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ANU and USP Vice-Chancellors Professor Pal Ahluwalia and Professor Brian Schmidt with staff of both institutions following the meeting at the Laucala Campus.

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USP Applauds the Fiji National Budget 2018-19 - 3 Jul 2018 04:34:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) believes that the 2018-19 national budget continues the focus of the Government on creating a modern, forward-looking and knowledge-oriented society and economy in Fiji that will ensure its competitiveness internationally and lead to the sustainable development of the country. Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice Chancellor and President welcomed the National Budget (2018-19) and its strong commitment to education with an allocation of $1billion aimed to create a knowledge economy and society in Fiji. “Education in line with modern p... More »

Vanuatu In-Country Science Programme Officially Launched - 3 Jul 2018 03:43:04 pm
Students in Vanuatu can now take selected full science degree programmes from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus campus from semester two under the Vanuatu In-Country Science Programme (VISP) launched on Tuesday 19 June 2018. The VISP is a cohort teaching model developed by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) to enable science teachers, mature students and freshman the opportunity to complete their science degree from their local campus. The event was attended by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu Honourable Charlot Salwai, Minister of Educ... More »

Fiji’s President ends term as USP Chancellor - 27 Jun 2018 03:16:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) farewelled His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote after ending a successful term as the University’s 24th Chancellor from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, during a dinner at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 26 June. The Chancellor is the titular head of the University. On behalf of the University, the Pro Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council Mr Winston Thompson stated that it had been a pleasure and a privilege working with him and the First Lady Mrs Sarote Konrote during his Chancellorship. “Your Excellency... More »

LALI project comes to a close in Tonga and the Pacific - 26 Jun 2018 03:15:40 pm
The findings of a Literacy and Leadership Initiative (LALI) overseen by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus-based Institute of Education (IOE) has been presented to Hon. Penisimani ‘Epenisa Fifita, the Minister for Education in Tonga. They were also presented to H. E. Ms. Tiffany Babington, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga at the Lopaukamea Hall at USP’s Tonga Campus on 14 June 2018 by the IOE staff led by Associate Professor Eve Coxon, the Project Director Dr. ‘Ana Maui Taufe‘ulungaki and Dr. Seu’ula Johansson-Fua, Tonga Campus Director. ... More »

Fiji President Officially Opens Sports Symposium - 26 Jun 2018 11:18:05 am
His Excellency Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji and the 24th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially opened the Inaugural Pacific Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development at the University’s Laucala Campus on 20 June 2018. The two-day Symposium is one of the official events celebrating the University’s 50th Anniversary this year and aims to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of sport to ... More »

USP, Pacific Connect host Inaugural Academic Network Dialogue - 26 Jun 2018 09:46:18 am
Rapid developments and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) is crucial to Pacific’s development and future prosperity. This was the comment made by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Chair of Council of Regional Ogranisations of the Pacific (CROP) ICT Working Group (WG) during the inaugural Academic Network Dialogue organised by Pacific Connect and USP at the Laucala Campus on 19 June 2018. The Academic Network Dialogue brought together current and future academic leaders, technology... More »

USP holds groundbreaking ceremony for new entrance - 22 Jun 2018 05:24:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new entrance from the Queen Elizabeth Drive on 22 June 2018. The event was attended by the Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson; Vice-President Regional Campuses, Estates and Infrastructure, Dr Giulio Masasso Paunga; members of Senior Management Team and Senior Staff members; representatives of the Fiji Roads Authority; representatives of the Contractor, China Railway First Group (Fiji) Co. Ltd; representatives of the Consulting Engineers, Wood and Jepson; representatives from the Suva City Council; and members of US... More »

PIC Diplomats briefed on USP developments - 22 Jun 2018 12:49:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Briefing Session for 2018 with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Diplomats, based in Fiji on 18 June 2018. Its main purpose was to brief the PIC Diplomats and Fiji on the University’s recent achievements and key strategic engagements in the region; provide an update on the development of the new Strategic Plan 2019-2024; and discuss means to fostering better collaboration with member countries for the benefit of the Pacific region. Diplomats who attended the briefing included His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, Fiji... More »

USP journalism students secure international internships - 21 Jun 2018 10:32:57 am
Five final-year students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism Programme have secured international professional attachments as part of their ongoing development and training. Elizabeth Osifelo from the Solomon Islands, Adi Anaseini Civavonovono and Salote Qalubau from Fiji are expected to leave for a two-week internship in Auckland, New Zealand on 24 June after successfully securing a place in the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Media Programme 2018. Two other students, Koroi Tadulala and Mereoni Mili, are expected to leave for Scotland later th... More »

SOEd hosts another successful FTRA Teacher Induction Programme - 21 Jun 2018 10:26:13 am
The inaugural orientation session for students in the teacher training programmes at The University of the South Pacific (USP), organised by the School of Education (SOEd) from 11-12 June 2018 turned out to be another success. Facilitated by the Fiji Teacher’s Registration Authority (FTRA), the programme is for final year students in SOEd’s initial teacher education programmes of Bachelor of Arts Graduate Certificate in Education (GECD), Bachelor of Commerce GCED and Bachelor of Science GCED. With guest presenters from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Fiji Teachers U... More »

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