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(L-R): H.E Ms Reteta Rimon (Kiribati High Commissioner), Mrs Litia Mawi (Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to the Pacific), Mr. Berlino Martin (Minister Counselor for the Embassy), H.E Mr Jarden Kephas (Nauru High Commissioner), and H.E Mr Yu Minimbi (Acting PNG High Commissioner)

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USP School of Accounting receives accreditation from CPA Australia - 23 Apr 2015 03:01:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Accounting and Finance recently hosted a cocktail event in association with CPA Australia’s Fiji Branch. The event was held at the USP Oceania Centre on Wednesday 15th April and attended by over 150 guests including senior members of the accounting profession and business community as well as USP management, staff, alumni and students. The event marked two significant milestones for the School, which has received CPA accreditation for its under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. ... More »

Vice - Chancellor Delivers Key Note address at Principals Conference - 22 Apr 2015 04:21:25 pm
Vice – Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra delivered the keynote address at the Principals Conference at the Japan –Pacific Multipurpose Lecture Theatre at USP Laucala Campus on April 22, 2015. In welcoming the Principals to the conference, Professor Chandra said, “I do miss my teaching days because the long term legacy that we really leave is through teaching. All of you are very privileged to have taught and now to lead in the education system in your own areas.” Professor Chandra stated thatgi... More »

DeepGreen Resources Offers Marine Science Scholarships - 20 Apr 2015 11:02:17 am
DeepGreen Resources, a company looking to build an onshore processing plant to produce metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, has kindly offered the newly instituted Marine Science Scholarship to 1st year students from Kiribati who wish to undertake their studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP). DeepGreen Resources is working with the Government of Kiribati to investigate the potential of developing a more socially and environmentally advantageous approach to obtaining strategic metals needed for the world’s social and economic development, with a focus on seafloor polymetall... More »

OCACPS Hosts Fundraiser for Vanuatu - 17 Apr 2015 03:14:08 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies (OCACPS) organised a fundraiser in response to the terrible devastation left by Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. A music, dance, fashion and auction extravaganza was held on 10 April 2015 at the Japan – Pacific ICT Centre Multipurpose Theatre at the USP Laucala Campus. Tropical Cyclone Pam was a Category 5 cyclone that caused widespread destruction in every stratum of the Vanuatu society; from telecommunications, infrastructure, education, food security, shelter, businesses and sadly, the loss of human life.... More »

Research Office Signs Service Agreement with Software Factory Limited - 17 Apr 2015 03:06:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office signed a service agreement with Software Factory Limited (SFL) for the supply and implementation of a Post-Graduate Research Portal (PGRP) on 13 April 2015. Software Factory Limited was identified as the only external contractor with locally available expertise to develop the software. PGRP will provide the University with the means to centrally and systematically monitor the progress of its Masters and PhD candidates or the performance of their supervisors. The new PGRP will also provide a uniformity of the admin... More »

Ambassador Shmuel pays courtesy visit to USP - 15 Apr 2015 12:40:58 pm
Ambassador of Israel, His Excellency Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 14 April 2015. Based in Canberra, Australia, the visit was the ambassador’s fourth to Fiji. In welcoming Ambassador Shmuel, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching & Student Services), Professor Richard Coll, said that, “the visit provides a platform for the University to discuss the potential areas of collaboration with the Government and other academic and research based institutions in Israel”. ... More »

USP Alafua Campus Hosts STAP Awards Ceremony - 14 Apr 2015 01:26:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science Technology and Environment (FSTE) held an awards ceremony for its Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) at the Samoan Fale at Alafua Campus on 7 April 2015. STAP is a joint initiative between the Samoan Government and USP and aims to upskill teachers with diplomas enroled in the programme by providing a tailor-made 2-year Bachelor of Science Degree.   FSTE has instituted a new scheme to recognize the efforts of students who had outstanding grades in their first year of studies. Two teachers in the ... More »

The New Colombo Plan Scholarship - 13 Apr 2015 03:40:00 pm
Two Australian students are currently studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP) under the New Colombo Plan Scholarship programme. The Programme provides opportunities for Australian undergraduates to undertake semester – based study and internships or mentorships in participating Indo – Pacific locations. The Scholarship is a initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Erin Corkil and Asher Taccori are the first students on the New Colombo Scholarship Plan at USP. Ms. Corkil is currently enroled in a Bachelor of International Relatio... More »

Australian Foreign Minister Launches New Colombo Plan for USP’s Cook Island Campus - 13 Apr 2015 12:01:57 pm
The Australian Foreign Minister Hon. Julie Bishop, visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus on 31 March, 2015. The Minister was welcomed on Campus by USP Advisory Committee Chair Mr. Tevai Matapo, where she also met with staff, students, alumni and the Advisory Committee members. The main purpose of the Minister’s visit to the campus was to launch Cook Islands participation in the New Colombo Plan, a scholarship programme that will bring an increasing number of Australian undergraduate students into the Pacific Region. ... More »

USP signs MOU with Fiji Fisheries Department - 13 Apr 2015 11:50:21 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fiji Fisheries Department on 9 April 2015. The MOU will ensure that USP and Fisheries Department cooperate in responding to the food security and development needs of sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities in Fiji. Vice Chancellor and President of USP Professor Rajesh Chandra stated that signing of the MOU is a gesture of fostering a formal relationship between the University and the Department towards the development of the fisheries sector in Fiji through research and policy leve... More »

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