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USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and Senator of French Polynesia Richard Ariihau Tuiheiva during his courtesy visit to the Laucala campus today.

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USP appoints two Vice-Presidents - 28 Feb 2014 03:05:05 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s executive committee has appointed a new Vice-President—Administration and a new Vice-President—Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities on the recommendation of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate. The Executive Committee made these appointments on 24th February. The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, in announcing these appointments, said that the University had rationalized its Senior Management Team (SMT) by upgrading a Pro Vice-Chancellor position to Vice-President (Administration) to prov... More »

US delegation visits USP - 26 Feb 2014 04:41:54 pm
USAID Deputy Secretary Dennise Mathieu yesterday paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala campus. Ms Mathieu was accompanied by Jason Brenden, Regional Environment officer for the Pacific and three other staff. Professor Chandra welcomed the team to USP saying the university currently has 27, 000 students enrolled with expectations of up to 30,000 by the end of this year. He said all of USP’s campuses are covered by completely modern video and audio... More »

USP interns join InterContinental Fiji - 26 Feb 2014 04:37:22 pm
Tourism students at The University of the South Pacific will now be further exposed to industrial attachments following the School of Tourism & Hospitality Managements’ successful collaboration with hotels around the country. Currently, eight students are undergoing their one year-apprenticeship with the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. InterContinental Training Manager Jacob Pau’u said their aim was to fine-tune students’ skills and help them gain experience in the industry before they graduate in 2016. &ldqu... More »

USP Teaching Assistant scoops best paper award - 26 Feb 2014 11:24:47 am
Masters students and teaching assistants in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs in the Faculty of Business and Economics at USP, Romitesh Kant and Eroni Rakuita, recently won the Best Paper Award at the 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium held in Australia. The paper on Public Participation and Constitution Making in Fiji was co-authored by Romitesh and Eroni and presented by Romitesh at ANU. On the basis of this award, Romitesh has been given a one-month research fellowship at Australian National University and an opportunity to present his paper at the Pa... More »

USP’s Confucius Centre marks Chinese New Year - 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 am
Students and staff at The University of the South Pacific’s Confucius Institute marked the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Oceania Centre at Laucala on Friday 21 February. Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency Huang Yong officiated at the ceremony saying it was a happy occasion to celebrate the Year of the Horse.  “Our heartfelt gratitude to USP for its support towards the Confucius institute,” he said. He added that Chinese language is no stranger to Fiji and through the celebration we can further enhance... More »

Vanuatu students welcomed to USP - 26 Feb 2014 10:15:30 am
Students from Vanuatu were welcomed at a ceremony at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala campus on Saturday 22 February. In her address, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Special Duties) Dr. Esther Williams briefed the students on university life saying there were a lot of challenges associated with it. “You are here on a new and challenging journey and to be successful you need to get all the assistance you can get,” she told students. “You need to get the balance between an academic and social life. You need to follow... More »

Razeen wins outstanding research award - 25 Feb 2014 02:39:41 pm
An assistant lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s School of Governance and International Affairs recently won the Outstanding Research Award for her paper during the Global Conference on Business & Finance held in Hawaii on 6-9 January 2014. Razeen Ali’s paper has also been accepted for publication in the Global Journal of Business Research. An ecstatic Razeen said one of the great things about winning an award is that it takes people to paths they never dreamt. “For me, that path has just begun. Obviously I ... More »

USP academics appointed to Global and Oceania Networks - 21 Feb 2014 12:39:07 pm
Two academics from The University of the South Pacific have been appointed to global development networks effective from February 2014.  USP’s Professor of Economics, Professor Biman Prasad has been appointed a member of the Global Development Network (GDN) Board of Directors while Dr Gordon Nanau, a Politics and International Affairs Lecturer at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, has been appointed Head and Chair of the Oceania Development Network (ODN). Global Development Network (GDN) is a public international organization that builds res... More »

FEA impressed with USP course - 21 Feb 2014 11:48:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s engineering students can now undertake internship at the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) with a chance of getting employment after receiving their qualifications. This was made possible following the signing of a formal partnership between USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and FEA in Suva yesterday. FEA said students on attachment with them while studying will be able to perform better in class because they would receive training on the job. “If students have ac... More »

USP academic scoops outstanding award for international journal - 20 Feb 2014 05:37:27 pm
An academic from The University of the South Pacific has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Paper Award for a UK-based international journal. Dr. Anirudh Singh wrote the article, “Renewable energy in the Pacific island countries: resources, policies and issues”, which appeared in the journal “Management of Environmental Quality (MEQ)”, published by the Emerald Group in 2012. Management of Environmental Quality (MEQ) is an inter-disciplinary journal that “examines in a deep and objective manner the various environmental factors and their impact on the ov... More »

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