Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.
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New Kiribati President visits USP - 5 Oct 2016 04:59:59 pm
The newly elected President of Kiribati His Excellency Mr Taneti Maamau paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 4 October, 2016.
In welcoming HE Maamau, Professor Chandra congratulated him on his new appointment and assured that the University fully supported Kiribati and its development.
“Your Excellency, this is the first time we welcome you in your new role as President,” he noted.
HE Maamau acknowledged the... More »
Tonga graduate relives moment of struggle - 5 Oct 2016 04:36:31 pm
Mr. Ofa Taukolo, a new graduate from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus relayed how his quest for education was met by people who believed in him, some of who are academics and former staff of USP.
Speaking on behalf of the graduates during the Tonga graduation ceremony on 30 September 2016, Mr Taukolo, who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in History and Geography, said his journey was long, difficult, and full of uncertainties.
Mr Taukolo explained how he twice failed the Form 6 national examination at Tonga College and was intending... More »
Successful Graduation at USP’s Tonga Campus - 5 Oct 2016 04:27:54 pm
A total of ninety-nine (99) students from five (5) different nationalities graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus on 30 September 2016.
Out of the total, eighty per cent (80%) of the graduates were females and forty-five (45) students graduated from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). One student graduated from the non-member country of Guyana.
The graduation was attended by the Tongan Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Honourable Akilisi Pohiva, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honourable He... More »
USP’s Pacific TAFE holds Industry Consultation Evening - 4 Oct 2016 05:25:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) held its first ever Industry Consultation on Short Course Trainings and Global Certifications on 29 September 2016.
This consultation allowed USP to listen to employers’ training needs so that demand driven quality short courses and certifications can be introduced. Representatives from industries also had an opportunity to find out the range of short term trainings that USP has to offer.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard ... More »
Fiji Education PS opens CSSP awards - 4 Oct 2016 05:13:39 pm
Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts Mr Ioane Tiko officiated at the 2016 Chemical Society of the South Pacific (CSSP) Awards at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 1 October.
Since its inception in 1985, CSSP competitions have become very popular in secondary schools and this year, there was an overwhelming response of almost ten thousand (10,000) entrants in the Chemistry (Chem) Quiz competition alone. The four (4) competitions organised were Chem Battle, Chem Quiz, Titration and Bio-Battle.
A total of one hundred an... More »
USP student successfully completes Hollywood Immersive Programme - 4 Oct 2016 05:10:35 pm
A first-year Law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has successfully completed the world- renowned Hollywood Immersive Programme.
Twenty-year-old Jedidiah Christopher Taylor Mosese was the second 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 was invited to Hollywood Immersive; the first was Ateca Halamehi Ravuvu, who since has started h... More »
Dr Poinapen appointed IAS Director - 4 Oct 2016 03:26:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has announced the appointment of Dr Johann Poinapen to the position of Director at USP’s Institute of Applied Science (IAS).
Dr Johann joined IAS as the Deputy Director in October 2014 and has acted as the Director IAS since January 2015.
A former Principal/Lead Water Process Engineer at Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Australia (AMEC) and a former Water Leader and Engineering Group Manager with MWH Global, Dr Poinapen is a registered and chartered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in the ... More »
USP Journalism students hold media conference with VC - 30 Sep 2016 10:47:47 am
The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has revived its tradition of having a media conference with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
Professor Chandra welcomed the action on a positive note, stating that he was pleased to have the media conference once again.
He said that journalism students used to have regular media conferences before, however it stopped for a while, but was pleased to note that the tradition has been refreshed by the Head of Journalism programme, Dr Shailendra Singh.
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School of Tourism & Hospitality Management participates at World Tourism Day - 30 Sep 2016 10:25:18 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) participated at the inaugural World Tourism Day Fair at Sukuna Park in Suva, Fiji on 27 September, 2016.
STHM Student/Industry Liaison Coordinator, Ella Bennion who coordinated the STHM booth said that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between STHM and the Ministry is helping to ensure that the two parties are closely working together.
“We had members of the public visiting our booth and inquiring about the various programmes we have on offer,... More »
Thailand Government interested in Pacific Studies Programme - 28 Sep 2016 04:24:50 pm
There is potential for The University of the South Pacific (USP) to collaborate with the Government of Thailand to set up Pacific Studies programme in Thailand universities.
This idea was part of discussions during a visit by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand’s Diplomatic Officer, Mr Patchara Ponum to the University on 22 September 2016.
Mr Ponum told the USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard Coll, that universities in Thailand have expressed their interest in establishing Pacific Studies programme the... More »