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Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.

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Symposium marks 5th anniversary of CI-USP - 12 Jan 2017 10:02:16 am
A symposium to mark the 5th anniversary of the construction and development of the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) was held at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), in China on 20 December 2016. More than thirty (30) representatives including, BUPT’s Office of Administration, International Office, Organisation Department, Finance Department, Department of Personnel, School of Humanities, School of Network Security and all previous and current teachers of CI-USP participated in the symposium. Professor ... More »

USP’s Pacific Fusion Restaurant gains popularity - 11 Jan 2017 09:18:01 am
The Pacific Fusion Restaurant has received special commendation from guests for the services provided by Cookery and Hospitality students as part of their training. A fully licensed training restaurant facility operated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and Australia - Pacific Technical College (APTC); the Pacific Fusion Restaurant facilitates training as part of phase two of the course each semester, which is the operation of morning tea and lunch services at the restaurant. Both internal and external sta... More »

USP hosts enrolment roadshow - 6 Jan 2017 11:29:40 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be carrying out enrolment roadshows in major centres around Viti Levu from 6 to 7 January 2017. The roadshows provide potential students with the opportunity to seek academic advising about courses and programmes at USP, learn about enrolment requirements and to register for the new academic year. ... More »

STHM Hosts Alumni Open Evening Event - 23 Dec 2016 12:11:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) hosted an ‘Alumni Open Evening Event’ recently to bring together former undergraduate students with current STHM staff members and postgraduate students. In his welcome address, Dr. Alexander Trupp, Senior Lecturer and leader of the postgraduate programmes at STHM, highlighted the ever-growing significance of tourism and hospitality studies for the academia as well as the tourism industry, especially in the South Pacific context. He further stated that “these c... More »

USP Introduces Tablet Learning Project for Pacific Region - 23 Dec 2016 12:09:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is gearing up for the re-introduction of the Tablet Learning Project (TLP) in the Pacific region from Semester 1, 2017. After the success of TLP in 2013, the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra has approved free distribution of almost 500 tablets to selected students in selected USP campuses. The tablets will be distributed to new degree students in selected science programmes as well as Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) cohorts. The tablets will be distributed to students in Tonga, Alaf... More »

STHM strengthens approach with tourism partners in SI - 23 Dec 2016 12:07:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is further strengthening its collaborative efforts with its tourism stakeholders in the Solomon Islands as part of its continued efforts to build up its teaching, research consulting and training platform. The School recently undertook a series of consultations with key partners in the public and private sector in Honiara to progress internship opportunities for its Solomon Island students. Meetings were held with key hotel partners in Honiara that included the Heritage Park Hotel and Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel. “As a res... More »

USP Signs MOU with Tongan Institutions - 21 Dec 2016 12:04:00 pm
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation (MORDI) Tonga Trust and Tonga’s Nishi Trading, was signed on 19 December 2016. The MOU will establish a collaborative relationship by and among MORDI, USP, and Nishi Trading where the three institutions can exchange information to seek and implement programmes and activities of mutual interest. The institutions specifically agreed to collaborate in the field of Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Climate Change, focusing on food security r... More »

Local Industry Applauds USP’s Final Year Engineering Project - 19 Dec 2016 09:40:38 am
Two students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) received a project from a prominent company to work on under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Dr Utkal Mehta. Peni Jitoko and Epeli Kamahave received a project from Nadi-based Skyward Industry’s Research and Development Department to work on the development of the quad-copter UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with flight control that will successfully return to home base under fail-safe conditions and perform precision landing on a moving platform autonomously. After s... More »

495 Foundation students graduate - 13 Dec 2016 04:49:10 pm
A total of 495 students who successfully completed their Foundation studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) were awarded the Certificate in Foundation Studies at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 9 December 2016. Of this number, 273 were females. The graduates were from Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu including non-member countries of Korea, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. While officiating at the ceremony, Professor Rich... More »

Face-to-face Science programmes for USP’s Tonga Campus - 13 Dec 2016 12:04:01 pm
For the first time ever, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) will be providing face-to-face science programmes at USP’s Tonga Campus from January 2017. USP in collaboration with the Government of Tonga and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing funding opportunities and easier accessibility to higher education in science. The programme selection is made up of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology; Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (with Bi... More »

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