Sixty Six (66) graduates of USP with Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson and Vice- Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
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Solomon Islands PM lauds USP contribution - 5 Aug 2019 11:39:28 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) courses and programmes have contributed significantly to the development needs of the Solomon Islands, said Prime Minister Manasseh Sogovare.
He made the comments while delivering his keynote address at the Solomon Islands, Honiara Campus Open Day on 26 July 2019.
A total of 324 students attended the event from nine secondary school, ranging from Forms 5, 6 and Form 7 in the Arts & Science subjects.
USP he said, has produced some of the finest leaders, public servants, and graduates wor... More »
Future shipping trends, developments discussed at USP - 1 Aug 2019 03:11:47 pm
A public lecture on trends and developments in the shipping industry by His Excellency Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 27 July 2019.
In his opening address, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a warm welcome to H.E Lim saying that the University was honoured to host him and in particular the crucial discussions on challenges in the shipping industry, among others.
He said that USP is the premier research institution in the Pacif... More »
Early Childhood Care Students Display Teaching Resources - 1 Aug 2019 03:02:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) students spent two weeks collaborating with their course coordinator on the ED300 expectations and developing learning-teaching resources and lesson plans.
This is normally done prior to entering ECE educational settings including Early Years classrooms Year 1 and 2, as part of their teaching practice.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the School of Education (SOEd) thanked the students for their efforts saying that the resources should be made useful in their learning and teaching as part of meaningful ... More »
USP Labasa Campus Open Day, a Success - 31 Jul 2019 04:03:45 pm
A total of 1652 secondary school students attended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day at the Labasa Campus on 26 July 2019.
Dr Samuela Bogitini, Campus Director said they had a very successful USP Open Day with attendance from 28 secondary schools from all over Vanua Levu. More students from year 10 and 11 turned up towards the end of the programme. This year’s theme is USP-Shaping Pacific Futures.
In his opening address, Dr Bogitini welcomed the Chief Guest Mr Paul Jaduram (MBE), a local businessman and former Mayor of Labasa; Ms Iliseva Vola... More »
Thousands of students attend USP Open Day 2019 - 26 Jul 2019 03:22:25 pm
About ten thousand (10,000) students attended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day 2019 at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji on 26 July 2019.
This year the Open Day saw schools attending from as far as Levuka for the official opening ceremony including Delana Methodist High and Levuka Public School, along with Nasinu Secondary and Dudley High School, among others in Suva.
Epeli Koroi, Year 13 student of Delana Methodist said that while growing up he had always aspired to be an engineer and coming to visit USP on this special occasion is a step closer to... More »
Fiji’s Minister for Education launches USP 2019 Open Day - 26 Jul 2019 02:39:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2019 Open Day was officially opened by Honourable Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts at the Laucala Campus on 26 July.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed distinguished guests; secondary school students, their principals and teachers; parents and guardians; sponsors; and the media to the event. Professor Ahluwalia particularly extended a special welcome to the Hon Minister and acknowledged her for making the time amidst her busy schedule.
He stated that the Hon Mi... More »
USP, WB Group host inaugural Pacific dialogue series - 17 Jul 2019 03:01:01 pm
A panel discussion on healthy oceans took place at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in partnership with the World Bank Group on 15 July 2019.
The event was the first of a series called Future Pasifika to debate development issues facing the Pacific region, which was streamed worldwide from the University,
The panel discussion featured Mr Justin Hunter, the founder of J. Hunter Pearls and Oceans Advocate; Maureen Penjueli, Coordinator of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG); Dr. Stuart Kininmonth, USP senior lecturer in Marine... More »
USP wins blood donation award for 8th year - 16 Jul 2019 07:54:52 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) again scooped an award from the Fiji National Blood Services for the highest number of blood donations by a tertiary institution for 2018.
This milestone records the 8th consecutive time that the University has won this prestigious award.
In a ceremony at USP’s Laucala Campus on 15 July 2019, Mr. Josefa Bolaqace, the National Manager Ambulance and Blood Services, presented the Award to Mr. Glenn Pope, Group Manager Campus Life and acknowledged USP’s continuous support towards this initiative.
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FBE staff discussed effective teaching methods - 12 Jul 2019 09:15:05 am
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) recently met to discuss strategies and challenges experienced at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
The workshop, which comprised three sessions lasted for half a day on 6 July 2019 and focused on Effective Teaching.
Ms Dorothy Spiller, Assessment and Curriculum Consultant with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education office, discussed strategies in managing a Face-to-Face tutorial.
Her presentation led to understanding an educator’s role in creat... More »
JICA hands over EPS to USP - 9 Jul 2019 03:17:15 pm
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over the Ecological Purification System (EPS) to The University of the South Pacific (USP) in an official ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 8 July 2019.
This is a collaboration between USP, JICA, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services (MITDMMS) and the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) for the purpose of installing and operating an EPS at the Laucala Campus.
Invented by Professor Nobutada Nakamoto, the EPS is designed to make a germ free safe drinking water by wise use of natural... More »