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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 participates in THE-ICE International Experts Forum - 12 Jan 2016 10:18:06 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) was part of the 9th annual International Panel of Experts (IPoE) Forum, entitled: ‘Real World Learning in Tourism and Hospitality’. The forum was organised by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), hosted by Stenden Hotel Management School, Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands). THE-ICE is an Australian-based accreditation agency, which specialises in the acc... More »

USP farewells New Zealand diplomat - 8 Jan 2016 04:26:26 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a farewell lunch to acknowledge and thank the outgoing First Secretary (Regional Development Programme) of the New Zealand High Commission, Dr Helen Leslie on 8 January 2016. Acting USP Vice-Chancellor, Dr Dilawar Grewal expressed the University’s sincere appreciation for Dr Leslie’s contribution and support to USP. During her term in office, Dr Leslie helped support the development of the region through the assistance provided by the Government of New Zealand. She also played a major part in strengthening the relation... More »

USP student to receive Queen’s Young Leaders Award - 4 Jan 2016 12:35:38 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth chosen to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her exceptional work in the community. Luisa Tuilau, who is studying under the Bachelor of Arts programme and majoring in Psychology and Law, said she hopes to use her skills and knowledge to make an integral impact on our Pacific Island nations. The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities a... More »

Pilot programme for high school entrepreneurs - 21 Dec 2015 02:46:01 pm
The Nabua Secondary School in partnership with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) have successfully completed a two-week programme for young entrepreneurs conducted over the summer break. This pilot programme concluded on 18 December 2015 with the awarding of 34 participants by the Chief Executive Officer for iTaukei Trust Fund Board, Mr Isoa Kaloumaira. The discussion to facilitate a summer school for young entrepreneurs started between USP’s Pacific TAFE, Research and International office and the chair... More »

Niuafo‘ou Day at USP’s Tonga Campus - 21 Dec 2015 08:52:58 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus continued its efforts to revive and promote the Niuafo‘ou language with the successful Niuafo‘ou Day on 3 December 2015. The grand final of the Niuafo‘ou language Poetry Competition was the main event of the Niuafo‘ou Day. This event was led by an annual Provincial Poetry Competition which ran from 30 October to 23 November 2015. The competition was jointly organised by USP Tonga Campus staff, Curriculum Unit of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Culture Division of the Ministry of In... More »

Emalus campus marks successful graduation - 18 Dec 2015 10:00:08 pm
A total of 120 graduates received their certificates, diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu today. Fifty per cent of the total graduates were females. 106 students graduated with undergraduate qualifications while 14 graduated at the postgraduate-level. Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching & Student Services), Professor Richard Coll described graduation as the most significant and meaningful occasion in the University’s calendar for gra... More »

Fiji Diplomat visits Confucius Institute - 18 Dec 2015 12:11:46 pm
Fiji’s Ambassador to China, His Excellency Ioane Naivalurua visited the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 17 December 2015. The Confucius Institute at USP was established through collaboration between USP and the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and provides a unique avenue to introduce Chinese language and culture to the general public, and to carry out Chinese cultural-related activities within USP. In welcoming H.E. Naivalurua, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Language and Education (FALE), ... More »

Samoan Prime Minister receives Honorary Degree - 17 Dec 2015 02:54:26 pm
A key highlight of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony was the awarding of the Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree to the Prime Minister of Samoa, Honourable Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi. The ceremony was for the first time held in Salelologa on Savaii – the larger of the two main islands of Samoa on 11 December 2015. Honourable Malielegaoi has had a distinguished political career spanning 34 consecutive years. He has been in continuous public service to the people of Samoa since 1970 serving in various positions in t... More »

USP’s business faculty ranks top in Fiji - 17 Dec 2015 11:20:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) is the only business school in Fiji to be ranked among the best 1000 business schools in 154 countries by the Eduniversal Agency. The Eduniversal system rates schools according to their international reputation at a national and global level, and by geographical zone. After their selection, they are divided within each country into five levels of excellence, which Eduniversal titles the Palme of Excellence. A Palme level is awarded to each school, based on a set of internationalisa... More »

USP presents Christmas gifts to children at the Hilton Early Intervention Centre - 16 Dec 2015 01:51:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) strengthened their association with Hilton Early Intervention Centre in Suva by developing an initiative to organise the collection of Christmas gifts to be distributed among the children.  This complements an earlier STHM initiative which was to acknowledge the good work that Hilton is doing to cater for the educational needs of its children. 45 students were sponsored by staff members from different sections of the University, including the School of Government, Developme... More »

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