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Sixty Six (66) graduates of USP with Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson and Vice- Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.

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USP holds Medals and Prizes Ceremony to recognise its 66 high achievers - 25 Sep 2020 08:44:39 am
Sixty Six (66) graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were proud recipients of gold medals and prizes when it held its annual Medals and Prizes Ceremony at the Japan – Pacific ICT Multi-Purpose Theatre at Laucala Campus on 24 September.  Chief Guest, Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson presented the medals and Prizes together with the sponsors in each category.      Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Jito Vanualailai, welcomed the guests that included the Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson, sponsors, family an... More »

US Ambassador launches USAID-supported Project Management course for women in Fiji in partnership with the University of the South Pacific - 24 Sep 2020 01:41:38 pm
His Excellency the Ambassador of the United States of America, Joseph J. Cella, launched the USAID-supported Certificate IV in Project Management cohort specially targeted for women in Fiji in partnership with the University of the South Pacific at its campus in Laucala, Suva on 22 September.    Twenty-five women are part of the programme in the Suva-based cohort representing government, government corporations, NGOs and the private sector in Fiji.    This is the... More »

USP participates in Virtual Islands Summit 2020 - 24 Sep 2020 01:36:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific academic, Dr Atul Raturi from School of Engineering and Physics SP represented the University and participated as a panelist in the Virtual Island Summit 2020 this month.   More than 10,000 attendees and 100 speakers representing government leaders, policy makers, academics, diplomats and NGO representatives took part in 25 sessions spread over 6 days (7th September- 13th September 2020).     The overall objective of this confe... More »

USP Marshall Islands Campus Launches “Bwebwenato” Seminar Series - 24 Sep 2020 09:32:03 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Marshall Island Campus initiated a Bwebwenato (Talanoa) Academic Seminar series on 03 September 2020.     The inaugural seminar “Wa Kuk Wa Jimor (canoeing together): Voyaging the Seas of Educational Change in the Early Years: A Multi-Sectorial Approach to Skills Development and Life-long Learning” was presented by Dr. Kelesi Whippy.   Dr. Whippy, an academic at the School of Education, is on secondment duties at the Marshall Islands Campus since 2018.  She works in close association with the Public Sch... More »

USP Lautoka Campus partners with PASH to improve animal welfare in Fiji - 24 Sep 2020 09:24:07 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus is helping raise awareness of animal welfare in the country. In partnership with the Pacific Animal Shelter and Hospital (PASH) and sponsored by Viti Rottweilers, the campus held an event in August to help raise funds to assist PASH in their efforts to improve animal welfare in the country.   Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi said apart from providing tertiary education, USP is keen to engage in various Continuing and Community Education programmes to help uplift the standards of living in local commu... More »

USP Lautoka Campus cements its mark in Pre-School Education - 24 Sep 2020 09:19:52 am
Early childhood education courses provided by The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus continue to cement its mark as an illustrious career path for many teachers of the western division.    Speaking at the ED300 Resource Display programme at the campus on August 18, Early Childhood Education Teaching Assistant, Babra Prakash said the university has made a huge difference in the lives of many pre-school teachers and students by delivering Early Childhood Education degree program.    ... More »

The Future Belongs to the Young, says USP Chief Guest, Marc Su - 17 Sep 2020 03:49:13 pm
This is the belief of the Chief Guest at USP Tuvalu Campus’ Open Day, His Excellency the Ambassador Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan, Marc Su, who, in his opening address said, ‘the future belongs to the younger generation they are also responsible for future developments.’     Ambassador Su was speaking to about 300 students and members of communities who converged at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Tuvalu Campus and later at the Nauti Primary School Ground to participate in the 2020 USP Tuvalu Campus Open Day on Friday 14 Sept... More »

Outstanding dining experience at Pacific TAFE Nadi - 16 Sep 2020 04:40:20 pm
The Pacific TAFE training kitchen in Namaka, Nadi, hosted an exhibition lunch for Professor Pal Ahluwalia and a number of Senior Management Team (SMT) members on Tuesday 15 September 2020.   The lunch was used by Pacific TAFE as part of the internship programme required for their students to experience service in the hospitality industry. The internship is supervised by seasoned practitioners coming from five-star properties to guide students in meeting the industry's standards and expectations of service delivery. The menu for the exhibitio... More »

COVID-19 Pandemic Rejuvenates Study Mode - 4 Sep 2020 03:48:23 pm
The deadly COVID-19 global pandemic is redirecting a number of individuals to further their academic qualification.   The increase in numbers at the orientation session for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus on 29 August is an indication that many individuals are now deciding to further their education, either after losing their employment or working reduced hours. A decline in their busy work environment is giving people an opportunity to further their academic path. ... More »

Reading is extremely vital for Postgraduate studies, Students told - 4 Sep 2020 03:46:35 pm
Students undertaking postgraduate studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus have been advised to inculcate a culture of reading during the tenure of their programme.   Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi, during orientation last week for the Postgraduate Diploma in Agriculture programme, encouraged the students to properly manage their study time.   Reinforcing the Director’s advice, Shaleshni Prasad, Student Learning Support (SLS) spec... More »

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