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MASI President Charles Kadamana flanked by USP Journalism co-ordinator Dr Shailendra Singh (fifth from left) with Wansolwara supervising editor-in-chief Geraldine Panapasa, teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu and final-year journalism student Mitieli Baleiwai (right) at Laucala campus yesterday.



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Successful USP JENESYS Study Tour - 21 Nov 2016 04:25:12 pm
Twenty eight (28) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and two staff members recently returned from the first Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme two week-study tour in Japan which was from 12 to 20 October 2016. The JENESYS Programme is a project advanced by the Japanese Government with an overarching goal of providing a foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange from all around the Pacific. The theme for the October tour was ‘Prevention and Reconstruction from Disaster&rsq... More »


PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 19 Nov 2016 09:33:12 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 18 November 2016. Its main purpose was to brief the diplomats on the outcomes of the 83rd USP Council Meeting; progress towards implementation of the USP Strategic Plan (2013-2018); update them on USP’s role in European Development Fund (EDF) 11 Pacific Regional Indicative Programme; Regional ICT Initiative and strengthened CROP ICT Working Group; and to discus... More »


Dr Reddy launches USP Arts Exhibition - 18 Nov 2016 03:33:39 pm
An art exhibition at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) at the Laucala Campus was launched by Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, Culture, Heritage and Arts on 17 November 2016. In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended USP for investing in arts and for the establishment of the OCACPS, saying it is an area that universities often shy away from. He said generally the pressure on universities is to generate revenues outside State funding, so the focus is more on offering programmes whic... More »


USP holds successful HLC with Australia and New Zealand - 17 Nov 2016 10:25:04 am
A successful High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia and New Zealand, its major development partners, was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on Tuesday 15 November 2016. The University has HLCs with Australia and New Zealand twice a year, whereby the first meeting is held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second one is hosted by USP at the main Laucala Campus. The objective of... More »


USP holds 5th Research Excellence & Innovation Awards - 16 Nov 2016 05:08:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rewarded its best-performing academic staff and students for their high quality research outputs in 2015 at a special Research Awards Evening on Friday 11 November 2016. This annual event recognises the contribution of staff and students towards research excellence and achievement, through the Vice-Chancellor’s Prizes, High Quality Research Publication and Patent Awards. Mrs Salaseini Daunabuna, Permanent Secretary of Fiji’s Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations was chief guest at the awards. ... More »


Pearson VUE at USP Marshall Islands Campus - 16 Nov 2016 03:16:39 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Marshall Islands Campus is now the fourth site in the Asia-Pacific Region to become a Pearson VUE Test Center.   Pearson VUE provides computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programmes around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of testing-industry services and delivers exams through a comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 175 countries. It also delivers a wide number of International Certified Exams through the Pearson VUE Online T... More »


USP hosts Development Partner’s Forum - 14 Nov 2016 02:21:24 pm
A forum to facilitate discussion between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Development Partners was held on 10 November, 2016 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus in Suva. The objective of the meeting was to discuss the progress towards implementation of USP’s Strategic Plan (2013-2018), present theseven (7) new Strategic Research Themes (SRT) of the University, hear about their plans for future assistance and discuss USP’s 5... More »


Boost for Hindi Studies Programme at USP - 11 Nov 2016 03:55:20 pm
Hindi Studies programme at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was boosted after a donation of F$79,560 was handed over to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP by the Indian High Commissioner, His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal on 9 November 2016 as part of the celebrations to commemorate 100 years of Girmit at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre. The Hindi Studies programme had faced some financial issues in the recent years and as part of its revival plans; Professor Chandra had sought assistance from the Indian Government through the Indian High Commission in Fiji. ... More »


Cook Islands Public Servants join GCPA alumni - 10 Nov 2016 03:45:49 pm
Twenty-five (25) senior public servants in the Cook Islands recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GCPA) offered by The University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA).  Courses covered included public policy analysis, public sector leadership, and public sector governance from 26 September to 14 October 2016.  Participants were from the Prime Minister’s Office, Public Service Commissioner’s Office, the Ministries of Finance, Education, Health, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Inf... More »


USP assists Kiribati with climate change needs - 9 Nov 2016 12:48:56 pm
A project supported by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) saw the recent construction of a climate-proof health clinic in Buariki village, North Tarawa, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of the island countries under the Coastal-Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), along with Fiji, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. USP Project Community Liaison Specialist Timoci Naivalulevu said climate change is threatening Pacific communities in many ways. ... More »


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