From R-L: Ms Savina Nongebatu, Deputy CEO Pacific Disability Forum; Prof Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, and International), USP; Mr J. Maritino Nemani, Permanent Secretary, Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr Vineet Bhatia, Interim Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office; Ms Anna Dorney, Australia Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji and
Mr Donglin Li, ILO Director for Pacific Island Countries.
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USP – Symbol of Effective Regionalism in the Pacific - 4 Dec 2018 04:13:01 pm
“The University of the South Pacific (USP) is not just a product of regionalism, but evidence of the effectiveness of regionalism.”
This was the sentiment expressed by graduate speaker Mr Joel Fangalasuu, who graduated with a Bachelor of Law at the University’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu on 30 November 2018.
Mr Fangalasuu highlighted that USP is a product of regional cooperation and it has so far been the single most successful regional organisation.
He added that nothing speaks louder of regionalism than graduation ceremon... More »
USP holds successful High Level Consultations with Australia & New Zealand - 4 Dec 2018 03:56:47 pm
A successful trilateral High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australia and New Zealand was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018.
The University hosts HLCs with Australia and New Zealand, its two major development partners, twice a year, with the first meeting held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second hosted by ... More »
Successful Graduation at USP’s Emalus Campus - 3 Dec 2018 09:28:12 am
A total of two hundred and thirty four (234) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully graduated in a ceremony at the Emalus Campus, Vanuatu on 30 November 2018.
Of the total, sixty per cent (60%) graduated with Undergraduate Programmes, fourteen per cent (14%) with Postgraduate Diplomas, five per cent (5%) with Masters Degrees, three per cent (3) with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diplomas, and eighteen per cent (18%) from Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, offered his war... More »
Norwegian Ambassador pays courtesy visit to USP - 28 Nov 2018 10:12:14 am
A Norwegian delegation led by His Excellency Paul Gulleik Larsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Fiji, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 22 November 2018
In warmly welcoming the Ambassador, Professor Chandra reaffirmed the USP-Norway and USP-Bergen collaboration that is framed in the context of the Partnership Dialogues and targets of the United Nations Oceans Conference, exemplifying Europe-Pacific cooperation.
“The University is fully committed towards lev... More »
GSB celebrates end of successful academic year - 27 Nov 2018 02:19:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) celebrated the completion of the academic year for their students and Alumni with a public lecture at the USP’s Japan ICT Lecture Theatre, Laucala Campus on 23 November 2018.
Professor Raghuvar Pathak, Head of the GSB said many MBA scholars have now completed their final trimester and look forward to joining over 1200 USP MBA alumni, many of whom are holding senior leadership positions including that of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, CEOs of public and private enterprises and successful entrepreneurs.
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126 students graduate from USP Tuvalu Campus - 27 Nov 2018 02:00:16 pm
A total of one hundred and twenty-six (126) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus on 21 November 2018, the highest number in the history of the Campus.
In attendance were Her Excellency Mrs Teniku Talesi, the Acting Governor General and Mr Talesi Honolulu; Mr Enele Sosene Sopoaga, The Right Honourable Prime Minister and Mrs Salilo Sopoaga, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Council; Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament; Excellencies; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Council and Senate members; Vice-Chancellor and President Designate ... More »
School of Law launches 3 publications - 26 Nov 2018 11:36:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law (SOL) launched three (3) publications during a special ceremony at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on 16 November 2018.
His Lordship Anthony Gates, Chief Justice, officiated at the launch of Introduction to South Pacific Law by Jennifer Corrin & Professor Don Paterson; The World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Mechanism and the South Pacific Island Nation Participation by Dr. Wilfred Golman; and Criminal Law of Fiji by Professor Eric Colvin.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President said the ... More »
USP celebrates Research Excellence - 26 Nov 2018 11:30:13 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 7th Research Excellence and Innovation Awards Evening at the Laucala Campus on 16 November 2018.
More than 100 academic staff were recognised for their research outputs that were published in highly-ranked outlets in 2017; including A*, A and B-ranked journals, books and book chapters.
USP also recognised inventions that received patent certification through the Patent Rewards.A total of 70 A/A* publications and 112 B-ranked publications were awarded including the registration of three patents in the area of Engineering and IT... More »
Tonga Campus launches new programme in vernacular - 26 Nov 2018 11:30:12 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus and Institute of Education created history with the launch of the Bachelor of Arts programme in Pacific Vernacular language in Tongan and Niuafo’ou on 14 November 2018.
Lord Havea Tu’i Ha’ateiho, the Estate holder of the land on which USP’s Tonga Campus sits, officiated over the occasion as the Chief Guest. Also present was Dr. Massaso Paunga, USP Vice-President, Regional Campuses & Estates & Infrastructure; Dr. Mo‘ale Otunuku, Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of Internal Affairs; The Dean of the Tonga Institute of ... More »
USP and WFP Join Forces to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness in the Pacific - 22 Nov 2018 04:51:27 pm
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) this month signed an agreement that will strengthen collaboration on emergency preparedness activities in Fiji and the Pacific region, and ensure disaster responders are better equipped when the next disaster strikes.
“The University of the South Pacific is excited to be partnering with WFP – the world’s largest humanitarian agency,” said Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International at the University.
“We look fo... More »