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USP Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Dr Giulio Paunga with Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education, Professor Jito Vanualailai during the virtual signing of the Partnership.



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Fiji´s Forests in 3D - 15 Feb 2021 03:00:32 pm
In collaboration with The University of the South Pacific, a research team led by the University of Goettingen (Germany) has analysed the complexity of forest structure in Fiji, and around the world An international research team led by the University of Goettingen has investigated the variety of structures that can be found in the world's forests, as well as the factors that explain this diversity. The results have recently been published in Nature Communications, a top-ranking scientific journal. Professor Hans Juergen Boehmer, former Head of School of USP´s School of Geography, Earth Science & Environment and co-author of the study, explains that ... More »


The University of the South Pacific demonstrates research excellence in the Ocean - 12 Feb 2021 02:57:28 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has made an outstanding contribution to a new Special Issue focussing on Pacific marine science. The Special Issue entitled “Ecosystem resilience and human impact in the Pacific Oceanscape: current status and future directions” is published in an eminent journal called Marine Pollution Bulletin which has an impressive academic impact factor of above four. The Special Issue includes 40 research papers which explore the pressures on the resilience, health and survival of Pacific ecosystems. A total of thirty members of USP are authors in the Special... More »


USP to Help Students Ease Financial Burden - 8 Feb 2021 01:15:15 pm
Private students who choose to study at the University of the South Pacific this year can apply and take advantage of the USP Bursary Scheme offered by the University to ease their financial burden.    The Bursary Scheme provides financial assistance for approximately 250 – 300 undergraduate or postgraduate level scholarships per semester for students from all its member countries. Students are encouraged to contact the Scholarship Unit to find out more about how they can get assistance.  The information is also available on USP’s website.&nb... More »


USP Enrolment Fair - 8 Feb 2021 12:59:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific Enrolment Fair 2021 that commenced yesterday, Friday 5 February began attracting a large crowd on its first day, as new and continuing students made their way to the University’s Laucala Campus to get enrolled.   The Fair, situated at the USP Laucala Campus student carpark, is an Information Space serviced by staff from all academic units to assist students aspiring to enrol for Semester 1 beginning 1 March 2021.   The academic uni... More »


USP Graduate School of Business welcomes new students to its MBA Programme for the 2021 Academic year - 3 Feb 2021 02:57:35 pm
More than 100 students attended the orientation session hosted by the University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at Statham Campus on Saturday, 23 January 2021. The MBA programme, known for its excellence in the Oceania Region, is offered by USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).   Professor Stephen Pratt, Deputy Head of School (Research, Innovation, Postgraduate Affairs) at the School of Business and Management (SBM) congratulated the students for securing a place at The University of t... More »


Semester 1 Teaching for the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) gets underway - 3 Feb 2021 02:53:56 pm
The Law discipline of School of Law and Social Science (SoLaSS) began its Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) teaching on 18 January 2021.       Ninety- Four (94) law graduates started their 22-week intensive programme of Clinical Legal Education at the Laucala, Emalus and Solomon Islands Campuses. Acting Head of School, Dr. Sandra Tarte, welcomed 47 students at Laucala Campus.     The PDLP programme provides practical training to law stu... More »


Tonga Campus hold Retreat to Prepare for new Academic Year - 1 Feb 2021 08:21:00 pm
Staff of USP Tonga Campus held a two-day retreat in January to share knowledge, plan, reflect on past practices and to inspire each other in preparation for the start of the University academic year on 1 March. “Olokava Fungani” was the theme for the retreat, symbolic to the aspirations that the Campus staff had set out to achieve this year, in “giving their very best all the time”. English for Academic Purpose Assistant Lecturer at the Tonga Campus, Ms ‘Ana Heti Veikune, explained the meaning of the theme. ... More »


Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference - 29 Jan 2021 03:40:29 pm
The Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council as the “Pacific Island Earth Observation Conference”, will commence its 2-day intermediate virtual conference from 2-3 February 2021 through Zoom, that will be coordinated through the University of the South Pacific's regional network.   The Conference will be opened at 9am on Tuesday morning (Fiji Time) by the University of the South Pacific's (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.   The... More »


Tuvalu Campus Farewells Campus Director - 27 Jan 2021 01:24:55 pm
The USP Tuvalu Campus Community farewelled its Campus Director, Dr Rosiana Lagi earlier this month with a traditional Tuvaluan farewell ceremony that involved traditional dances of Fatele and gift giving Alofa.   Dr Lagi began her career at the University of the South Pacific as a Part Time Marker in 2003.  In 2014 she was an Assistant Lecturer at the Labasa Campus before taking up the role of Tuvalu Campus Director four years ago.  In January this year she joins the School of Pacific Arts Community and Education (SPACE) as Deputy Head of School (Learnin... More »


10 villages now have sustainable sea transport and access to a canoe-building workshop - 22 Jan 2021 10:10:42 am
January 22, 2021. Suva, Fiji. To encourage sustainable fishing and food security in ten villages in Beqa and Yanuca Islands, Fiji, ten druas have been provided to the communities and 25 members trained on how to build environmentally friendly canoes through a joint partnership between the University of the South Pacific (USP), under the Pacific – European Union Marine Partnership Programme (PEUMP), and the Uto Ni Yalo Trust.    The villages are Dakuibeqa, Dakuni, Lalati, Naceva, Nawaisomo, Naiseuseu, Soliyaga,  Raviravi, Rukua and the Yanuca Island... More »


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