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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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146 students graduate from USP’s Solomon Islands Campus - 5 Sep 2016 08:47:46 am
A total of one hundred and forty-six (146) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Campus on Friday 2 September 2016. The ceremony was attended by the USP Pro Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson and Mrs Queenie Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, Solomon Islands Minister for Education Honourable John Moffat Fugui, members of the University Senior Management team, diplomats, Government officials and members of parliament, Heads of Regional and International Organisations, distinguished guests, staff, students, graduates, their families and well-... More »

USP signs MOU with International Research Institute - 2 Sep 2016 04:13:26 pm
South Pacific and United Kingdom (UK) marine science collaboration has been further strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the UK Government’s Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the University’s Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 24 August 2016. The agreement will explore a range of different partnership opportunities in the field of marine science. Vanuatu Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Honourable Silas Bule Melve who was t... More »

USP journalism alumni share experience with students - 2 Sep 2016 10:05:54 am
Journalism students at The University of the South Pacific (USP) got the opportunity to listen to USP Journalism alumni on “what it takes to succeed as a journalism student and as a professional in the workplace” as part of the 7th Wansolwara Toks Series. The alumni included Ms Dawn Gibson, Mr Ravai Vafo'ou and Mr Tevita Vuibau. All three have built successful careers and stand out as USP alumni who are making a contribution both in Fiji and the region. Wansolwara Toks Seriesis or... More »

USP holds Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching - 1 Sep 2016 05:24:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning & Teaching at the Laucala Campus on 1 September. In officially opening it, Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) for USP said the Forum is an ongoing regular event in the University’s academic calendar. “It is about sharing our ideas on teaching excellence and thinking innovatively for the future, so the programme has been designed around that theme,” he stated. Pr... More »

USP’s Community Development programme gets Australian accreditation - 1 Sep 2016 04:33:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Community Development programme has been accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). The programme is offered by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), which provides skills based qualifications for employment opportunities at an entry and para professional levels, pathways for higher studies and career advancement for working people. Certificate III in Community Development isa programme that enhances students’ knowledge in community development issues ... More »

STHM Debate Team Wins Top Honours - 1 Sep 2016 09:09:54 am
“The Paris Agreement is not beneficial for the Pacific Islands.” This position was successfully argued by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) debate team as they achieved top honours against the School of Government, International Affairs and Diplomacy during the 6th Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) Interschool Debate Finals on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at the FBE Postgraduate Lecture Theatre. STHM students Sylvia Hereniko, David Lewgor and Kusitino Vakatalai put up a formidable and convincing case to a... More »

USP launches Strategic Research Themes - 31 Aug 2016 03:56:03 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy officially launched The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2016 Strategic Research Themes project at the Laucala campus on 29 August 2016. The launch was attended by the Permanent Secretary for Fisheries Samuela Lagataki and senior Fiji Government officials, USP’s Senior Management Team, local and overseas researchers, staff, students and members of the public. In his keynote address, Dr Reddy commended USP for undertaking research as one of its majo... More »

Honourable Henry Puna installed as the 23rd Chancellor of USP - 30 Aug 2016 04:21:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) formally installed Prime Minister of Cook Islands Honourable Henry Puna as the 23rd Chancellor of the University at the Vodafone Arena during the Laucala Campus graduation ceremony on 26 August 2016. Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson warmly welcomed the new Chancellor on behalf of the University Council. He assured Honourable Puna of the full support from the USP community. “We would also like to thank Prime Minister Puna for honouring the University in the lead up to the milestone of the 50th Anniversary in 2... More »

Students – Central focus for USP - 30 Aug 2016 12:30:44 pm
A very strong sense of service to the students should be an important part of the culture of all academics and support staff at The University of the South Pacific (USP). This comment was made by USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra during the official opening of the 15th USP Students Association (USPSA) Federal Council Meeting on 29 August 2016. The USPSA Federal Council is the highest governing Student Body for the Students' Association in USP. The USPSA Federal Council meets twice a year, during the... More »

USP’s Pasifika Voices headhunted by Hollywood Disney Moana Movie - 29 Aug 2016 03:05:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pasifika Voices based at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) have secured the official contract of providing a choir for the soundtrack of the much anticipated Hollywood Disney Animation, Moana. Moana is an upcoming 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, the 56th film in Disney's animated features canon, and is being directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film introduces Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and feature... More »

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