Professor Som Naidu, Pro Vice-Chancellor Flexible Learning and Director CFL with Sanjeet Chand.
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JENESYS 2017 final group tour a success - 7 Feb 2018 04:25:03 pm
Fifty nine (59) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and four staff members recently returned from the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme two week-study tour in Japan which was from 24 January to 02 February 2018.
The JENESYS Programme is a project advanced by the Japanese Government with an overarching goal of providing a foundation for strong solidarity within Asia through large-scale youth exchange from all around the Pacific.
The theme for Group 4A was Tourism, Trade & Investment & Group 4B, Sports.... More »
USP, AIESEC agree on youth internship & exchange programmes - 7 Feb 2018 02:45:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and AIESEC,the world's largest non-profit youth-run organisation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Letter of Agreement (LOA) at the Laucala Campus on 5 February 2018, for the promotion of youth internships and exchange programmes.
AISEC is a youth leadership movement recognised internationally in Europe, Asia and an office has been established here in Suva, Fiji – a first in the Pacific. The organisation spans over 126 countries and territories and every aspect of AIESEC’s operations are managed by students and recent graduates.
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USP expands to North - 7 Feb 2018 02:34:53 pm
The Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has expanded its services to Vanua Levu on a large scale through officially opening another Centre in Labasa, on 2 February 2018.
The expansion is due to the growing demand of students’ interest in internationally accredited courses offered by Pacific TAFE and the growing commitment and presence of Pacific TAFE in the Northern Division.
The Centre, which is located at Gurbachan Singh Mall, has four (4) lecture/training rooms, a conference room, staff and coordinators roo... More »
Pacific TAFE holds successful orientation - 6 Feb 2018 12:22:44 pm
More than one thousand (1000) students took advantage of the Pacific Technical and Further Education’s (Pacific TAFE) orientation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 1 February 2018.
The orientation was divided into two (2) sessions including daytime and evening sessions, to accommodate the working students.
Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is a strategically amalgamated and integrated learning and teaching section which offers high quality Skills Based Qualifications (SBQ’s), Foundation and Preliminary studies... More »
New system at Emalus to detect changes in natural disasters - 6 Feb 2018 12:03:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu has been equipped with a Very Low Frequency (VLF) signal receiver to detect Upper Atmospheric (Ionospheric) changes during earthquakes and tropical cyclones.
This has been made possible through strategic research funding from USP under a research project titled ‘Investigations of Sea State and Upper Atmosphere during Earthquakes (EQs) and Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in the South Pacific Region: Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa’.
The VLF system consists of a short (2.5 meter) whip antenna (Plastic tube and ... More »
Fiji's President officially launches USP's 50th Anniversary - 5 Feb 2018 02:31:35 pm
The past fifty (50) years have been a period of tremendous change for USP and the young people today enjoy more opportunity in education than ever before in our history.
This was the sentiment of His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of the Republic of Fiji and USP Chancellor during the official launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary at its Laucala Campus on 5 February 2018.
USP, H.E Konrote said, has been a steadfast partner to the Fijian Government in widening the reach of the Fijian education system and fielding a mor... More »
USP launches golden jubilee celebrations - 5 Feb 2018 02:03:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary was officially launched by His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, Chancellor of USP and President of the Republic of Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 5 February 2018.
During the launch, Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a special welcome to H.E Konrote saying that his presence made the event more meaningful as Fiji has been at the forefront of the development of the University.
He was also very pleased to extend his welcome and gratitude to the Australia... More »
FALE welcomes new students - 1 Feb 2018 09:09:50 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) welcomed its new students at a packed Australia-Pacific lecture theatre at the Laucala Campus on 31 January 2018.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE extended a warm welcome to the students and congratulated them for securing a place at the University and particularly with FALE.
She mentioned that at USP, the journey would be an exciting one but the onus is on the students to “make it happen”.
“You have now set out on a completely d... More »
Japanese Professors Pay Courtesy Visit to USP VC - 1 Feb 2018 09:06:00 am
Professors from various universities in Japan together with the new Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ms Yukari Ono paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala Campus on 26 January 2018.
The Professors were in the country to attend a Symposium on the “Future International Cooperation and Human Resource Development in Marine Science and Fisheries” organised by JICA and USP’s School of Marine Studies from 29 – 30 January 2018.
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Students learn about FSTE at USP - 31 Jan 2018 04:11:59 pm
Informative presentations, quizzes, entertainment from regional countries, interactive videos and a hearty welcome by the Dean were all part of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment’s (FSTE) Orientation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 January 2018.
Close to seven hundred (700) students took part in the Orientation and learnt about what their Faculty and the University has to offer during their stay at USP.
In welcoming the new students, Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of FSTE congratulated the students for cho... More »