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 wins International Shipping Industry Award - 21 Sep 2016 09:20:40 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped a major International Shipping Industry Award, during the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
The ‘Wind Propulsion Research Award’, which was sponsored by Norsepower, was won by USP’s Sustainable Sea Transport Research Programme, in recognition of their work in highlighting opportunities for wind-ships as a means of creating greater resilience in small island communities – the people facing immediate risks from climate change.
The award was part ... More »
USP receives patent for Wave Solar Energy Harvesting Device - 20 Sep 2016 12:27:45 pm
Two staff and a student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), have officially received a patent for their invention of a ‘Portable Wave-Solar Energy Harvesting Device’ by Intellectual Property (IP) Australia.
Lecturers Dr F M Rabiul Islam and Dr Kabir Mamun, and student Shaneel Prakash invented the portable device, which presents the concept of a low cost wave-solar generation for Pacific Island Countries.
The ‘Portable Wave-Solar Energy Harvesting Device’ is a simple self-contained... More »
USP MBA alumni evening, a success - 20 Sep 2016 09:07:47 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted an alumni evening at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) Laucala campus on 16 September, 2016.
On behalf of Professor Raghuvar Pathak, the GSB Head of School, Professor James McMaster welcomed everyone to the event saying that the alumni are not only part of GSB but also part of an exclusive international community – the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).
He said they could not have been more proud of their alumni.
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USP’s GSB holds Modern Data Analytics Workshop - 16 Sep 2016 04:03:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) in collaboration with the Institute of Business Development (IBD) Business School in Poland hosted the first Modern Data Analytics Workshop from 5 – 13 September 2016.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an introduction to the modern theory and practice of Data Analytics.
IBD Business School is a leading executive development institution in Poland, with a long tradition of management training, consulting and applied research.
GSB has recently i... More »
MBA Information Session for Prospective Students - 12 Sep 2016 04:44:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) held an information session for its prospective students at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka on 9 September 2016.
As part of the information session, prospective students learnt about the different programmes offered by GSB as well as experiences of being a Master of Business Administration (MBA) student at USP.
Since its establishment in 1995, more than 1000 students have graduated from the MBA programme across the Pacific.
Head of GSB, Professor Ragh... More »
USP MBA reaches its Western Alumni - 12 Sep 2016 03:28:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted its first ever alumni function in Fiji for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) students who graduated from the Western Division cohort at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka on 9 September, 2016.
The purpose of the alumni evening was for MBA alumni to meet and connect with each other and staff of GSB.
GSB Head of School, Professor Raghuvar Pathak welcomed everyone to the ‘family gathering’ adding that the alumni are not only part of GSB but are also part of an exclusi... More »
USP Lautoka Campus Graduation – a memorable occasion - 9 Sep 2016 03:49:48 pm
Graduations always mark special achievement in one’s life, but to be part of a pioneer group of graduating students will always hold a distinct place in their hearts.
These were the sentiments of many graduates who accomplished yet another academic goal in their lives by being the first batch of students to graduate from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus on 9 September 2016.
For Ms Narieta Tuibeqa, who graduated with Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, graduating with a Degree is a huge achievement.
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USP marks historical graduation in Lautoka - 9 Sep 2016 03:17:22 pm
For the first time, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus hosted a graduation ceremony where a total of ninety-two (92) students graduated at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka on 9 September 2016.
Out of the total, seventy-eight (78) per cent of the students graduated with Postgraduate qualifications, including forty-four (44) students with Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme and one student with Masters in Education. Forty-nine per cent (49%) of all graduates were females.
The graduation was attended by USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council... More »
Seven’s maestro Serevi inspires crowd - 9 Sep 2016 03:07:32 pm
Humility and respect are two values that were instilled in Fiji’s very own rugby sevens maestro Mr Waisale Serevi ever since his childhood days.
That was the gist of the message Dr Serevi gave students, staff and members of the public at a special seminar titled, Rugby, Rio & Serevi: The Pride of a Nation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 8 September 2016.
The event was organised by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education’s (FALE) School of Social Sciences (SOSS).
Sharing about t... More »
USP’s IT Diploma gets NZ recognition - 8 Sep 2016 02:38:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE)’s Diploma in Information Technology (IT) has received recognition from Skills International New Zealand.
This means that this programme is comparable to New Zealand Qualification Authority’s (NZQA) relevant Diploma in IT.
Director Pacific TAFE, Mr Hasmukh Lal said, “This is yet another achievement for Pacific TAFE in terms of international validation. It is a strong signal to the employers that our work ready IT students graduate with an internationally comp... More »