(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
ACIAR-USP Seminar - 21 Jun 2016 09:28:54 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a research-for-development seminar to mark the next steps of the USP Post-graduate Scholarship Scheme.
In his opening address at Tiko’s Floating Restaurant on 21 June 2016, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs First Secretary James O’Brien commended the programme saying it has been ongoing for the past eight years.
“This is fundamentally a capacity-building programme and certa... More »
Asset Meet, a Success - 17 Jun 2016 04:52:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson officially opened a symposium on Public Financial Management organised by USP’s Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) at Novotel in Nadi from 30 to 31 May 2016, which was a huge success.
Mr Thompson was pleased to see the level of participation from public officials from Fiji and Pacific island countries including representatives of various development partners.
He said in the economic and financial context, asset management has two general def... More »
80 students graduate from USP’s Confucius Institute - 17 Jun 2016 12:54:04 pm
A total of 80 students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute graduated at the Laucala Campus on 15 June 2016.
They are part of the 165 graduating from the Confucius Institute for semester one, 2016 - 48 from Lautoka Campus, 26 from Emalus Campus in Vanuatu and 11 from Cook Islands Campus.
In his keynote address, Director of the Political Section at the Chinese Embassy based in Suva, Wang Anning congratulated the students for their achievement and encouraged them to learn even more.
Mr Wang Anning said tha... More »
USP students awarded scholarships to China - 16 Jun 2016 12:53:47 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus have secured a life time opportunity to visit China.
USP Lautoka’s Confucius Institute advance level students Manasa Vakalalabure, Mere Vuda and Pritika Archana have been awarded a four week scholarship to further their knowledge about the Chinese language.
The trio will be in Beijing from 14 December 2016 to 14 January 2017.
Career accountant Ms Archana said she was excited about going and learning more about the Chinese language.
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USP student accepted into Hollywood Immersive Programme - 14 Jun 2016 03:34:32 pm
A first-year Law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been accepted into the world- renowned Hollywood Immersive Programme.
Twenty-year-old Jedidiah Christopher Taylor Mosese is the first 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 has been invited to Hollywood Immersive; the first was Ateca Halamehi Ravuvu who is currently in Hollywood, Los Angeles pursuing her acting career as part of the Acting Immersive Programme.
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First Cook Islander to complete law degree in-country - 14 Jun 2016 02:41:19 pm
Noeline Browne is the first Cook Islands student to complete The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Bachelor of Laws Degree through on-line courses undertaken fully in-country at the Cook Islands Campus.
Reflecting on her journey, Noeline said law studies have been both fascinating and challenging.
Her reasons for studying law is that “it is an intellectual pursuit of the law and jurisprudence and on the practical level, my knowledge of the law is helpful in solving legal issues that my family, and tribal clans have to deal with in negotiations in relation to ou... More »
USP Kiribati SLS Specialist Receives Training - 14 Jun 2016 09:30:32 am
Newly-appointed Student Learning Support specialist of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Kiribati Campus Ms Beneteta Raobati received intensive training in Student Learning Support (SLS) services from 31 May to 4 June 2016.
SLS specialist Ana Bulavakarua from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) in Laucala was at USP Kiribati Campus to conduct the training and facilitate academic skills workshops for students.
The creation of the SLS specialist position is aligned to Priority Area 2 – Student Support of USP’s Strategic Plan... More »
USP marks International Archives Day 2016 - 10 Jun 2016 11:33:02 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management office is celebrating International Archives Day 2016 and embracing this year’s theme of Archives, Harmony and Friendship through collaborative work with the National Archives of Fiji and USP colleagues.
International Archives Day was established to commemorate the establishment on June 9, 1948 of the International Council on Archives, based in Paris - an NGO aimed at promoting access to the global archives.
On this day archives around the world remind us of their mission and the importance of the collect... More »
USP Engineering programmes accredited - 8 Jun 2016 03:10:40 pm
Two Engineering programmes of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) have received accreditation from the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ).
The programmes are Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical and Electronics and Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra thanked the Faculty and School of Engineering... More »
Symposium ends on high note - 7 Jun 2016 09:15:59 am
The 7th Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED) ended on a high note on 6 June 2016 at Nadi’s Sofitel Resort and Spa.
The Symposium was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Applications Society (IAS) and IEEE Power Electronics Society.
The topics of discussion during the Symposium focused on Sensorless Control of Direct Current (DC) and Induction Machines, Sensorless Control of Synchorous M... More »