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The University staff hold a traditional farewell ceremony for Professor Rajesh Chandra, outgoing Vice-Chancellor and President of USP.

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USP Tuvalu Campus focuses on community engagement - 9 Mar 2018 10:37:54 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus has recently been engaging with the people of Tuvalu on a more interactive approach in an effort to pave a brighter future for Tuvalu. Taking on the initiative, Dr Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu’s Campus Director made a three day trip visiting the Central Islands of Tuvalu.  “The purpose of the visit was to assist students with their assignments, consult with stakeholders, especially the Secretary of the Island Council, who facilitates USP courses in the islands. &l... More »

USP implements Mangrove Reforestation Project in Fiji - 9 Mar 2018 10:31:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) team continued the implementation of the Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change (RESCCUE) project with various activities in Nakorotubu in the province of Ra in the Fiji Islands from 5-10 February 2018. IAS is the RESCCUE Fiji Operator along with Landcare Research New Zealand, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International and Fiji Environment Law Association. The activities included mangrove and coastal trees planting as well as mapping existing on-ground... More »

New Chinese Ambassador visits USP - 8 Mar 2018 04:08:23 pm
His Excellency Mr QIAN Bo, the newly-appointed Ambassador for the People’s Republic of China paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus on 6 March 2018. He was met by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP and members of the Senior Management Team at the Chancellery Board Room. Professor Chandra extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador, thanking him for his visit, and stressed the strong relationship between USP and China as a development partner. He stated that m... More »

USP’s 'Buddy of The Year' Award recipient shares experience - 8 Mar 2018 04:05:53 pm
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended the weeklong Orientation programme at Australia’s Macquarie University from 19-23 February, 2018, as part of his prize for winning the USP’s 2017 Westpac Buddy of the Year award recipient. USP has a Buddy programme under Campus Life’s First Year Experience Office. It is a volunteer programme which links senior students with first year students to help them with a seamless transition into university life. Nikeel Seth, a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Human Resources Management a... More »

SOEd & Education Minister discuss teacher education in SI - 5 Mar 2018 03:50:11 pm
Teaching and education issues confronting the Solomon Islands was the focus of discussion between The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) and the Honourable John Dean Kuku, the Solomon Islands Minister for Education at the Laucala Campus on 16 February 2018. Hon. Kuku attended the USP Finance and Investment Committee (FIC) prior to the discussions and according to Professor Govinda Lingam; Head of the SOEd, their meeting was a success. The SOEd is currently assisting Solomon Islands with the training of unqualified teachers, having completed ... More »

SOEd to deliver teacher education in Vanuatu - 2 Mar 2018 01:23:35 pm
Vanuatu’s educational needs and identification of areas where the School of Education’s (SOEd) expertise could be best utilised were a major focus of discussion between Mr Jesse Dick Joe, the Director-General of Education and Training in Vanuatu, and teaching staff of SOEd. Chaired by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd, at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus, the meeting was an opportunity for programme coordinators to brief Mr Joe on the School’s education programmes.  The Director-General described Vanuatu’s lat... More »

First 50th Anniversary Research Seminar on Shark Life and Sanctuary in Fiji - 2 Mar 2018 01:04:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) started its 50th Anniversary Research Presentation Series with an interactive presentation entitled, “Endangered Hammerhead and Vulnerable Bull Sharks find Life and Sanctuary in Fiji” by Professor Ciro Rico, Head of School of Marine Studies (SMS) and Project Team Leader. The Presentation, which was held on 28 February 2018 at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) attracted Fiji government officials, community members, villagers, secondary school teachers, private sector representatives, researchers, staff and students... More »

USP farewells ADB’s Regional Director - 1 Mar 2018 01:55:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a farewell lunch for Mr Robert Jauncey, Regional Director, Asian Development Bank, South Pacific Sub-Regional Office at the Tiko’s Floating Restaurant in Suva, on 26 February, 2018. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged Mr Jauncey’s contribution towards leveraging the University’s relationship with ADB, saying the significant assistance and support provided during his tenure in Fiji is highly appreciated. “Your term as Regional Director for the ADB’s Sub-Regional ... More »

USP introduces Event APP - 1 Mar 2018 01:52:35 pm
A key feature of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) weeklong Entrepreneurial Fair from 19-23rd February, 2018 was the introduction of an Event APP, arguably first for Fiji and USP. Mr Glenn Pope, Campus Life Group Manager confirmed that the APP was specifically designed for the event which was used to disseminate information about the event. He stated that information disseminated during the week included the main programme, details of the speakers, the YES Programme and interactive maps, among others. “By using the US... More »

Fijian President commends USP for Portable Fish Smoker - 28 Feb 2018 08:45:30 am
The University of  the South Pacific’s (USP) 24th Chancellor and President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote visited the University’s Marine Campus on 23 February 2018, to witness first-hand a demonstration of the functioning of a Portable Smoker for fish. Last year, H.E Konrote visited the University’s Laucala Campus as part of his tour during graduation, and was shown the seafood village and laboratory at the Marine Campus, which included an industrial smoker. The smoker, which was donated by Japan Int... More »

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