(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’s project part of Top 20 in the world - 17 Mar 2017 02:42:08 pm
An Engineering project of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been shortlisted as one of the top twenty (20) projects in the world in 2016 as part of the All Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Young Engineers’ Humanitarian (AIYEHUM) Challenge.
The project, Eye Braille Slate was developed by engineering students, Nikhil Singh and Vinaal Prakash under the supervision of Dr Utkal Mehta, Senior Lecturer at USP’s School of Engineering and Physics (SEP).
Eye Braille Slate is a low cost solution to teach Braille languag... More »
USP holds Postgraduate Research Forum - 17 Mar 2017 12:35:15 pm
A successful Postgraduate Research Forum was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 16 March, 2017.
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovationn and International said it was a great opportunity to bring the research student community and supervisors together.
“This forum is an opportunity for research students to raise concerns, ask questions, engage, bring issues to light or share things you want to be improved or enhanced to support the successful comple... More »
Cook Islands Speaker enthralls crowd of IWD event - 17 Mar 2017 11:32:08 am
Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament, Honourable Niki Rattle, enthralled a large audience as guest speaker to mark International Women’s Day at an event organised by The University of the South Pacific (USP) Cook Islands Campus initiative known as USP PLUS on 8 March 2017.
Several Cook Islands women’s organisations joined USP PLUS to celebrate the occasion at the Cook Islands campus.
According to Campus Director Rod Dixon, USP PLUS is a project initiated by local USP Adjunct Professor John Hay to engage with mature members of the community through the sharing of li... More »
SOED holds inaugural staff & students meet - 16 Mar 2017 08:24:40 am
An inaugural ‘Meet and Greet’ session for staff and students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) was held at the Laucala Campus in Suva on the 15th of March 2017.
The ‘Meet and Greet’ session was well attended by first-year and continuing students of the School of Education, which has just established the School of Education Student Association (SOEDSA).
Professor Govinda Lingam, the Head of the SOED acknowledged the students for the initiative saying, it was a special occasion and that an Association such... More »
Palau President visits USP - 15 Mar 2017 03:32:24 pm
The President of the Republic of Palau, His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 14 March 2017.
H.E. Remengesau was accompanied by H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Ambassador and Permanent Representative (E&P) and Mr Rebluud Kesolei, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President of Palau.
USP was represented by Professor Chandra, Dr Giulio Paunga; Vice-President Regional Campuses and Property and Facilities; Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Le... More »
AAPS students welcomed - 14 Mar 2017 03:30:44 pm
A total of two hundred and thirty-four (234) Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) students are enrolled at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this semester.
This was confirmed by the Development Manager, Mr Iresh Lal during the AAPS students welcome meeting at USP’s Laucala Campus on 9 March 2017. Out of the total, twenty-two (22) students are based at USP’s Emalus Campus, while the rest are at the Laucala Campus.
Mr Lal wished the students well for their studies and told them that, “you being selected as a recipient of AAPS scholarship is an ins... More »
Research Office hosts Scholar’s Evening - 14 Mar 2017 08:24:00 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office (RO) hosted an evening for its scholars at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space at the Laucala Campus on 9 March, 2017.
It was an opportunity for students to meet and greet each other and interact with their Associate Deans and staff of the Research Office, which sponsors twenty per cent (20%) of Masters and PhD students every year.
This semester, the RO is sponsoring a total of seventy-two (72) students, forty-two (42) of whom are undertaking Masters by Research and thirty (30) PhD.
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Vanuatu student carves tamtam for USP - 10 Mar 2017 12:03:25 pm
A Vanuatu student from The University of the South Pacific (USP) is currently carving a wooden tamtam to be displayed in front of the Research Office at the Laucala Campus.
George Koran originally from North Ambrym, Vanuatu said he passed by the Research Office one day and noticed the wear and tear on the current one standing outside.
He then approached Mr Henry Bill, Deputy Chair USP Student Association (USPSA) Federal and offered to carve a new one. Mr Bill then met with Professor Jito Vanualailai, USP Director Research and this is how the initial agreement came into place.... More »
Teachers achieve excellent results after USP studies - 10 Mar 2017 09:53:28 am
Teachers currently pursuing their studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) particularly those who are teaching English and Geography, achieved ninety to hundred per cent (90-100%) pass rates in their respective teaching subject areas during the 2016 external exams.
The observation was made recently following an enrolment and marketing drive in Taveuni and remote Savusavu on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu, by staff of USP’s Labasa Campus led by Dr Rosiana Lagi, from the 25-30 January 2017.
According to Dr Lagi, Head Teachers and Principal... More »
Croatian Ambassador visits USP - 8 Mar 2017 02:43:22 pm
Croatian Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Damir Kusen, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 7 March, 2016.
HE Dr Kusen was met by Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities, who warmly welcomed him to the campus.
HE Dr Kusen, who is based in Canberra, Australia, said he was pleased to visit USP and expressed interest in the work of the University in the region, both in terms of providing education and a member of the CROP.
He explained the pos... More »