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Shavneet Mani receiving his award from Prof. Dave Winkler and Prof. Susan Shwu-Chen Tsay (Organizer) at the Asian Chemical Congress Awards and Closing Ceremony.

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USP hosts first ever graduation ceremony in Nauru - 27 May 2018 07:47:29 am
The University of the South Pacific held its’ first-ever graduation ceremony in Nauru on 25 May 2018 at the Centennial Hall in Nauru. A total of 48 students graduated, with three receiving their certificates in-person. The rest of the 45 students graduated in abstention. Apart from the 48 students who graduated, 57 Nauruan alumni were also presented to the Chancellor of USP. The 24th Chancellor of USP, President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, conferred certificates, diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony.... More »

86th USP Council Meeting in Nauru Concludes - 24 May 2018 07:05:48 pm
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at USP’s Nauru Campus, in Yaren District, from 22 - 23 May 2018. USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff and students. One representative each from Australia and New Zealand are also part of the Council. The two-day meeting was chaire... More »

Nauru Government launches USP 50th Anniversary song - 23 May 2018 01:20:03 pm
The Government of Nauru has officially launched a song for The University of the South Pacific (USP) in commemoration of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Minister for Education of Nauru, Honourable Charmaine Scotty officially launched the song, in the Nauruan language as part of a dinner hosted by the Ministry for USP Council members and staff on 22 May 2018 in Yaren District. As part of the celebrations for USP’s golden jubilee celebrations, the Government and people of Nauru also prepared a celebratory cake, which was cut by His Excell... More »

USP hosts public lecture on relevance of WTO in the region - 23 May 2018 12:14:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) through its Pacific Centre for Economic Policy & Modelling in conjunction with World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) hosted a public lecture on WTO & its Relevance to Pacific Island Countries. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, the Director General of the World Trade Organisation at Laucala Campus and live-streamed to the region on 21 May 2018. Professor Derrick Armstrong, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and International) extended a special welcome to Mr Azevedo, whose visit was first to the region ... More »

SOEd hosts Practicum Dialogue with secondary school teachers - 23 May 2018 12:00:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) hosted over 20 Suva Secondary School Principals and school representatives for a Practicum Dialogue on 16 May 2018. In his opening remarks, Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd stressed the importance of healthy and strong partnerships with all relevant stakeholders like School Heads and Associate Teachers, Teacher Educators and student teachers to ensure a meaningful and rewarding practicum experience. Professor Lingam explained that the purpose of the meeting was to consolidate the partnership S... More »

Niue signs USP Convention - 22 May 2018 06:30:59 pm
Niue has become the 12th and final member country of The University of the South Pacific (USP) to sign the USP Convention. The Minister for Education of Niue Honorable Billy Talagi, signed the Convention on behalf of the Niue Government during the 86th USP Council meeting on 22 May 2018. Hon. Talagi on behalf of the Government of Niue conveyed his sincere and best wishes to USP for its ... More »

USP to address educational needs of Nauru – H.E Adeang - 22 May 2018 01:41:29 pm
“We look to USP as our very own university to provide the higher educational needs of our present and future generation.” This was the statement made by the Acting President of the Government of Nauru and Minister of Finance, Sustainable Development and Justice, His Excellency David Adeang, as he officially opened the 86th Meeting of the USP Council on 22 May 2018 at the new Nauru Campus in Yaren District.  “The development of human resource in my country is very important and thus education plays a critical role in this regard,” said H.E ... More »

USP opens new Nauru Campus - 21 May 2018 02:07:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) new Campus in Nauru’s Yaren District was officially opened by His Excellency David Adeang, the Acting President of Nauru on 21 May 2018. The opening of the new Nauru Campus was ahead of the University’s 86th Council Meeting from 22 – 23 May 2018. Present to attend the opening ceremony was His Excellency, David Adeang, Acting President of Nauru; Speaker of Nauru Parliament, Honourable Cyril Buraman; Honourable Charmaine Scotty, Minister of Education of Nauru; Chief Justice of Nauru;  Her Excellency Angela Tierney, the Australian High Co... More »

GSB hosts Leadership workshop for business executives - 21 May 2018 11:40:33 am
More than 65 business executives successfully completed the Executive Coaching and Leadership Workshop organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business at the Statham Campus on 1-4 May 2018. Course coordinator, Mr. Gerard O’ Donovan, said coaching and leadership is an important aspect of leadership and the workshop’s overall aim was to support and further promote the notion that all the stakeholders have an important role to play while providing coaching and leadership in organisations.  The workshop was organised for ex... More »

USP Student awarded Best Paper at International Meet - 21 May 2018 11:27:23 am
A Tuvaluan PhD student from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded the Best Paper along with a complementary monetary prize at the First Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops – Pacific Branch (ISTRC-PB), held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji from 24-27 April 2018.  The award is a reward for Taniela Kepa Siose’s collective assiduous work, his supervisors and colleagues at the Soil Science Department as well as the support from the SAFT Head of School. Mr Siose presented three papers from his thesis: 1)... More »

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