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The 26th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the President of Marshall Islands, Her Excellency Hilda C. Heine (middle – front row) had the official visit at the University’s Laucala Campuses on 16 and 17 September 2019.

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USP performance receives standing ovation from Royal Couple - 25 Oct 2018 04:47:49 pm
Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Harry and Megan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a standing ovation for the performance by The University of the South Pacific’s  (USP) Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices during their visit at the Laucala Campus on 24 October, 2018. The Royal couple are on an official tour of the Pacific region to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand and visited USP as part of their state visit to Fiji. The performance by the Pasifika Voices and the Oceania Dance Theatre was choreographed around the message of the impacts of climate change a... More »

An opportunity not to be missed - 25 Oct 2018 04:43:50 pm
It is not every day that one gets to interact with royalty so for the two students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Elisha Bano and Elvis Kumar, it was an opportunity that was just too good to be missed. The duo were tasked with chaperoning the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the moment they set foot at Laucala Campus, introducing them formally and also farewelling them when they departed. Ms Bano, a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award, said the excitement began building when she was first invited to attend the planning meeting by USP Royal Visit Taskf... More »

Pacific TAFE facilitates book launch - 25 Oct 2018 01:55:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) facilitated the book launch of Dr. Subhash Appana and Professor Malcolm Abbott titled Race, Military Coups and Economic Reforms Fiji: 1987 to 2006 on the 24 October at the Pacific Fusion Restaurant at USP Laucala Campus. The book was launched by the USP Vice-Chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra and was attended by dignitaries including the Japanese Ambassador to Fiji His Excellency Mr Masahiro Omura. Professor Chandra while delivering his opening remarks said the book provided critic... More »

Professor Misir donates books to USP Library - 25 Oct 2018 12:10:38 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Library received two books covering subjects of HIV & AIDS and Women in Indenture by Professor Prem Misir, the newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for the Solomon Islands Campus and Professor of the School of Public Health, on 24 October 2018. “The book on HIV & AIDS Knowledge & Stigma in Guyana is the outcome of research on the awareness of the subject in high schools in the Caribbean focusing on adolescents and young people because `they are globally the largest group that are at the great risk of contracting HIV,” said Professor Misir.... More »

Duke of Sussex stresses role of youth in confronting global challenges - 24 Oct 2018 02:20:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully hosted Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan as part of their official Royal visit to Fiji on 24 October 2018. His Royal Highness (HRH), Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex said it was an honor and a pleasure for him and his wife to visit USP in its 50th Anniversary year to learn about the fantastic work that it is doing across its twelve (12) member countries. “Fifty (50) years ago my grandmother, personally delivered the Royal Charter to your University so it is a great honour f... More »

Duchess of Sussex reiterates importance of education - 24 Oct 2018 02:18:03 pm
Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want but more importantly the education that they have the right to receive, said Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 24 October 2018. Speaking to staff and students at a packed auditorium, HRH mentioned that for women and girls in developing countries, education is vital. “Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development because when girls are given the right tools ... More »

"Mana, Voyaging Oceania" concert features Pacific cultural diversity - 24 Oct 2018 01:44:26 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre was filled to the brim for two nights in a row as members of the USP community and general public witnessed the Mana, Voyaging Oceania from 18-19 October 2018. The concept was put together by the Oceania Centre showcasing the 12 member countries that make USP and the diverse cultures that call Fiji home, taking the audience on a journey of song and movements through USP’s 12 member countries. The concert featured dance and music and led by the Oceania Dance Theatre and Pasifika Voices along with mor... More »

Pacific TAFE hosts WOWS Kids Fiji for Pinktober awareness - 24 Oct 2018 01:37:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) hosted the WOWS Kids Fiji in recognition to the Pinktober Awareness drive.  The Pacific TAFE hosted the Foundation in a gesture to contribute, encourage and support the WOWS Kids Foundation in fulfilling the needs of the children living with cancer in Fiji. Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer, Hasmukh Lal said cancer was a word that no one wanted to hear or think about, however there were many people that were faced with this unpleasant word every day. ... More »

Successful Engineering Day at USP - 24 Oct 2018 12:09:31 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering (SEP) held its Annual Engineering Day at the Laucala Campus on 17 October 2018. A total of twenty-four (24) projects were displayed by students undertaking programmes including Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), which were showcased to industry stakeholders as well as secondary school students from some schools in Suva. The project was part of final year courses in the Engineering programme, EE/MM 388 and EE/MM399. ... More »

USP Cooks Islands launches MANA publication - 23 Oct 2018 04:36:31 pm
A new book, an anthology of Cook Islands short stories and poems, published by USP Press, was launched at USP Cook Islands on 22 October 2018 before a packed audience. The new book entitled ‘MANA – 50 years of Cook Islands Creative writing in English and Cook Islands Māori’ celebrates the role of Dr Marjorie Crocombe in the ‘first wave of post-colonial writing in the Pacific’. It also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of USP and the University’s role in supporting Pacific writing and publishing. Part one ... More »

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