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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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Palau President visits USP - 15 Mar 2017 03:32:24 pm
The President of the Republic of Palau, His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 14 March 2017. H.E. Remengesau was accompanied by H.E. Ms. Ngedikes Olai Uludong, Ambassador and Permanent Representative (E&P) and Mr Rebluud Kesolei, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President of Palau. USP was represented by Professor Chandra, Dr Giulio Paunga; Vice-President Regional Campuses and Property and Facilities; Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Le... More »

AAPS students welcomed - 14 Mar 2017 03:30:44 pm
A total of two hundred and thirty-four (234) Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) students are enrolled at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this semester. This was confirmed by the Development Manager, Mr Iresh Lal during the AAPS students welcome meeting at USP’s Laucala Campus on 9 March 2017. Out of the total, twenty-two (22) students are based at USP’s Emalus Campus, while the rest are at the Laucala Campus. Mr Lal wished the students well for their studies and told them that, “you being selected as a recipient of AAPS scholarship is an ins... More »

Research Office hosts Scholar’s Evening - 14 Mar 2017 08:24:00 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office (RO) hosted an evening for its scholars at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space at the Laucala Campus on 9 March, 2017. It was an opportunity for students to meet and greet each other and interact with their Associate Deans and staff of the Research Office, which sponsors twenty per cent (20%) of Masters and PhD students every year. This semester, the RO is sponsoring a total of seventy-two (72) students, forty-two (42) of whom are undertaking Masters by Research and thirty (30) PhD. ... More »

Vanuatu student carves tamtam for USP - 10 Mar 2017 12:03:25 pm
A Vanuatu student from The University of the South Pacific (USP) is currently carving a wooden tamtam to be displayed in front of the Research Office at the Laucala Campus. George Koran originally from North Ambrym, Vanuatu said he passed by the Research Office one day and noticed the wear and tear on the current one standing outside. He then approached Mr Henry Bill, Deputy Chair USP Student Association (USPSA) Federal and offered to carve a new one. Mr Bill then met with Professor Jito Vanualailai, USP Director Research and this is how the initial agreement came into place.... More »

Teachers achieve excellent results after USP studies - 10 Mar 2017 09:53:28 am
Teachers currently pursuing their studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) particularly those who are teaching English and Geography, achieved ninety to hundred per cent (90-100%)  pass rates in their respective teaching subject areas during the 2016 external exams. The observation was made recently following an enrolment and marketing drive in Taveuni and remote Savusavu on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu, by staff of USP’s Labasa Campus led by Dr Rosiana Lagi, from the 25-30 January 2017. According to Dr Lagi, Head Teachers and Principal... More »

Croatian Ambassador visits USP - 8 Mar 2017 02:43:22 pm
Croatian Ambassador His Excellency Dr. Damir Kusen, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 7 March, 2016. HE Dr Kusen was met by Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities, who warmly welcomed him to the campus. HE Dr Kusen, who is based in Canberra, Australia, said he was pleased to visit USP and expressed interest in the work of the University in the region, both in terms of providing education and a member of the CROP. He explained the pos... More »

Outstanding student commends USP - 7 Mar 2017 08:35:29 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is focused on student needs while also being the premier tertiary education provider in the region, according to Shahil Avishal Pravind. Shahil who is the Most Outstanding First Year Student of USP’s Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) in 2016 said that USP’s student-centred environment was a major contributing factor towards him getting an A+ in all of his courses last year. “The lecturers and tutors understand how students work, so their lecture deliveries are student focused. Their teaching is not j... More »

Tuvalu Campus celebrates International Mother Language Day - 3 Mar 2017 02:40:40 pm
Staff and students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus celebrated International Mother Language Day on 24 February 2017 in Tuvalu. UNESCO celebrated the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) on February 21, 2017 under the theme “Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education”. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother tongue that the basic skills of reading, writing and numeracy are acquired. Local languages, especially minori... More »

USP registered with Oracle Academy - 2 Mar 2017 12:16:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific has become an institutional member of the Oracle Academy. The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to vocational and higher education institutions for teaching use. The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) can flexibly insert these resources into computer science and business programmes, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce. The Academy supports more than 3.1million students in 110 countries. ... More »

Upskilling for Fisheries Officers - 1 Mar 2017 10:48:19 am
Students undertaking Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) underwent a week-long competency based assessment from 13-17 February 2017 at USP’s Laucala Campus in Suva. The assessment was the culmination of nine (9) months of training that fifteen (15) students undertook as part of their programme. Out of this, eight (8) students were assessed last week because each individual needed to demonstrate competency in every performance criteria in order to gain the qualification. ... More »

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