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USP welcomes new Pro-Chancellor - 15 Dec 2015 02:37:24 pm
The new Pro-Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Chair of USP Council, Mr Winston Thompson was warmly welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra to the University’s main campus in Suva on 14 December 2015.
His appointment was made by the USP Council in October this year.
Mr Thompson is a highly respected former senior public servant having worked as Permanent Secretary for several Fijian Government Ministries including Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries ... More »
University farewells Chair of Finance and Investments Committee - 15 Dec 2015 02:35:03 pm
Long-serving Chair of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Finance and Investments Committee (FIC), Ms Fay Yee was farewelled on 14 December 2015.
Ms Yee was first appointed as Chair of FIC on 1 January 2007 till 31 December 2009. Her appointment was renewed twice from 2010-2015. She completes her service of nine years as Chair of FIC at the end of this month.
During her farewell, Acting Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mrs Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu said that as Chair of FIC, Ms Yee has been instrumental in making changes to the way that FIC presents documents and reports, and took great care to present considered reports to Council... More »
University acknowledges Acting Pro-Chancellor - 15 Dec 2015 02:30:40 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra thanked the Acting Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mrs Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu for her efforts.
She took up the acting Pro-Chancellor role from 12 April 2015 and will continue until 31 December 2015.
Since the departure of USP’s previous substantive Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Council, Mr Ikbal Jannif, the Council’s work has been overseen by Deputy Pro-Chancellor, Mrs Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu in an acting capacity.
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USP marks graduation for Alafua Campus - 11 Dec 2015 04:11:28 pm
A total of 138 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony which was held for the very first time on Savaii – the larger of the two main islands of Samoa.
The ceremony was held at the ‘Apita o Pisaga’ Hall in Salelologa on 11 December 2015.
Speaking at the event, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra reminded graduates that the chance to prove themselves does not end now.
“You still have a lot to achieve and shine in your respectiv... More »
USP Foundation students graduate - 11 Dec 2015 02:14:17 pm
Almost 100 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Foundation Studies (CFS) at the Laucala campus today.
In congratulating the graduands, Acting Director Susan Sela said it was the start of yet another new journey.
She said the Foundation year is never an easy one having left behind secondary school.
“I am sure that before you came to USP you were excited. We saw the excitement but very soon, as the assignments started piling up, we would get panic-stricken students in our rooms seeking ad... More »
Students reap reward for hard work - 11 Dec 2015 02:13:16 pm
Shaayal Kumar and Tristan Goulding were part of the six students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Foundation Studies (CFS) who were awarded for their outstanding performance this year.
Ms Kumar was awarded for her excellent performance in English, Maths, Accounting, Economics, Official Statistics, Computing Science and Information Systems.
An overjoyed Shaayal said her experience at USP Foundation was not only an unforgettable one but one in which she learned so much from.
“It was indeed a really nice... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor Honoured at the 10th Confucius Institute Conference - 11 Dec 2015 01:31:01 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra was among the recipients of the prestigious Confucius Institute awards that were presented at the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai on 6 December 2015.
The awards were presented by Madam Liu Yandong, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China and Chair of the Council of the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban).
Professor Chandra received the “Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellenc... More »
10th Global Confucius Institute Conference - 11 Dec 2015 01:26:46 pm
A team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was part of the 10th Global Confucius Institute Conference, held at the iconic Shanghai World Expo Centre from 6-7 December 2015.
The theme for this conference was “Cater to new demand and push for integration.”
The USP team at the Conference comprised the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Chair of the Cook Islands Campus Advisory Committee, Mr Tevai Matapo, and the CI-USP Co-Directors, Professor Li Den... More »
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management helps promote strategic harmony between Fiji’s tourism and agricultural sectors - 10 Dec 2015 03:54:48 pm
The Coordinator of the Hotel Management Programme for the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at The University of the South Pacific, Mr Greg Cornwall, was recently invited to present at the Fiji Crop Sector Forum on the topic, ‘Embracing the Changing Landscape of the Fiji Crop Sector’ at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi.
The meeting was a collaborative effort between the European Union supported Pacific Agriculture Policy Project and implemented by the Pacific Community and Ministry of Agriculture.
Agriculturalists, bankers, non-governm... More »
Students graduate in the Intensive English Programme - 9 Dec 2015 09:45:26 am
A total of 17 students successfully graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Intensive English Programme (IEP) on 4 December 2015.
The Intensive English Programme (IEP) is a general English language programme that is offered four times (Terms 1-4) a year. The programme empowers students to use English socially, for study and for work.
The IEP is offered by the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM), which is one of the schools under the Faculty of Arts, Language and Education (FALE).
Speaking at the graduation ce... More »