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The top two first-year FALE students with their awards (middle with folders) with family and friends. On the far right is Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (LTSS) and far left, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE.

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USP’s Geospatial programme gets SIBA excellence award - 9 Dec 2016 12:20:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Bachelor of Geospatial Science programme has been awarded the 2016 Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA) 2016 Pacific Spatial Excellence Award in the People and Community category.  SIBA is a prominent body in Australia that promotes the geospatial industry. A delighted Dr Nicholas Rollings, Associate Professor at the Division of Geography said USP will now be invited to participate in the regional awards in March 2017 and may walk away as the regional winner. “We recruite... More »

USP, France assist in installation of Fiji solar refrigeration project - 9 Dec 2016 11:43:48 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) assisted in the installation of a solar refrigeration project on Yanuca Island in the province of Serua in Fiji. Yanuca is a small island located in the South West of Deuba, approximately 20 km away from the main island of Viti Levu where there is only one village with thirty nine families (39) and a total population of about two hundred (200) people. Mr Vinal Prakash, USP Physics graduate assistant worked with CBS Power Solutions to design and install two solar photovoltaic system driven d... More »

ANU and USP Work Together to Advance Ocean Governance Thinking - 8 Dec 2016 02:19:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Governance, Development and International Affairs in partnership with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme (SSGM) at the Australian National University (ANU) held a workshop on ‘Oceans Governance: Shaping our Future’ at the Laucala Campus from 1 - 2 December 2016. The workshop aimed to advance thinking on the future of ocean governance. Topics that were covered, included changing geopolitics, the role of tradition and culture, cross jurisdictional management regimes, priorities in different ocean sectors, and informati... More »

155 graduate from USP Emalus Campus - 7 Dec 2016 09:38:07 am
One hundred and fifty-five (155) students received certificates, diplomas and degrees during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus graduation ceremony in Vanuatu on 2 December 2016. The awards were conferred by Honourable Henry Puna, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands. Of the total number of graduates, fifty-one percent (51%) were females. The graduands represented six (6) Pacific Island countries, namely Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The event was attended by the Chance... More »

Pre-Employment Testing for the Region - 30 Nov 2016 10:59:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) will be offering pre-employment assessments from 2017 after signing an agreement with Human Factors International (HFI). HFI is world’s largest company specialising in user experience design. In the past some organisations had sourced such services from overseas which were costly taking into consideration that there was no local provider. With this partnership, employers in Fiji and in the Region will be able to access this servic... More »

135 students graduate from USP Alafua Campus - 28 Nov 2016 08:51:46 am
A total of 135 students received certificates, diplomas and degrees during The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus graduation ceremony in Samoa on 25 November 2016. Fifty per cent (50%) of the graduates were females. The event was attended by Honouorable Henry Puna, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands and Mrs Akaiti Puna; Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa; Ambassador Winston Thompson, Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council of USP and Mrs Queenie Thompson; Honorable Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, Minister of Education of Samoa;  Government Ministers and Me... More »

USP hosts Samoa Alumni reception - 25 Nov 2016 01:32:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted its second Samoa Alumni Reception at the Alafua Campus Fale in Apia, Samoa on 23 November 2016. The first USP Samoa Alumni event was in 2011. The event was attended by prominent Samoan Alumni including the Members of Parliament, Chief Executive Officers of private and public enterprises, heads of educational institutions, community leaders and members of the Samoan Judiciary.    In his address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed everyone to the second Alumni event in Samoa, saying s... More »

Spain, USP talk of possible partnership - 25 Nov 2016 10:33:38 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) welcomed Mr Daniel Montilla Rubiales, Chargé d'affaires from the Embassy of Spain to Fiji during a courtesy visit to the Laucala Campus on 24 November, 2016. He was met by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International, who welcomed him warmly saying the University, appreciated the interest in possible collaboration with Spain. Professor Armstrong explained the role of the University in the region, with particular emphasis on higher education, regional integration, research, innovati... More »

USP hosts MBA Corporate Evening - 25 Nov 2016 09:59:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Corporate Evening at the FMF Gymnasium in Laucala, Suva on 23 November 2016. The event was attended by USP Senior Management Team, MBA alumni and students, and sponsors. Head of the GSB, Professor Raghuvar Pathak warmly welcomed the guests saying it was a celebration of the completion of the academic year for GSB students, who had just sat their final examination.  “Many of our MBA scholars here to... More »

Music – Biggest Highlight of Moana - 24 Nov 2016 11:39:22 am
One of the highlights of the Hollywood Disney Animation, Moana, is the soundtrack provided by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pasifika Voices choir, according to New Zealand actor, Mr Temuera Morrison. Mr Morrison, who provides the voice for Chief Tui and Moana’s father in the film, was the Guest of Honour during the premiere of Disney’s Moana on 23 November 2016 at Damodar Event Cinemas. Moana is the 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studi... More »

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