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The top two first-year FALE students with their awards (middle with folders) with family and friends. On the far right is Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (LTSS) and far left, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE.

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USP launches book on New Pacific Diplomacy - 27 May 2016 01:14:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) launched a book, titled, The New Pacific Diplomacy, edited by Professor Greg Fry and Associate Professor Sandra Tarte. The book is the product of the Diplomacy and International Affairs programme at the University, which has been running for the past five years and is a culmination of the research undertaken by the School’s postgraduate students, on different aspects of Pacific diplomacy as well as speeches and presentations organised by the School. ... More »

Greenlight for USP’s RMI Campus Construction - 27 May 2016 11:42:13 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Government of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) signed a Deed of Assignment on 26 May 2016. The signing of the Deed of Assignment enables USP to initiate all renovation works on the piece of land at Long Island, which the RMI Government has allocated for the University to develop its campus. Speaking during the signing at the RMI Embassy, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra expressed his gratitude to His Excellency Ruben Zackhras, Ambassador, Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary. ... More »

University Students meet Kiribati Minister for Education - 27 May 2016 11:38:35 am
I-Kiribati students studying at tertiary institutions in Fiji hosted a dinner to welcome the new Kiribati Minister for Education, Honourable Alexander Teabo on 21 May 2016. The event also served as semester one farewell for i-Kiribati students studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP), as they near their final examination. Speaking at the event organised at the Kiribati High Commission in Suva, Honourable Teabo said that the new Kiribati Government considers it important to visit i-Kiribati students who are studying overseas. T... More »

Courtesy visit by University of New South Wales - 26 May 2016 05:29:08 pm
A delegation from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 May 2016 to discuss possible areas of collaboration. The six-member delegation was led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, International of UNSW, Ms Fione Docherty. According to Ms Docherty, one of the major aims of visiting USP was to strengthen ties with the Pacific’s regional University. “This came as a challenge by our Vice-Chancellor, to deepen links with Australia’s nearest neighbours in the Pa... More »

USP lecturer contributes to international journal - 25 May 2016 09:30:34 am
A lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment reached new heights when she contributed her research to one of the leading international journals at the global level.   Dr Eleanor John was one of the authors in the article ‘Changing atmospheric CO2 concentration was the primary driver of early Cenozoic climate’in the‘Nature Journal’ which was recently published.   ... More »

PICPA moves towards better monitoring, evaluation - 24 May 2016 04:23:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) wants to better gauge the impact and results of its project activities and intervention. In doing so, PICPA has embarked on the preparation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework and template through the engagement of technical expertise. Consultants engaged for this project will trial test the prepared framework and template using data from PICPA projects implemented in Samoa and Vanuatu. Director PICPA, Mr Parme... More »

Economic & Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2016 - 24 May 2016 04:15:29 pm
As nations begin implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Asia-Pacific region has been asked to promote broad-based productivity strategies with targeted fiscal spending, enhanced skills, better infrastructure, and improved agricultural productivity, says the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Launching UNESCAP’s flagship publication “Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2016”, in partnership with  The University of the South Pacific in Suva today, USP’s Acting Head, School of Management and Public Administrat... More »

PICPA discusses Civil Service Institute with Samoa - 24 May 2016 04:00:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) is working with the Government of Samoa to examine options for the establishment of a Civil Service Institute (CSI), as part of the country’s drive to improve capabilities of her civil service.  Director of PICPA, Mr Parmesh Chand confirmed that the Centre has responded positively to a request for assistance from Samoa’s Public Service Commission to make available the services of a consultant to conduct a detailed feasibility study on the proposal.  &l... More »

USP student at Fiji Principal Association meet - 24 May 2016 10:13:34 am
Students need critical thinking and problem-solving skills, not just to solve the problems of their current jobs, but to meet the challenges of adapting to a constantly changing workforce. The comment was made by the 2015 Youth Prime Minister, Broderick Mervyn, who is also a second year Bachelor of Law student at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the 117th Fiji Principal Association Conference at the Novotel Hotel in Lami on 19 May 2016. Mervyn spoke on the roles of educators in preparing 21st century students for a global society. ... More »

USP Emalus Campus participates in ICT Day - 23 May 2016 03:19:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in this year’s ICT Day on 16 May 2016 at the new Government Convention Centre in Port Vila, Vanutau. With the theme “ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”, the ICT day was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai. In his opening address, Honourable Salwai called on members of the public to work together to build a brighter digital future for all. USP’s Emalus Campus was represented at the two ... More »

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