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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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More Programmes offered by Pacific TAFE - 7 Aug 2017 11:02:26 am
This year’s Open Day was a historical one for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education as it showcased pre degree and sub degree programmes together. This was the result of merger of College of Foundation Studies and former Pacific TAFE into a new Pacific TAFE last year. The event was hugely successful in Laucala as its booth was open from 8 am to 8 pm. Pacific TAFE staff based at regional campuses actively promoted both level programmes to potential students. There were displays from ... More »

Instruments of USP Convention deposited at Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 4 Aug 2017 01:31:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) deposited instruments for the USP Convention to the Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Suva on 3 August, 2017. In doing so, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council explained that having a Convention was necessary to enable USP to have a legal standing within its member countries. “As you know USP is established under the Royal Charter when it first came to being back in 1968 and legal advice then was that the Charter is a satisfactory and sufficient legal base for the University going forward. ... More »

Czech books for Nauru Campus library - 4 Aug 2017 09:18:03 am
The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Philippines, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru, His Excellency Jaroslav Olsa, Jr.  donated books to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nauru Campus Library as part of his courtesy visit to the Campus last month. The range of books  presented to Mrs Alamanda Lauti, Nauru Campus Director, included popular, modern novels by internationally acclaimed Czech authors, along with traditional children’s folk tales, children’s picture books, Czech artists and music composers and a DVD titled, Christmas Miracles in Prague... More »

USP Labasa Campus Open Day 2017 attracts thousands - 2 Aug 2017 02:20:46 pm
Twenty four (24) secondary schools from as far as Taveuni South to the interiors of Bua, covering a span of three confederacies of Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove totaling more than 2000 people graced The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus Open Day on 28 July, 2017. Also present were USP’s stakeholders, sponsors and civil servants who are partners of the University in Labasa and took advantage of showcasing their services and career prospects. The Chief Guest, Mr Iowane Tiko, Fiji’s Permanent Secretary of Education, in his keynote address reitera... More »

STHM holds Capacity-Building Training in RMI - 2 Aug 2017 12:00:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently partnered with the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority and the Marshall Islands National Training Council to deliver capacity-building tourism training for its tourism and hospitality members. The programme, which covered tour-guide and customer service training that was contextualised to the Marshallese, was jointly supported by the Marshall Islands Visitors Authority, National Training Council and USP’s Marshall Islands Campus. Ms Lynn Beckles, STHM Fellow deliv... More »

USP Tonga Campus successfully holds Open Day - 2 Aug 2017 09:57:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus successfully held its Open Day on 28 July, 2017 in two parts. The first part of the celebrations was at the Annual Heilala Festival Fun Fair which included displays and information for members of the public, an event which attracted close to a thousand people. Ms Betty Manuofetoa, Teaching Assistant at USP Tonga Campus said there was an overwhelming response and generally the most frequently asked question was whether students can complete their studies in-country. The second p... More »

USP, CEFAS in Marine Litter Project Survey - 2 Aug 2017 09:42:19 am
Students and staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in a Marine Litter project survey at Eton Beach in the South of Efate Island, Port Vila, Vanuatu on 27 July, 2017. The activity was part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last year between USP and the London-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) under the Commonwealth Marine Economics (CME) and being a partner in their ongoing projects in the country. Mr Ruben Bakeo Markward, Group Manager, Emalus Campus welcomed the CEFAS team and assu... More »

USP contributes to climate change themed journal - 2 Aug 2017 09:39:57 am
A collaborative research project between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has come to fruition with the latest themed edition of the Pacific Journalism Review on climate change communication. USP Journalism coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh is a co-editor of the edition, which includes the following articles by USP researchers:  Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions by Dr Wesley Morgan; ... More »

Accreditation for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5 ) - 2 Aug 2017 09:14:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Offered by the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) addresses skills and knowledge required to provide care for children below eight (8) years of age. This programme builds on professional practices of a child’s carer and educator through designing and implementing child-centred curriculum within th... More »

USP Open Day, a success - 1 Aug 2017 11:21:57 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2017 Open Day on 28 July, 2017 at the Laucala Campus in Suva was a success with almost 10,000 secondary school students exploring the various booths during the Open Day on 28 July, 2017 Thousands of secondary school students went through the various booths at the Laucala Campus which showcased the many programmes and courses on offer at USP. Staff at the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) booth said students were particularly interested in the two theme parks on display - Ridge to Reef Nature Walk and Techno Po... More »

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