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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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New DRC Common Room for USP - 30 Oct 2017 04:23:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is leading by example on disability inclusiveness through the launching of its newly built Disability Resource Centre (DRC) common room on 27 October 2017. The common room is a large living space that gives students with special needs a study environment as well as a platform for socialising. It consists of a living area, a kitchen and washroom facilities. In his welcome remarks, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, said that the establishment of the Disability Resource Centre in 2013 was one of the initiatives of... More »

USP’s 50th Anniversary, Logo, Theme and Website Launched - 30 Oct 2017 11:56:20 am
In the lead up to its 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched its special 50th anniversary logo, theme, and website reflecting the developments and achievements of the University since its establishment in 1968. The launch was held on day two of the University’s 85th Council meeting held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on 25 October, 2017. 50th Anniversary Logo and Theme Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancel... More »

SOEd conducts Postgraduate session at Fiji’s friendly North - 28 Oct 2017 11:11:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held a Postgraduate Evening for its students at the Labasa Campus on 27 October, 2017. A total of 15 postgraduate students attended the session which was conducted by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School, School of Education (SOED); Dr Jeremy Dorovolomo, Chair, SOED Research Committee; and Mr. Adrian Kumar, SOED Postgraduate Officer. Professor Lingam said it was encouraging to see the turn-out as inter-departmental relationships are encouraged within the School of Education and candidates from other... More »

42 students graduate from USP Tonga Campus - 27 Oct 2017 01:23:33 pm
Forty-two (42) students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus received their degrees, diplomas, and certificates during the graduation ceremony on 21 October, 2017, of which sixty (60) per cent were females. One student was from Pacific Technical and Further Education, 13 graduated from Foundation Studies, 21 students from undergraduate programmes and seven (7) graduated with Postgraduate qualifications, including 3 with the degree of Masters. His Excellency Major-General Jioji Konusi Konrote, USP Chancellor and President of Fiji, congratulated the gr... More »

USP hosts Pacific Utility workshop - 27 Oct 2017 01:13:10 pm
A Pacific Training Programe funded by the United Arab Emirates Pacific Partnership Fund (UAEPPF) was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 24 October, 2017. The UAE-PPF is a USD50 million initiative, delivering grant-funded renewable energy (RE) projects to eleven (11) Pacific Island nations including three solar mini grids in Fiji. In welcoming participants, Dr Atul Raturi, USP Partner and Facilitator, stated that sustainable development of the Pacific communities is the overarching theme for everything that USP does.... More »

Solomon Islands signs USP Convention - 26 Oct 2017 09:23:28 pm
The Solomon Islands has become the 10th member country of The University of the South Pacific (USP) to sign the USP Convention. The Minister for Education and Human Resources Development of Solomon Islands, Honourable Mr John Dean Kuku signed the Convention on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government during the 85th USP Council meeting 25 October 2017. The USP Convention is an agreement ... More »

USP rolls out Records Management system to Regional Campuses - 26 Oct 2017 01:09:50 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management Office rolled out the University’s Electronic Document & Records Management system (EDRMS), HP Records Manager to USP Lautoka Campus on October 23, 2017. This coincided with an awareness raising workshop on good records management practices and the use of the University’s EDRMS. Ms. Maxine Valentine, Records Officer, reminded those present of the importance of records management for informed decision-making as it would assist the University to meet its legislative and audit requirements. ... More »

USP hosts memorial public lecture for Professor White - 26 Oct 2017 07:53:06 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF) hosted a public lecture in memory of Professor Michael White at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre on 25 October, 2017. Over 250 people, including senior members of the accounting profession, members of FIA, the USP community and the general public attended the lecture which was held in association with the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA). Dr Nacanieli Rika, the Acting Head of School confirmed that the lecture will be an annual event, featuring a guest speaker from academia and industry in al... More »

USP concludes 85th Council Meeting in Nadi - 25 Oct 2017 10:44:57 pm
The 85th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was successfully held at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji from 24 - 25 October 2017. 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 mee... More »

USP Council accorded Fijian traditional welcome - 25 Oct 2017 11:51:16 am
The Fijian Government Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji accorded The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Council members a formal traditional Fijian welcome and dinner on 24 October 2017 at the Iloilovatu Hall in Viseisei Village in Vuda, Lautoka. The traditional welcome was hosted by the Vanua Vuda. Mr Iowane Tiko, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts formally welcomed the delegation including the Education Ministers from the Pacific region, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson, the Vice-Chancellor... More »

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