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Dr Pramila Devi, Lautoka Campus Director (front row, middle) with participants of the Youth Employment Network (YEN) training programme.



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Japanese Professors Pay Courtesy Visit to USP VC - 1 Feb 2018 09:06:00 am
Professors from various universities in Japan together with the new Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ms Yukari Ono paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala Campus on 26 January 2018. The Professors were in the country to attend a Symposium on the “Future International Cooperation and Human Resource Development in Marine Science and Fisheries” organised by JICA and USP’s School of Marine Studies from 29 – 30 January 2018. ... More »


Students learn about FSTE at USP - 31 Jan 2018 04:11:59 pm
Informative presentations, quizzes, entertainment from regional countries, interactive videos and a hearty welcome by the Dean were all part of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment’s (FSTE) Orientation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 January 2018. Close to seven hundred (700) students took part in the Orientation and learnt about what their Faculty and the University has to offer during their stay at USP. In welcoming the new students, Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of FSTE congratulated the students for cho... More »


New students introduced to FBE programmes - 31 Jan 2018 10:49:00 am
More than a thousand new students packed the Australia-Pacific Lecture theatre at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during orientation for the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) on 29 January, 2018. FBE, the largest faculty at USP, comprises eight (8) schools, namely the School of Accounting and Finance, Graduate School of Business, School of Land Management & Development, School of Economics, School of Government, Development & International Affairs, School of Management & Public Administration, School of  Tourism & Hospitality Management and the School of Agriculture & Food Tech... More »


USP hosts Marine Symposium to commemorate 50th anniversary - 30 Jan 2018 04:14:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Marine Studies hosted a symposium on Marine Science and Fisheries in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 29 January, 2018, to commemorate the University’s 50th Anniversary and the School’s 20th Anniversary this year. Chief Guest at the occasion was Honourable Mr Semi Koroilavesau, Fiji’s Minister for Fisheries who congratulated the establishment of USP and the 20th year of existence of the School of Marine Studies. He stated that the commitment by the Government of Japan... More »


Fijian Employment Minister launches USP Orientation Week - 29 Jan 2018 04:43:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2018 Orientation Week was officially launched by the Honourable Jone Usamate, Fijian Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, at the Laucala Campus on 29 January 2018. The Orientation Week, which is from 29 January – 1 February is designed to give all new students an opportunity to meet Faculty members, attend Faculty orientation sessions, seek academic guidance and register for courses. The week also provides an opportunity for students to meet fellow students and get linked to a Buddy under... More »


First regional workshop to strengthen student support at USP - 29 Jan 2018 10:13:17 am
Student support will be further strengthened at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this year following an inaugural regional workshop for Student Learning Support (SLS) specialists and First-Year Experience (FYE) coordinators. Held at the Laucala Campus on 24-26 January, 2018, the workshop saw the attendance of SLS specialists at Laucala from eight (8) regional campuses and FYE coordinators which included Alafua Campus, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Labasa and Lautoka Campuses. In welcoming the participants, DrAkanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty o... More »


USP to host Marine Science and Fisheries Symposium - 26 Jan 2018 12:08:31 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Marine Studies in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will host a symposium on Marine Science and Fisheries from 29 – 30 January 2018. The Symposium is organised to commemorate the University’s 50th Anniversary and the School of Marine Studies’ 20th Anniversary this year and will be held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre and ICT Video Conference Room 1 at the Laucala Campus. The objectives of the Symposium are to further enhance a partnersh... More »


Mercury Sampling Training benefits IAS staff - 22 Jan 2018 04:48:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) Laboratory Services staff were trained on Mercury Sampling by the Institute of Developing Economies (IDEA) Inc consultants from Japan who visited Fiji in December 2017.  The training, which was held at the IAS laboratory at the lower campus in Laucala is part of an initiative by Japan’s Ministry of Environment on monitoring mercury levels in the Pacific Island region. Apart from Fiji, the consultants had also visited Samoa and Papua New Guinea to gain better understanding on such act... More »


USP student is successful recipient of Fiji's YES - 15 Jan 2018 01:11:54 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of five winning entrepreneurs who had their applications for the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) pre-approved and announced by the Honourable Mr Voreqe Bainimarama, Fiji’s Prime Minister at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 11 January 2018. Mr Siwan Shachin Narayan, earmarked to graduate this March with a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) - aspires to launch a business to construct “tiny homes”, to expand access to affordable housing options for the Fijian people. ... More »


USP students showcase innovative projects at YES launch - 15 Jan 2018 12:54:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) showcased six innovative and exciting projects during the launch of the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) by Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 11 January 2018. Final year Engineering students, Aneesh Chand and Kushal Prasad displayed their project “Design and Evaluation of EMI Sensor for Corrosion Measurements in Concrete”, where an EMI-based censor was innovated considering state-of-the-art non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods to identify concrete corrosion. Few different approaches were utilised suc... More »


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