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Her Excellency Hilda Heine, President of the Republic of Marshall Islands (left) and Ms Marylou Foley.



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Successful WSCUC Mock Seeking Accreditation Visit for USP - 28 Nov 2017 04:30:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a successful WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Mock Seeking Accreditation Visit (SAV) from 13 to 16 November 2017 in preparation for the Seeking Accreditation Visit 1 (SAV1) to be held in April next year. The Mock Visit Team consisted of four (4) members including; Dr. Denis Meerdink, Associate Dean, University of the Pacific (Chair); Dr. Mike (Ming-Tung) Lee, Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs, California State University, Sacramento; Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Trident University International; and... More »


USP Professor edits Invasive Apple Snails publication - 28 Nov 2017 12:06:45 pm
A Visiting Adjunct Professor at The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi recently edited a second book on Invasive Apple Snails, published by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). In the book’s foreword, Dr Daniel Simberloff of the University of Tenesse, said Biology and Management of Invasive Apple Snails serves not only as an authoritative source for those trying to understand Pomacea impacts, how to manage them, and how to prevent further introductions, but as a model for invasion as scientists begin to comprehend and grapple with the complexity of many of the most imp... More »


USP acknowledges Corporate Partners - 27 Nov 2017 05:39:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an evening for its Corporate Partners at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala Campus on 23 November, 2017. This was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Fijian Government, Tertiary Education Loan Scheme (TELS) Board, development partners, business leaders, civil society organisations, staff and friends of the University. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President in his remarks said USP’s success depends strongly on their engagement, as... More »


Open Day Essay Competition Winners Awarded - 27 Nov 2017 09:37:38 am
Six (6) secondary school students have been awarded prizes for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day Essay Competition which ran from June to September 2017. Students from around the Pacific were encouraged to submit essays on “How USP contributes to the sustainable development of the Pacific region with examples and how you see USP shaping the future of youths in the region” in two categories.  The Category 1 competition was for Year 10 and 11 students with a word limit of 1000-1500 words and Category 2 was for Year 12 and 13 students who had to write 2000-2500 words. ... More »


USP student wins medal in global essay competition - 24 Nov 2017 10:39:27 am
A final year law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the first Pacific student to receive a medal in the Global Climate Law and Governance Legal Essay Competition 2017. The competition is jointly organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the Faculty of University of Nairobi, the CR2 at the University of Chile, the Ateneo School of Governance in Manila and others, and is supported by the partners of Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) 2017 whi... More »


PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 23 Nov 2017 04:25:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second briefing session for 2017, with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Diplomats based in Fiji at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 23 November, 2017. Its main purpose was to brief the PIC Diplomats and Fiji on the outcomes of the 85th USP Council Meeting; progress on the development of USP’s New Strategic Plan (2019 – 2024); USP’s plans for its 50th Anniversary celebrations and potential engagement by PICs; status of signing and ratification of the USP Convention; progress on New USP Membership; Regional Campus Development; a... More »


Pacific TAFE student wins gold medal at Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2017 - 23 Nov 2017 09:13:43 am
A student from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won a gold medal on 16 November, 2017 at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2017. 19-year-old, Steven Taukafa, who is taking Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, was all smiles after winning gold and first prize in the Class 7 (Junior) Category – Brunch Breakfast Live event held at the Fiji National University’s Namaka Campus in Nadi. Steven said it was a great feeling to win and compete with representatives from major resort kitchens in Fiji. He... More »


USP holds successful HLC with Australia & New Zealand - 23 Nov 2017 08:00:27 am
A successful tripartite High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia and New Zealand, its major development partners, was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on 21 November, 2017. The University has HLCs with Australia and New Zealand twice a year, whereby the first consultation is held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second tripartite is hosted by USP at the main Laucala Campus. The objectives of the meeting was to discuss progress and issues ... More »


USP, FNPF sign MOU for Joint Commercial Projects - 22 Nov 2017 03:00:45 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 17 November 2017 to jointly develop a commercial/retail project at the University. USP is expanding its commercial operations to diversify its income streams to leverage its resources more fully. The University had advertised for Expressions of Interest (EOI) seeking partners to develop the commercial projects and the USP Tender Committee selected FNPF as the successful candidate to explore a joint venture for the new development. ... More »


East-West Centre President’s Courtesy visit to USP - 16 Nov 2017 04:05:07 pm
The President of East-West Centre (EWC) in Hawaii, Dr Richard Vuylsteke paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 14 November 2017. Dr Vuylsteke was accompanied by Dr Gerard Finin, Director, Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) at EWC and they discussed possibilities of future collaborations between the two institutions in areas of research, learning and teaching. In welcoming them Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President thanked the President of EWC for visiting USP. ... More »


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