Professor Gurmeet Singh, Head of GSB presenting the certificate to MBA440 student, Li Chen.
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USP Pacific TAFE shaping the future of a visually impaired student - 23 Aug 2019 02:50:02 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s, Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) Labasa Centre has given a visually impaired woman all the reason to succeed in life through quality education.
In few months’ time, 29-year-old from Seaqaqa, Savita Shiwangi Devi will graduate with a Certificate in Office Management.
Travelling became the biggest hurdle for Ms. Devi whilst she pursued her primary and secondary education in Suva from the Fiji School for the Blind and the DAV Girls College.
She revealed that all her hope... More »
Professor Pal Ahluwalia Acknowledges Staff and Students - 23 Aug 2019 02:34:53 pm
The Vice- Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific, Professor Pal Ahluwalia acknowledged staff, students and principals for 2019 Open Day celebration on 21st August at the Oceania Centre.
He expressed his appreciation to all who made the 2019 Open Day a great success on 26th July.
“In particular, my appreciation to the Open Day Organising Committee led by Executive Director SPAC, ably assisted by his staff and those from the faculties and s... More »
USP COMMUNITY CELEBRATES KRISHNA JANAMASTAMI 2019 - 22 Aug 2019 10:44:27 am
On Friday 16thAugust, members of the University community came together in the evening to celebrate joyous transcendental event, Krishna Janamastami at the ICT Lecture Theatre.
According to the followers of Vedic tradition, the occasion commemorates advent (appearance) of the Lord Krishna. Around this time of the year, millions worldwide celebrate the descent of Lord Krishna, from His spiritual abode to this material world, with lot of grandeur and festivity.
The pleasant evening event was celebrated in an amiable multicultural manner an... More »
2019 Conference on Chinese Language Education in the South Pacific - 22 Aug 2019 10:39:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) co-hosted the Conference on Chinese Language Education at the Laucala Campus on 17thand 18thAugust 2019 with the Consortium of Advanced Subjects of New Zealand (CAS-NZ) and the Pinnacle Education Group. Special support was provided by Jinan University, Higher Education Press and Cheng & Tsui Publishing.
The keynote speakers for the conference were Prof. Hongyin Tao (UCLA), Prof. John Read (University of Auckland), Prof. Linda Tsung (University of Sydney), Prof. Lawrence... More »
USP OOH researchers at international workshop - 22 Aug 2019 09:28:19 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) researchers from the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) One Ocean Hub Global Challenges Research Fund project joined the international team for a planning workshop on the first week of August in Cape Town, South Africa.
Sixty-six (66) researchers from eight countries met to undertake detailed planning for the next five years.
The One Ocean Hub aims to transform USP’s response to the urgent challenges facing our ocean.
Its research seeks to bridge current disconnections in l... More »
Seedstar Innovation Challenge - 22 Aug 2019 09:22:09 am
The University of the South Pacific hosted a pitching event, where the best startups from Suva pitch competed to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Suva 2019 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre on 15 August.
TraSeable Solutions was crowned the winner with its pitch on delivering value for your seafood products through trust and technology giving you an edge in the marketplace. Eco Conscience (Fiji) settled for second place with a focus on online business or eco-hub. It aspires to help the environment and raise awareness for a low waste lifestyle and third place was given to Mama M... More »
51 USP students admitted as legal practitioners - 20 Aug 2019 04:26:43 pm
Fifty-one (51) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP), 30 of whom are women were admitted to the Bar as legal practitioners at the High Court in Suva on 16 August 2019.
Justice Kamal Kumar, Acting Chief Justice congratulated the new practitioners on their success. He advised that they will get a lot of respect and must note that the legal profession always requires them to act with integrity and dignity. He welcomed them saying the legal profession, which they are now a part of, is a noble profession.
“As lawyers, you now play a vital role in our legal syste... More »
USP to host training for “FIRST Global Challenge” - 20 Aug 2019 08:57:04 am
Eight (8) students selected from four secondary schools in Suva were part of the first round of the “FIRST Global Challenge” at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 16 August 2019.
The schools are Suva Grammar School, YatSen Secondary School, Jai Narayan College and MGM High School which sent two-member teams each, comprising both male and female to represent Team Fiji, mentored by USP’s Dr Utkal Mehta.
FIRST Global is a non-profit organisation that promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and career de... More »
STHM student wins Doctoral Fellowship Award - 19 Aug 2019 11:49:32 am
A student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has won the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme award to undertake Tourism and Hospitality Management postgraduate studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
An elated Ms Farisha Nisha, who hails from Ba, will soon depart Fiji to take up her three-year award.
Professor Stephen Pratt, Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management stated that Farisha’s achievement is great news for the School, in particular Ms Nisha’s area of study, an area th... More »
NZ Minister commissions new Tuvalu Campus satellite antenna - 16 Aug 2019 09:10:01 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Tuvalu Campus’ new satellite antenna was commissioned by Honourable Aupito William Sio, New Zealand Minister for Pacific People on 13 August 2019.
The new SM-T4.5R C-Band satellite antenna is one of two funded by New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) for USP’s Tuvalu Campus as part of the NZMFAT-funded USPNet Infrastructure Upgrade project - where regional campuses will be receiving new C-Band satellite antennae to replace end of life infrastructure that was installed in 2000.
Dr Giulio Paunga, US... More »