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Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.

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New students attend orientation at Emalus Campus - 19 Feb 2018 04:23:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu organised a successful orientation session on 1-2 February, 2018, which assisted new students at the University for the first time in Semester 1 this year. In his welcome speech, Mr Ruben Markward, the Emalus Campus Manager said, “We are excited to welcome you into this vibrant learning community and as a new student at USP you are bound to have questions”. Mr Markward said the orientation is designed around their needs – to help them find answers to those questions and provid... More »

USP holds successful meet with Media Reps - 19 Feb 2018 04:07:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) organised a ‘Meet the Media’ event on 13 February, 2018 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Conference room at the Laucala Campus, in an effort to strengthen its partnership with members of the Media in Fiji. The event was organised not only to renew partnerships but to acknowledge the Media for its coverage of activities and developments of USP. In addressing media representatives that turned out in numbers, Professor Chandra said the occasion was especially set aside for the media, the University’s main partners, “because ... More »

Successful Conference on Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific - 19 Feb 2018 12:48:12 pm
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Australia (DFAT) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in collaboration with the Pacific Centre for Economic Policy & Modeling (CEP&M) and the School of Economics (SOEc) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully organised a two-day Aid-for-Trade Conference from 7–8 February 2018 at the University’s Laucala Campus, Suva. The purpose of this conference was to discuss the key findings of the ADB’s biennial Aid for Trade Report 2017 in the lead up to the next Global Review in 2019. ... More »

SOED Postgrad Education Programme in demand in Vanuatu - 15 Feb 2018 12:17:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) has for the first time begun the delivery of a cohort-based Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Vanuatu. Vanuatu is currently experiencing a strong desire by teachers to further their qualifications especially in the area of educational leadership. This became evident when 20 Vanuatu teachers and educators attended and successfully completed the ED493 Advanced Studies in Educational Policy course during the Summer flexi-school at Emalus Campus in January 2018. The course was facilitated by Professor Govinda Lingam, the Head of School ... More »

UN Human Rights Commissioner shares view on Pacific challenges - 12 Feb 2018 03:51:21 pm
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mr Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein acknowledged Pacific tradition and culture while giving a public lecture at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 10 February, 2018. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed Mr Hussein to the Laucala Campus saying it was an honour and a privilege to be able to host such a respected individual. Titled, Navigating new challenges with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mr Hussein warned of challenges that will be faced by this generation includin... More »

USP VC honoured with THE-ICE Fellowship Award - 10 Feb 2018 12:19:09 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra, has been awarded by The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) for his outstanding contribution in Tourism and Hospitality education, and training and research. The prestigious Fellow of THE-ICE award which Professor Chandra received is the highest order award given by THE-ICE to any person across the globe. Professor Chandra was unable to attend the awards function due to University commitments. ... More »

USP VC welcomes students for 2018 - 9 Feb 2018 03:36:02 pm
With classes for semester 1, 2018 at The University of the South Pacific (USP) starting this week, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President extended a warm welcome to all USP students saying 2018 marks USP’s 50th year of service to the Pacific Islands. He told new students that they are now part of the USP community- whether this is the start of their studies or whether they have been with USP for few semesters or academic years, they would be a valued part of the University’s celebrations in this very special Golden Jubilee Year. “Some of your p... More »

A University for the Pacific - 8 Feb 2018 10:49:25 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rightly takes pride in its Pacific location and regional focus and USP students are Pacific-based, Pacific focussed and heavily invested in Pacific futures. This was the sentiment expressed by Ms Fine Arnold, USP alumnus and Secretary-General of Cook Islands Red Cross during the USP Plus Meeting “Contribution of USP to the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of the Cook Islands” on 31 January 2018 at the University’s Cook Islands Campus. Ms Arnold graduated with a Bachelor of Law through the University’s Ema... More »

More USP Convention Instruments deposited with Fiji Government - 8 Feb 2018 09:44:51 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) deposited additional instruments of Signature and Ratification for the USP Convention to the Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Suva on 7 February, 2018. Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council also took the opportunity to greet and formally congratulate Ratu Tui Cavuilati, the new Roving Ambassador for Oceania, on his recent appointment. Ratu Tui welcomed the delegation from USP saying it was an honour to host and also receive the Instruments of Signature and Ratification for the USP Convention. ... More »

EU & USP reaffirm commitment - 8 Feb 2018 08:26:26 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the European Union (EU) are committed to working together to ensure that projects delivered in the region provide the maximum impact to the countries and people. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President made the comment during a successful meeting with the EU Delegation led by Mr Pierre Amilhat, Director for Asia, Central Asia, Middle East/Gulf and Pacific at the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development at the Laucala Campus on 6 February, 2018. The EU delegation comprised of  H.E Mr Julia... More »

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