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Pre-Employment Testing for the Region - 30 Nov 2016 10:59:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will be offering pre-employment assessments from 2017 after signing an agreement with Human Factors International (HFI). HFI is world’s largest company specialising in user experience design. In the past some organisations had sourced such services from overseas which were costly taking into consideration that there was no local provider. With this partnership, employers in Fiji and in the Region will be able to access this servic... More »

135 students graduate from USP Alafua Campus - 28 Nov 2016 08:51:46 am
A total of 135 students received certificates, diplomas and degrees during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony in Samoa on 25 November 2016. Fifty per cent (50%) of the graduates were females. The event was attended by Honouorable Henry Puna, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands and Mrs Akaiti Puna; Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa; Ambassador Winston Thompson, Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council of USP and Mrs Queenie Thompson; Honorable Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, Minister of Education of Samoa;  Government Ministers and Me... More »

USP hosts Samoa Alumni reception - 25 Nov 2016 01:32:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted its second Samoa Alumni Reception at the Alafua Campus Fale in Apia, Samoa on 23 November 2016. The first USP Samoa Alumni event was in 2011. The event was attended by prominent Samoan Alumni including the Members of Parliament, Chief Executive Officers of private and public enterprises, heads of educational institutions, community leaders and members of the Samoan Judiciary.    In his address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed everyone to the second Alumni event in Samoa, saying s... More »

Spain, USP talk of possible partnership - 25 Nov 2016 10:33:38 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) welcomed Mr Daniel Montilla Rubiales, Chargé d'affaires from the Embassy of Spain to Fiji during a courtesy visit to the Laucala Campus on 24 November, 2016. He was met by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International, who welcomed him warmly saying the University, appreciated the interest in possible collaboration with Spain. Professor Armstrong explained the role of the University in the region, with particular emphasis on higher education, regional integration, research, innovati... More »

USP hosts MBA Corporate Evening - 25 Nov 2016 09:59:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Corporate Evening at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala, Suva on 23 November 2016. The event was attended by USP Senior Management Team, MBA alumni and students, and sponsors. Head of the GSB, Professor Raghuvar Pathak warmly welcomed the guests saying it was a celebration of the completion of the academic year for GSB students, who had just sat their final examination.  “Many of our MBA scholars here to... More »

Music – Biggest Highlight of Moana - 24 Nov 2016 11:39:22 am
One of the highlights of the Hollywood Disney Animation, Moana, is the soundtrack provided by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pasifika Voices choir, according to New Zealand actor, Mr Temuera Morrison. Mr Morrison, who provides the voice for Chief Tui and Moana’s father in the film, was the Guest of Honour during the premiere of Disney’s Moana on 23 November 2016 at Damodar Event Cinemas. Moana is the 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studi... More »

USP’s STHM launches Postgraduate Research Colloquium - 24 Nov 2016 11:32:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently launched a new format for critical discussions of Postgraduate student projects. The STHM Postgraduate research colloquium, which was initiated by Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate programme leader, Dr Alexander Trupp, provides a platform for presenting, sharing and discussing research ideas, conceptual and theoretical foundation, and methodological thoughts as well as more developed research outputs to an open and friendly yet constructive-critical audience. Three (3) s... More »

USP lecturer awarded Greg Taylor scholarship - 24 Nov 2016 11:30:32 am
A senior lecturer at The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the first from Fiji to have been awarded a Greg Taylor Scholarship to undertake research at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Crawford School. All previous recipients have been from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Greg Taylor scholarship provides the opportunity to undertake research at the ANU Crawford School as part of the Development Policy Centre for a period of up to three (3) months on a topic relating to the economic development of PNG and the Pacific. The scholar is expected to undertake research in close collaboration with a research... More »

USP claims 6th SPSE Annual Report Award - 23 Nov 2016 12:18:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) Annual Report Competition for the sixth year in a row, in the ‘Co-operatives, Non-Profit and Charitable Organisations’ category on 22 November, 2016. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said the University is delighted with yet another win. “This award reflects continuing improvement in the governance of the University, the quality of work that is reported and the high editorial standards through the efforts of the Director of Development, Marketing,... More »

Successful USP JENESYS Study Tour - 21 Nov 2016 04:25:12 pm
Twenty eight (28) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and two staff members recently returned from the first Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme two week-study tour in Japan which was from 12 to 20 October 2016. The JENESYS Programme is a project advanced by the Japanese Government with an overarching goal of providing a foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange from all around the Pacific. The theme for the October tour was ‘Prevention and Reconstruction from Disaster&rsq... More »

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