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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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Reflections on Pacific Advocacy and Media Coverage in Paris - 18 Feb 2016 12:12:12 pm
The Paris climate conference offered an opportunity for news media outlets to show greater commitment in terms of visibility and resources with more reporters on the ground, a Climate Change Forum was told at The University of the South Pacific on 16 February, 2016. The comment was made by panelist Debbie Singh, the Communications Specialist for the Pacific Climate Change and Migration Project (PCCM) at the United Nations ESCAP Sub-regional office in Suva. Ms Singh, who reflected on Pacific Advocacy and Media Coverage in Paris, said the conference expanded the use of social and ... More »

Climate Change Forum at USP - 16 Feb 2016 04:49:13 pm
The crucial role played by local Governments, communities, women, youths and civil society members in addressing the impacts of climate change and building local resilience was emphasised at a Climate Change Forum at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva on 16 February, 2016. Facilitated by the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), the discussion saw COP21 participants, stakeholders and leading regional analysts and experts share their thoughts on how the Paris Agreement, a landmark document that witnessed unprecedented worldwide Climate Change Cooperation, will affect the lives of the people of the Pa... More »

USP student selected for oceanographic cruise - 16 Feb 2016 11:47:29 am
A Masters student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been selected by the Institute of Research Development (IRD) in Noumea, New Caledonia to participate in an oceanographic cruise from 8-22 March 2016. The purpose of the cruise is to collect oceanographic data to better understand the water properties on the East Coast of New Caledonia. Shilpa Lal will be assisting in data collection and analysis during the cruise and at the same time, acquire necessary skills from the training provided to conduct her own research. Ms Lal is... More »

International recognition for USP’s Commercial Cookery qualification - 10 Feb 2016 10:49:04 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has received full international accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) for its Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification. Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification prepares students with a wide range of specialised skills in food preparation and service in a commercial kitchen. The training involves developing discretion, judgment and sound knowledge of kitchen operations. The Chief Executiv... More »

USP alumnus scoops Mahatma Gandhi award - 9 Feb 2016 03:19:20 pm
An alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Professor Paresh Narayan has been awarded the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman award which acknowledges people of Indian origin, who have made substantial contribution to their discipline and contributed to international philanthropic endeavours and community projects. Professor Narayan is a Professor of Finance and Co-director of the Centre for Economics and Financial Econometrics Research (CEFER), at the Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. The award is presented by the Government of India and the Non-Resident Ind... More »

Successful orientation for Emalus campus students - 9 Feb 2016 03:18:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu had a successful orientation programme for about 200 new students who have enrolled for the 2016 academic year. The three-day orientation programme was held from 3-5 February 2016. Present to meet the new students were staff of the Emalus campus including the Emalus Group Manager Mr Ruben Markward, Dr Howard van Trease, lecturers, College of Foundation Studies (CFS) coordinator and teaching assistants, Student Learning Support (SLS) specialists, Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) coordinator, other... More »

Graduate School of Business hosts Meet-the-Leaders Forum - 8 Feb 2016 03:55:17 pm
Nations are competing for investment, identity, tourism and a place in peoples' minds and hearts. The concept of nation/place/destination branding has never been as critical as is now in the 21st century. This message was shared by Professor Ian Michael who talked about nation branding during this year’s first Meet-the-Leaders Forum organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business on 4 February 2016. Professor Michael is a Professor of Marketing at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is in the country as a vi... More »

Formal welcome of new students - 5 Feb 2016 04:54:43 pm
New students enrolled at The University of the South Pacific (USP) for the 2016 academic year were accorded a welcome ceremony at the University’s Laucala Campus in Suva today.  The formal welcome marked the end of the week-long Orientation programme, which is held annually, to ensure new students have a smooth transition to university life by providing them with appropriate advice and support as they embark on an exciting journe... More »

Students make most of Orientation programme - 5 Feb 2016 04:52:50 pm
Orientation week at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been a huge learning experience for students coming to the University for the first time. The Vice-Chancellor’s official welcome of new students was held today at the Laucala Campus in Suva. The Chief Guest of the event was the President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote Toligi Paueli, who will begin her Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and Marketing and Management, described the orientation programme as a stepping stone into the 2016 academic year. ... More »

Pacific TAFE holds orientation - 5 Feb 2016 10:50:08 am
Qualifications from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) allows graduates to find entry and para professional employment opportunities, pathways for higher studies and career advancement for working people. These were the words of Pacific TAFE Director Hasmukh Lal while welcoming new students during orientation at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre in Laucala campus on 4 February 2016. More than 300 new students gathered for the event and listened intently as they anticipated their new learning journey. With 20 qualif... More »

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