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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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83rd USP Council Meeting concludes - 5 Nov 2016 10:16:33 am
The 83rd Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 4 November 2016. USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University. The two-day meeting, which began on 3 November, was chaired by the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson. The Council comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff, students, and comm... More »

USP making good progress: Vice-Chancellor and President - 5 Nov 2016 09:58:16 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is putting emphasis on accreditation, placing students at the centre of its operations and making good progress with its regional campus developments, said Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP. He made the comment while presenting his report to the 83rd Council meeting of USP at Suva’s Holiday Inn on 3 November 2016. “Generally, we have been making good progress and we are on a good foundation for the next round of our development,” he stated. ... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE declared Registered Training Organisation - 4 Nov 2016 04:40:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has been declared a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver qualifications accredited within Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President congratulated Pacific TAFE on this huge achievement. This, he said, means that Pacific TAFE will deliver qualifications, by adding to its scope of registration which are accredited with Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF... More »

USP secures loan for new Campus in Solomon Islands - 3 Nov 2016 05:36:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially signed the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Loan Agreement of US$15.4m for the development of the new Solomon Islands Campus. The signing took place on 3 November 2016 during the University’s 83rd Council Meeting at Holiday Inn in Suva, Fiji Islands. Representatives for the signing of the loan documents included Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President;  Mr Robert Jauncey, ADB’s Regional Director South Pacific Sub-regional Office; and Honourable John Moffat Fugui, Solomon Islands Minister of Edu... More »

Workshop discusses USP Convention - 3 Nov 2016 03:48:24 pm
Members of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Council attended a workshop on the USP Convention during the first day of the University’s Council Meeting on 3 November 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Suva. One of the key objectives of the workshop facilitated by Mr Jon Apted of Munro Leys was to familiarise Council Members and senior legal officers from USP’s member countries with the University’s legal processes that need to be followed to get the Convention approved as the University would like to implement the new Convention across its member countries in anticipation of the 50... More »

USP, University of Bergen seek collaboration - 2 Nov 2016 03:15:15 pm
A delegation from the University of Bergen in Norway visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in an effort to discuss future collaboration and partnership with USP on 1 November, 2016. The team was led by Professor Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen (DRO) and comprised Professor Tore Furevik, Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research; Professor Edvard Hviding, Director of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group; and Ms Nina B. Dahl, Studies Adviser in Anthropology Professor Olsen stated that there are opportunities for furth... More »

USP Lautoka Campus hosts Pinktober Morning Tea - 2 Nov 2016 03:07:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus collaborated with the Fiji Cancer Society to host Pinktober Morning Tea at the Campus venue on 19 October 2016. The fundraising event was attended by invited guests from Lautoka’s corporate and business sector together with staff and students of the Campus. Flour Mills of Fiji also came on board as one of the major sponsors for the worthy course. Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi commended the audience for a positive turnout at the event, and conveyed the Campus’ support and encouragement towards... More »

FSTE hosts Mentor Awards Night - 2 Nov 2016 02:56:02 pm
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted its Mentor Awards Night for the second year at its Laucala Campus in Suva. As part of its support services, FSTE invests in developing young leaders through Peer Mentoring and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) programme. These Peer leaders are identified and trained to guide fresh and at-risk students in smooth transition into University life and they provide academic guidance by leading peer group discussions. In appreciation of the leader’s contribution and to ... More »

Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduates Excel in the Workplace - 28 Oct 2016 04:51:14 pm
Graduates of the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) are making positive impacts within their professions and careers in Fiji and the Pacific region. The success of STHM graduates has also contributed to the School’s growth and reputation for academic excellence.  STHM programmes serve as a launching pad for a career in tourism and hospitality. The individual courses are tailored to the needs of the industry and their learning objectives are continuously reviewed to ensure that STHM produces graduates that meet USP graduate attributes and the standar... More »

USP awards AAPS-sponsored students - 28 Oct 2016 04:05:30 pm
Eleven Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped special awards for their outstanding achievement during an end-of-semester awards lunch on 27 October 2016 at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva. The students are from USP’s Member Countries and varying disciplines including Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and PhD. In congratulating the students, USP’s Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Mr Jaindr... More »

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