Dr Gerard Finin, Director, Pacific Islands Development Programme, Dr Richard Vuylsteke, President of EWC, and Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP.
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Physics Society Quiz high achievers rewarded at USP Ceremony - 6 Nov 2017 11:49:06 am
The South Pacific Physics Society in conjunction with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) held a special awards ceremony to reward the top achievers of the Annual Physics Quiz on 3 November 2017.
Four (4) secondary school students, among the eight (8) top achievers scooped prize money for their outstanding performance in the quiz.
Dr. Abhikesh Kumar, Quiz coordinator said the response to the quiz was excellent given the short notice the schools were given.
A total of forty... More »
USP Wins Inaugural Inter-Tertiary Staff Football Competition - 2 Nov 2017 09:21:39 am
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club (USPSFC) won the inaugural Inter-Tertiary Staff Football Competition held at the Central College grounds in Lautoka on 28 October 2017.
The tournament, hosted by The University of Fiji (UOF), had participation from USP, Fiji National University (FNU) and the hosts. The tourney followed the round-robin format, whereby all three (3) participating teams played against each other and competed for highest points.
USP came out victorious against both UOF and FNU, while final match of the day between UOF and FNU resulted in a draw... More »
End of semester lunch for final year AAPS students - 1 Nov 2017 09:34:37 pm
Forty four (44) Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended an end-of-semester awards lunch on 31 October 2017 at USP’s Laucala Campus in Suva.
The students are from Tonga (11), Kiribati (10), Samoa (7), Solomon Islands (6), Tuvalu (4), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) (3), Republic of Marshall Islands (2) and Vanuatu (1) and varying disciplines from Undergraduate to Masters qualifications.
Dubbing AAPS as the ‘best’ scholarship, Mr Jaindra Karan, Director Development, Marketing, Communication... More »
USP farewells Australia, New Zealand High Commissioners - 1 Nov 2017 02:52:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a special farewell cocktail for Her Excellency Ms Margaret Twomey, High Commissioner of Australia and His Excellency Mr Mark Ramsden, High Commissioner of New Zealand on 31 October 2017.
Australia and New Zealand have been foundational partners of the University since its inception in 1968 and have contributed to the University’s core budget and projects ever since.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, said that both High Commissioners have made some very important contributions towards the University, in... More »
Pacific TAFE hosts Pinktober Morning Tea - 31 Oct 2017 12:42:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific's (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education hosted a Pinktober morning tea in partnership with the Fiji Cancer Society on 31 October 2017.
The function was attended by Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President, Estates and Infrastructure and Regional Campuses, Mr Dhiraj Bhartu, Interim Director Human Resources, Ms Susan Sela, Acting Executive Director of Pacific TAFE and her staff.
In her address, Ms Sela said that the Pinktober morning tea was organised to commemorate the lives that have been taken away by cancer and especially remember women ... More »
New DRC Common Room for USP - 30 Oct 2017 04:23:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is leading by example on disability inclusiveness through the launching of its newly built Disability Resource Centre (DRC) common room on 27 October 2017.
The common room is a large living space that gives students with special needs a study environment as well as a platform for socialising. It consists of a living area, a kitchen and washroom facilities.
In his welcome remarks, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, said that the establishment of the Disability Resource Centre in 2013 was one of the initiatives of... More »
USP's 50th anniversary, logo, theme and website launched - 30 Oct 2017 11:56:20 am
In the lead up to its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched its special 50th anniversary logo, theme, and website reflecting the developments and achievements of the University since its establishment in 1968.
The launch was held on day two of the University’s 85th Council meeting held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on 25 October, 2017.
50th Anniversary Logo and Theme
Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancel... More »
SOEd conducts Postgraduate session at Fiji’s friendly North - 28 Oct 2017 11:11:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held a Postgraduate Evening for its students at the Labasa Campus on 27 October, 2017.
A total of 15 postgraduate students attended the session which was conducted by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School, School of Education (SOED); Dr Jeremy Dorovolomo, Chair, SOED Research Committee; and Mr. Adrian Kumar, SOED Postgraduate Officer.
Professor Lingam said it was encouraging to see the turn-out as inter-departmental relationships are encouraged within the School of Education and candidates from other... More »
42 students graduate from USP Tonga Campus - 27 Oct 2017 01:23:33 pm
Forty-two (42) students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus received their degrees, diplomas, and certificates during the graduation ceremony on 21 October, 2017, of which sixty (60) per cent were females.
One student was from Pacific Technical and Further Education, 13 graduated from Foundation Studies, 21 students from undergraduate programmes and seven (7) graduated with Postgraduate qualifications, including 3 with the degree of Masters.
His Excellency Major-General Jioji Konusi Konrote, USP Chancellor and President of Fiji, congratulated the gr... More »
USP hosts Pacific Utility workshop - 27 Oct 2017 01:13:10 pm
A Pacific Training Programe funded by the United Arab Emirates Pacific Partnership Fund (UAEPPF) was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 24 October, 2017.
The UAE-PPF is a USD50 million initiative, delivering grant-funded renewable energy (RE) projects to eleven (11) Pacific Island nations including three solar mini grids in Fiji.
In welcoming participants, Dr Atul Raturi, USP Partner and Facilitator, stated that sustainable development of the Pacific communities is the overarching theme for everything that USP does.... More »