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VC calls for increased engagement in the region - 11 May 2017 12:12:40 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra has called on the University’s Campus Directors to deepen their engagement with USP member countries and other stakeholders in the region.
Professor Chandra emphasised this as part of the annual Regional Campus Directors’ Forum taking place at the University’s Laucala Campus from 8 – 12 May 2017.
While highlighting that “engagement is the key element” for the day-to-day business of the regions tertiary institution, Professor Chandra urged t... More »
Lynn Beckles joins STHM as a Fellow - 9 May 2017 03:00:44 pm
International tourism and hospitality professional, Lynn Beckles, has recently joined The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) as a Fellow.
Ms Beckles, who is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, undertook her dissertation research in Fiji. Her research focused on understanding the cultural nuances within the service delivery experience in the hospitality industry.
Holding a Master of Science in International Trade Policy, Ms Beckles comes to the School with extensive global e... More »
USP farewells Outgoing Japanese Ambassador - 5 May 2017 03:37:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President hosted a farewell for the outgoing Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Takuji Hanatani at USP’s Laucala Campus on 4 May 2017.
H.E Hanatani served as the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu from 2014 – 2017.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President thanked H.E Hanatani for Japan’s contributions during his term and added that Japan has for a long time been a major development partner of USP.
A major co... More »
Two Pacific TAFE cohorts launched at Lautoka Campus - 5 May 2017 09:25:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education launched its first face-to-face cohort for two of its programmes at the University’s Lautoka Campus on 28 April, 2017.
Cohort based delivery is a creative way to deliver the whole programme outside the semester based delivery with the same learning outcomes but in a faster and a flexible way.
The programmes, Professional Diploma in Business Management and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care have twenty-five (25) and twenty-two (22) students respectively.
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USP World Press Freedom Day panel discusses media’s crucial role - 4 May 2017 03:20:50 pm
A panel discussion to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3 was jointly organised by the US Embassy in Fiji, The University of the South Pacific (USP) Journalism Programme and the USP Journalism Students Association.
The event,held at the Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji, led to some lively discussions and interactions with the audience about the evolving state of the media and threats to free speech. .
Among the panelists was her Excellency Judith Cefkin,US Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, who acknowledged USP for creating the opportunity for discussions, sayi... More »
USP students for Chinese Bridge Competition - 3 May 2017 02:49:41 pm
Two students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) will represent Fiji at the Chinese Bridge Competition next month.
Diana Botei was the winner during the preliminaries at USP’s Confucius Institute at the Laucala Campus on 29 April, 2017 and she will be accompanied by second winner, Archana Pritika Malato for the finals in China in June.
All travel costs including accommodation and air tickets will be paid for by Hanban, the Confucius Institute headquarters in China.
Dr Yang Hui, Director... More »
PICPA trains regional police officers - 3 May 2017 09:32:15 am
Eleven regional law enforcement officers from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended a workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on writing Job Descriptions.
The workshop ran from 1-5 May in Suva and was conducted under the auspices of an agreement with the Australian Federal Police’s Regional Pacific Police Development Programme (PPDP).
Mr Parmesh Chand, PICPA Director... More »
VC Visits RSNZ - 3 May 2017 09:16:43 am
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) met Dr. Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington on 26 April 2017.
They discussed the potential for collaboration between the University and the Society in areas of research; publication by Pacific researchers in New Zealand journals, the potential benefits of civil engineering programmes at USP; and the potential for region-wide research collaboration.
Dr. Cleland mentioned that New Zealand is in a good position to work with USP in identify... More »
USP-New Zealand HLC, a success - 2 May 2017 04:14:20 pm
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), New Zealand, hosted a High Level Consultation (HLC) with The University of the South Pacific (USP) in Wellington on 26 April, 2017.
The HLC with New Zealand is an annual bilateral event to deliberate on strategic level discussions between the two long-standing partners as well as discuss progress and challenges of the University towards the implementation of its Strategic Plan (2013-2018).
The four-member delegation from USP, led by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President had positive discussions with senior MFAT officials l... More »
VC pays courtesy visit to VUW - 2 May 2017 04:10:01 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra met Professor Grant Guilford, Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on 27 April 2017.
The visit presented an opportunity for both institutions to deliberate on the current level of engagement and discuss potential future collaborations between USP and VUW.
VUW, Professor Guildford mentioned that there needs to be more collaborative engagement between the two institutions to enhance the areas of cooperation under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
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