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The victorious School of Law Team 2 members with the Grand Final Judges (garlanded). From L-R: Pauline Ryland, Lanieta More, Jon Apted, Rabia Ali, Zakiyyah Ali and Totivi Bokini-Ratu.

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Fiji’s President officiates at CI-USP groundbreaking project - 17 Oct 2017 09:35:12 am
His Excellency The President of Fiji and Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony of the model Confucius Institute-USP project at the Laucala Campus on 13 October, 2017. In welcoming His Excellency Jioji Konrote, Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged his presence and thanked him for taking time out of his busy schedule to attend the event, which he said represented one of the most significant achievements of CI. “CI-USP... More »

SOEd hosts Postgraduate Evening for Lautoka Campus students - 17 Oct 2017 09:30:23 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held a Postgraduate Evening for its students at the Lautoka Campus on 6 October, 2017. Fourteen (14) thesis candidates of the SOEd attended the session and were briefed by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School and the Chair of the SOED Research Committee, Dr Jeremy Dorovolomo, and Mr. Adrian Kumar, Postgraduate Officer. Professor Lingam emphasised that the School wanted to see thesis candidates succeed and do so on time, adding that it will take serious commitment from students and diligently working... More »

USP Collaborates with USA Oceanographic Institution - 17 Oct 2017 09:25:49 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is currently collaborating with USA’s Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for their research projects in the Pacific. Mr Ruben Markward, Emalus Campus Manager, recently welcomed the team to Emalus and expressed his support for their research activities. He noted that the campus welcomed the opportunity to be involved in their research and that it is fascinating to learn that scientists, through this research, will be able to find out more about past cyclones, dating back thousands of years. ... More »

USP’s CI launches 5th anniversary - 17 Oct 2017 09:23:52 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) celebrated its 5th anniversary and the launch of the CI-USP Association at the Laucala Campus on 12 October, 2017. Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said the Confucius Institute at USP began operations at the main Laucala Campus in Suva in 2012.  The decision to establish the CI-USP he said, was made by the 71st USP Council held on 2-3 November 2010. “In making this decision, USP Council recognised that the ... More »

OCACPS team wins FALE Debate Series 2017 - 16 Oct 2017 01:11:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) team created history when they were declared the winners of the Grand Final of the Facility Services Ltd – Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Debate Series 2017. Held on Friday 13th October at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space at the Laucala Campus, the final marked the conclusion of the FALE Debate Series 2017 which saw the OCACPS team narrowly beating School of Law Team 2, on the currently contentious topic of Electronic ticketing system, the way forward. ... More »

SOEd screens potential student teachers - 14 Oct 2017 02:23:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held its annual screening interviews with potential teacher education students for 2018 on 14 October. Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd welcomed panellists saying the students are those who have completed the first year of their respective degrees and wish to start a concurrent Graduate Certificate in Education. This Certificate, he explained, which will enable them to teach after graduation. Professor Lingam stated that, “the interviews were used ... More »

USP & Vanuatu Cultural Centre Signs MoU - 13 Oct 2017 03:19:49 pm
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VCC) to share research information was signed on 2 October, 2017. Under the MoU, research information will be disseminated between the parties, joint research activities like seminars/workshops will be organised and VCC will prioritise USP’s students and staff in their research projects carried out in the country. USP on the other hand will facilitate logistic and administrative support for universities or researchers taking u... More »

Fiji Day breakfast service by Pacific TAFE students - 10 Oct 2017 01:07:09 pm
Twenty (20) Cookery and Hospitality students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) provided breakfast services at Dilkusha and St. Christopher’s Children’s Homes as part of the Fiji Day celebrations on 10 October 2017. The students travelled to the two Homes with staff from the Pacific Fusion Restaurant, including Ms Parijata Moeava, Mr Pasirio Kitione, Mr Kostino Low and Mr Jone Ledua together with Mr Hamish McCracken, Head of Pacific TAFE’s College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality. ... More »

Second Student Forum for Laucala Campus - 9 Oct 2017 04:32:31 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra held the second Student Forum for 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus on 6 October. Professor Chandra welcomed the students and said that the Forum provided a good opportunity for them to raise questions and issues with the members of the USP Senior Management Team. The University, Professor Chandra said, is in the process of submitting its Annual Plan and budget to Council and added that “we are trying to do our best to ensure that the St... More »

USP hosts Appathon 2017 - 9 Oct 2017 02:59:59 pm
Microsoft Initiative at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) under the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences organised the inaugural Appathon event on 30 September 2017. The event was organised in the form of an application development marathon for the whole day consisting of application building workshop and application development competition. Around fifty (50) students from various programmes at the Laucala Campus took part in the event. As part of his inaugural address, Mr Pradeep Singh, Managing Direc... More »

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