(From L-R): Kristy Fong, graduate speaker of session one and Penina Waqatabu of session two, as part of their address.
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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 »
USP student sharpens journalism skills to report on regional meteorology forums - 15 Aug 2017 11:01:33 am
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism programme is in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to cover two (2) major conferences on the region’s meteorological sector.
Ruci Vakamino, who is the serving editor of the programme’s news publication Wansolwara, is part of the regional media team selected by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to cover the two meetings which are the 4th Pacific Meteorological Council meet and 2nd Pacific Meteorological Ministerial meet.
Ruci is part of a team of journalists... More »
Japanese Delegation Visits USP’s Laucala Campus - 10 Aug 2017 01:03:05 pm
The member of the Japanese House of Representative of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Honourable Mr Yoichi Anami paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 9 August 2017.
Hon. Anami was accompanied by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Fiji, His Excellency Mr Masahiro Omura and the Japanese delegation in Fiji.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed Hon. Anami and H.E Omura to the University and said that Japan is a long standing true friend of the University that has a... More »
USP, USAID’s Climate Ready Project sign Letter of Agreement - 10 Aug 2017 01:01:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) on 8 August 2017 at the Laucala Campus.
Under this LOA, the University, through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will support the delivery of accredited training programmes in Project Management and Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Management to government, private sector and non-government organisation staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in a cost-effective way using blended modes and movi... More »