Dr Mo’ale ‘Otunuku presenting Tapuakiloua ‘Ioane his award.
USP Tonga Campus celebrates student achievements - 15 Apr 2021 04:55:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Tonga campus recently celebrated the graduation of 126 students. The event was held at the Queen Salote College Hall in Nukualofa, Tonga.
COVID-19 restrictions last year resulted in all 2020 graduation ceremonies scheduled in various campuses throughout the USP region to be cancelled. Qualifications were conferred by Deed after which graduates were given their certificates.
The students graduated with undergraduate degrees, post graduate diplomas and certificates. The students had undertaken their studies at various USP... More »
Azekah Swamy Receives Kava Korporesen Scholarship - 14 Apr 2021 02:02:20 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) student Azekah Swamy this month received a scholarship as part of a private-public collaborative partnership between the University and Kava Korporesen Pte Limited.
The objective of the one-year scholarship is to enhance research in kava (Piper methysticum) focusing on the crop’s chemistry, kava extraction, isolation, and purification processes for food grade application.
Kava is attracting global interest as a health sup... More »
USP IAS partners in Marine Invasive Species Project - 13 Apr 2021 03:49:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) is the key Pacific research partner in a new research initiative on Marine alien invasive Species (AIS).
The AIS research project is part of a pilot project called the Pacific Islands Marine Bioinvasions Alert Network (PacMAN). The project's overall goal is to build ocean science capacity for the early detection and rapid response to marine bioinvasions in Pacific Small Island Development State (PSIDS) using a range of different and novel molecular technologies. ... More »
USP Kiribati Campus welcomes new students - 13 Apr 2021 09:48:07 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Kiribati Campus welcomed an increase in number of students that have enrolled to study at the Campus this year.
The Campus enrolled 830 students at the beginning of the first semester which began on 1 March, 2021.
Majority of the students studying at the Kiribati Campus are in-country scholars whose tuitions are fully funded by the Government of Kiribati.
The increased number of new intakes this year has been attributed to the University’s innovative marketing strategies and the foresight of ... More »
USP’s School of Business & Management help clean up Lami Foreshore - 13 Apr 2021 08:51:52 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Business & Management (SBM) was represented on Saturday, March 27th at the Lami foreshore clean-up led by Lami Town Council.
Students and alumni from the Tourism and Hospitality discipline joined other members of the public, IUCN, ANZ Bank and the Uto-ni-Yalo crew members picking up trash on land and along the foreshore and adjacent waterways. The group also assisted by sorting the different types of trash being collected which made it easier for organisers to quantify the amount of trash collected.
Organ... More »
Emalus Campus welcomes record number of students for 2021 - 9 Apr 2021 12:19:19 pm
It was a positive start for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu as it recorded an increase in student admission numbers for first semester that began on 1 March, 2021.
The Campus registered over 1000 new students, one of the highest numbers recorded by the Campus in recent years. 2130 new and continuing students are studying at Emalus Campus this Semester.
The hike in student numbers has been attributed to the Vanuatu National Provident Fund relaxing its educational assistance policy and to travel restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pa... More »
USP Marshall Islands Campus re-opens new tennis facility - 9 Apr 2021 10:17:21 am
Students studying at The University of the South Pacific's Marshall Islands Campus will now be able to actively participate in the sport of tennis after the Campus re-opened its newly renovated tennis facility earlier this month.
The facility was renovated by the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Majuro True Value Hardware at a total cost of approximately USD180,000.
The facility will also serve as the venue for the upcoming 10th Micronesian Games which will be hosted by the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) in June 2022.
Renovation works included the installation of new concrete slabs, replacement of tennis posts and nets, repair of s... More »
USP and Sai Prema Foundation sign MOU to provide the USP community with access to free health care and to enhance community capacity building - 1 Apr 2021 01:53:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific has collaborated with the Sai Prema Foundation (SPF) to foster cooperation, understanding, strategic alliance and partnership with the aim of serving people and making a difference in multiple ways.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed on 24 March, 2021, formalising the partnership between USP and SPF to cooperate in areas of mutual interest. Under the MoU, USP students and staff will be able to access free medical care at the Sai Sanjeevani Medical Centre in Nasese.
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USP Health & Wellness Week to Encourage Staff and Students to Improve and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle - 31 Mar 2021 02:34:08 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Health & Wellness week held this week at the Laucala Campus will end tomorrow, Thursday 1 April 2021.
Organised in partnership with the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services, it is bringing together staff and students with a major focus on encouraging, discovering, improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Officially launching the Health & Wellness Week on Monday 29 March, Fiji’s Minister for Health and Medica... More »
Holi Celebrations at USP - 30 Mar 2021 05:37:34 pm
Celebration of Holi, the festival of colours has been a long tradition at the University of the South Pacific.
The USP Indian Student Association (ISA), in partnership with ISKCON-USP (a registered spiritual group within the University) celebrated the festival with the University community, particularly the students, in grandeur.
Cultural performances including dances, Faag (traditional Holi song) and beating of the drums by a group of highly talented students were part of the event.
The ISKCON performers ensured spiritual ambienc... More »