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STHM student wins Doctoral Fellowship Award

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Ba lass Ms Farisha Nisha will soon depart Fiji to take up her three-year award.

A student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has won the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme award to undertake Tourism and Hospitality Management postgraduate studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

An elated Ms Farisha Nisha, who hails from Ba, will soon depart Fiji to take up her three-year award.

Professor Stephen Pratt, Head of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management stated that Farisha’s achievement is great news for the School, in particular Ms Nisha’s area of study, an area that is transforming tourism scholarship at a global level.

He acknowledged the help of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in developing the academic capability of USP’s postgraduate students.

Ms Nisha commended the support of USP’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management saying that she felt honoured.

She is looking forward to progressing her doctoral studies at this prestigious university. Her proposed PhD topic is titled “An exploration of mobilities, barriers and tourism experiences: A study on rural Fijian Indian female Muslims.”

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management is one of the leading tourism and hotel management schools in the world, achieving three #1 world rankings (Hospitality and Tourism Management Shanghai Ranking 2019; Tourism and Services University Ranking by Academic Performance 2017/18; Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017).

The award covers full tuition and a stipend.


This news item was published on 19 Aug 2019 11:49:32 am. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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