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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 contributes to ICT project in Solomon Islands - 27 Jun 2016 03:49:09 pm
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Better Education project headed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) achieved a milestone in the Solomon Islands with the hand-over of five Tablet Learning Kits to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education on 2 June 2016. USP was contracted by Development Strategies International Consulting (DSIC), an international consulting company based in Manila to head consultancy for the two-year project which began in September 2015. The project is aimed at helping the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources D... More »

USP lauds Government for the 2016-2017 National Budget - 23 Jun 2016 03:56:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has commended the Fijian Government and the Minister for Finance Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for a good and strong 2016- 2017 National Budget following its announcement on 22 June 2016. The overall budget is significantly channelled towards the massive national rehabilitation and re-construction efforts put in place by Government post Tropical Cyclone Winston, which has a strong social component with a lot of support for vulnerable communities. The budget, however, still pursues the longer term development strategy of the Government, takes new initiatives, and makes innovat... More »

Pacific stakeholders converge to advance gender research in the region - 22 Jun 2016 03:23:41 pm
An active three-day discussion began on 20 June 2016 with around 50 dynamic Pacific researchers and stakeholders converging at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus to advance gender research capacity-building agenda among Pacific Island Countries. The workshop is a collaboration between USP, UN Women, the Fiji Women’s Right Movement (FWRM), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Government. It is being held from 21 to 23 June at USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics... More »

ADB Executive Director makes courtesy call to USP - 22 Jun 2016 09:27:37 am
The Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr Won-Mok Choi made a courtesy call to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala Campus on 16 June 2016. Mr Choi is the newly-appointed Executive Director of the ADB, for the constituency of the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taipei China, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam.       Professor Chandra extended a warm welcome to Mr Choi saying USP looked forward to working with him and the ADB and wished... More »

ACIAR-USP Seminar - 21 Jun 2016 09:28:54 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a research-for-development seminar to mark the next steps of the USP Post-graduate Scholarship Scheme. In his opening address at Tiko’s Floating Restaurant on 21 June 2016, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs First Secretary James O’Brien commended the programme saying it has been ongoing for the past eight years. “This is fundamentally a capacity-building programme and certa... More »

Asset Meet, a Success - 17 Jun 2016 04:52:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson officially opened a symposium on Public Financial Management organised by USP’s Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) at Novotel in Nadi from 30 to 31 May 2016, which was a huge success.  Mr Thompson was pleased to see the level of participation from public officials from Fiji and Pacific island countries including representatives of various development partners. He said in the economic and financial context, asset management has two general def... More »

80 students graduate from USP’s Confucius Institute - 17 Jun 2016 12:54:04 pm
A total of 80 students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute graduated at the Laucala Campus on 15 June 2016. They are part of the 165 graduating from the Confucius Institute for semester one, 2016 - 48 from Lautoka Campus, 26 from Emalus Campus in Vanuatu and 11 from Cook Islands Campus. In his keynote address, Director of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy based in Suva, Wang Anning congratulated the students for their achievement and encouraged them to learn even more. Mr Wang Anning said tha... More »

USP students awarded scholarships to China - 16 Jun 2016 12:53:47 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus have secured a life time opportunity to visit China. USP Lautoka’s Confucius Institute advance level students Manasa Vakalalabure, Mere Vuda and Pritika Archana have been awarded a four week scholarship to further their knowledge about the Chinese language. The trio will be in Beijing from 14 December 2016 to 14 January 2017. Career accountant Ms Archana said she was excited about going and learning more about the Chinese language. ... More »

USP student accepted into Hollywood Immersive Programme - 14 Jun 2016 03:34:32 pm
A first-year Law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been accepted into the world- renowned Hollywood Immersive Programme. Twenty-year-old Jedidiah Christopher Taylor Mosese is the first Fijian and Pacific Islander to be accepted into the inaugural Hollywood Immersive Dance Programme. This is the second time a member of USP’s Oceania Dance Theatre has been invited to Hollywood Immersive; the first was Ateca Halamehi Ravuvu who is currently in Hollywood, Los Angeles pursuing her acting career as part of the Acting Immersive Programme. ... More »

First Cook Islander to complete law degree in-country - 14 Jun 2016 02:41:19 pm
Noeline Browne is the first Cook Islands student to complete The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Bachelor of Laws Degree through on-line courses undertaken fully in-country at the Cook Islands Campus. Reflecting on her journey, Noeline said law studies have been both fascinating and challenging. Her reasons for studying law is that “it is an intellectual pursuit of the law and jurisprudence and on the practical level, my knowledge of the law is helpful in solving legal issues that my family, and tribal clans have to deal with in negotiations in relation to ou... More »

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