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USP Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, President of the Republic of Kiribati presents Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt).

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Two new books launched at USP - 27 Mar 2017 04:32:38 pm
Two new books authored by leading writer and Emeritus Professor Satendra Nandan were launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 March 2017, at the Laucala Campus in Suva. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, welcomed everyone to the Pacific Technical and Further Education’s (Pacific TAFE’s) Pacific Fusion Restaurant and also took time to acknowledge its Director Mr Hasmukh Lal and the work of Pacific TAFE. He extended a special welcome to the Honourable Justice Anthony Gates, Chief Justice of Fiji, and to Professor Nandan, a publi... More »

FALE awards first year outstanding students - 24 Mar 2017 03:41:02 pm
Three students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) were awarded the Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding First Year Students 2016 at the Laucala Campus on 24 March, 2017. They were Shameera Shahid from the School of Social Sciences (SOSS) who scored a GPA of 4.31, Ulamila Cagivanua, also from SOSS for a GPA of 4.25 and Reeha Sharma from the School of Education for a GPA of 4.25. Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE congratulated the students for their achievements including their lecturers and respective Heads of Schoo... More »

Innovation – key to implementing SDGs - 24 Mar 2017 02:47:05 pm
Disruptive innovation is the key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to transform the societies. This was the message by His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) during his public lecture at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 17 March 2017. The theory of disruptive innovation is an innovation that helps create a new market and value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt an existing market and value network. The term is u... More »

STHM presents at prestigious International Conference - 22 Mar 2017 11:57:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) was represented at the 27th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) conference in Dunedin, New Zealand on 7-10 February, 2017. Hosted by the University of Otago's Department of Tourism, CAUTHE was established to represent the interests of higher education providers of bachelor degree level and above in tourism, hospitality and events education. Under the main theme "Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow", this con... More »

On the Job Programme Delivery - 22 Mar 2017 08:27:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) launched the cohort-based Diploma in Business Management programme at Shangri-La Fijian Resort on 17 March 2017. The programme is designed for individuals who wish to develop their knowledge and competencies in order to become more valuable in their current positions or gain promotion to work in supervisory and/or management positions across a range of business and organisational environments. According to Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director, Pacific TAFE, this is the first ever on the ... More »

Ambassador Peter Thomson delivers Public Lecture at USP - 17 Mar 2017 02:58:18 pm
His Excellency Ambassador Peter Thomson, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has urged everyone to register their commitments and initiatives on the online registry on The Ocean Conference website: He made the plea while delivering a lecture at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus, which was organised by the School of Development, Governance, and International Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Fiji. The lecture was attended by more than three hundred (300) ... More »

USP’s project part of Top 20 in the world - 17 Mar 2017 02:42:08 pm
An Engineering project of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been shortlisted as one of the top twenty (20) projects in the world in 2016 as part of the All Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Young Engineers’ Humanitarian (AIYEHUM) Challenge. The project, Eye Braille Slate was developed by engineering students, Nikhil Singh and Vinaal Prakash under the supervision of Dr Utkal Mehta, Senior Lecturer at USP’s School of Engineering and Physics (SEP). Eye Braille Slate is a low cost solution to teach Braille languag... More »

USP holds Postgraduate Research Forum - 17 Mar 2017 12:35:15 pm
A successful Postgraduate Research Forum was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 16 March, 2017. Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovationn and International said it was a great opportunity to bring the research student community and supervisors together. “This forum is an opportunity for research students to raise concerns, ask questions, engage, bring issues to light or share things you want to be improved or enhanced to support the successful comple... More »

Cook Islands Speaker enthralls crowd of IWD event - 17 Mar 2017 11:32:08 am
Speaker of the Cook Islands Parliament, Honourable Niki Rattle, enthralled a large audience as guest speaker to mark International Women’s Day at an event organised by The University of the South Pacific (USP) Cook Islands Campus initiative known as USP PLUS on 8 March 2017. Several Cook Islands women’s organisations joined USP PLUS to celebrate the occasion at the Cook Islands campus. According to Campus Director Rod Dixon, USP PLUS is a project initiated by local USP Adjunct Professor John Hay to engage with mature members of the community through the sharing of li... More »

SOED holds inaugural staff & students meet - 16 Mar 2017 08:24:40 am
An inaugural ‘Meet and Greet’ session for staff and students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) was held at the Laucala Campus in Suva on the 15th of March 2017. The ‘Meet and Greet’ session was well attended by first-year and continuing students of the School of Education, which has just established the School of Education Student Association (SOEDSA). Professor  Govinda Lingam, the Head of the SOED acknowledged the students for the initiative saying, it was a special occasion and that an Association such... More »

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