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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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ANU delegation meets USP VC - 14 Jun 2019 11:21:16 am
A delegation from the Australian National University (ANU) led by its Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt met with Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President at the Laucala Campus on 12 June 2019. Professor Pal warmly welcomed Professor Schmidt and his team to USP saying it was a pleasure to host them and talk about areas of possible collaboration. He noted that USP has had a fantastic collaboration with ANU over the years and a large proportion of USP staff has had some kind of connection with Australia, and in particular ANU. ... More »

Fiji Government commends Wildlife book by USP researchers - 14 Jun 2019 10:48:15 am
A book entitled “Colo-i-Suva Forest Park Wildlife” compiled by a team of researchers from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Honourable Osea Naiqamu, Minister of Forests at the Fiji Museum last week. The book contains records of the presence of several unique plants and animals in the world which can be found at the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Dr Mele Paea, USP’s Innovation & Research Development Coordinator, on behalf of Professor Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, handed over the book to the Honourable Minister for launch... More »

USP-Pullman partnership to benefit Nadi Hospitality Industry - 14 Jun 2019 08:05:12 am
The Hospitality and Tourism industry will benefit from the recent partnership signing between The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa Fiji in Nadi on 7 June 2019. The partnership marks an approach Pacific TAFE is taking to engage with hospitality and tourism partners in Fiji. It recognises the shared objectives of both partners, and the intention to establish, manage and protect a genuine, collaborative and cooperative relationship based on a shared vision for skills development and the growth of the hospitality and ... More »

USP hosts Science Circus Pacific Talanoa session - 13 Jun 2019 03:51:21 pm
As part of the Science Circus Pacific (SCP), a Talanoa session was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus between the University, Australian National University (ANU) and Graduate Women Fiji (GWF) on 13 June 2019. SCP aims to build capacity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and communication in the Pacific. It is a new partnership between USP, ANU, GWF and other Pacific organisations, with support from the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT). Dr Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of the Fac... More »

‘Understanding Oceania’ book launched at USP - 13 Jun 2019 12:13:34 pm
“Understanding Oceania”: Celebrating The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU) was launched at USP’s Laucala Campus on 12 June 2019. Co-editored by Professor Vijay Naidu, Professor in Development Studies at USP’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) and Professor Stewart Firth from the Australian National University, the book celebrates the collaboration of USP and ANU in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, US... More »

USP Regional Campuses undergo sexual harassment & bullying workshop - 10 Jun 2019 01:12:59 pm
A Sexual Harassment and Bullying Awareness workshop was conducted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) at the Lautoka Campus on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 and at the Labasa Campus on Friday 31 May 2019. The workshop, which was attended by all support and academic staff at the respective campuses, was facilitated by Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, the Chair of the DEIC and Ms. Charlotte Taylor, Chair of Gender Working Group. Earlier this year, the DEIC held an inaugural workshop at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu for over 30 staff a... More »

USP staff on prestigious SUSI fellowship - 10 Jun 2019 08:55:41 am
Two USP staff are among a group of international recipients of the prestigious Study of the U.S Institute for Scholars (SUSI) fellowship this year. USP Journalism Programme coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh and USP counsellor Saimone Tuni will participate in separate six-week fellowships in the United States, from June to July 2019. The SUSI programme engages scholars and practitioners in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks of American scholars, meet experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, part... More »

Afghanistan Ambassador visits USP - 6 Jun 2019 12:45:08 pm
His Excellency Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 4 June 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a warm welcome to H.E Waissi, who reciprocated the kind gesture. H.E Waissi was informed that the University would like to have more students from Afghanistan studying at USP. Professor Ahluwalia stated that the total number of students at USP is approximately 30,000, ... More »

USP VC Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - 4 Jun 2019 02:47:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of California (UC), Riverside for his distinguished contribution to the promotion of Sikh Studies in the Diaspora. Professor Pal received the Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies award during the 6th Sikh Studies Conference held at the University of California, Riverside on 3 May 2019. The award enables faculty and students to explore the culture, religion, history, literature, art, eco... More »

Niue begins first MBA cohort - 29 May 2019 11:35:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus is excited to welcome its inaugural Master of Business Administration (MBA) Niue cohort. Following orientation on 13 May 2019, MBA 423 (Human Resource Management) and MBA 435 (Organisational Behaviour) have been going on well with Dr. Sunia Vosikata from the Laucala Campus.  Dr. Sunia is currently moulding the students back into learning mode as almost all are matured students and have been away from the classroom for quite some time.  So far 27 students have been regi... More »

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