Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.
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Thousands of students attend USP Open Day 2018 - 27 Jul 2018 01:30:16 pm
More than ten thousand (10,000) students attended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day 2018 at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.
This year USP saw schools attending from as far as Levuka that were also present for the official opening ceremony along with St Joseph Secondary School, Suva Muslim College and Vunimono High School.
Taniela Waqa, Year 13 student of Lelean Memorial School stated that he would definitely choose USP and was interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology and Chemistry.
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Emalus Hosts 50th Anniversary Rugby 7s Tournament - 26 Jul 2018 10:18:17 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus campus hosted a 50th Anniversary 7s Rugby Tournament at the Kawenu filed in Port Vila on 24 July 2018.
This initiative by the Campus was part of its wider community engagement to mark the University’s 50th anniversary in 2018. A total of 8 teams participated in the one-day tournament.
In his welcome remarks, Mr Ruben Markward, Campus Director thanked all the teams for favourably responding to the invitation to partake in the event.
He stressed that the objective of the event wa... More »
Official USP Mobile App Launched - 23 Jul 2018 04:09:12 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra launched USP’s official Mobile App on 19 July 2018.
This Mobile App accompanied the launch of three (3) more Apps including the USP Campus Map App, Events App and a web application for easier approval of registration forms related to Student Administrative Services (SAS) for easy approval and to ensure appropriate approval channel is followed in processing these forms.
The University also celebrated the achievement of eight (8) of its Innovations that have received inno... More »
“Festival of Learning” launched at USP Lautoka Campus - 13 Jul 2018 11:55:23 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus launched its Golden Jubilee celebrations with a march from Shirley Park to the Campus at Vidilo Street, Lautoka on 11 July 2018.
Termed their 50th Anniversary celebration as “Festival of Learning” the Campus organised a three-day celebration with activities including focus group seminars (for education, corporate and public sector), public displays around the Campus, and an alumni function.
Dr Pramila Devi, Lautoka Campus Director warmly welcomed everyone to the launch and thanked th... More »
USP Masters student scoops Westpac Women’s Education grant - 12 Jul 2018 09:42:41 am
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) won herself the Westpac Womens Education Grant at the Labasa Campus on 10 July 2018.
Ms Ilisapeci Qabale, a humble and soft spoken primary school teacher Ilisapeci Qabale recalled her recess mad rush to complete the winning essay entry for the Westpac Womens Education Grant as a blessing from above, and the results of her USP experiences as a Masters student.
Growing up Ms Qabale, had lost both her parents early in life and being the eldest in her family she wanted to ensure that she was an epitome of success to her siblings... More »
PNG PM delivers public lecture on Pacific Regionalism - 10 Jul 2018 02:23:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus hosted a public lecture on Pacific Regionalism by Honourable Peter Paire O’Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 9 July 2018.
More than 300 people attended the lecture including H.E. Mr Esala Teleni, Fiji’s High Commissioner to PNG; H.E. Ratu Tui Cavuilati, Fiji’s Roving Ambassador for the Pacific, H.E. Mr John Feakes, Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Mr Jonathan Curr, New Zealand's High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Mr Sujiro Seam, Ambassador of Fra... More »
USP hosts 2018 Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference - 6 Jul 2018 04:22:21 pm
His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji, officially opened the 2018 Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference (VPEC) at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 5 July 2018.
The theme for VPEC 2018 is : It takes an island and an ocean: Rethinking Pacific Education for resilient, healthy communities.
This conference follows the VPEC 2016, marking “education for what? Revisited.” VPEC provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research and best practice, and... More »
Pacific Update Conference 2018 to bring out expert policy opinion - 5 Jul 2018 03:31:35 pm
The Fijian Minister for Waterways, Honourable Mahendra Reddy officially opened the 2018 Pacific Update Conference at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 5 July 2018 and highlighted that “the Conference is an excellent example of the link between research and policy thus contributing to better use of research findings for the ultimate benefit of the society.”
The two day Pacific Update Conference is a forum hosted by The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre and USP’s School of Economics and is held at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre.
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USP Convention now in force - 5 Jul 2018 03:30:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce that the USP Convention has come into effect from 16 June 2018.
According to the Convention, the Fiji Government, as the depository has an obligation to inform USP Member Countries when the Convention will take effect and this will be formally conveyed by His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, the Roving Ambassador to the Pacific to the member country governments.
In addition, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council de... More »
SOEd to deliver the Vanuatu Teachers’ Leadership Programme in 2019 - 5 Jul 2018 12:38:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) and the Vanuatu Ministry of Education will deliver the Vanuatu Teachers’ Leadership Programme (VTLP) in 2019.
This follows successful discussions held between Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of SOEd and Honourable Mr. Jean Pierre Nirua, the Vanuatu Minister of Education, officials from the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Mr. John Kaltau, the National Scholarships Officer, on 3 July 2018.
The Vanuatu education system needs trained, qualified and effective school leaders who are able to make sound ... More »