USP’s Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Mr Jaindra Karan (right) receives the award from Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Finance, Public Enterprises, Public Service Mr Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
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Ashneel wins singing competition - 16 Oct 2014 03:08:29 pm
Theory is important in music.
That is the word from The University of the South Pacific (USP) student Ashneel Prasad who won the inaugural “SUR SANGHARSH—Hunt for the Singing Sensation” competition recently.
Ecstatic Ashneel, who studies Bachelor of Commerce said, it was a proud moment for him and he acknowledged the support of his family, and friends.
“Performing in front of so many people and getting a great response from the judges was a great learning experience. I would like to further learn the theories in mus... More »
Chemical Society hosts Awards Day - 16 Oct 2014 10:58:42 am
The Chemical Society of the South Pacific (CSSP) hosted about 300 chemistry students, teachers and parents from 42 secondary schools across Fiji at The University of the South Pacific to reward outstanding secondary school science students for their efforts in winning some of the scholarly competitions organised by the Society on 4 October 2014.
CSSP is a reputable Chemical Society in the region and has been promoting the science of chemistry to the potential secondary school students by organizing various national chemical science events such as the National Chemistry Quiz; National Titration Competition; National Ch... More »
USP partners with University of Queensland in student projects - 14 Oct 2014 02:56:29 pm
The University of Queensland’s (UQ) Business School in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus has been carrying out projects that will bring a range of future benefits to Rarotonga.
Faculty staff and students from UQ’s Business School have been in Rarotonga undertaking various projects as part of their postgraduate studies.
Under a collaborative arrangement with USP’s Cook Islands Campus, UQ students have been conducting investigations to identify possible improvements in government departments in the Cook Islan... More »
USP holds 4th Diplomacy and International Workshop - 14 Oct 2014 02:52:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) fourth annual Diplomacy and International Negotiations Workshop was held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Committee Room in Suva on 29-30 September.
The Postgraduate Diplomacy and International Affairs programme is currently offered by USP’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) in the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE).
Programme Coordinator Associate Professor Gregory Fry said the workshop formed a crucial component of the programme.
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USP rugby receives playing jersey - 9 Oct 2014 05:08:14 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific Professor Rajesh Chandra presented brand new rugby jerseys to the University’s rugby team to acknowledge their outstanding performance this season.
Team USP put on a gallant show for promotion and will feature in the premier division of Suva club rugby competition from next year.
While presenting the jerseys, Professor Chandra congratulated the team for advancing to the premier grade.
“I had made some promises last year and we are working towards further i... More »
USP holds successful meeting with Pacific Island Diplomats - 9 Oct 2014 03:08:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific held a successful briefing for Fiji-based Pacific Island Countries Diplomats at its Laucala Campus in Suva on 8 October, 2014.
The objective of the briefing was to inform the diplomats on USP’s role in providing quality tertiary education and to further engage with its member countries on major development issues relevant to the region.
Diplomats who attended the briefing included HE Reteta Rimon, Kiribati High Commissioner, HE Paulson Panapa, Tuvalu High Commissioner, HE Gerson A. Jackson, Ambassador for the Federated States of Micrones... More »
ESA organises intra school debate - 9 Oct 2014 02:46:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Economics Students Association (ESA) is giving opportunities to its members to become healthy debaters by organising an Intra School Debate Competition.
ESA Coordinator Kushneel Prakash said it was also their succession plan and early preparations for next year’s Inter Faculty Debate Competition.
“We aim to boost student’s confidence and help them get an understanding on economic issues in the Pacific while addressing various Graduate Attributes such as such as:
Gaining knowledg... More »
Confucius Institute celebrates anniversary - 9 Oct 2014 01:15:28 pm
The Confucius Institute (CI) at The University of the South Pacific celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the first Institute in the world on September 27.
This celebration was being held simultaneously worldwide in more than 120 countries.
“We also celebrate the birthday of China’s greatest teacher, Confucius, which is celebrated around this time (he is believed to have been born on 28 September 551 BC). We would also like to congratulate Hanban for the very successful CI programme which began in 2004,” Local Director ... More »
USP RMI Cartagena Dialogue 2014 Youth Simulation video launched - 9 Oct 2014 12:21:41 pm
The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) Office of Environmental Policy and Planning (OEPPC) launched a video presentation of the Cartagena Dialogue 2014 Youth Simulation which was organised by The University of the South Pacific Campus in RMI in April this year.
Hosted in Majuro on 1-4 April 2014, the Cartagena Dialogue involved around 30 participating countries, and was one of the few groups within the UN climate negotiations that brought together negotiators from the global North and South.
The video, which was prepared by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and ... More »
RMI Education Minister highlights support - 6 Oct 2014 10:20:38 am
The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) Education Minister Dr. Hilda Heine highlighted her support for The University of the South Pacific RMI’s new Campus development.
While speaking at the annual RMI-USP Joint Education Programme Open Day on September 19, Dr Heine told over 300 high school students that the future can only be brighter with a new and permanent home for USP.
“USP can shape your future if you embrace it. With soon to be completed Campus facilities, USP is poised to offer outstanding education in a wide variety of fields of study,” Dr Heine said.... More »