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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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WSCUC Staff Liaison and Vice-President Visits USP - 26 Oct 2016 03:30:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in its efforts for continuous institutional improvement, witnessed a successful inaugural visit of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Staff Liaison and Vice-President, Dr Maureen Maloney from 11-14 October 2016 at the Laucala Campus in Suva. The WSCUC is a US-based, regional accrediting agency in charge of institutional accreditation. It serves a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawai’i and the Pacific and few institutions outside of the US. The pur... More »

Solomon Islands Public Servants awarded PGCPA - 25 Oct 2016 02:46:30 pm
Forty-eight (48) graduates from the Solomon Islands Public Service have successfully completed requirements leading to the award of their Post Graduate Certificates in Public Administration (PGCPA) by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA). Mr Nego Sisiolo, Permanent Secretary of the Solomon Islands Ministry of the Public Service said the Solomon Islands Public Service is indeed fortunate and grateful to be supported by PICPA towards its capacity building programme for senior public officers on USP’s PGCPA in Honiara. ... More »

Public Administration Research ‘vital’ - 25 Oct 2016 12:02:44 pm
Undertaking research on public administration matters is vital if Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are to strategically address issues which would lead to the improvement of public service delivery.  These were the comments made by Mr Parmesh Chand, Director of The University of South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), as it completed research on three (3) major topics.  The research was undertaken on a contractual basis by University experts from the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) under the overall guidance of Profe... More »

USP, TFL Sign MOU - 24 Oct 2016 11:08:47 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide partnership and cooperation in the fields of Engineering, Information Technology (IT), and Computing Science for a term of three (3) years. The MOU established responsibilities of each party in preparing and providing information, documents, and approvals in order that USP and its stakeholders are allowed access to TFL’s experience in terms of industry and technological perspective. While signing the MOU on 18 October 2016, USP’s Acting Vice-... More »

GSB holds entrepreneurial workshop - 21 Oct 2016 10:02:26 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) in collaboration with the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand Ltd (SEAANZ), organised a workshop on Entrepreneurship on 11-15 October. Aimed at creating problem-solving techniques through team work, the workshop provided participants with building blocks to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set.  The workshop attracted a diverse group of participants with varying skills and backgrounds. It was a practical hands-on one where participants acquired an understanding of what i... More »

School of Law Wins FALE Inter-School Student Debate Series - 14 Oct 2016 03:56:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law came out victors during the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Annual Inter-School Student Debate Series Grand Final at the Laucala Campus on 13 October, 2016. The School supported the fact that, “the United Nation’s obligation to protect human rights ought to be more valued above its obligation to respect national sovereignty,” while School of Education opposed the statement. The School of Law debaters were Ernest Gibson, Jovilisi Liganivai and Hanrieta Yadraea. According to Hanrie... More »

Health and Wellness Week to Benefit USP Community - 14 Oct 2016 10:39:30 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Campus Life office has organised the 2016 Health and Wellness Week for the fourth year at the University’s Laucala Campus from 11 – 14 October 2016. The week-long event has been aimed at bringing together staff and students with a major focus on encouraging, discovering, improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle on a budget.  The 2016 USP Health and Wellness Week is about making a commitment to "Invest in Your Health" and to realise that, Campus Life has organised a range of talks, competitions, and... More »

Pacific TAFE celebrates accreditation - 13 Oct 2016 07:58:41 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) celebrated the accreditation of its courses at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 7 October, 2016. Pacific TAFE has been able to achieve international accreditations in Australia and New Zealand in Commercial Cookery, Hospitality Operations, Education and Care, Community Development programmes and in IT. Furthermore, ten (10) qualifications have been externally accredited by the Fiji Higher Education Commission as the first skills based provider qualification in Fiji to be accredited... More »

USP to start STAP in Vanuatu - 13 Oct 2016 07:53:27 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will soon begin the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) in Vanuatu, in an effort to address the issue of underqualified teachers teaching science in secondary schools. There is generally a steady decline in student interests and the uptake of science subjects in schools in the Pacific region and this is demonstrated further by the low student achievement at junior and senior levels in science subjects. The reasons range from perceptions, myths, job prospects, foreignresources and lack of qualified science teachers. ... More »

USP Launches JENESYS 2016 Project - 12 Oct 2016 04:45:24 pm
The Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) 2016 project at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Chargé D'affaires at the Embassy of Japan, Mr Tsuguyoshi Hada on 6 October 2016. JENESYS 2016 project will provide fully funded ten-day study tours to Japan for University students and youths from sixteen (16) Pacific Island Countries (PICs), Australia and New Zealand. While launching the project, Mr Hada said that continuing on the success of the inaugural Kizuna project implemented in 2012 and succeeded by JENESYS 2.0 pr... More »

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