Representatives of USP and CPA Australia
(Left to right) Mr. Glen Finau (Assistant Lecturer, USP School of Accounting & Finance), Dr. Nacanieli Rika (Acting Head, USP School of Accounting & Finance), Dr. Dilawar Grewal (USP Vice-President Administration), Mr. David Jenkins (New Zealand Country Manager, CPA Australia), Dr. Kesaia Seniloli (Acting Dean, USP Faculty of Business & Economics), Mr. Shaneel Nandan (President, CPA Australia Fiji Branch), Professor Richard Coll (USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services), Dr. Giulio Masasso Paunga (USP Vice-President Regional Campuses and Property and Facilities), Ms. Masilina Rotuivaqali (Assistant Lecturer, USP School of Accounting & Finance)
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Research Office Welcomes New Scholarship Students - 10 Mar 2015 09:12:33 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office held its Scholars Evening to welcome all its new Post Graduate, Masters and PHD research students at the AusAID Performance space.
The Scholars Evening was also held to address questions and issues the students may be facing.
Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & International, Professor John Bythell welcomed the students and offered some helpful insights in successfully completing the scholarship.
“A key part of this is making sure that you are managing your time and ... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor and President meets with Vanuatu Minister for Education - 10 Mar 2015 09:07:17 am
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra met with Vanuatu’s Minister of Education Honorable Bob Loughman and Director General for Education Mr Jesse Dick Joe on Friday, 27 February, 2015.
The purpose of the meeting was for Professor Chandra to brief and discuss with Minister Loughman, general development matters relating to USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu and also to seek updates on specific collaborative arrangements between USP and the Ministry of Education.
Professor Chandra acknowledged the significan... More »
USP Celebrates Holi - 6 Mar 2015 03:45:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Indian Students Association aimed to bridge all cultural divides as Fijians of Indian descent celebrated ‘Holi’ around the country, by organising a cultural event at the University’s Laucala Campus.
The USPISA celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, at the university’s Laucala Campus by ‘Faag’ singing, dancing, playing with colours and distributing sweets.
Holi signifies the triumph of good over evil and is also linked to the harvest festival and the w... More »
New Library and Information Center Launched in Namataveikai - 6 Mar 2015 03:43:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Teacher Educational Resource and E-learning Centre (TEREC) in collaboration with the Community Library and Learning and Information Center (CLLIC) launched the Community Library and Information Center at the Namataveikai village, in Ra on February 21.
This was done as part of CLLIC’s project to pilot the development and sustainability of information centers in 6 villages around Fiji.
Ulamila Marama, Project coordinator at CLLIC, said that the project was launched last year with the aim to provide access to books and di... More »
FSTE Awards First Year Students - 6 Mar 2015 03:40:20 pm
The Faculty of Science Technology and Environment (FSTE) hosted a Welcome and Awards Evening for its first year students at the Japan – Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Lecture Theatre.
Outstanding students from the Refresher & Induction Programme (RIP), Academic & Cultural Orientation for Tertiary Students Programme (ACTS) and the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) were awarded with certificates and prizes.
In welcoming the first year FSTE students to the University, Dean FSTE Dr. Anjeela Jokhan also announced the new introduction of the Deans Award.
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PICPA runs Public Policy Process Workshop for Regional Law Enforcement Officers - 2 Mar 2015 04:15:47 pm
The Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) at The University of the South Pacific (USP), in collaboration with the Pacific Police Development Programme Regional Office of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), ran a workshop on Public Policy Process for senior regional law enforcement officers at USP’s Statham Campus from February 23 to 26, 2015.
The workshop was facilitated by PICPA Advisor Capacity Development and Training, Dr Desmond Amosa, with invaluable advice on legal matters and policy implementation provided by Ms Louise Bartholomew, Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Attorney ... More »
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra visits USP Emalus Campus - 27 Feb 2015 02:37:14 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific, Professor Rajesh Chandra visited the USP Emalus Campus from 24-27 February, 2015. Professor Chandra is accompanied by Development Manager, Mr Iresh Lal.
During the visit, Professor Chandra had a meeting with the Campus Manager Mr Ruben Markward and Head of School of Law Professor Eric Colvin. Amongst other things, matters relating to the campus, student enrollment, and information technology were discussed. As of 26 February 2015, a total of 1,449 students have enrolled at the Emalus Campus.
The Vice-... More »
Pacific Legal Information Institute (PacLII) Advisory Board Meeting - 27 Feb 2015 02:33:58 pm
The Pacific Legal Information Institute (PacLII) held its first Advisory Board meeting for 2015 on Wednesday 25 February 2015 at The University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
PacLII is a USP project supported generously by the Government of Australia through its Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The current phase of funding form Australia is AUD 1.8 M and covers the project till June 2016.
The Advisory Board meeting was chaired by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South... More »
USP Briefs Solomon Islands Government on new Campus - 26 Feb 2015 02:46:34 pm
The Vice Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra visited Solomon Islands to brief the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) on the role of the University in the region as well as on the development of the University’s new Campus proposed for Ndoma, west of Honiara.
He was accompanied by Mr. Jaindra Karan, Director of Development, Marketing and Communications and the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji, H. E John Patteson Oti.
The visit was at the invitation of the Prime Minister as well as the Minister for Education and Human Resources Hon. D... More »
Workshop on Preparation of Nomination Files for UNESCO World Heritage List - 24 Feb 2015 12:22:48 pm
About 20 senior officials from government departments, statutory bodies, non-government agencies and other culture and heritage sector agencies attended a 4-day training workshop on the “Preparation of Nomination Files for UNESCO World Heritage List” held at the Novotel Conference Centre, Lami between the 28th and 31st January 2015.
The training workshop was conducted by Pacific Heritage Hub in cooperation with The University of the South Pacific (USP), the Department of Heritage and Arts, the National Trust of Fiji and with financial and technical assistance from... More »