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LALI project comes to a close in Tonga and the Pacific - 26 Jun 2018 03:15:40 pm
The findings of a Literacy and Leadership Initiative (LALI) overseen by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus-based Institute of Education (IOE) has been presented to Hon. Penisimani ‘Epenisa Fifita, the Minister for Education in Tonga. They were also presented to H. E. Ms. Tiffany Babington, the New Zealand High Commissioner to Tonga at the Lopaukamea Hall at USP’s Tonga Campus on 14 June 2018 by the IOE staff led by Associate Professor Eve Coxon, the Project Director Dr. ‘Ana Maui Taufe‘ulungaki and Dr. Seu’ula Johansson-Fua, Tonga Campus Director. ... More »

Fiji President Officially Opens Sports Symposium - 26 Jun 2018 11:18:05 am
His Excellency Major General (Ret'd) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji and the 24th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially opened the Inaugural Pacific Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development at the University’s Laucala Campus on 20 June 2018. The two-day Symposium is one of the official events celebrating the University’s 50th Anniversary this year and aims to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of sport to ... More »

USP, Pacific Connect host Inaugural Academic Network Dialogue - 26 Jun 2018 09:46:18 am
Rapid developments and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) is crucial to Pacific’s development and future prosperity. This was the comment made by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Chair of Council of Regional Ogranisations of the Pacific (CROP) ICT Working Group (WG) during the inaugural Academic Network Dialogue organised by Pacific Connect and USP at the Laucala Campus on 19 June 2018. The Academic Network Dialogue brought together current and future academic leaders, technology... More »

USP holds groundbreaking ceremony for new entrance - 22 Jun 2018 05:24:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new entrance from the Queen Elizabeth Drive on 22 June 2018. The event was attended by the Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson; Vice-President Regional Campuses, Estates and Infrastructure, Dr Giulio Masasso Paunga; members of Senior Management Team and Senior Staff members; representatives of the Fiji Roads Authority; representatives of the Contractor, China Railway First Group (Fiji) Co. Ltd; representatives of the Consulting Engineers, Wood and Jepson; representatives from the Suva City Council; and members of US... More »

PIC Diplomats briefed on USP developments - 22 Jun 2018 12:49:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Briefing Session for 2018 with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) Diplomats, based in Fiji on 18 June 2018. Its main purpose was to brief the PIC Diplomats and Fiji on the University’s recent achievements and key strategic engagements in the region; provide an update on the development of the new Strategic Plan 2019-2024; and discuss means to fostering better collaboration with member countries for the benefit of the Pacific region. Diplomats who attended the briefing included His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, Fiji... More »

USP journalism students secure international internships - 21 Jun 2018 10:32:57 am
Five final-year students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism Programme have secured international professional attachments as part of their ongoing development and training. Elizabeth Osifelo from the Solomon Islands, Adi Anaseini Civavonovono and Salote Qalubau from Fiji are expected to leave for a two-week internship in Auckland, New Zealand on 24 June after successfully securing a place in the Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) Media Programme 2018. Two other students, Koroi Tadulala and Mereoni Mili, are expected to leave for Scotland later th... More »

SOEd hosts another successful FTRA Teacher Induction Programme - 21 Jun 2018 10:26:13 am
The inaugural orientation session for students in the teacher training programmes at The University of the South Pacific (USP), organised by the School of Education (SOEd) from 11-12 June 2018 turned out to be another success. Facilitated by the Fiji Teacher’s Registration Authority (FTRA), the programme is for final year students in SOEd’s initial teacher education programmes of Bachelor of Arts Graduate Certificate in Education (GECD), Bachelor of Commerce GCED and Bachelor of Science GCED. With guest presenters from the Ministry of Education (MoE), Fiji Teachers U... More »

Samoan Parliamentarians graduate from USP - 18 Jun 2018 03:37:58 pm
Eighteen (18) students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduated in a special ceremony for Samoan parliamentarians in Apia, Samoa on 14 June 2018. Those who attended included Reverend Lemalu Livisitone Toelupe; Afioga Lemamea Ropati Mualia, Member of the Council of Deputies; Honourable Afioga Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa; Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council;  Honorable Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament; Excellences and Members of the Diplomatic Corp;  Ms Aloma Johansson, the Deputy Pro-Chancellor and Chair o... More »

Emalus Campus to welcome the In-country Science Programme - 18 Jun 2018 03:00:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) will officially launch the Vanuatu in-country Science Programme (VISP) on 19June at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu. This event will mark a partnership between the University and the Government of Vanuatu through the Ministry of Education and Training in delivering full science programmes to students at Emalus Campus from 9 July. VISP will provide students at Emalus Campus the opportunity to take science programmes that in the past would only be offered at Laucala Campus in Fiji. S... More »

Team FALE victorious at Alafua-Campus 50th Debate Series - 15 Jun 2018 02:50:13 pm
The team from Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus in Samoa were declared winners at the finals of the Alafua Campus Golden Jubilee Celebrations Debate Series on 13 June 2018. The debate series was divided into four (4) parts and constituted students’ contributions to the Golden Jubilee celebrations hosted by the Alafua Campus. Team FALE was for the motion that “USP promotes cultural enrichment among its students and member countries” while the team from Faculty of Science, Technology and E... More »

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