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Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP giving his keynote address.



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USP hosts regional ECEC symposium - 23 Oct 2019 12:38:14 pm
The Regional Early Childhood Education and Care in the Pasifika Talanoa Symposium jointly hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Monash University was opened by Honourable Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage & Arts on 22 October 2019, at the Taboa International Hotel in Nadi. In his welcome address, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP Vice-Chancellor & President especially acknowledged Hon Akbar for agreeing to officiate at the event. He also welcomed participants including staff from USP’s School of Education, the Monash University and the University of New England. ... More »


USP seeks ways to improve education in Tuvalu - 21 Oct 2019 12:59:35 pm
Talks are underway between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Tuvalu’s Ministry of Education to improve the education system in Tuvalu. In his recent visit to Tuvalu, Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the School of Education (SOEd) and Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director met with senior staff of the Tuvalu Ministry of Education including the Prime Minister, Honorable Kausea Natano and Dr Tufoua Panapa, Permanent Secretary for Education. The duo briefed the Honourable Prime Minister and his team about the current achievements and future plans for improving ed... More »


Successful Open Day for USP Tuvalu - 21 Oct 2019 11:56:04 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus held its Open Day on Friday 4 October 2019 at the Tulaakiga Hall at the Queen Elizabeth Park, with the theme, “Educate Tuvalu – Resilient Citizens.” The Open Day was attended by Honorable Ministers and Members of Parliament, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Senior Government officials, upper primary school students from the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School and Nauti Primary School and their teachers including teachers from the Fetuvalu Secondary School and USP Alumni. While opening the event, H... More »


Pre-COP Training for USP students - 17 Oct 2019 09:01:35 am
Preparations for the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) in Chile at the end of the year is underway at the University of the South Pacific’s main campus in Suva through the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development’s (PaCE-SD) project. Under the project Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) the three day pre COP training was officially opened by the European Union Head of Delegation for the Pacific, Ambassador Sujiro Seam at the University’s marine campus in Laucala. In his openin... More »


USP and MSG sign MOU - 17 Oct 2019 08:56:50 am
The University of the South (USP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat on October 15, 2019 to foster mutual  relationship through cooperation in areas of common interest. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice- Chancellor and President (VCP) of USP welcomed  H.E Amena Yauvoli, Director General of MSG and the delegation to the USP Laucala Campus. He said that the signing of the MOU is moving the cooperation to another level.  “The signing signals the commitment of USP and MSG to deepen our relationship and it represents a step in the building of a ... More »


USP hosts China-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seminar - 16 Oct 2019 03:38:59 pm
A China-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seminar was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 15 October 2019. The two guest speakers were Beijing Foreign Studies University’s Professor Lucy Niu from its Research Centre for Pacific Studies and Mr Samuela Savou, Director/Consultant of Nalele Consulting, former Trade Commissioner (Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat) and Director of Communications at the Beijing City International School. In her presentation, Professor Niu stated that the China-Fiji diplomatic relationship was established in 1975... More »


USP Solomons holds successful debate - 15 Oct 2019 05:14:45 pm
Approximately 400 students and staff members of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Campus gathered for a pioneering debate competition which was won by the School of Management on 25 September 2019. The Student Learning Support (SLS) funded and organised this event with the debate topic: ‘Is Federal Government System a future for Solomon Islands?’ proposed in alignment with the current political situation. Debaters from the School of Management affirmatively argued on the proposition against their strong opposition from School ... More »


USP launches National Anthem in Fiji Sign Language - 11 Oct 2019 03:33:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) in collaboration with the Fiji Association of the Deaf and Deaf Consultancy Pacific launched two videos, “Deaf Awareness: Fiji National Anthem in Fiji Sign Language” and “Intersectionality: Unique Lives with Diverse Identities”  at the Laucala Campus on 8 October 2019. In her keynote address, Dr Kedrayate stated that, “this is a huge breakthrough not only for USP or the deaf community but for the nation because this is the kind of awareness that we need to create awareness out there.” ... More »


Entrepreneurs share journey with USP’s MBA students - 9 Oct 2019 03:28:07 pm
A Talanoa session on Entrepreneurship and Innovation for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Master of Business Administration (MBA) students was held at the Statham Campus on 3 October 2019. The students heard of the passion, commitment and hard work along with some sneak previews on how to identify business opportunities, which are numerous in Fiji from three local entrepreneurs namely Dr Mere Samisoni, Chairperson, the Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK); Mr. Liga Gukisuva, CEO, IC0N Sporting Apparel and Ms Vui Saketa, Founder, Kanalevu Kitchen. The Pacific Islands Private ... More »


Partnership to benefit Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Industry - 9 Oct 2019 12:50:40 pm
The Hospitality and Tourism industry will benefit from the recent partnership signing between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and Marriot International (Fiji) and Six Senses (Fiji) in Nadi on 8 October 2019.   The partnership marks an approach Pacific TAFE is taking to engage with hospitality and tourism partners in Fiji. The approach to partnership recognises the shared objectives of partners, and the intention to establish, manage and protect a genuine, collaborative and cooperative relationship ... More »


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