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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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Successful outcomes from energy workshop - 17 May 2016 02:40:03 pm
Fiji needs in excess of FJ$50 million per annum to meet its Sustainable Energy for all targets by 2030. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Paul Bayly, at the Workshop for Project Managers in Energy and Climate Change on 11 May 2016. The workshop was organised by LifeLongLearning for Energy Security, Access and Efficiency in the African and Pacific SIDS (LEAP) project through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP). It attracted more tha... More »

Way forward for USP’s regional campuses - 13 May 2016 11:32:41 am
The Regional Campus Directors of The University of the South Pacific (USP) met at the Property & Facilities conference room in Laucala, Suva on 11 May 2016 to discuss plans for regional campuses. Discussions also centred on the administrative review of USP’s regional campuses, among others. While opening the Forum, USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said the regional campuses are special opportunities for the University to respond to the needs of each member country. He said the directo... More »

China cultural team visits USP - 13 May 2016 11:20:07 am
A team from the China Cultural Centre in Fiji made a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) on 11 May 2016. China Cultural Centre Director Steve X. Deng said the delegation wanted to learn what the Oceania Centre does and witness the facilities and resources they have, to enable better cooperation between the two Centres in the future. “We are grateful that the Oceania Centre arranged a warm welcome for us. After visiting the gallery and enjoying the dancing and singing performances,... More »

USP joins in EU Day celebrations - 13 May 2016 11:14:34 am
The European Union (EU) enjoys a long-standing partnership and friendship with Fiji and other Pacific countries, said EU Head of Delegation in the Pacific, His Excellency Andrew Jacobs. He made the comment while officiating at the Europe Day celebrations at St Joseph Secondary School in Suva on 10 May 2016. The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) showcased their two EU Projects at the EU Day exhibition for three days. The booth featured the EU Global Climate Cha... More »

University replaces trees damaged by Tropical Cyclone Winston - 11 May 2016 01:38:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is working closely with the Department of Forestry in a bid to replant those trees at the Laucala Campuses that were damaged during Tropical Cyclone Winston. The Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety unit at USP has identified areas around the Statham and upper Laucala campus, and are working to replant trees that will be able to withstand future devastating cyclones. USP Environment, Health and Safety officer, Mr Rahul Dutt said that his team is working to preserve a very important identity of the Laucala Campus, which i... More »

Tourism and Hospitality Management Students Gain Exposure at the Fijian Tourism Expo - 6 May 2016 03:43:48 pm
Tourism Fiji teamed up with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) to secure two final year students as support staff during the Fijian Tourism Expo at the Denarau Convention Centre. The two students, Repeka Levu and Lidia Batikolikoli, who are pursuing Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management programme, said that the event was an eye opener for them and allowed them to get to know and interact with domestic and international delegates.  “We gained a lot of knowledge and experience about the tourism indust... More »

Guangdong Education officials make courtesy visit to USP - 6 May 2016 10:41:29 am
A delegation from the Guangdong province in China visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of its courtesy visit to Fiji on 25 April 2016. Bordering on the South China Sea, Guangdong is China’s southern most provinces with a coastline of over 4,300 kilometres. Guangdong is one of the highly ranked provinces in China, in terms of economy and population size. It is also the largest education province, housing almost 140 Universities and technical colleges. In welcoming the delegation, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra said that one ... More »

USP-New Zealand High Level Consultation (HLC) in Wellington - 5 May 2016 09:45:36 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held a High Level Consultation (HLC) with the Government of New Zealand at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Trade (MFAT) Office on Friday, 29 April 2016 in Wellington. The impetus of the HLC was significant in light of the new USP-New Zealand Partnership Agreement which was recently launched by H.E Mark Ramsden on 15 April 2016. Through this new Agreement, the Government of New Zealand provides a total of NZ$15 million for the current triennium (2016-2018). ... More »

USP VC pays courtesy visit to VUW VC - 5 May 2016 09:42:08 am
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra of The University of the South Pacific (USP) paid a courtesy visit to Professor Grant Guilford, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington on28 April 2016. Professor Chandra said discussions with Professor Guilford were very productive towards enhancing the relationship further through specific joint collaborations. “There is an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between USP and VUW. However, this is m... More »

First student chapter branch in Fiji for the Asia-Pacific region - 5 May 2016 09:39:41 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the first University in Fiji to have established a branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student chapter for the Asia-Pacific region. IEEE is one of the leading standards-making organisations in the world. Today, it is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more than 433,000 members in chapters around the world. Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering and allied disciplines. ... More »

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