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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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Meeting discusses scholarship opportunities - 15 Feb 2017 04:48:40 pm
A delegation from Japan’s Toyo University visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 14 February 2017, to discuss possible collaborations and scholarship opportunities for USP students. Toyo University, which was founded in 1887, is a private university located in Tokyo City, with 11 faculties, 44 departments and around 30,000 students. The delegation was led by Dr Hidetoshi Kitawaki, Director for Sustainable Development Studies who was accompanied by Mr Akira Kaneko, Visiting Researcher and Dr Gaku Manago, Associate Researcher. ... More »

USP VC & President welcomes staff & students for 2017 academic year - 15 Feb 2017 03:35:44 pm
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has extended a warm welcome to continuing and new students and staff to the New Year. He also extended a special welcome to students with disability and assured them of the University’s support in their studies. “I hope that you are, as I am, starting the new year refreshed and determined to carry out your work with increased vigour  and in particular to complete Strategic Plan implementation on schedule.   In 2016, we achieved many things, but much rem... More »

VC addresses students at USP’s Lawson Tama Campus in Honiara - 15 Feb 2017 11:59:59 am
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra addressed the students, (mostly new students) on 14 February 2017 during his visit to USP’s Lawson Tama campus in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Professor Chandra welcomed the students to USP and said he was pleased to be addressing them at the beginning of the semester. “USP is advanced in its preparatory phase for the development of a new Campus on  the twelve (12) acre land provided by the Government of Solomon Islands at the site at King George VI  school... More »

USP student receives scholarship from Graduate Women (Fiji) - 15 Feb 2017 09:32:05 am
Second-year Bachelor of Engineering/Electrical student of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Latu Bloomfield of Tonga was all smiles when she received her scholarship at the Laucala Campus from Graduate Women (Fiji). Formerly known as the Fiji Association of Women Graduates (FAWG), Graduate Women (Fiji) is a voluntary and non-profit organisation of women graduates working to promote lifelong education, improve the status of women and girls and to enable women to effect positive change for a peaceful world. In handing over the scholarship, Chief Guest Professor Richard Co... More »

Fiji’s Ambassador to China, HE Naivalurua visits USP’s Confucius Institute - 13 Feb 2017 03:43:11 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 9 February, 2017. Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of USP’s Faculty of Arts, Law and Education welcomed HE Naivalurua and his team on behalf of the new CI Director Dr Yang Hui, Local Director Joan Yee and the teachers and staff of the Institute. She mentioned that it was always an honour to host HE Naivalurua at USP and acknowledged his unwavering support for the Confucius Institute. ... More »

Pine gum for medical research - 10 Feb 2017 01:31:40 pm
A Masters student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has embarked on a research of what could possibly be one of the historic breakthroughs in the medical industry in future. Robert Chang, who is undertaking Master of Science in Chemistry through USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) recently presented his research on “Miscibility of Poly(butylene succinate) and pine-gum blends” during the 7th International Conference in Advanced Material Research (ICAMR) in Hong Kong. Robert’s presentation was about ble... More »

Successful USP JENESYS tour - 7 Feb 2017 04:55:40 pm
Twenty seven (27) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and two staff members recently returned from the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme two week-study tour in Japan which was from 17 to 27 January 2017. The JENESYS Programme is a project advanced by the Japanese Government with an overarching goal of providing a foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange from all around the Pacific. ... More »

GSB Aims to create Exceptional Leaders in 2017 - 7 Feb 2017 04:52:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) began its academic year last week with students ranging from business executives to public sector representatives. Many visionaries, entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders from top business organisations have joined the intensive and internationally accredited executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme. During the orientation week, students were warmly welcomed and given the opportunity to know about the academic and campus life at GSB. ... More »

Consultancy Contract signed for new USP Solomon Islands Campus - 3 Feb 2017 03:09:57 pm
The contract signing for the Architectural, Engineering Services and Construction Supervision consultancy between The University of the South Pacific and Kramer Ausenco (Solomon Islands) Ltd as part of USP’s Solomon Islands campus extension was held at the Laucala campus on 3 February, 2017. The contract was signed by Professor Richard Coll, USP’s Acting Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Rovaly Sike, Kramer Ausenco (SI) Ltd’s Country Manager, who will also be Deputy Team Leader and Resident Contract Engineer in this consultancy. Professor Coll said that it w... More »

Working students commend USP for flexible classes - 3 Feb 2017 02:57:13 pm
Working students who have enrolled at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) have commended Pacific TAFE for providing continuing education and flexible class times. According to Ms Aradhna Devi, who is a pre-school teacher at Arya Samaj Kindergarten said that she can teach her students, attend to her family matters and undertake her studies at the same time. This, she said, has been made possible through the provision of flexible class times by USP. Ms Devi thanked Pacific TAFE for having an orientation session d... More »

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