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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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USP student teachers receive First-Aid and CPR Training - 8 Aug 2016 03:10:58 pm
Thirty-five (35) final year student teachers from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOE) at the Laucala Campus successfully completed an intensive training on First-Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. The training was organised by the School of Education and coordinated by the Fiji Red Cross Society. Mr Riaz Khan, the representative from the Fiji Red Cross Society commended the students for taking the training seriously ... More »

USP to participate in International Robot Contest - 8 Aug 2016 12:53:08 pm
A team of Engineers from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment will participate in the Asia-Pacific Robot Contest 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand on 21 August 2016 with the theme “Clean Energy Recharging the World.” The Robot Contest, which is known as “Game of ABU Robocon 2016” is an international showdown of ideas in order to create the awareness of efficient energy consumption and clean and renewable energy utilisation. ... More »

USP in top 6 international shipping industry award - 5 Aug 2016 12:33:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) been selected as one of the top six finalists around the worldfor a major international shipping industry award, sponsored by Norsepower, which will be awarded at the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology conferencein Hamburg, Germany from 6 to 9 September 2016. Being nominated under the “Wind Propulsion Research Award” category, USP is in a stiff competition against leading European universities like, Maritime Research Institute - Netherlands, S@IL project team, University College London – Energy Institute, Technical University Del... More »

USP, Massey University renews MOU - 5 Aug 2016 12:19:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and New Zealand’s Massey University signed the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise and standardise the relationship between the two parties for another five (5) years. The MOU is a fruition of the efforts made by USP’s Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) under the leadership of the Dean, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate and initiated by the School of Social Sciences under the Social Work Programme. USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra thanked the staff of the Massey University for work... More »

Good turnout at USP Open Day in Tuvalu - 3 Aug 2016 03:07:04 pm
About 100 students from Fetuvalu High School, Tuvalu Seventh Day Adventist School and Nauti Primary school turned up during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2016 Open Day, along with other members of the public, in Tuvalu on 29 July.  Chief Guest at the occasion was Dr Tufoua Panapa, the Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, who is currently the Acting Permanent Secretary.  In his keynote address, Dr Panapa emphasised the importance of education and urged students to work hard at all times and make good use of the opportun... More »

Open Day at USP Labasa Campus, a Success - 3 Aug 2016 02:25:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Labasa Campus Open Day on 29 July 2016 saw the participation of 27 schools from around Vanua Levu. The event was officiated by the Special Administrator of Labasa and Savusavu town, Mr Vijay Chand. In his address, Mr Chand told close to 2500 students that USP has always been a very important partner in terms of the development of human resources especially at senior and middle management level in the North, adding that, “we wish to see the continuation of this effective and strategic relationship in the years to come.” ... More »

USP VC presents to BPO Mission - 3 Aug 2016 02:07:40 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra spoke on Fiji’s skills position in relation to business outsourcing to the Fiji Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Mission on 26 July 2016 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. The mission was designed to provide an insight to Fiji Business Process Outsourcing sector and connect the attendees with key stakeholders in Fiji. The BPO mission was led by the Fiji High Commissioner to Australia, Honourable Yogesh Punja and the Pacific Island Trade and Invest in partnership with Fiji Consulate Sydne... More »

USP Lautoka Open Day a huge success - 3 Aug 2016 02:02:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus 2016 Open Day concluded on a high note on 29 July 2016. USP Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi said the event this year was a huge success with 24 schools participating from the Western Division and a total number of 2860 students visiting the Campus. “The students went through the displays by the three faculties of the University plus extensive information sessions from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and the College of Foundation Studies (CFS),” Dr Devi said. ... More »

STHM welcomes Dr Alexander Trupp - 1 Aug 2016 04:31:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently welcomed a new staff member, Senior Lecturer, Dr Alexander Trupp who joins the University from Mahidol University, Thailand. Dr Trupp holds a PhD in Theoretical and Applied Geography from the University of Vienna, Austria, where he also worked as university assistant and lecturer at the Department of Geography and Regional Research, and as part-time lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology. “I am delighted about working at USP and in the Sout... More »

Journalism student returns from international internship - 1 Aug 2016 11:23:53 am
A final year Journalism student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is back in the country after undergoing a two-week internship programme organised and sponsored by the Pacific Corporation Foundation (PCF) in New Zealand. Sonal Singh, majoring in Journalism as part of his Bachelor of Arts degree at USP, worked at a number of media organisations under the internship, including Pacific Media Network, Maori Television, Pacific Media Centre, Tiki Lounge, NZ Herald, TVNZ and Sun Pix. PCF is a regional media organisation which aims to bring about engagement b... More »

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