Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President as part of his opening address.
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2017/2018 - crucial years for USP - 21 Apr 2017 04:19:15 pm
The years 2017 and 2018 are absolutely crucial for the success of The University of the South Pacific (USP) says the University Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
Professor Chandra shared this message with the University’s staff during the Vice-Chancellor and President’s first staff forum for 2017 on 21 April at USP’s Laucala Campus.
He noted that a number of things at the University will come to end by December 2018 and these are: the University’s current Strategic Plan (2013-2018); funding from member governments; and USP’s partnership with Aust... More »
USP’s Bachelor of Education accredited by ACECQA - 21 Apr 2017 09:08:52 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has received yet another international accreditation, this time for its Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education and Care) programme.
The programme has been added to the Australia Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) list of approved qualifications.
The confirmation came via a letter to the University by Ms Emma Richards, Manager Qualifications Assessment with ACECQA.
In the letter, Ms Richards confirmed that following assessment of USP’s application, the B... More »
Tuvalu Campus celebrates World Water Day - 19 Apr 2017 04:15:28 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu USP Campus in collaboration with Pacific Community (SPC) celebrated World Water Day on 31 March 2017.
The Chief Guest for the celebration was Mr Avafoa Irata, Permanent Secretary Public Utilities and Acting Secretary to Government of Tuvalu.
Mr Irata deliberated on this year’s World Water Day theme Why Waste Water and updated the audience on water management projects in Tuvalu highlighting their significance in sustainable water usage and building a Climate Change resilient Tuvalu.
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USP’s Alafua Campus Honours three Gold Medalists - 19 Apr 2017 03:05:05 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus together with the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) organised a special function for its three Gold Medal recipients on 13 April 2017 at the Alafua Campus in Samoa.
The function was attended by the Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.
Two students from the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) were the first ever recipients from the Alafua Campus to be awarded Gold Medal in science disciplines. They were:
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Officials of USP and College of Asia and the Pacific (ANU) met - 19 Apr 2017 02:52:23 pm
A delegation from The University of the South Pacific (USP) met scholars and officials of Australian National University’s (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific on 12 April 2017.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra expressed his appreciation to ANU and said that USP will support all on-going engagements and future collaborations.
Professor Chandra informed the team from ANU that there were positive outcomes from the High Level Consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that benefits both Australia and USP. He added that there i... More »
VC pays courtesy visit to ANU - 19 Apr 2017 10:44:57 am
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra paid a courtesy visit to Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University (ANU) on 12 April 2017.
Professor Chandra thanked Professor Schmidt for his support towards the exciting collaboration between USP and ANU. He commended ANU’s continued efforts and engagement in the Asia and the Pacific and reiterated the need to continue collaboration with USP to support the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.
Professor Chandra said that Pacific Leaders a... More »
USP’s Broadway in Fiji attracts hundreds - 19 Apr 2017 10:44:37 am
Performing artists of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) put on a superb performance of Broadway in Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 13 April 2017.
More than 300 people attended the event at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on Thursday night to witness a first for Fiji, which comprised a mixture of dance, song and arts by artists from Pasifika Voices and the Oceania Dance Theatre.
It was also attended by Honourable Douglas Sonnek, Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy; Mr Peter Espiritu, Artisti... More »
Good Outcomes Emerging From USP-Australia HLC - 17 Apr 2017 06:10:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) concluded a successful High Level Consultation (HLC) on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 in Canberra.
This HLC with Australia is an annual bilateral event to deliberate on strategic level engagements between the two long-standing partners as well as discuss progress and challenges of the University towards implementation of its Strategic Plan.
The five-member delegation from USP, led by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President had fruitful discussions with senior DFAT offi... More »
Vice Chancellor’s Public Lecture on Higher Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues - 17 Apr 2017 05:45:57 pm
A combination of scholars, academics, researchers, students, members of public, and an official from DFAT gathered to listen to a public lecture by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), who shared his insight on the subject of Higher Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues.
This public lecture was held on the evening of Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at the at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific’s Hedley Bull APCD Lecture Theatre and provided a platform for the audience to engage in discussion on how higher education in the Pacif... More »
Seminar focuses on need for spiritual education - 13 Apr 2017 03:42:09 pm
A seminar on The Place of Spirituality in Holistic Education at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 April, 2017 heard that the need for spirituality in holistic education is absolutely essential.
Guest panellists were His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, Chairman of the Governing Body Commission Executive Committee of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), well-known for delivering keynote speeches globally on spirituality and Mr Kolinio Boila, Executive Director Finance, USP and a youth pastor at the World Harvest Centre in Suva, Fiji.
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