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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USP secures loan for new Campus in Solomon Islands - 3 Nov 2016 05:36:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially signed the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Loan Agreement of US$15.4m for the development of the new Solomon Islands Campus.
The signing took place on 3 November 2016 during the University’s 83rd Council Meeting at Holiday Inn in Suva, Fiji Islands.
Representatives for the signing of the loan documents included Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President; Mr Robert Jauncey, ADB’s Regional Director South Pacific Sub-regional Office; and Honourable John Moffat Fugui, Solomon Islands Minister of Edu... More »
Workshop discusses USP Convention - 3 Nov 2016 03:48:24 pm
Members of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Council attended a workshop on the USP Convention during the first day of the University’s Council Meeting on 3 November 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
One of the key objectives of the workshop facilitated by Mr Jon Apted of Munro Leys was to familiarise Council Members and senior legal officers from USP’s member countries with the University’s legal processes that need to be followed to get the Convention approved as the University would like to implement the new Convention across its member countries in anticipation of the 50... More »
USP, University of Bergen seek collaboration - 2 Nov 2016 03:15:15 pm
A delegation from the University of Bergen in Norway visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in an effort to discuss future collaboration and partnership with USP on 1 November, 2016.
The team was led by Professor Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen (DRO) and comprised Professor Tore Furevik, Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research; Professor Edvard Hviding, Director of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group; and Ms Nina B. Dahl, Studies Adviser in Anthropology
Professor Olsen stated that there are opportunities for furth... More »
USP Lautoka Campus hosts Pinktober Morning Tea - 2 Nov 2016 03:07:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus collaborated with the Fiji Cancer Society to host Pinktober Morning Tea at the Campus venue on 19 October 2016.
The fundraising event was attended by invited guests from Lautoka’s corporate and business sector together with staff and students of the Campus. Flour Mills of Fiji also came on board as one of the major sponsors for the worthy course.
Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi commended the audience for a positive turnout at the event, and conveyed the Campus’ support and encouragement towards... More »
FSTE hosts Mentor Awards Night - 2 Nov 2016 02:56:02 pm
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted its Mentor Awards Night for the second year at its Laucala Campus in Suva.
As part of its support services, FSTE invests in developing young leaders through Peer Mentoring and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) programme. These Peer leaders are identified and trained to guide fresh and at-risk students in smooth transition into University life and they provide academic guidance by leading peer group discussions.
In appreciation of the leader’s contribution and to ... More »
Tourism and Hospitality Management Graduates Excel in the Workplace - 28 Oct 2016 04:51:14 pm
Graduates of the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) are making positive impacts within their professions and careers in Fiji and the Pacific region.
The success of STHM graduates has also contributed to the School’s growth and reputation for academic excellence.
STHM programmes serve as a launching pad for a career in tourism and hospitality. The individual courses are tailored to the needs of the industry and their learning objectives are continuously reviewed to ensure that STHM produces graduates that meet USP graduate attributes and the standar... More »
USP awards AAPS-sponsored students - 28 Oct 2016 04:05:30 pm
Eleven Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped special awards for their outstanding achievement during an end-of-semester awards lunch on 27 October 2016 at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva.
The students are from USP’s Member Countries and varying disciplines including Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education and PhD.
In congratulating the students, USP’s Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Mr Jaindr... More »
FALE hosts successful student leadership forum - 28 Oct 2016 01:54:07 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) held yet another successful Student Leadership Forum at the Japan-Pacific ICT Theatre in Laucala Campus on 21 October 2016.
The forum is aimed at empowering USP students as future leaders and this year it was completely student-driven right from registration, welcoming, mastering the ceremony and facilitating of the activities.
This year’s theme was “Growing Sustainable, Empowered Leaders”.
George Hoa’au, a PhD candi... More »
USP, Israel Embassy discuss opportunities - 28 Oct 2016 01:37:33 pm
A meeting between senior representatives of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Pacific Islands Advisor for the Embassy of Israel based in Canberra on 25 October, 2016 at the Laucala Campus was a success.
USP was represented by the Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services Professor Richard Coll and Manager Development, Iresh Lal.
According to Mr Yaron Sultan-Dadon, Mashav, which is Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation was willing to establish links with USP in terms of... More »
Journalism programme hosts annual awards evening - 26 Oct 2016 04:55:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) journalism programme held its annual awards on 21 October 2016 at the Laucala Campus in recognition of the efforts by aspiring journalists in its fold.
The awards function, sponsored by the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) and Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, recognises and rewards students who excel in their coursework, which includes producing news for print, online and broadcast media.
This year the Journalism programme commemorated the 20th anniversary of its student training newspaper, Wansolwara.
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