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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 to open new $1.3m Nadi Tourism & Hospitality Centre - 15 Aug 2017 11:06:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will open its Tourism & Hospitality Centre in Namaka, Nadi on 18 August 2017. This new facility is an investment of FJ$1.3million. The facility is a simulated training centre which has a commercial kitchen, a restaurant and bar, as well as classrooms and staff offices for the delivery of Hospitality (Events, Food & Beverage, and Front Office), Commercial Cookery & Culinary and Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) programmes. With a full commercial kitchen and training... More »

USP student sharpens journalism skills to report on regional meteorology forums - 15 Aug 2017 11:01:33 am
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism programme is in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to cover two (2) major conferences on the region’s meteorological sector. Ruci Vakamino, who is the serving editor of the programme’s news publication Wansolwara, is part of the regional media team selected by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to cover the two meetings which are the 4th Pacific Meteorological Council meet and 2nd Pacific Meteorological Ministerial meet. Ruci is part of a team of journalists... More »

Japanese Delegation Visits USP’s Laucala Campus - 10 Aug 2017 01:03:05 pm
The member of the Japanese House of Representative of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Honourable Mr Yoichi Anami paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 9 August 2017. Hon. Anami was accompanied by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Fiji, His Excellency Mr Masahiro Omura and the Japanese delegation in Fiji. Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed Hon. Anami and H.E Omura to the University and said that Japan is a long standing true friend of the University that has a... More »

USP, USAID’s Climate Ready Project sign Letter of Agreement - 10 Aug 2017 01:01:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project signed a Letter of Agreement (LOA) on 8 August 2017 at the Laucala Campus. Under this LOA, the University, through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will support the delivery of accredited training programmes in Project Management and Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Management to government, private sector and non-government organisation staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in a cost-effective way using blended modes and movi... More »

New Zealand recognition for USP’s Accounting Qualifications - 10 Aug 2017 12:59:25 pm
Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has reached new heights of success when its Certificate IV in Accounting and Diploma of Accounting (Level 5) received international recognition by Skills International, New Zealand. Skills International is a solely owned subsidiary of the Skills Organisation, New Zealand’s largest industry training organisation, providing training management and support to over 20 industry sectors. It is highly experienced in aligning qualifications to the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). ... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE responds to Kiribati skills need - 10 Aug 2017 12:55:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has commenced four (4) cohorts in skills based programmes in Kiribati. This is to respond to immediate skills capacity needed by the Kiribati Government. The first one to start is Diploma of Accounting (level 5) which reflects accounting job roles in financial services and other industries requiring accounting support functions. The course addresses accounting processes and standards for administrative support roles within an organisational setting. A total of 88 students have been enrolled for the cohort in Semest... More »

Vanuatu Government reiterates support at Emalus Open Day - 8 Aug 2017 09:50:08 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus Open Day in Vanuatu on 4 August 2017 was a worthwhile event with hundreds of students and members of the public in attendance. Those who attended included Honourable Ham Lini Vanuaroroa, Minister for Climate Change, USP Campus Manager Reuben Makward, staff and students, visiting students and teachers, and parents and guardians. In his keynote address, Hon. Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister for Education and Training acknowledged his invitation saying he was pleased to be present at the occasion. ... More »

ICSW 2017 logo launched at USP - 8 Aug 2017 09:46:05 am
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), in partnership with The University of the South Pacific (USP) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation have officially launched the logo for the International Civil Society Week 2017 (ICSW 2017) on 4 August 2017 at the Laucala Campus.    The event, which would be held for the first time in the Pacific region, is co-hosted by PIANGO, CIVICUS and USP ... More »

Israel explores partnership possibility with USP - 8 Aug 2017 09:41:14 am
The non-resident Ambassador of Israel, His Excellency Tibor Schlosser paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 26 July, 2017, expressing Israel’s intention to establish links with the University. H.E Schlosser’s presence was a follow-up visit by Mr Yaron Sultan-Dadon, Israel's Pacific Islands Advisor last October where there was an offer to establish relations in terms of the provision of scholarships on a wide range of areas, among others. Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infra... More »

USP Wins Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017 - 7 Aug 2017 02:36:15 pm
Two teams from The University of the South Pacific (USP) were declared the winner and second runner up at the ANZ Pacific Innovation Challenge 2017 on 5 August 2017 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva. The teams Chai-Yo and Tranquillity were two (2) of six (6) teams of USP who were up against teams from the Fiji National University and University of Fiji. The challenge, which was organised in partnership with USP, required students to provide solution to the topic “Digitalising Pacific – uncover barriers to the uptake of digital channels in the financial ecosystem, ... More »

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