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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 farewells EU Head of Delegation H.E Jacobs - 31 Aug 2017 04:29:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) community farewelled His Excellency Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, in a function at the Laucala Campus on 30 August, 2017. H.E. Mr Jacobs has been in the post since February 2013 and is accredited to eleven (11) countries in the region. Those present included Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor of USP, Excellencies and Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Representatives from the Regional and International Organisations; USP’s Senior Management Team; Staff of USP and invited guests. ... More »

USP & Vanuatu Government hold successful meeting - 31 Aug 2017 01:45:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, visited Vanuatu as part of their engagement with USP’s Emalus Campus and the Government. A highlight of this visit was a meeting with the Honorable Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Honorable Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister for Education and Training and their senior officials at the Ramada Resort in Port Vila, on 22 August 2017. On behalf of the Government of Vanuatu, Hon. Salwai welcomed the USP de... More »

USP Heads meet Emalus Campus Staff, Students - 31 Aug 2017 01:43:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President held meetings with staff and students of the University’s Emalus Campus during their visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu last week. Mr Thompson talked about the importance of such visits to Regional Campuses and emphasised that it was vital to meet and hear from USP stakeholders their views on how the University’s operations are being run.... More »

STHM excels international benchmarks in quality-driven education - 31 Aug 2017 01:30:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently excelled international benchmarks in the provision of quality-driven Tourism and Hospitality Management Education. According to the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), of which STHM is an accredited member, the School excelled in key areas such as Learning and Decision-Making. THE-ICE annual ISB-SB™ (International Student Barometer and Student Barometer™) Student Satisfaction Survey monitors student expectations... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE gets another international accreditation - 31 Aug 2017 12:31:32 pm
The Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) of The University of the South Pacific has received its 11th international accreditation, which is for the Diploma of Counselling (Level 5) programme. Accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA), this programme reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities. As part of the programme, students use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients.... More »

USP, Wintec strengthen ties - 31 Aug 2017 11:20:00 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) have strengthened ties following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29 August, 2017. Under the MOU, the two (2) educational institutes will take advantage of international cooperation in areas such as academic improvement, research and human resource development. Currently they hold a mutually beneficial relationship which, developed through strategic discussion and sharing of ideas. Mr Jason Matangi, International Director; Ms Tamar Porat, International Business Development... More »

USP Scientists gain IPCC recognition - 31 Aug 2017 11:08:35 am
Four staff from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCe-SD) have been recognised as authors for the globally recognised climate change reports, a first for the Centre and the University.                                                           Professor Elisabeth Holland, PaCE-SD Director and Professor in Climate Change, and Dr Helene Jacot Des Combes, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Adaptat... More »

USP Solomon Islands campus groundbreaking ceremony, a success - 25 Aug 2017 12:43:53 pm
The groundbreaking ceremony the new Solomon Islands Campus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was successfully held at the KGVI Basketball Court on 24 August, 2017. The event was officiated by Mr Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Honourable Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands. Present at the occasion were Government Ministers, members of Parliament, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mr Winston Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra,  representatives of USP’s Development Partners, representatives of Kramer Ausenco, S... More »

USP Professor participates at international Invasive Alien Species symposium - 24 Aug 2017 03:57:50 pm
Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi, Visiting Adjunct Professor of Agriculture at The University of South Pacific (USP) participated at the International Symposium on Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in South East Asia (AIASSEA), at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 26-27 July, 2017.  In his presentation, Dr Joshi talked about the present status of the invasive apple snails, its impacts, its management in rice ecosystems and partnerships and collaboration. As for the impacts of the invasive apple snail, he noted that agricultural economic losses is USD28-45 million annually i... More »

VC: Industry partners vital in shaping USP graduates - 24 Aug 2017 02:10:34 pm
It is important that industry partners are involved in shaping the graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP). This was the message by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP during the Industry Consultation on 18 August 2017 at Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi. Organised by the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), the consultation gave an opportunity to industry leaders and representatives (public and private sectors) who are based in the Western Division to have an open discussion and advise the University on their trainin... More »

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