Mr Lasse Melgaard, World Bank, South Pacific Resident Representative (L) and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President.
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94 students graduate from USP Tonga Campus - 26 Oct 2018 10:14:28 am
A total of ninety-four (94) students graduated at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus on 19 October 2018.
The ceremony was officiated by the University’s 25th Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, the President of the Republic of Kiribati, who conferred the degrees, diplomas and certificates and attended by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro Chancellor of USP; Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching & Student Services (LTSS); and USP Tonga Campus staff.
Of the 94 graduates, sixty-eight (68) were females. Eight (8) of the g... More »
87 students graduate from USP Cook Islands Campus - 26 Oct 2018 09:44:14 am
A total of eighty-seven (87) students graduated at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus graduation in Rarotonga on 24 October 2018.
Of this number, forty-seven (47) graduates were presented to the Chancellor, having completed their awards since the last in-country graduation in October 2015.
Nineteen (19) of the graduating students received double awards – the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and the Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce. Two (2) students graduated at Masters level while over 50 per cent of the awards were at post-... More »
Financial Boost for Fiji Library Association - 25 Oct 2018 05:39:55 pm
As part of the Library’s activities celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary, the Library made a contribution to the Fiji Library Association (FLA) when it handed over a cheque of FJD5398 on 18 October 2018 at a gathering of Library staff and FLA Executives at the University’s Laucala Campus.
The donation came from the proceeds from a Quiz Night organised by USP Library on 6 September.
Mrs Elizabeth Reade Fong, University Librarian, whilst handing over the cheque said that the funds will contribute towards capacity building of library personnel ... More »
USP performance receives standing ovation from Royal Couple - 25 Oct 2018 04:47:49 pm
Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry and Megan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a standing ovation for the performance by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices during their visit at the Laucala Campus on 24 October, 2018.
The Royal couple are on an official tour of the Pacific region to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand and visited USP as part of their state visit to Fiji.
The performance by the Pasifika Voices and the Oceania Dance Theatre was choreographed around the message of the impacts of climate change a... More »
An opportunity not to be missed - 25 Oct 2018 04:43:50 pm
It is not every day that one gets to interact with royalty so for the two students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Elisha Bano and Elvis Kumar, it was an opportunity that was just too good to be missed.
The duo were tasked with chaperoning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the moment they set foot at Laucala Campus, introducing them formally and also farewelling them when they departed.
Ms Bano, a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award, said the excitement began building when she was first invited to attend the planning meeting by USP Royal Visit Taskf... More »
Pacific TAFE facilitates book launch - 25 Oct 2018 01:55:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) facilitated the book launch of Dr. Subhash Appana and Professor Malcolm Abbott titled Race, Military Coups and Economic Reforms Fiji: 1987 to 2006 on the 24 October at the Pacific Fusion Restaurant at USP Laucala Campus.
The book was launched by the USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra and was attended by dignitaries including the Japanese Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mr Masahiro Omura.
Professor Chandra while delivering his opening remarks said the book provided critic... More »
Professor Misir donates books to USP Library - 25 Oct 2018 12:10:38 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Library received two books covering subjects of HIV & AIDS and Women in Indenture by Professor Prem Misir, the newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for the Solomon Islands Campus and Professor of the School of Public Health, on 24 October 2018.
“The book on HIV & AIDS Knowledge & Stigma in Guyana is the outcome of research on the awareness of the subject in high schools in the Caribbean focusing on adolescents and young people because `they are globally the largest group that are at the great risk of contracting HIV,” said Professor Misir.... More »
Duke of Sussex stresses role of youth in confronting global challenges - 24 Oct 2018 02:20:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully hosted Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan as part of their official Royal visit to Fiji on 24 October 2018.
His Royal Highness (HRH), Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex said it was an honor and a pleasure for him and his wife to visit USP in its 50th Anniversary year to learn about the fantastic work that it is doing across its twelve (12) member countries.
“Fifty (50) years ago my grandmother, personally delivered the Royal Charter to your University so it is a great honour f... More »
Duchess of Sussex reiterates importance of education - 24 Oct 2018 02:18:03 pm
Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want but more importantly the education that they have the right to receive, said Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 24 October 2018.
Speaking to staff and students at a packed auditorium, HRH mentioned that for women and girls in developing countries, education is vital.
“Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development because when girls are given the right tools ... More »
"Mana, Voyaging Oceania" concert features Pacific cultural diversity - 24 Oct 2018 01:44:26 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre was filled to the brim for two nights in a row as members of the USP community and general public witnessed the Mana, Voyaging Oceania from 18-19 October 2018.
The concept was put together by the Oceania Centre showcasing the 12 member countries that make USP and the diverse cultures that call Fiji home, taking the audience on a journey of song and movements through USP’s 12 member countries.
The concert featured dance and music and led by the Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices along with mor... More »