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Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.

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2018: The Culmination of Five Decades of Success for USP - 20 Jan 2018 03:35:54 pm
As we embark on a year-long celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50 years of service to the region, it is worth recalling that, on 5 February 1968, USP’s 160 enrolled students attended their first class at the former No 5 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Laucala Bay. Today, the University has more than 30,000 enrolled students, in excess of 50,000 alumni, a number of patents and numerous research achievements, 26 international accreditations, tens of millions of dollars in development assistance, and many highly regarded international research projects. The list of ... More »

USP student is successful recipient of Fiji's YES - 15 Jan 2018 01:11:54 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of five winning entrepreneurs who had their applications for the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) pre-approved and announced by the Honourable Mr Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s Prime Minister at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 11 January 2018. Mr Siwan Shachin Narayan, earmarked to graduate this March with a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) - aspires to launch a business to construct “tiny homes”, to expand access to affordable housing options for the Fijian people. ... More »

USP students showcase innovative projects at YES launch - 15 Jan 2018 12:54:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) showcased six innovative and exciting projects during the launch of the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) by Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 11 January 2018. Final year Engineering students, Aneesh Chand and Kushal Prasad displayed their project “Design and Evaluation of EMI Sensor for Corrosion Measurements in Concrete”, where an EMI-based censor was innovated considering state-of-the-art non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods to identify concrete corrosion. Few different approaches were utilised suc... More »

Pacific TAFE meets and surpasses accreditation target - 15 Jan 2018 12:24:32 pm
  Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) received two (2) international accreditations and two (2) international recognitions for its programmes in December 2017, surpassing the target laid out in the Strategic Plan (2013-2018). Diploma of Library & Information Services (level 5) received its accreditation from Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA); Certificate III in Patisserie has been accredited by The International Centre for Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education (THE-ICE... More »

IAS Lab Staff Trained on Equipment Maintenance - 15 Jan 2018 10:38:19 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) Laboratory Services recently held a training for its technicians on the proper use of various instruments with key emphasis on Gas Chromatography (GC). The training was conducted by Mr. David Pearce, Service Engineer from Perkin Elmer, Sydney, Australia and focused on the maintenance and trouble-shooting of the GC, one of the most commonly used chromatography methods in analytical chemistry for separating and analysing compounds. The proper maintenance of other Perkin Elmer instruments such as U... More »

IAS Scientific officer empowered on coral reef management - 15 Jan 2018 10:15:25 am
A Scientific Officer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) has returned from a coral reef management workshop in Australia with the hope of empowering community members to be strong stalwarts of managing their coral reefs. Mr Tomasi Tikoibua said the programme gave him the opportunity to learn from a good number of marine scientists in Australia and from other participants on the implementation of various coral reef management tools.  “Healthy coral reefs sustain the tourism and fisheries industry which contributes to ... More »

2018 – Special Year for USP - 12 Jan 2018 04:26:36 pm
While 2018 is just another year for some, it is a most special one for The University of the South Pacific (USP) as it marks its fifty (50) years of existence since its establishment in 1968. There is much to be celebrated about the regional institution, which the University has encompassed in the Anniversary’s overarching theme of “Celebrating the Pacific, Shaping its Future”. USP is the epitome of Pacific people’s vision and hope and has contributed immensely to the development of human resources in the region by ensuring quality graduates, who... More »

New applications increase for USP - 12 Jan 2018 04:20:28 pm
With only twenty-four (24) days remaining for The University of the South Pacific (USP) to begin classes, the University’s 2018 admissions have increased by seventeen per cent (17%) compared to last year. A total of 7,517 prospective students have so far applied for admissions compared to 6,427 students last year. This increase is reflected in all academic sections of the University, including, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE), the Pacific Technical and Further Educatio... More »

SOED relaunches the Journal of Educational Studies - 22 Dec 2017 01:54:38 pm
A pioneer journal of The University of the South Pacific (USP) the Directions: Journal of Educational Studies was re-launched by Professor John Loughran, the Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Monash University at the Laucala Campus on 18 December 2017. Professor Loughran was the Chief Guest at the launch hosted by the School of Education (SOED). Published in 1978, the journal was housed at the Institute of Education and after three decades of its existence the School of Education has now revived the Journal in light of the demands on research and publication. ... More »

USP’s SOED delivers teaching certificate in French - 21 Dec 2017 04:49:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) made history with the first cohort of eleven (11) French-speaking students graduating with a Graduate Certificate in Education delivered in French during the graduation ceremony at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu on 1 December 2017. The Graduate Certificate in Education, comprising eight (8) courses, were converted into the French language and all courses were delivered entirely in French. Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOED said the programme was launched in 2015 in Vanuatu in response to the deman... More »

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