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USP student Siwan Narayan (2nd from right) is one of the first five successful recipients of Fiji's YES, awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

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VC Visits RSNZ - 3 May 2017 09:16:43 am
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) met Dr. Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington on 26 April 2017. They discussed the potential for collaboration between the University and the Society in areas of research; publication by Pacific researchers in New Zealand journals, the potential benefits of civil engineering programmes at USP; and the potential for region-wide research collaboration. Dr. Cleland mentioned that New Zealand is in a good position to work with USP in identify... More »

USP-New Zealand HLC, a success - 2 May 2017 04:14:20 pm
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand, hosted a High Level Consultation (HLC) with The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Wellington on 26 April, 2017.    The HLC with New Zealand is an annual bilateral event to deliberate on strategic level discussions between the two long-standing partners as well as discuss progress and challenges of the University towards the implementation of its Strategic Plan (2013-2018). The four-member delegation from USP, led by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President had positive discussions with senior MFAT officials l... More »

VC pays courtesy visit to VUW - 2 May 2017 04:10:01 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra met Professor Grant Guilford, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on 27 April 2017. The visit presented an opportunity for both institutions to deliberate on the current level of engagement and discuss potential future collaborations between USP and VUW. VUW, Professor Guildford mentioned that there needs to be more collaborative engagement between the two institutions to enhance the areas of cooperation under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ... More »

Fiji Employment Minister launches 2017 USP Career Fair - 2 May 2017 02:49:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been commended for endeavouring to provide the best stage for career and entrepreneurial development. Honourable Jone Usamate, Minister for Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations paid tribute to USP while launching the 2017 Entrepreneurial and Career Fair at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 1 May, 2017 at the Laucala Campus in Suva. He urged employers and organisational representatives to be committed to this initiative by the University and help to provide employment opportunities to USP graduates. ... More »

Education Ministry approves ‘Demonstration Schools’ for SOED - 28 Apr 2017 02:40:54 pm
Fiji’s Ministry of Education (MOE) has approved three Demonstration Schools for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED). Mr Ioane Tiko, Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts, met with Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOED and his staff on 26 April 2017 to announce the approval of the new initiative in the preparation of teachers. The approval was based on a formal request by Professor Lingam to the MOE for three schools near to Laucala campus be used as Demonstration Schools by SOED. ... More »

PICPA assists Tonga Public Service - 28 Apr 2017 02:30:16 pm
Capacity building initiatives in public service will yield better impact and results if they are properly linked and sequenced, said Mr Parmesh Chand, Director of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA). He made the comments as the Centre embarks on providing a series of well targeted assistance to the Public Service Commission in Tonga, towards effective implementation of its Performance Management System (PMS) in the Tongan Public Service. Mr Chand said in this instance, PICPA has been engaged under the bilater... More »

STHM strengthens industry partnerships in Solomon Islands - 28 Apr 2017 08:37:52 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) held its inaugural tourism partners meeting in Honiara last month as part of its efforts to strengthen its relationship with industry stakeholders in the Solomon Islands. The inaugural STHM Tourism Programme Advisory Committee meeting was held at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. It was attended by industry partners which included Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau, Honiara Hotel, and Solomon Islands Strategic Airport Services. Professor Marcus Stephenson, He... More »

Morale boost for USP Staff Football Club - 27 Apr 2017 10:15:40 am
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club (USPSFC) is faring extremely well in the 2017 Business House Football League having been unbeaten in the last five league games against highly competitive teams such as Motibhai, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Digicel, Coca-Cola and Cope Construction. The result constitutes four wins and a draw positioning USPSFC at the top of the points table with 13 points at hand. The team comprising USP Laucala campus staff from a wide variety of Faculties, Sections and Departments within the University has been representing the University in the corporate competition for th... More »

USP hosts local cookbook launch - 24 Apr 2017 01:32:07 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) hosted the launch of the local cookbook Kana Vinaka on 21 April 2017 at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, Laucala Campus, Suva. Kana Vinaka is the first local cookbook on contemporary island cuisine authored by Chef Colin Chung. The ingredients in the recipes are locally produced and readily available in the markets. While launching the book, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Managemen... More »

USP endeavours to look into students’ concerns - 24 Apr 2017 01:31:07 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) had an opportunity to be updated on the latest developments of the University and also to raise their concerns during the first 2017 Student Forum hosted by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President at the Laucala Campus on 21 April. Professor Chandra welcomed the students saying such engagements were important for the University and its students so that their issues could be voiced and subsequently ironed out. “This engagement is designed to ensure that the most important stakeholders of the University wh... More »

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