Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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Exploring Tourism Opportunities and Mobilities at STHM - 22 May 2017 02:46:02 pm
A recent research colloquium at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) brought together cross-School and Faculty members, as well as industry representatives to discuss two ongoing postgraduate research projects.
Postgraduate student, Mr Nemani Tebana, whose interest in tourism and hospitality management started when he managed a small motel on Tarawa, Kiribati, was the first presenter. Mr. Tebana was a board member of the Kiribati Tourism Board, as well as Tourism Director for the Kiribati Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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USP to hold 84th Council Meeting in RMI - 19 May 2017 03:30:04 pm
The 84th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be held at USP’s Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) Long Island Campus, in Majuro from 24 - 25 May 2017.
USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University.
The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Pro-Chance... More »
Pacific TAFE sponsors 10k for Annual FHRI Convention - 17 May 2017 05:01:54 pm
As an institute of developing human resources in the region, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is proud to make a sponsorship of FJD 10,000 for the 2017 Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) National Convention which will be held from 27 – 28 October 2017.
The announcement was made by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, who presented the cheque to Mr Kameli Batiweti, President of FHRI at USP’s Workforce Development Training Unit on 15 May 2017.
Professor Chandra said th... More »
USP Donates Braille Eye-Slates to Special Schools in Fiji - 16 May 2017 10:04:06 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) have donated Braille Eye-Slates to three (3) special schools in Fiji.
The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji, Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy officially presented the Braille Eye-Slates to the Fiji School for the Blind on 16 May 2017.
Braille Eye Slate was developed by engineering students, Nikhil Singh and Vinaal Prakash under the s... More »
USP Campus Directors briefed on Risk Management and Insurance - 16 May 2017 08:59:44 am
Risk management is not a separate system or something ticked off on a check list but the way one makes decisions and must become part of an organisational culture or way of thinking.
This was the message by Ms Sheila Sachs, Risk/Insurance Manager during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Regional Campus Directors Forum on 12 May 2017.
Ms Sachs said that everyone at all levels manage risk every day to help achieve their goals and objectives. Practicing risk management provides benefits by way of improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness.
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Building and sustaining online infrastructure - 16 May 2017 08:55:03 am
Given the situation, that the demand on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure increases every year The University of the South Pacific (USP) is taking steps to ensure that it meets the educational demands of the Pacific region in a sustainable way.
Some of these initiatives were presented by Dr Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Mr Dhiraj Bhartu, Learning Systems Manager, during the Regional Campus Directors Forum held at the University’s Laucala Campus on 9 May 2017.
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USP takes out top honours at inaugural EU-Fiji University Quiz Challenge - 15 May 2017 12:58:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) came out victorious at the inaugural European Union (EU) – Fiji University Quiz Challenge 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 11 May, 2017.
The Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific in partnership with the Pacific Community, USP, Fiji National University and The University of Fiji hosted the EU-Fiji University Quiz Challenge 2017.
His Excellency Andrew Jacobs, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation for the Pacific, expressed his appreciation to all participants and s... More »
USP & EY Fiji Joint Horizon Career Event - 12 May 2017 04:04:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF) together with Ernst & Young (EY) Fiji jointly hosted a career event for final year accounting students on 29th April, 2017.
This initiative with a Chartered Accounting Firm is the first of its kind for the School.
The event provided a valuable platform for students to engage in meaningful discussions with EY staff and their USP mentors regarding future career paths in various fields including Accounting and Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance, Business Advisory Services, Tax Adviso... More »
Journalism Students hold media conference with VC - 12 May 2017 10:54:30 am
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism programme held a successful media conference with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra on 10 May 2017.
Professor Chandra welcomed the students and said that as they train to become journalists, it is important to have dialogue with them for accountability and transparency purposes.
Journalism, he said, is crucial for USP as an institution that makes a contribution to development.
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Paradigm shift in education towards flexibility - 12 May 2017 10:53:23 am
“A paradigm shift is taking place in education towards greater flexibility for all stakeholders, students, teachers and institutions, and it is imperative that we adapt and evolve with it otherwise we risk leaving our students ill prepared for the workplace and future work”.
Professor Som Naidu, Pro-Vice Chancellor Flexible Learning and Director, Centre for Flexible Learning made this comment while speaking at the meeting of the Regional Campus Directors of The University of the South Pacific (USP) during their gathering at the Statham Campus in Laucala.
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