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The University staff hold a traditional farewell ceremony for Professor Rajesh Chandra, outgoing Vice-Chancellor and President of USP.



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USP celebrates Research Excellence - 26 Nov 2018 11:30:13 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 7th Research Excellence and Innovation Awards Evening at the Laucala Campus on 16 November 2018. More than 100 academic staff were recognised for their research outputs that were published in highly-ranked outlets in 2017; including A*, A and B-ranked journals, books and book chapters. USP also recognised inventions that received patent certification through the Patent Rewards.A total of 70 A/A* publications and 112 B-ranked publications were awarded including the registration of three patents in the area of Engineering and IT... More »


Tonga Campus launches new programme in vernacular - 26 Nov 2018 11:30:12 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga Campus and Institute of Education created history with the launch of the Bachelor of Arts programme in Pacific Vernacular language in Tongan and Niuafo’ou on 14 November 2018. Lord Havea Tu’i Ha’ateiho, the Estate holder of the land on which USP’s Tonga Campus sits, officiated over the occasion as the Chief Guest. Also present was Dr. Massaso Paunga, USP Vice-President, Regional Campuses & Estates & Infrastructure; Dr. Mo‘ale Otunuku, Chief Executive Officer of Ministry of Internal Affairs; The Dean of the Tonga Institute of ... More »


USP and WFP Join Forces to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness in the Pacific - 22 Nov 2018 04:51:27 pm
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) this month signed an agreement that will strengthen collaboration on emergency preparedness activities in Fiji and the Pacific region, and ensure disaster responders are better equipped when the next disaster strikes. “The University of the South Pacific is excited to be partnering with WFP – the world’s largest humanitarian agency,” said Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation and International at the University. “We look fo... More »


Fiji Government bolstered by project management course - 22 Nov 2018 04:47:13 pm
Thirty government officials from the Fijian Government undertook project management training through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) from 5 – 9 November 2018. The training week prepared the participants to begin an intensive 3-4 month course, including follow up sessions, to graduate with a Certificate IV in Project Management Practice. In many cases, small government teams manage the delivery of a vast array of development related projects.  This accredited course therefore provide them with the... More »


Pacific TAFE CEO receives award for outstanding contribution - 22 Nov 2018 04:42:16 pm
The Chief Executive Officer of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Mr Hasmukh Lal received the prestigious Fellow of THE-ICE Award 2018 at an Award Ceremony held at the 12th International Panel of Experts (IPoE) Forum 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The status of Fellow of THE-ICE, that Mr Lal received, is the highest award given by THE-ICE to any person across the world, and is only awarded to people who have demonstrated strong commitment to quality. In a letter addressed to ... More »


International accreditation for Pacific TAFE short courses - 21 Nov 2018 10:49:58 am
The Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has successfully accredited one-hundred short courses with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Services in the United Kingdom (UK). The successful completion of any of these short course(s) would give participants the opportunity to be internationally recognised, allowing more skills portability. The Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hasmukh Lal said it was a great achievement to have the... More »


Launch of USP Global - 21 Nov 2018 09:37:20 am
The University of the South Pacific’s Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) launched USP Global, a University initiative through which a number of programmes will be offered online to a global audience. These include courses in areas such as Pacific Island Studies, Oceanography and Climate Science. USP Global provides alternative learning opportunities and pathways to a global audience including first time learners and lifelong learners for just-in-time learning, learning on demand and micro credentialing from a reputable and digitally-enhanced institution w... More »


USP, UNSW collaborate on groundwater studies in Vanuatu - 20 Nov 2018 12:54:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have started collaborative research on groundwater resources in Vanuatu. Associate Professor Martin Andersen, Director of  Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre and PHD student, Ms Phillipa Higgins, visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu from 31 October to 3 November 2018. The team participated in the ongoing PIURN (Pacific Islands Universities Research Network) collaborative project led by Dr Krishna Kotra at Emalus Campus and also in the water sample collection in Efate and ... More »


USP makes traditional presentation to King Tupou VI - 16 Nov 2018 10:52:46 am
In marking its weeklong celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th anniversary, the Tonga Campus community paid tribute to the King of Tonga, His Majesty King Tupou VI, at his royal residence on 12 November 2018. The delegation was led by Dr. Massaso Paunga, Vice President, Regional Campuses and Estate and Infrastructure, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra. VP Paunga showcased the strong and committed relationship shared between the University and His Majesty and the people of Tonga for the golden years achieved an... More »


School of Social Sciences launches three publications - 16 Nov 2018 09:25:41 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Social Sciences (SOSS) launched three (3) publications during a special ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 12 November 2018. Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), which houses the SOSS, was in another official engagement but commented that she was extremely proud of the work of her staff. “In line with the core values of the New Strategic Plan (NSP) 2019-2024, these publications have demonstrated the commitment of academic freedom and highest standards of governance, lead... More »


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