(From L-R): Dr Nacanieli Rika, Acting Head of SOAF, Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean of FBE and Mr Rajeshwar Singh, USP Alumnus during their address
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USP acknowledges 2017 Open Day Success - 18 Aug 2017 04:22:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus hosted a Post-Open Day Cocktail on 18 August, 2017 to acknowledge the hard work of the Open Day Organising Committee, facilities and sections, student ambassadors, sponsors, media, television hosts and other stakeholders for making the 2017 Open Day a success.
Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Mr Jaindra Karan said a total of 86 schools visited the&nbs... More »
USP Tuvalu hosts Professional Training for Teachers - 18 Aug 2017 04:00:10 pm
About seventy (70) teachers in Tuvalu are attending a two-week Professional Development training hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus in conjunction with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Ministry of Education Tuvalu.
Mr Talavai Iona, Permanent Secretary for Education officially opened the workshop on 14 August, 2017. He highlighted the significance of professional development in the teaching profession and how Tuvalu’s Ministry of Education is supporting the upskilling of teachers so that quality education is provided to the students and the community.
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Fiji signs USP Convention - 18 Aug 2017 11:10:56 am
The Fiji Government signed the USP Convention at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 17 August, 2017.
The USP Convention is an agreement between member countries of the University, aimed at legally embedding it in member countries, and supplementing the University’s founding legal instruments of the Royal Charter and Statutes.
Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor of USP, said today’s signing is indeed a major milestone for Fiji “being the home of the University”.
He said it is importan... More »
USP Nauru Campus Celebrates Open Day - 18 Aug 2017 10:55:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus celebrated the 2017 Open Day on 28 July highlighting “Your USP Journey: Past, Present, Future.”
Ms Alamanda Lauti, Nauru Campus Director said that Nauru Campus ‘Open Day on the Patio’ attracted more than 350 visitors throughout the day, represented by local school students and staff, government departments, private enterprise, host refugee settlement service, and broad spectrum asylum-seeker welfare providers who were interested to learn how the Nauru Campus can best serve them... More »
USP, NFNC develops My Kana app for healthier Fiji - 17 Aug 2017 03:00:00 pm
The My Kana application developed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) in conjunction with Fiji’s Ministry of Health was launched by Honourable Ms Rosy Akbar, Minister for Health and Medical Services, during the inaugural National Nutrition Symposium at Suva’s Holiday Inn on 16 August, 2017.
With the symposium’s theme, “Scaling Up Nutrition and Food Security in Fiji”, the app will be an opportunity to apply the development of learning design and mobile technology to the Ministry of Health’s Strategic Priority 1, which is “Non-communicable diseases, including n... More »
Chinese Ambassador commends USP for Confucius Institute - 17 Aug 2017 02:54:51 pm
The Chinese Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mr. Zhang Ping visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute at the Laucala Campus on 14 August, 2017.
In her presentation, Confucius Institute Chinese Director Dr Hui Yang explained that the Institute is under the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE).
CI-USP, she stated, provides Chinese language and culture teaching in the Pacific region via USP's 14 campuses.
Dr Yang said while the CI-USP is headquarter... More »
Staff discuss way forward for USP - 17 Aug 2017 02:53:18 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were given an opportunity to contribute to the development of the University’s Annual Plan for 2018 at the Laucala Campus on 4 August, 2018.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President said not only was it an opportunity to contribute to the development of the University’s Annual Plan for 2018 but it will also be a building block as it develops its next Strategic Plan 2019-2024.
“Next year will be an important year as the University pushes through its ambitious targets of excellence as defined in th... More »
USP’s 24th Chancellor’s official visit to Laucala Campus - 17 Aug 2017 02:00:04 pm
The 24th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the President of Fiji His Excellency Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote who has been appointed to serve in the role from 1 July 2017 for a term of one year.
H.E Konrote will be formally installed during USP’s Laucala graduation ceremony on 22 September, 2017. The Chancellor is the titular head of USP, who confers the qualifications of the University.
H.E Konrote and first lady, Mrs Sarote K... More »
CROP ICT WG convenes second meeting for 2017 - 16 Aug 2017 02:31:09 pm
The Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) ICT Working Group (WG) met at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 15 August, 2017.
In welcoming the members, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Chair of the CROP ICT WG and Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said the purpose of the meeting was to take stock of where the CROP ICT WG is in terms of completion of some of the initiatives agreed on earlier and to discuss some new initiatives.
Professor Chandra reiterated the importance of the CROP ICT WG under the Framework for Pacific Region... More »
USP to open new $1.3m Nadi Tourism & Hospitality Centre - 15 Aug 2017 11:06:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will open its Tourism & Hospitality Centre in Namaka, Nadi on 18 August 2017. This new facility is an investment of FJ$1.3million.
The facility is a simulated training centre which has a commercial kitchen, a restaurant and bar, as well as classrooms and staff offices for the delivery of Hospitality (Events, Food & Beverage, and Front Office), Commercial Cookery & Culinary and Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) programmes.
With a full commercial kitchen and training... More »