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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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USP hosts Peace Ark Cultural Performance at Laucala Campus - 8 Aug 2018 08:50:46 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute hosted a successful Hospital Ship Peace Ark Cultural Performance at the Laucala Campus on 3 August 2018. Held at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space, the cultural event was well attended by invited guests including His Excellency Qian Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Fiji and Madam Lu; Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates & Infrastructure; Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE); Dr Yang Hui, Chinese Director of CI; and staff and students of the University. ... More »

98 students graduate from Kiribati Campus - 6 Aug 2018 02:35:57 pm
A total of ninety-eight (98) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated during the sixth (6th) Kiribati Campus graduation on 3rd August 2018. A notable feature of this graduation ceremony was that sixty-five per cent (65%) of the graduates were females. Forty-seven per cent (47%) of the students graduated with Undergraduate programmes, twenty eight per cent (28%) were from Pacific TAFE, while twenty-four (24%) received Postgraduate qualifications. From the total number of graduates, ninety-three (93) students are Kiribati nationals, ... More »

USP installs 25th Chancellor - 6 Aug 2018 02:30:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) installed its 25th Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, the President of the Republic of Kiribati during the Kiribati graduation ceremony on 3 August 2018. He attended the installation ceremony along with the First Lady Teiraeng Maamau. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President warmly welcomed the new Chancellor to the USP family. “I would like to especially welcome our newly installed 25th Chancellor, H.E. Taneti Maamau, and our alumnus, to this very important occasion,&rd... More »

Labasa Campus Open Day 2018 a success - 6 Aug 2018 02:25:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus 2018 Open Day held at the Katonivere grounds on 27 July 2018 was a success with thousands visiting and taking an interest in the courses and programmes offered by the University. In honour of USP’s 50th anniversary, the Labasa Campus took a different strategy when it drew on the stories of its prominent alumni and international opportunities that USP offers. Hosting twenty-three (23) secondary schools, with more than one thousand five hundred students (1,500) along the Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove districts, th... More »

Hundreds flock to USP’s Rugby for Change event - 2 Aug 2018 11:44:49 am
An event titled Rugby for Change: Celebrating Diversity with Serevi, featuring sevens legend Mr Waisale Serevi and Mr Rocky Khan, former All Blacks halfback at The University of the South Pacific (USP) saw students, staff, the media and members of the public come out in huge numbers at the Laucala Campus on 2 August 2018. Organised by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education’s (FALE) School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS), the event was a partnership with the Fiji Association of the Deaf and the New Zealand High Commission. ... More »

Mandela Day celebrated at USP - 2 Aug 2018 11:08:34 am
All leaders require courage which includes both moral and physical courage and the late Nelson Mandela had both. This was the sentiment expressed by Chief Justice Anthony Gates during the Mandela Day Celebration on 18 July 2018, at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus. Justice Gates, who was the Chief Guest at the celebration, said that certainly Mandela’s was a life to be commemorated. Justice Gates highlighted that Mandela was ‘stubbornly against injustice&rs... More »

Successful Open Day at USP’s Lautoka Campus - 2 Aug 2018 11:05:21 am
Thousands of secondary school students from around the Western Division frequenting the various booths at The University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Lautoka Campus Open Day on 27 July 2018 were reminded to explore beyond what was being offered for their desired tertiary education courses. Speaking at the Open Day Mr Bobby Maharaj, Chief Executive Officer of Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board (TSLB) informed the students that the funding criteria for Tertiary Educations Loans Scheme (TELS) has been amended giving additional opportunity for  students to select their subject areas. ... More »

Pacific TAFE delivers cohort of Climate Change Certificate - 1 Aug 2018 03:27:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Science, Technology and Environment (CSTE) at the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has begun a cohort delivery of the inaugural Certificate IV in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction). The Cohort consists of 24 students with 18 from Fiji and one each from Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.  During the programme, which will be completed in October 2018, students will undertake a total of four courses: ... More »

UGC commends USP for significant progress - 31 Jul 2018 03:50:02 pm
The University Grants Committee (UGC) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its triennial meeting 2019-2021 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, Laucala Campus from 16 to 19 July 2018. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed all members to the meeting and extended a special welcome to Mr Sunil Sharma, the new UGC Chair, who has an extensive background in finance for more than 30 years. Professor Chandra noted that the University is now in its final year of implementation of its Strategic Plan (2013-2018) and so far has achieved 82% of its ... More »

Heritage and Arts Festival for USP’s 50th Anniversary celebration - 31 Jul 2018 12:18:52 pm
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International, officially opened the “We are the Ocean” Heritage and Arts Festival organised in celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary on 18 July 2018. Organised by the University’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS), the week-long festival brought together living culture, heritage and the arts in a fun and interactive way that engages with the wider community. This festival, which started with an opening... More »

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