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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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Croatian Ambassador visits USP - 8 Mar 2017 02:43:22 pm
Croatian Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Damir Kusen, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 7 March, 2016. HE Dr Kusen was met by Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities, who warmly welcomed him to the campus. HE Dr Kusen, who is based in Canberra, Australia, said he was pleased to visit USP and expressed interest in the work of the University in the region, both in terms of providing education and a member of the CROP. He explained the pos... More »

Outstanding student commends USP - 7 Mar 2017 08:35:29 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is focused on student needs while also being the premier tertiary education provider in the region, according to Shahil Avishal Pravind. Shahil who is the Most Outstanding First Year Student of USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) in 2016 said that USP’s student-centred environment was a major contributing factor towards him getting an A+ in all of his courses last year. “The lecturers and tutors understand how students work, so their lecture deliveries are student focused. Their teaching is not j... More »

Tuvalu Campus celebrates International Mother Language Day - 3 Mar 2017 02:40:40 pm
Staff and students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus celebrated International Mother Language Day on 24 February 2017 in Tuvalu. UNESCO celebrated the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minori... More »

USP registered with Oracle Academy - 2 Mar 2017 12:16:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific has become an institutional member of the Oracle Academy. The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to vocational and higher education institutions for teaching use. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programmes, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Academy supports more than 3.1million students in 110 countries. ... More »

Upskilling for Fisheries Officers - 1 Mar 2017 10:48:19 am
Students undertaking Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) underwent a week-long competency based assessment from 13-17 February 2017 at USP’s Laucala Campus in Suva. The assessment was the culmination of nine (9) months of training that fifteen (15) students undertook as part of their programme. Out of this, eight (8) students were assessed last week because each individual needed to demonstrate competency in every performance criteria in order to gain the qualification. ... More »

First CROP ICT WG Meeting for 2017 - 24 Feb 2017 08:18:11 am
The first meeting of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Working Group (WG) for 2017 was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 20 February 2017. The CROP ICT WG is responsible for coordinating the different tasks undertaken by various players in the key areas in ICT. This ensures that all players in ICT are aware what each one is doing and communicate on a regular basis to ensure that there are maximum benefits to the region in all the key areas. It also addresses the needs of the region in a consistent and pl... More »

Future of Pacific Heritage Hub discussed - 23 Feb 2017 04:00:20 pm
The Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Office for the Pacific States, Ms Nisha paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 20 February 2017 to discuss the future of Pacific Heritage Hub at USP. The Pacific Heritage Hub is a UNESCO World Heritage Facility by and for Pacific States Parties, hosted by USP at its Laucala Campus. It is a communications and information facility for all things ‘Heritage’ in the Pacific and coordinates information and opportunities between regions, countries, inst... More »

USP, now a Registered Tuition Provider for CPA Australia - 17 Feb 2017 10:27:02 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has now become a Registered Tuition Provider for Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia. This, following its application to become a provider for the CPA Programme, which was reviewed by CPA Australia’s Tuition Provider Panel. The confirmation came via an emailed message to Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean of USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), which houses the School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF), from Ms Elisabeth Edge, Education Tuition Coordinator, CPA. CP... More »

USP supports One Billion Rising 2017 event - 16 Feb 2017 09:51:49 am
One Billion Rising Pacific in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Arts, Law and Education organised the One Billion Rising Pacific 2017 event at the Laucala Campus in Suva.  The 2017 campaign, which focused on RISE! DISRUPT! CONNECT!, as its theme saw women and girls sharing their stories, raising awareness on issues they are affected by and highlighting social issues with the audience by means of poetry and spoken words. OBR, is a global campaign that began in 2013. This year the OBR Pacific campaign was coordinated by members of Advoc... More »

STHM participates in Community Career Expo - 16 Feb 2017 07:41:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently participated in the Warwick Community Youth “Make It Count” Expo. The inaugural expo which was organised by Warwick Hotels and Resorts invited representatives from Tertiary, Technical and Trade Schools and Colleges to meet with youths and parents from Fiji’s Coral Coast region. It was aimed at assisting young people for future careers by taking the appropriate and relevant educational pathways. Ms Ella Bennion, S... More »

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