 2017 in two parts.
The first part of the celebrations was at the Annual Heilala Festival Fun Fair which included displays and information for members of the public, an event which attracted close to a thousand people.
Ms Betty Manuofetoa, Teaching Assistant at USP Tonga Campus said there was an overwhelming response and generally the most frequently asked question was whether students can complete their studies in-country.
The second p... More »