(From L-R): Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President, Honourable Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, and Mr. Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council.
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1184 students graduate from USP - 22 Sep 2017 02:34:14 pm
A total of 1184 students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated as part of the second Laucala Campus graduation ceremony for 2017 at the Vodafone Arena in Laucala, Suva on 22 September.
Of this number, 698 students graduated in the morning session and the remaining 486 in the afternoon session.
A notable feature of this graduation ceremony was that sixty-three per cent (63%) of the graduates were females. Twenty one percent (21%) were from Pacific TAFE, while twenty four (24%) received Postgraduate qualifications. Nine students graduated with PhD.... More »
Graduates acknowledge family support - 22 Sep 2017 02:28:42 pm
Graduation is the culmination of hard work and sacrifice in any student’s life, a moment looked forward to by families and friends of graduates.
Buriata Eti Tofiga from Kiribati, graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Public Administration during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) graduation at the Vodafone Arena on 22 September, 2017.
Ms Tofiga said while she is excited about her achievement, she felt there is still a lot that needs to be done ... More »
USP Professor appointed SAFE-Network Resident Coordinator - 20 Sep 2017 10:14:05 am
A visiting Professor at The University of South Pacific (USP) has been appointed a Resident Coordinator (Pacific Islands) of the Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Technology (SAFE-Network), covering Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu.
Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi, Visiting Adjunct Professor of Agriculture Coordinator is a leader of the SAFE-Network and plays a central role at the country level in developing the SAFE-Network mission in their country.
Dr Joshi’s appointment is for a term of five years and part of his responsibility... More »
USP launches Postgraduate Research Portal - 14 Sep 2017 04:40:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office launched the Postgraduate Research Portal at the Laucala Campus on 13 September, 2017.
Developed by USP and Software Factory Limited, the portal provides a mechanism for communication between students and supervisors, schools, faculties and the Research Office from enrolment right through to graduation.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President congratulated all those involved in the development of the portal including staff of the Research office, Associate Deans and staff of Software Factory Limite... More »
Japanese Ambassador on courtesy visit to USP - 14 Sep 2017 04:38:04 pm
His Excellency Mr Masahira Omura, Japanese Ambassador to Fiji visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 13 September, 2017 during a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President.
In warmly welcoming the Ambassador, Professor Chandra acknowledged the long-standing relationship between USP and Japan and how greatly it has benefitted the people of the Pacific.
Professor Chandra explained that a major part of the relationship is anchored around ICT and the USPNet.
“We have bee... More »
USP scoops first round of Moot Court Competition - 12 Sep 2017 03:49:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the first round of competition of the Annual Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF) Inter-Tertiary Human Rights Moot Court Competition which got underway at USP’s Statham Campus on 11 September, 2017.
Team USP (1) competed with Fiji National University (2).
Funded by the European Union, the competition’s main aim is to generate interest for law students to take up human rights and to take advantage of the opportunity in which they can openly discuss them.
Formally launched on Tue... More »
2017 School Fest Inauguration - 12 Sep 2017 03:20:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences organised the 2017 School Fest on 9 September 2017.
The School Fest, which is a Microsoft Initiative at USP is an Information Technology (IT) festival where Secondary School students participate in competitions to test their IT knowledge and skills.
A total of 180 students from 21 Secondary Schools around the Central Division were part of the event.
Speaking at the Fest, Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of... More »
USP Educare Centre gives climate change awareness - 11 Sep 2017 04:10:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Educare Centre concluded its term three with the launch of COP23 awareness at the Laucala Campus on 8 September 2017.
The Educare centre is a pre-school centre that caters for children aged 3-6 years. The teachers provide well planned play-based activities which help children develop holistically to acquire all the skills necessary for school.
Term three was themed Climate Change with various topics of discussion each week including: pollution; greenhouse effect; global warming; deforestation; water conservation; impact of climat... More »
Vanuatu Government makes first payment towards PacLII - 11 Sep 2017 01:48:34 pm
The Government of Vanuatu has made its first instalment of 5 million Vatu to assist in the continuation of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Unit (PacLII) based at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu. The total funding is 22 million vatu.
Honourable Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu officially handed over the cheque to Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council during a recent meeting between the Vanuatu Government and USP.
Present at the handover was Honourable Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister for Education and Tra... More »
Solomon Islands to benefit from Braille Eye-Slates - 8 Sep 2017 04:12:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics has made another donation of its innovative device, the Braille Eye-Slate to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) on 28 August 2017.
Student Nikhil Singh and Dr Utkal Mehta, Senior Lecturer travelled to Solomon Islands and handed over the two devices to the students through MEHRD.
Braille Eye-Slate, which is patented under Intellectual Property (IP) Australia, is a low cost solution to teach Braille language to visually impaired children. It has variou... More »