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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 new engineering lab opened - 6 Oct 2016 02:57:44 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives Dr Mahendra Reddy opened the new Engineering laboratory at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus on 5 October, 2016. In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended the School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) and USP for this huge achievement saying the University has grown substantially. “We are now seeing USP being able to compete with other universities around the world and it is a good signal because we want our graduates to be relevant in the internati... More »

Fiji’s Ambassador to China Naivalurua visits USP’s CI - 6 Oct 2016 01:14:08 pm
Fiji’s Ambassador to China His Excellency Ioane Naivalurua visited the Confucius Institute (CI) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) at its Laucala campus in Suva on 30 September, 2016. CI Local Director Joan Yee welcomed HE Naivalurua saying it was an honour to welcome him back to the Confucius Institute. “CI has made a very big impact around the world as it is in all major universities around the globe and we here at USP are proud that we also host a CI,” Ms Yee said. She acknowledged HE Naivalurua for his unwav... More »

New Kiribati President visits USP - 5 Oct 2016 04:59:59 pm
The newly elected President of Kiribati His Excellency Mr Taneti Maamau paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 4 October, 2016. In welcoming HE Maamau, Professor Chandra congratulated him on his new appointment and assured that the University fully supported Kiribati and its development. “Your Excellency, this is the first time we welcome you in your new role as President,” he noted. HE Maamau acknowledged the... More »

Tonga graduate relives moment of struggle - 5 Oct 2016 04:36:31 pm
Mr. Ofa Taukolo, a new graduate from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus relayed how his quest for education was met by people who believed in him, some of who are academics and former staff of USP. Speaking on behalf of the graduates during the Tonga graduation ceremony on 30 September 2016, Mr Taukolo, who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in History and Geography, said his journey was long, difficult, and full of uncertainties. Mr Taukolo explained how he twice failed the Form 6 national examination at Tonga College and was intending... More »

Successful Graduation at USP’s Tonga Campus - 5 Oct 2016 04:27:54 pm
A total of ninety-nine (99) students from five (5) different nationalities graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus on 30 September 2016. Out of the total, eighty per cent (80%) of the graduates were females and forty-five (45) students graduated from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). One student graduated from the non-member country of Guyana. The graduation was attended by the Tongan Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Honourable Akilisi Pohiva, USP Chancellor and Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honourable He... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE holds Industry Consultation Evening - 4 Oct 2016 05:25:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) held its first ever Industry Consultation on Short Course Trainings and Global Certifications on 29 September 2016. This consultation allowed USP to listen to employers’ training needs so that demand driven quality short courses and certifications can be introduced. Representatives from industries also had an opportunity to find out the range of short term trainings that USP has to offer. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard ... More »

Fiji Education PS opens CSSP awards - 4 Oct 2016 05:13:39 pm
Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts Mr Ioane Tiko officiated at the 2016 Chemical Society of the South Pacific (CSSP) Awards at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 1 October. Since its inception in 1985, CSSP competitions have become very popular in secondary schools and this year, there was an overwhelming response of almost ten thousand (10,000) entrants in the Chemistry (Chem) Quiz competition alone. The four (4) competitions organised were Chem Battle, Chem Quiz, Titration and Bio-Battle. A total of one hundred an... More »

USP student successfully completes Hollywood Immersive Programme - 4 Oct 2016 05:10:35 pm
A first-year Law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has successfully completed the world- renowned Hollywood Immersive Programme. Twenty-year-old Jedidiah Christopher Taylor Mosese was the second Fijian and Pacific Islander to be accepted into the inaugural Hollywood Immersive Dance Programme. This is the second time a member of USP’s Oceania Dance Theatre was invited to Hollywood Immersive; the first was Ateca Halamehi Ravuvu, who since has started h... More »

Dr Poinapen appointed IAS Director - 4 Oct 2016 03:26:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has announced the appointment of Dr Johann Poinapen to the position of Director at USP’s Institute of Applied Science (IAS). Dr Johann joined IAS as the Deputy Director in October 2014 and has acted as the Director IAS since January 2015.  A former Principal/Lead Water Process Engineer at Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Australia (AMEC) and a former Water Leader and Engineering Group Manager with MWH Global, Dr Poinapen is a registered and chartered professional engineer with over 17 years of experience in the ... More »

USP Journalism students hold media conference with VC - 30 Sep 2016 10:47:47 am
The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has revived its tradition of having a media conference with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra. Professor Chandra welcomed the action on a positive note, stating that he was pleased to have the media conference once again. He said that journalism students used to have regular media conferences before, however it stopped for a while, but was pleased to note that the tradition has been refreshed by the Head of Journalism programme, Dr Shailendra Singh. ... More »

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