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Ms Arti Devi with her Masters degree after her graduation from Laucala Campus.

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Where there is a will, there is a way - 20 Sep 2018 04:24:17 pm
Arti Devi is a fine example of sheer determination, courage and sacrifice despite her disability. In fact, if anything, she has used her disability to climb heights and soar. Ms Devi graduated with a Master degree in Computing and Information during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) second graduation at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva on 20 September 2018. “It has been a great experience studying at USP and I love the fact that USP is accessible for students with disabilities like me making it easier for us to navigate our ... More »

Graduates urged to embrace failure - 20 Sep 2018 04:14:15 pm
Graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were challenged to embrace failure, grow and learn from it during their graduation ceremony at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala on 20 September 2018. Ms Turang Teuea from Kiribati, who graduated with a Masters degree, encouraged fellow graduates never to let failure stop them from achieving their goals. “It is important to remember in this life that whenever we set a goal, we set it not only for ourselves, but for our family, our children, our community, and our country,” he stated. ... More »

USP hosts second Laucala graduation for 2018 - 20 Sep 2018 03:37:34 pm
A total of 1,321 students will be graduating from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) second graduation ceremony for 2018 at the National Gymnasium over a two day period from 20-21 September. On 20 September, a total of 806 students graduated in a two part ceremony with 568 students graduating in the morning ceremony from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE); while 238 students were awarded certificates and diplomas from ... More »

USP History students establish networks in NZ - 17 Sep 2018 02:46:36 pm
Five postgraduate history students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) visited Auckland, New Zealand from 17-26 August 2018 to collect research data on the impact of gifting to customary practices on living standards in the diaspora. Eleven Samoan families mostly in South Auckland were interviewed and selected on their known contribution to a customary practice in July 2017. This was the first international field trip for the university students accompanied by the History course coordinator, Dr. Morgan Tuimalealiifano of the School of Social Sciences and FALE First Year... More »

USP holds second Staff Forum 2018 - 17 Sep 2018 01:15:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 September, 2018. The forum was hosted by Professor Richard Coll, Acting Vice-Chancellor & President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS). Professor Coll welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue where they are encouraged to raise any issues or concerns they may be facing in their various areas of work. Staf... More »

USP Emalus Campus offers MBA programme - 14 Sep 2018 12:11:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at its Emalus Campus in Vanuatu this trimester. The programme begins this week and the first course will be completed in 5 weeks. A total of 35 successful students who received their offer letters to do the MBA programme attended the three-hour orientation programme on 10 September 2018 at the Emalus Campus Conference Room. An MBA alumni graduate, Mr Peter Tari, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, w... More »

USP joins in celebrating sports contribution to Pacific’s development - 12 Sep 2018 08:57:44 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in a breakfast side event at the Menen Hotel on 6 September 2018, in conjunction with the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Nauru that was held from 4-6 September 2018. Hosted by the Government of Nauru, in partnership with the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), the special side event “A Stronger Pacific. Powered by Sport” was earmarked to celebrate the contribution of sport and physical activity to sustainable development in the Pacific. His Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of the R... More »

USP Cook Islands Campus hosts PPGT 2018 online seminar - 12 Sep 2018 07:37:55 am
Two (2) PhD students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) recently participated in the Pacific Postgraduate Talanoa online seminar series, coordinated by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Vakatele Pacific Research Network. The seminar was hosted for the first time by a regional campus – the Cook Islands Campus - on 5 August (Monday 6 August in Fiji and New Zealand). Mr Roderick Dixon, Campus Director, stated that “the participation of in-country Cook Islands research students in the Talanoa Series indicated how the University had successfully prog... More »

USP to offer election management programme - 10 Sep 2018 04:37:26 pm
An inaugural election management programme will soon be offered by The University of the South Pacific (USP) following the signing of a partnership agreement with the Fijian Elections Office (FEO), Embassy of Indonesia in Fiji and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), at the Laucala Campus on 5 September 2018. Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Services (LTSS) stated that a Certificate level will be introduced first. This may progress to the Diploma level. “USP is a proud partner in this partnership and... More »

CROP Heads Meet with Forum Leaders – Working Collectively to Build a Strong Blue Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:44:47 pm
Aiwo District, Nauru (September 5, 2018) – Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Heads of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in Nauru – discussing the role of CROP in Building a Strong Pacific, as part of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. Ahead of the Forum Leaders’ Retreat, the meeting with CROP Heads is an opportunity to assess regional progress over the past year, and for CROP Heads to provide advice on the key regional priorities and issues that Forum Leaders will be considering. Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secr... More »

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