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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 Graduation, a dream come true - 31 Mar 2016 03:09:35 pm
“Graduation is the day every student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) dreams of.”   This was the sentiment expressed by USP’s graduate speaker, Epeli Vualili during the Laucala Campus graduation on 23 March 2016.   Epeli, who graduated with a Diploma in Information Technology through USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), is deaf. He mesmerised the jam-packed Vodafone Arena with his smart delivery of the speech thr... More »

Hard work pays off for graduates - 30 Mar 2016 09:41:22 am
Tuvalu teachers, Fetau Karl Kainano and Lolohea Kelesoma were elated after being awarded their Post Graduate Diploma in Education during the Laucala Campus Graduation in Suva on 23 March, 2016. Both the Tuvalu graduates were awarded scholarships under the Australian Award Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) scheme to complete their post graduate studies for a term of two years from January 2015 to December 2016. The duo were overjoyed at their achievements and particularly thanked the support of their families back home. Confident that they contrib... More »

JENESYS students awarded - 30 Mar 2016 09:35:40 am
Students who were part of the JENESYS 2015 programme were awarded certificates on March 22 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala Campus in Suva. JENESYS 2015 is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Japan Overseas Cooperative Association (JOCA) Executive Director, Mr. Hideshige Amida said JENESYS 2015 was one of the most significant projects because of the participants' intelligence and positive attitude towards the programme. ... More »

PNG delegation seeks USP partnership - 29 Mar 2016 01:23:43 pm
A delegation from Papua New Guinea led by Fiji’s High Commissioner to PNG His Excellency Esala Teleni, visited the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala campus on March 22, 2016 to explore collaboration opportunities. The delegation sought areas of mutual cooperation and bilateral relations particularly in regards to university student exchanges and the development of public servants within the Gulf Provincial Government. “We want to upgrade our workforce and we are also looking for institut... More »

Record number of students graduate from USP - 23 Mar 2016 01:44:47 pm
A record number of students have graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) first Laucala graduation ceremony on 23 March 2016 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. The Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Council, Mr Winston Thomson, conferred the degrees diplomas and certificates to 1606 graduates from 20 nationalities. Fifty five per cent of the total graduates in this ceremony were females, an increase of one per cent from 2015. Five students graduated with PhDs and 243 students graduated from Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). ... More »

Communication Permanent Secretary pays courtesy visit to USP - 22 Mar 2016 04:51:05 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) received a courtesy visit by the Fijian Government Permanent Secretary for Communications and Information Technology, Mr Ewan Perrin on 18 March 2016, to discuss collaboration possibilities in the area of ICTs. Present to welcome Mr Perrin was the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-President Administration, Dr Dilawar Grewal, Director for Information Technology Services, Mr Kisione Finau, and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, Dr Bibhya Sharma.... More »

USP Honours High Achievers - 21 Mar 2016 07:49:01 pm
Fifty-five per cent of high achievers at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this year are females, an increase by one per cent from 2015. The comment was made by USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, in his opening remarks during the Medals & Prizes ceremony at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala campus on 21 March 2016. “This is a progressive number for women from this region and I am privileged to add that USP is doing its part in ensuring the full participation of women and girls in the area of h... More »

USP's Postgraduate qualification to strengthen diplomatic career - 18 Mar 2016 02:08:53 pm
A diplomat, who is also an alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP), is currently pursuing further education after a lapse of more than three decades. Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Mr Patteson Oti is pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs through the University’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA). Mr Oti said that one should never stop learning and this is what drove him to continue his education at the University. Graduating... More »

USP installs solar water pumping system for remote Fiji school - 18 Mar 2016 09:54:39 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has assisted in the installation of a new solar water pumping system at Korotolutolu Primary School in Seaqaqa, Vanua Levu. Korotolutolu Primary school students and staff had been facing water problems for a long time and their sole supply has been a spring source, located 5 km away from the school. However, this source dries up in the summer and clogs up during heavy rain while the school’s borehole has been inoperative due to the damaged pump and fuel expenses. With the help of a grant from... More »

USP extends partnership with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism - 16 Mar 2016 03:31:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will enable both organisations to work closely to maximise effective cooperation and efficiency. This MOU is an extension of the previous one, which was established between USP’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and MITT in 2013. While signing the MOU on 15 March 2016, the Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra said that the MOU will provide opportunities for USP and MITT to share info... More »

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