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Fiji participants of the Long-Term Fiscal Modelling workshop which was held from 4-10 December at USP’s Statham Campus.

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117 youths graduate from USP, FRIEND project - 20 Nov 2014 01:29:20 pm
A European Union (EU) project implemented by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND) has seen the graduation of 117 unemployed youths under the Youth Employment Network (YEN) programme. The function was held at the Ratu Iloilo Hall in Veiseisei, Vuda on 14 November, 2014 and was witnessed by around a thousand people from the West and the North. The objective of the programme was to provide alternative employment opportunities to the children of sugarcane farmers and those who have been displaced from ... More »

USP celebrates AMBA accreditation - 19 Nov 2014 11:41:36 am
Senior staff and alumni of The University of the South Pacific (USP) gathered at the Laucala Campus on 17 November, 2014 to celebrate the accreditation of USP’s Master of Business Administration programme by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Head of USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) Professor Raghuvar Pathak said the University was delighted that AMBA President Sir Paul Judge, had come all the way from London to join in the celebration of USP’s AMBA accreditation. “I met Sir Paul at the International AMBA conference in April this year and took the opp... More »

USP staff awarded for PhD studies - 13 Nov 2014 01:01:54 pm
A staff member and former student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) was recently awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) to do his PhD at Griffith University’s Tourism Research Centre. Mr Apisalome Movono said while he was still experiencing his new study environment, he was honoured to be given the opportunity. “It was always in my interest to serve my village, community and country and understanding tourism impacts on the environment and more importantly, on the indigenous Fijian communiti... More »

Students wow crowd at USP’s SLAM poetry competition - 13 Nov 2014 12:45:51 pm
Ten students and four open competitors wowed the 150-plus crowd with their verbal acrobatics in a competitive poetry performance at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 0ctober, 2014. Organised by USP’s School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM), the competition is an annual event and promotes creativity in the literary arts among USP’s community. SLAM poetry coordinator and senior lecturer Dr Mohit Prasad said the quality of poetry at the event was very high. Winners were awarded their cash and... More »

USP’s IAS to lead landmark biodiversity survey - 12 Nov 2014 04:00:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) will soon mount an expedition into the mountains of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in what will be a historical landmark for Pacific biodiversity research. The expedition is being coordinated by the IAS’ South Pacific Regional Herbarium (SPRH) and will comprise taxonomic experts from the Pacific and around the world. Herbarium’s Curator Marika Tuiwawa said the experts will work together to document the flora and fauna of one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas. ... More »

Sam to feature in World Champs - 12 Nov 2014 10:40:19 am
Ever since she was a little girl she dreamed of competing in the World Longboard (Surf) Titles. A few years ago despite training, surfing hard and entering a lot of competitions, she missed out on qualifying. However, The University of the South Pacific (USP) student Sam Suendermann is now relishing the chance of competing at the World Longboard Title to be held in Hainan Island, China from 4-12 December, 2014. Sam, who is studying at USP under the Student Exchange Programme, said she couldn’t wipe the smile off her face and feels a buzz all over after making the cut. ... More »

USP PhD student scoops award at US Conservation conference - 11 Nov 2014 09:24:48 am
A PhD student and lecturer at The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped the Best Talk Award at a Student Conference on Conservation Science in New York which was held on October 15-17, 2014. Rosiana Lagi was the only South Pacific Islander to be among conservation professionals networking and exchanging ideas with leaders in science, policy, academia and management at one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. The conference was organised by the American Museum of Natural History’s Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation and was atte... More »

University welcomes Grants Committee - 6 Nov 2014 05:26:20 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has gone from strength to strength since the last University Grants Committee (UGC) meeting in July 2012 says the Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra. While hosting the members of UGC to a welcome dinner at the Laucala Campus on November 3, Professor Chandra said the enrolment numbers are stronger than what was projected and that the finances have been managed well. “Every year since 2008, we have performed better than projected. There has been a significant improvement in the quality of the University offerings ... More »

USP student designs Oceania U19 Basketball Logo - 6 Nov 2014 10:20:12 am
The University of the South Pacific Centre for Vocational and Continuing Education (CVCE) student Alexander Peckham is the artist of the 2014 Oceania U19 Basketball Tournament Logo. Peckham participated in the logo design competition run by the organisers and his design was selected based on appearance and relevance. An ecstatic Peckham said he felt very proud to have his design selected which came soon after completing his Certificate in Graphic Design from CVCE in April this year. “I would like to dedicate this win to all the aspir... More »

79th USP Council meets in Suva - 4 Nov 2014 02:25:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 79th Council meeting was held at the Novotel Hotel in Lami from 30-31 October, 2014. The Council meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University and make major decisions. The first meeting is held in one of the member countries and the second is always held in Fiji. The first meeting for 2014 was held at the Millennium Hall in Alofi, Niue from 21-22 May 2014. The Council is the highest decision-making body of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 ... More »

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