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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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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 »

USP’s STHM launches Postgraduate Research Colloquium - 24 Nov 2016 11:32:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) recently launched a new format for critical discussions of Postgraduate student projects. The STHM Postgraduate research colloquium, which was initiated by Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate programme leader, Dr Alexander Trupp, provides a platform for presenting, sharing and discussing research ideas, conceptual and theoretical foundation, and methodological thoughts as well as more developed research outputs to an open and friendly yet constructive-critical audience. Three (3) s... More »

USP lecturer awarded Greg Taylor scholarship - 24 Nov 2016 11:30:32 am
A senior lecturer at The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the first from Fiji to have been awarded a Greg Taylor Scholarship to undertake research at the Australian National University’s (ANU) Crawford School. All previous recipients have been from Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Greg Taylor scholarship provides the opportunity to undertake research at the ANU Crawford School as part of the Development Policy Centre for a period of up to three (3) months on a topic relating to the economic development of PNG and the Pacific. The scholar is expected to undertake research in close collaboration with a research... More »

USP claims 6th SPSE Annual Report Award - 23 Nov 2016 12:18:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) Annual Report Competition for the sixth year in a row, in the ‘Co-operatives, Non-Profit and Charitable Organisations’ category on 22 November, 2016. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said the University is delighted with yet another win. “This award reflects continuing improvement in the governance of the University, the quality of work that is reported and the high editorial standards through the efforts of the Director of Development, Marketing,... More »

Successful USP JENESYS Study Tour - 21 Nov 2016 04:25:12 pm
Twenty eight (28) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and two staff members recently returned from the first Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme two week-study tour in Japan which was from 12 to 20 October 2016. 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. The theme for the October tour was ‘Prevention and Reconstruction from Disaster&rsq... More »

PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 19 Nov 2016 09:33:12 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 18 November 2016. Its main purpose was to brief the diplomats on the outcomes of the 83rd USP Council Meeting; progress towards implementation of the USP Strategic Plan (2013-2018); update them on USP’s role in European Development Fund (EDF) 11 Pacific Regional Indicative Programme; Regional ICT Initiative and strengthened CROP ICT Working Group; and to discus... More »

Dr Reddy launches USP Arts Exhibition - 18 Nov 2016 03:33:39 pm
An art exhibition at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) at the Laucala Campus was launched by Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, Culture, Heritage and Arts on 17 November 2016. In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended USP for investing in arts and for the establishment of the OCACPS, saying it is an area that universities often shy away from. He said generally the pressure on universities is to generate revenues outside State funding, so the focus is more on offering programmes whic... More »

USP holds successful HLC with Australia and New Zealand - 17 Nov 2016 10:25:04 am
A successful High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia and New Zealand, its major development partners, was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on Tuesday 15 November 2016. The University has HLCs with Australia and New Zealand twice a year, whereby the first meeting is held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second one is hosted by USP at the main Laucala Campus. The objective of... More »

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