Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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USP’s contribution crucial to the region - 27 Sep 2017 10:38:14 am
The Pacific region’s aspirations to advance in all aspects of life would just remain a dream without a high quality tertiary education.
This was the message by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 24th Chancellor, His Excellency Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji during a dinner in honour of his installation as the Chancellor on 22 September 2017.
While acknowledging the University’s substantial contribution to the region’s intellectual capacity and the skills-set of the people, H.E Konrote said that USP ha... More »
USP’s School of Education joins Demonstration Schools to launch COP23 programme - 26 Sep 2017 10:00:48 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the COP23 school-based programme at John Wesley College on 15 September 2017 in Suva, Fiji.
The Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mr Iowane Tiko, who was the Chief Guest at the launch, commended the collaboration between the School of Education and UNICEF for partnering on the initiative to develop this awareness programme in the demonstration schools.
Apart from John Wesley College, John Wesley Primary and Hilto... More »
USP Pro Vice-Chancellor at the GTEA Awards Ceremony in London, UK - 25 Sep 2017 11:58:35 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro Vice-Chancellor (Flexible Learning) and Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning, Professor Som Naidu, who was part of the international panel of distinguished judges for the Higher Education Academy’s Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA) shared his experiences in judging some of the best universities from across the globe.
Professor Naidu said that it was fascinating to see what these universities were doing in relation to teaching and learning enhancements in their institutions. He added that while he was judging other universities, he was comparing ... More »
Success comes to those who dare and act - 22 Sep 2017 05:04:45 pm
Success comes to those who dare and act, says graduating student Kristy Fong after The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) graduation ceremony at the Vodafone Arena in Laucala on 22 September, 2017.
The Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) graduate congratulated her fellow colleagues for getting the paper they had all worked so hard and tirelessly for and for making their parents, family and friends proud.
“At this very moment, I have a magnificent view of USP’s most recent energetic, motivated, and proud graduates - graduates who at this point in time, ... More »
1184 students graduate from USP - 22 Sep 2017 02:34:14 pm
A total of 1184 students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated as part of the second Laucala Campus graduation ceremony for 2017 at the Vodafone Arena in Laucala, Suva on 22 September.
Of this number, 698 students graduated in the morning session and the remaining 486 in the afternoon session.
A notable feature of this graduation ceremony was that sixty-three per cent (63%) of the graduates were females. Twenty one percent (21%) were from Pacific TAFE, while twenty four (24%) received Postgraduate qualifications. Nine students graduated with PhD.... More »
Graduates acknowledge family support - 22 Sep 2017 02:28:42 pm
Graduation is the culmination of hard work and sacrifice in any student’s life, a moment looked forward to by families and friends of graduates.
Buriata Eti Tofiga from Kiribati, graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Management and Public Administration during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) graduation at the Vodafone Arena on 22 September, 2017.
Ms Tofiga said while she is excited about her achievement, she felt there is still a lot that needs to be done ... More »
USP Professor appointed SAFE-Network Resident Coordinator - 20 Sep 2017 10:14:05 am
A visiting Professor at The University of South Pacific (USP) has been appointed a Resident Coordinator (Pacific Islands) of the Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Technology (SAFE-Network), covering Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu.
Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi, Visiting Adjunct Professor of Agriculture Coordinator is a leader of the SAFE-Network and plays a central role at the country level in developing the SAFE-Network mission in their country.
Dr Joshi’s appointment is for a term of five years and part of his responsibility... More »
USP launches Postgraduate Research Portal - 14 Sep 2017 04:40:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office launched the Postgraduate Research Portal at the Laucala Campus on 13 September, 2017.
Developed by USP and Software Factory Limited, the portal provides a mechanism for communication between students and supervisors, schools, faculties and the Research Office from enrolment right through to graduation.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President congratulated all those involved in the development of the portal including staff of the Research office, Associate Deans and staff of Software Factory Limite... More »
Japanese Ambassador on courtesy visit to USP - 14 Sep 2017 04:38:04 pm
His Excellency Mr Masahira Omura, Japanese Ambassador to Fiji visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 13 September, 2017 during a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President.
In warmly welcoming the Ambassador, Professor Chandra acknowledged the long-standing relationship between USP and Japan and how greatly it has benefitted the people of the Pacific.
Professor Chandra explained that a major part of the relationship is anchored around ICT and the USPNet.
“We have bee... More »
USP scoops first round of Moot Court Competition - 12 Sep 2017 03:49:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the first round of competition of the Annual Citizens Constitutional Forum (CCF) Inter-Tertiary Human Rights Moot Court Competition which got underway at USP’s Statham Campus on 11 September, 2017.
Team USP (1) competed with Fiji National University (2).
Funded by the European Union, the competition’s main aim is to generate interest for law students to take up human rights and to take advantage of the opportunity in which they can openly discuss them.
Formally launched on Tue... More »