From L-R: Mr Taitusi Vakadravuyaca, Permanent Secretary, MITDMMS; Ms Yukari Ono, JICA Resident Representative; and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, VC&P USP welcomed following the handover of the EPS.
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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 »
Samoan Parliamentarians graduate from USP - 18 Jun 2018 03:37:58 pm
Eighteen (18) students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduated in a special ceremony for Samoan parliamentarians in Apia, Samoa on 14 June 2018.
Those who attended included Reverend Lemalu Livisitone Toelupe; Afioga Lemamea Ropati Mualia, Member of the Council of Deputies; Honourable Afioga Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa; Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council; Honorable Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament; Excellences and Members of the Diplomatic Corp; Ms Aloma Johansson, the Deputy Pro-Chancellor and Chair o... More »
Emalus Campus to welcome the In-country Science Programme - 18 Jun 2018 03:00:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) will officially launch the Vanuatu in-country Science Programme (VISP) on 19June at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
This event will mark a partnership between the University and the Government of Vanuatu through the Ministry of Education and Training in delivering full science programmes to students at Emalus Campus from 9 July.
VISP will provide students at Emalus Campus the opportunity to take science programmes that in the past would only be offered at Laucala Campus in Fiji. S... More »
Team FALE victorious at Alafua-Campus 50th Debate Series - 15 Jun 2018 02:50:13 pm
The team from Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus in Samoa were declared winners at the finals of the Alafua Campus Golden Jubilee Celebrations Debate Series on 13 June 2018.
The debate series was divided into four (4) parts and constituted students’ contributions to the Golden Jubilee celebrations hosted by the Alafua Campus.
Team FALE was for the motion that “USP promotes cultural enrichment among its students and member countries” while the team from Faculty of Science, Technology and E... More »
Alafua Campus Golden Jubilee celebrations begin - 15 Jun 2018 02:43:30 pm
Hundreds of staff, students and alumni of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus in Samoa participated in an early morning parade on 12 June 2018 to kick start USP’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in the heart of Apia.
The parade from the Fire Station to the front of the Government Building was a way for staff, students and the alumni to salute USP as one of the key drivers of the progressive changes in their lives.
It was also a way for members of the alumni to catch up with ‘classmates’ and ‘buddies’ from their universi... More »
CI-USP students graduate in Chinese language course - 15 Jun 2018 01:00:59 pm
A total of 150 students graduated from the Conversational Chinese Language Course offered by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute at the Yue Lai Hotel in Suva on 8 June 2018.
The classes included children class, beginner, intermediate, advanced two, staff beginner, and staff advanced.
Dr Matthew Hayward, Associate Dean Learning & Teaching at the Faculty of Arts, Language acknowledged Dr Hui Yang, CI-USP Local Director for the invite and the initiative.
He congratulated the students saying their graduati... More »
Mobile phones in Samoa almost universal, USP Study Reveals - 14 Jun 2018 03:46:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce the completion of a ground-breaking study on internet penetration and use in Samoa, conducted as part of the Pacific Regional ICT Regulatory Development Project which is housed at USP and funded by the World Bank.
This programme has a development objective to strengthen the capacity of ICT regulatory institutions in nine (9) Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and to enhance regional collaboration and knowledge sharing on ICT regulatory issues.
Participating countries are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati,... More »