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Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.



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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 »


2018: The Culmination of Five Decades of Success for USP - 20 Jan 2018 03:35:54 pm
As we embark on a year-long celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50 years of service to the region, it is worth recalling that, on 5 February 1968, USP’s 160 enrolled students attended their first class at the former No 5 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base at Laucala Bay. Today, the University has more than 30,000 enrolled students, in excess of 50,000 alumni, a number of patents and numerous research achievements, 26 international accreditations, tens of millions of dollars in development assistance, and many highly regarded international research projects. The list of ... 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 »


Pacific TAFE meets and surpasses accreditation target - 15 Jan 2018 12:24:32 pm
  Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) received two (2) international accreditations and two (2) international recognitions for its programmes in December 2017, surpassing the target laid out in the Strategic Plan (2013-2018). Diploma of Library & Information Services (level 5) received its accreditation from Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA); Certificate III in Patisserie has been accredited by The International Centre for Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education (THE-ICE... More »


IAS Lab Staff Trained on Equipment Maintenance - 15 Jan 2018 10:38:19 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) Laboratory Services recently held a training for its technicians on the proper use of various instruments with key emphasis on Gas Chromatography (GC). The training was conducted by Mr. David Pearce, Service Engineer from Perkin Elmer, Sydney, Australia and focused on the maintenance and trouble-shooting of the GC, one of the most commonly used chromatography methods in analytical chemistry for separating and analysing compounds. The proper maintenance of other Perkin Elmer instruments such as U... More »


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