From L-R: USP’S Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and International Professor John Bythell, Director of USP’s PACE-SD Professor Elisabeth Holland, USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP’s Director of Research and co-Director of PIURN Dr Jito Vanualailai and Associate Professor Dr Atul Raturi of USP’s School of Engineering and Physics during the opening of the SIDS conference at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa on 31 August.
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USP's LLB programme gets International recognition - 7 Jul 2014 11:31:48 am
The University of the South Pacific’s Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme has achieved international recognition by the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) of the Law Council of Australia.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said this is excellent news and another case of the steady progress the University has been making regarding the enhancement of its programmes and international recognition and reputation.
“I would like to congratulate the Head of the School of Law, Professor Eric Colvin and his colleagues, and the Dean of FALE... More »
USP launches STAP in Samoa - 30 Jun 2014 02:51:22 pm
Samoan Prime Minister Honourable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi has commended The University of the South Pacific (USP) for initiating the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) for science teachers in Samoa.
Speaking during the STAP launch at USP’s Alafua Campus on Friday June 27, Hon Malielegaoi acknowledged USP for “making a reality out of a request from the Minister for Education and the Ministry for such a programme for our Samoan teachers”.
He said while it is a significant milestone for education in Samoa, it is the first time USP has adopted ... More »
Aust committed to Pacific region’s prosperity, students told - 26 Jun 2014 04:38:38 pm
The Australian Government is committed to contributing to the general prosperity of the Pacific region and individual home countries, says Australian Ambassador to the Federates States of Micronesia His Excellency Dr Terry Beven.
He made the comments while addressing USP and FNU students from Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia at the Laucala Campus on June 23.
“Through our scholarship programme we are investing in your future and that of your home countries,” he told students.
He said... More »
USP to introduce STAP in Alafua Campus, Samoa - 24 Jun 2014 01:24:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific will introduce the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) in its Alafua Campus in Samoa on Friday June 27, to address the serious lack of Science teachers faced by one of the member countries of the University.
Samoan Prime Minister Honourable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi will be the Chief Guest at the launch in Alafua while USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra will be represented by the Vice-President Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities, Dr. Giulio Masasso Tu'ikolongahau Paunga.
STAP is the f... More »
AAPS students attend end-of-semester award dinner - 24 Jun 2014 01:06:29 pm
A total of 30 USP regional students sponsored by the Australian Government attended an end-of-semester Award dinner on June 20.
USP’s Director Development, Marketing and Communications Jaindra Karan congratulated all the students who have completed their studies.
“This is a great achievement and you must also be grateful that you were a part of a prestigious scholarship. You should all be proud of yourselves,” Mr Karan said.
He said the students will now return to their respective communities, families to which they will ... More »
USP holds Confucius Institute Graduation - 20 Jun 2014 04:12:42 pm
A total of 160 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s Confucius Institute at the Laucala Campus on 19 June 2014.
USP Confucius Institute Local Director Joan Yee congratulated the students on their achievement saying it was the fifth graduation ceremony since its establishment in 2012.
Present at the ceremony were guests from the Chinese Embassy including Mr. Hao Yongwang, Director of Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy in Fiji, Mr Liao Xiao Ping, a leader in the Fiji Chinese community, Yat Sen Chinese teachers, an International School Chinese tea... More »
USP plays key role in Fiji PM’s Summit on Green Growth Framework - 18 Jun 2014 12:45:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific played a key role in the two-day Fiji Prime Minister’s Green Growth Framework Summit at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami from June 12-13.
USP’s Director of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) Professor Elisabeth Holland was the consultant, while co-chairs for two of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) were Dr. Peter Nuttal, a Research Associate and Dr. Anirudh Singh, an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Physics.
Dr Nuttal chaired the Freshwater Resources and Sanitation Ma... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor & President pleased with Confucius Institute - 17 Jun 2014 09:12:58 am
The University of the South Pacific’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra is pleased with the progress of the work of the Confucius Institute (CI) since its establishment in 2012.
In a meeting with the CI Chinese Director Professor Denggui Li on June 10, Professor Chandra expressed satisfaction with the work of CI.
He said CI has done very well under the leadership of a very outstanding Director.
Professor Li updated the Vice-Chancellor saying he had visited Vanuatu in early May and submitted a report to the Headqu... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor & President visits Labasa Campus - 12 Jun 2014 11:08:20 am
The University of the South Pacific's Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra visited USP's Labasa Campus from the 1st – 3rd June and reiterated his support for the development of the Labasa Campus.
The main purpose of his visit was to assess the current campus facilities as well as visit selected sites that have been proposed for the establishment of the new USP Campus in Labasa.
In his address to the staff, the Vice Chancellor thanked the campus staff for their efforts and for their commitment to the University.
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USP's Samoa students compete at University Games - 9 Jun 2014 04:39:33 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s Alafua campus took part in the Samoa University Games at the National University of Samoa (NUS) on Saturday May 3.
According to Tony Siamomua, Student Welfare and Campus Life Officer at Alafua, the Games, which were run by the University Sports of Samoa Association was certainly a fun-filled event.
He said USP competed against the NUS in a 10-a-side rugby tournament and mixed netball.
“More than 150 students took part in the one-day tournament. Although USP was unlucky to have l... More »