(From L-R): Dr Nacanieli Rika, Acting Head of SOAF, Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean of FBE and Mr Rajeshwar Singh, USP Alumnus during their address
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Students celebrate achievement with families - 26 Aug 2016 01:35:10 pm
It was an emotional atmosphere for the 900 plus graduating students and their families after finally being awarded their certificates and degrees during the second graduation of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus.
The scene inside and outside the Vodafone Arena in Laucala was one of utter joy as graduates huddled together for photoshoots with their loved ones.
Anaseini Conivanua Tera, 46, was one of those who graduated with a first degree - a Bachelor of Commerce. The mother of seven was finally rewarded after a six-year struggle of balancing time w... More »
Information sessions held for graduates - 26 Aug 2016 08:44:18 am
Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Education Ioane Tiko has urged graduates to be responsible for educating upskilling themselves further if they are to survive in this evolving world.
Speaking at the School of Education’s (SOE) Graduate Information Session at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus on 24 August 2016, Mr Tiko thanked the graduates who had successfully completed their programmes.
“Thank you for the perseverance, determination and hard work and of course, the completion of your studies is an achievement in itself,” he n... More »
USP acknowledges 2016 Open Day Success - 23 Aug 2016 10:58:35 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP’s) Laucala Campus hosted a Post Open Day Cocktail on 19 August 2016 to acknowledge the hard work of the Open Day Organising Committee, student ambassadors, sponsors, television hosts and other stakeholders for making the 2016 Open Day a success.
Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Jaindra Karan said a total of 83 schools visited the Laucala Campus, 24 to the Lautoka Campus and 27 schools to the Labasa Campus.
The Laucala Campus he said, saw a total of 8239 students visiting on the Op... More »
Open Day at USP Alafua successful - 22 Aug 2016 08:20:54 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus in Samoa hosted a successful Open Day 2016 on 19 August.
This year, the event attracted over 1000 secondary school students including members of the public including Government ministries, private sector, and community groups to hear of alternative pathways after secondary education.
In welcoming everyone, Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT) Associate Professor Mohammed Umar acknowledged the excellent attendance and briefly reiterated the importance of Agriculture for the future of the regio... More »
USP’s FYE buddy programme students awarded - 18 Aug 2016 02:50:18 pm
Being a volunteer at university can assist in one’s career in some way or the other, said Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
He made the comment during the Campus Life (CL) First Year Experience (FYE) Buddy Awards at the Laucala Campus on 17 August 2016.
At USP, Campus Life is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for students, to develop a sense of community and engagement, and enable students to maximise their academic potential. The CL FYE Bud... More »
USP, SINU talks - 18 Aug 2016 02:46:31 pm
A delegation from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) led by its Vice-Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 16 August 2016.
He was accompanied by Kenneth Bo’o, Manager Property and Campus Management and Mr Chris Tovoa, Chief Security Officer.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed the delegation to the University, saying they were happy to share their thoughts on issues raised by SINU.
The meeting was attended by Profess... More »
USP thanks former Chancellor - 17 Aug 2016 12:41:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) thanked His Excellency Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, President of Vanuatu on 2 August 2016, for his role as Chancellor of the University, at a dinner organised in his honour.
President Lonsdale’s tenure as Chancellor ended in June 2016.
As part of their official visit to Vanuatu, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Lonsdale at the State House.
Following the award of... More »
Young USP scientists contribute to species conservation in Melanesia - 17 Aug 2016 08:58:16 am
Eight (8) current staff and postgraduate students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have contributed significantly to the conservation of native and endemic species in the Melanesian region, said Dr Gilianne Brodie, Associate Professor at USP’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.
This contribution was in the form of a collective publication of their research in the international journal, ‘Pacific Conservation Biology’, this month.
The special issue focuses on species conservation and management of macrofauna in the developing Melanesian Pacif... More »
SMPA holds workshop on teaching matters - 16 Aug 2016 11:06:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Management & Public Administration (SMPA) held a workshop on ‘Teaching Matters’ on 6 August 2016 at Novotel Hotel in Suva, Fiji.
This workshop is the first, in a series of three for this year, to allow SMPA staff to discuss important issues related to teaching.
During the opening session, SMPA Head of School, Professor Charles Trappey, touched on the importance of accreditation and its impact on school programmes and methods of operation.
Professor Trappey encourag... More »
USP hands over Samoa appeal for Post Winston SCF Fundraiser - 12 Aug 2016 12:14:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is humbled by the generosity shown by the people of Samoa in light of the recent Tropical Cyclone Winston tragedy, said USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Regional Campuses, Dr Giulio Paunga.
Dr Paunga made the comment while officially handing over the Samoa appeal for Post Winston Save the Children’s Fundraiser to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Save the Children’s Fund (SCF), Iris Low-McKenzie, at Laucala on 5 August.
Coordinated by USP’s Pacific Outreach Programme for Polynesia (POPP) Coordinator, Allan Alo... More »