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Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.

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STHM Debate Team Wins Top Honours - 1 Sep 2016 09:09:54 am
“The Paris Agreement is not beneficial for the Pacific Islands.” This position was successfully argued by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) debate team as they achieved top honours against the School of Government, International Affairs and Diplomacy during the 6th Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) Interschool Debate Finals on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at the FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre. STHM students Sylvia Hereniko, David Lewgor and Kusitino Vakatalai put up a formidable and convincing case to a... More »

USP launches Strategic Research Themes - 31 Aug 2016 03:56:03 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy officially launched The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2016 Strategic Research Themes project at the Laucala campus on 29 August 2016. The launch was attended by the Permanent Secretary for Fisheries Samuela Lagataki and senior Fiji Government officials, USP’s Senior Management Team, local and overseas researchers, staff, students and members of the public. In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended USP for undertaking research as one of its majo... More »

Honourable Henry Puna installed as the 23rd Chancellor of USP - 30 Aug 2016 04:21:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) formally installed Prime Minister of Cook Islands Honourable Henry Puna as the 23rd Chancellor of the University at the Vodafone Arena during the Laucala Campus graduation ceremony on 26 August 2016. Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson warmly welcomed the new Chancellor on behalf of the University Council. He assured Honourable Puna of the full support from the USP community. “We would also like to thank Prime Minister Puna for honouring the University in the lead up to the milestone of the 50th Anniversary in 2... More »

Students – Central focus for USP - 30 Aug 2016 12:30:44 pm
A very strong sense of service to the students should be an important part of the culture of all academics and support staff at The University of the South Pacific (USP). This comment was made by USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra during the official opening of the 15th USP Students Association (USPSA) Federal Council Meeting on 29 August 2016. The USPSA Federal Council is the highest governing Student Body for the Students' Association in USP. The USPSA Federal Council meets twice a year, during the... More »

USP’s Pasifika Voices headhunted by Hollywood Disney Moana Movie - 29 Aug 2016 03:05:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pasifika Voices based at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) have secured the official contract of providing a choir for the soundtrack of the much anticipated Hollywood Disney Animation, Moana. Moana is an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, the 56th film in Disney's animated features canon, and is being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film introduces Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and feature... More »

996 students graduate from USP - 26 Aug 2016 02:54:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) continues to showcase the quality and relevance of its programmes, which sets it apart from others through internationally recognised accreditations. This was highlighted by the USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra during his welcoming address at the second Laucala Campus graduation ceremony for 2016. So far, 16 programmes of the University have received international accreditations. A total of 996 students graduated during this event which was officiated by USP's newly installed 23rd Chancellor and the Prime M... More »

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 »

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