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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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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 »

School of Tourism & Hospitality Management participates at World Tourism Day - 30 Sep 2016 10:25:18 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) participated at the inaugural World Tourism Day Fair at Sukuna Park in Suva, Fiji on 27 September, 2016. STHM Student/Industry Liaison Coordinator, Ella Bennion who coordinated the STHM booth said that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between STHM and the Ministry is helping to ensure that the two parties are closely working together.  “We had members of the public visiting our booth and inquiring about the various programmes we have on offer,... More »

Thailand Government interested in Pacific Studies Programme - 28 Sep 2016 04:24:50 pm
There is potential for The University of the South Pacific (USP) to collaborate with the Government of Thailand to set up Pacific Studies programme in Thailand universities. This idea was part of discussions during a visit by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand’s Diplomatic Officer, Mr Patchara Ponum to the University on 22 September 2016. Mr Ponum told the USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard Coll, that universities in Thailand have expressed their interest in establishing Pacific Studies programme the... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE to train civil servants in Solomon Islands - 28 Sep 2016 11:53:58 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) recently won a tender to train one hundred and twenty-five (125) civil servants from Solomon Islands in Certificate IV in Project Management Practice in Honiara. The programme is designed for project team members working under the overall direction of the project manager. It qualifi­es individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning. Pacific TAFE Director, Mr H... More »

Acting PM Inaugurates Coding Carnival at USP - 26 Sep 2016 12:35:28 pm
The Acting Prime Minister of Fiji, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum inaugurated the first ever Coding Carnival at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 September 2016. The Coding Carnival is a Microsoft Initiative at USP. Launched in July 2016, by USP’s School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS), Microsoft Initiative at USP is aimed at empowering students with additional skills that the industry expects from graduates and to give them the edge to compete amongst job seekers. During his keynote address, Honourable Mr Sayed-Khaiyum stressed th... More »

USP's STHM Careers Fair, a success - 26 Sep 2016 11:05:23 am
The 2016 Careers Fair for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), held at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort on the Coral Coast on 24 September was yet another success with eighty-four (84) students interviewed by eighteen (18) employers in the local tourism industry. In his welcome address, Head of School, Professor Marcus Stephenson said it was the celebration of an initiative that began a decade ago, and has evolved and developed into an outstanding event on the School’s academic calendar. “We term this a Ca... More »

USP assists in building coastal revetment for Fiji community - 23 Sep 2016 02:35:04 pm
A project supported by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) saw the launch of a new coastal revetment at Vusasivo in Natewa, Cakaudrove on 7 September 2016. The province of Cakaudrove is located in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island. Vusasivo is one of the seventy-seven (77) communities in the Pacific assisted by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP) and is supported by USP’s PaCE-SD. ... More »

USP holds OER workshop - 22 Sep 2016 03:12:23 pm
A workshop on Open Education Resources (OER) organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) was opened by Mr Iowane Tiko, Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre in Laucala on 21 September, 2016. The aim of the two-day workshop was to agree on a package of OERs for Fijian Primary schools and agree on plans to develop and release it. In his keynote address, Mr Tiko said OERs are resources which are freely accessible and openly licensed documents that are useful for teaching, learning and asses... More »

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