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USP Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, President of the Republic of Kiribati presents Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt).



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USP awards 52 high achievers in 58 categories - 21 Mar 2018 12:49:49 pm
A total of fifty-two (52) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) received gold medals in fifty-eight (58) categories during the annual Medals and Prizes Ceremony at the Japan – Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre, Laucala Campus on 20 March 2018. Those who attended the ceremony included His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji and the USP Chancellor and Mrs Sarote Konrote; Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council and Mrs Queenie Thompson; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Members of Council, Senate, Finance and Investments Committee and Audit ... More »


“Talking to the Ancestors” Exhibition Officially Opened - 21 Mar 2018 12:48:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) has officially opened its “Talking to the Ancestors” Exhibition, which will be open to the public for a month from 19 March – 20 April 2018. This multimedia exhibition that features over 500 photographs spanning five (5) decades of service to the region, presents a rare insight into the communal albums of USP by providing current members of the University including students, staff, alumni, stakeholders and the wider community, a look back and across time.  ... More »


Samoan Minister for Communication and Information Technology visits USP - 20 Mar 2018 02:32:25 pm
Samoa’s Minister for Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) Honourable Afamasaga Lepuia'i Rico Tupai paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 15 March 2018. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a warm welcome as it was his first visit, adding that he was delighted to host him. Professor Chandra congratulated the Hon. Minister for the ICT development in Samoa, in particular with the new submarine Cable Tui Samoa. The Tui Samoa Cable spa... More »


USP – Mother of all universities in Pacific - 20 Mar 2018 12:50:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the mother of all universities in the Pacific and has been called for a particular duty to serve its member countries. This was the sentiment expressed by Professor Unaisi Walu Nabobo Baba, a USP alumnus and Dean of College of Humanities of Education at Fiji National University. Professor Baba first graduated from USP in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Education majoring in Geography, and Literature and Language. In December 1994, she graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and later in 1997, attain... More »


FALE awards top First year students - 19 Mar 2018 04:01:22 pm
Two students received the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Dean’s Award for the 2017 Most Outstanding First Year Student Award at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 March, 2018. The award is for students who have performed exceptionally well during their first year of study at USP. They were: • Ms Sheenal Shalini Chand (Fiji) who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Education majoring in Mathematics and Physics with a GPA of 4.31; and • Ms Macintamel... More »


USP Celebrates Open Education Week 2018 - 19 Mar 2018 02:53:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) celebrate Open Education (OE) Week via an OE Forum at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Lecture Theatre at USP on March 15, 2018. To acknowledge current milestones and create awareness on the OE practices at USP, the Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) organised an OE Forum which was inaugurated by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services. Professor Coll stressed the importance of moving away from traditional print text books towards the digital learning space which promises greater opportun... More »


USP wins inter-tertiary debate on World Consumer Rights Day - 16 Mar 2018 04:11:26 pm
A team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the inter-tertiary debate against the Fiji National University with the theme, “Should cyberspace be regulated to deal with fake news and cyber bullying.” Organised by the Consumer Council of Fiji and hosted at USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), the event marked the World Consumer Rights Day with the theme, ‘Making digital marketplaces fairer and safer’. In her welcome address, Mrs Premila Kumar, Consumer Council Chief Executive Officer welcomed the Chief Guest His Excellency Mr A... More »


USP holds first staff forum for 2018 - 16 Mar 2018 08:38:50 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March, 2018. The forum was run by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International since Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President was unable to attend due to an urgent personal matter. Professor Armstrong welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue whe... More »


USP holds first 2018 Student Forum - 16 Mar 2018 08:00:28 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Student Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March 2018. Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) warmly welcomed students to the forum saying it was encouraging to see them in numbers. Students were shown a brief video about the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation and why the University was seeking it. “The Seeking Accreditation Visit 1... More »


New Zealand High Commissioner visits USP - 13 Mar 2018 02:06:45 pm
His Excellency Mr Jonathan Curr, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 March 2018. Warmly welcoming Mr Curr, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated him on his new appointment as High Commissioner and wished him well. Professor Chandra stated that USP had excellent relations with His Excellency’s predecessor Mr Mark Ramsden during his term, who was a “proactive and effective ambassador for USP”. ... More »


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