From L-R: Mr Taitusi Vakadravuyaca, Permanent Secretary, MITDMMS; Ms Yukari Ono, JICA Resident Representative; and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, VC&P USP welcomed following the handover of the EPS.
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Fiji President receives USP’s Commemorative Book - 31 Oct 2018 04:56:15 pm
The author of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Commemorative book for 50th Anniversary, Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie presented the book to His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji, on 30 October 2018.
Entitled, “A University for the Pacific, 50 Years of USP”, the commemorative book chronicles the journey of this unique institution that has contributed a lot to the development of its member countries.
Associate Professor Leckie was accompanied by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Co... More »
Student groups share excitement in meeting the Royals - 31 Oct 2018 03:20:25 pm
He never thought he would one day meet royalty, let alone be chosen to introduce His Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry to his group when HRH visited the Laucala Campus on 24 October 2018.
Samoan native, Tuvalu citizen and Research Fellow at USP’s Pacific Centre for Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) Viliamu Iese could not believe his ears when told by Dr Morgan Wairiu, PACE-SD Deputy Director that he would lead the student group to meet Prince Harry.
“At first I had mixed feelings and was over the moon and humbled at the same time. I couldn’t wait ... More »
Intensive workshop organized successfully for PHEW! Writers - 31 Oct 2018 01:09:55 pm
In gearing up for the Preparation for Higher Education Workshop (PHEW!) 2019 intake, the Student Learning Services (SLS) of The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) coordinated a successful three day Writers Workshop from 29 to 31 October 2018.
The main objective of this workshop was to revise PHEW! Student Workbook as per new development tools and facilities in USP.
PHEW! provides a detailed programme to prepare first year scholarship students of USP from the region by addressing the demands of university st... More »
Two USP Australian-sponsored students publish books - 30 Oct 2018 07:45:44 am
Two students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) studying under the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) have a reason to be proud following the publication of their books as educational resources.
Ms Jimmy Telstar’s Journey of Truth is a collection of poems demonstrating a ni-Vanuatu’s footprints among the musings of Oceania and Ms Roselyn Maneipuri’s Classroom Game Activities, her fifth publication, is a guide for Solomon Islands teachers.
The duo were acknowledged by Ms Christina Munzer, Counsellor Development Cooperation for Fiji and Tuvalu ... More »
Nine Australian-sponsored students attain awards at USP - 29 Oct 2018 03:27:03 pm
Nine (9) Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped special awards for their outstanding achievement during an end-of-semester awards lunch on 25 October 2018 at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva.
The students are from USP’s Member Countries and varying disciplines including Bachelor of Software/Net Centric Computing, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science and Master's programmes.
Special awards were given to Jomer Manongsong of the Federated States of Micrones... More »
USP 50th Anniversary book launched - 29 Oct 2018 02:38:38 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific, Professor Rajesh Chandra launched a commemorative book in celebration of the University’s 50th Anniversary on 29 October 2018.
The book, which is entitled “A University for the Pacific, 50 Years of USP”, chronicles the journey of this unique institution that has contributed a lot to the development of its member countries.
Professor Chandra thanked the author of the book, Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie of Victoria University of Wellington, who, he stated has &ld... More »
SOAF acknowledges Professor White through IFRS lecture - 26 Oct 2018 02:57:53 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF) and the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) hosted a lecture at the Laucala Campus on 24 October 2018 in memory of the late Professor Michael White.
Dr Nacanieli Rika, FBE Associate Dean Planning and Quality, stated that Professor White, fondly known as Mick was highly regarded for his academic and professional contributions, particularly in the areas of accounting regulation, corporate governance and financial reporting. Hence the memorial lecture series focuses on these areas.
Dr Rika sta... More »
94 students graduate from USP Tonga Campus - 26 Oct 2018 10:14:28 am
A total of ninety-four (94) students graduated at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus on 19 October 2018.
The ceremony was officiated by the University’s 25th Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, the President of the Republic of Kiribati, who conferred the degrees, diplomas and certificates and attended by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro Chancellor of USP; Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching & Student Services (LTSS); and USP Tonga Campus staff.
Of the 94 graduates, sixty-eight (68) were females. Eight (8) of the g... More »
87 students graduate from USP Cook Islands Campus - 26 Oct 2018 09:44:14 am
A total of eighty-seven (87) students graduated at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus graduation in Rarotonga on 24 October 2018.
Of this number, forty-seven (47) graduates were presented to the Chancellor, having completed their awards since the last in-country graduation in October 2015.
Nineteen (19) of the graduating students received double awards – the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and the Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce. Two (2) students graduated at Masters level while over 50 per cent of the awards were at post-... More »
Financial Boost for Fiji Library Association - 25 Oct 2018 05:39:55 pm
As part of the Library’s activities celebrating the University’s 50th anniversary, the Library made a contribution to the Fiji Library Association (FLA) when it handed over a cheque of FJD5398 on 18 October 2018 at a gathering of Library staff and FLA Executives at the University’s Laucala Campus.
The donation came from the proceeds from a Quiz Night organised by USP Library on 6 September.
Mrs Elizabeth Reade Fong, University Librarian, whilst handing over the cheque said that the funds will contribute towards capacity building of library personnel ... More »