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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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USP as your University of choice - 21 Jan 2021 09:30:22 am
As you plan for your tertiary studies this year, how do you choose the right University for you and the programme of study to pursue.   How will these help you secure your future job? These questions can be daunting for anyone trying to decide and ensure that their investments towards their education is worthwhile.    Choosing The University of the South Pacific (USP) to start your academic journey is a worthwhile investment for many reasons.    The Uni... More »


Tonga Campus follow-up its Secondary Principal and Teacher Consultations through School Visits - 20 Jan 2021 11:21:10 am
USP Tonga Campus Director, Dr Robin S. Havea and his staff are now visiting secondary schools in Tonga as a follow up of to its Principal and Teacher Consultations in November last year. The six schools visited were Ocean of Light, Tupou High School, Saint Andrew, Tupou College, ‘Apifoou College, Tonga High School and Tonga College. Other schools such as Liahona High School and Takuilau College will be visited this month (January). The purpose of the visit was to meet with senior students to inform them of the programmes and courses offered by the University and at the Ton... More »


USP Co-Organises International Workshop Series on Energy Resilience in the Pacific - 20 Jan 2021 10:53:33 am
The University of the South Pacific collaborated with University of New South Wales (UNSW), Loughborough University and University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) to organise a series of online workshops with the theme: Energy resilience in Pacific Island Countries and Territories.     This series was part of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference hosted by Monash University and the second Urban Resilience Asia Pacific Conference (URAP 2) and was held in the first week of December 2020.    ... More »


Tuvalu Campus Celebrates Its Achievements and Plan for 2021 - 14 Jan 2021 09:04:44 am
USP Tuvalu Campus have begun the year by celebrating its 2020 academic achievements and working on the 2021 Development Plan and preparations for student enrolment for Semester 1.     The Campus achieved a 95.6% overall pass rate.  According to the Tuvalu Campus Director, Dr Rosiana Lagi, this was a milestone achievement, when compared to a 57.4% pass rate in 2017. Dr Lagi attributed this success to face to face tutorial support for the students and largely the students’ commitment to their studies.&... More »


USP PACRES Project hosts Virtual Gender and Human Rights Workshop - 12 Jan 2021 01:47:34 pm
The European Union funded Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) Virtual Gender and Human Rights workshop was a revelation to the project’s research and community officers.   Opening the three-day workshop from Suva last month, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) senior lecturer from the university’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCESD), Dr Awnesh Singh said  climate change threatens a range of human rights, including the basic and most fundamental human ri... More »


USP Declared A Smoke-Free University - 5 Jan 2021 02:47:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia officially declared the University smoke-free throughout its campuses yesterday and unveiled a smoke-free signage at Laucala Campus. From 4 January, 2021 all campuses and rented facilities where USP business is undertaken will be smoke-free zones, except for staff residences on campus. Professor Ahluwalia said to ensure the success of this initiative, a collective effort from students and staff is needed. He added that given the health and financial benefits of quitting smoki... More »


USP Farewells Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate - 23 Dec 2020 03:55:14 pm
Today USP farewelled one of its longest-serving staff, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Head of the Faculty of Arts, Law, and Education (FALE).   Dr. Kedrayate began her career at USP as Head of School of Humanities in 2002 before taking on the role of the Dean of FALE in 2005.   During her farewell, Dr. Kedrayate thanked God for strength and guidance. She mentioned that she faced a lot of challenges on her way as the Head but with the support of her colleagues, “I was able to... More »


USP Journalism Students Rewarded - 22 Dec 2020 03:06:12 pm
Seventeen journalism students were rewarded and recognised during the 20th University of the South Pacific Journalism Student Awards Night on 10 December.    The USP Journalism Awards is the longest running, most consistent journalism awards in the Pacific region.   The Most Outstanding Graduating Students award went to Jared Koli and Shreya Kumar. The Exemplary Student Award was awarded to Dhruvkaran Nand, who recently launched his memoir, “Unlocking Destiny&rd... More »


Ben Bilua wins an international fellowship in Denmark - 16 Dec 2020 09:45:00 am
Final year USP journalism and law student Ben Bilua from Solomon Islands has been chosen as one of only two university journalism students in the region to win an international fellowship in Denmark after competing in an Australasian student journalism project across 27 institutions.   The fellowship prize winners were among hundreds of students across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, who took part in the multimedia project, encompassing a three-day television broadcast, radio show, and podcast series as well as published work on The Junction. ... More »


USP-Emalus Workshop to Progress GIT in Vanuatu - 14 Dec 2020 05:03:22 pm
The knowledge and skills gained from a workshop by the staff and students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Emalus Campus will be used to progress Geospatial Information Technology in Vanuatu.   The workshop was organised by the Faculty of Science Technology and Environment (FSTE). It brought together 22 participants who focused on capacity building in GIT for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on 7 December 2020.   The training was facilitated by United Nations Inst... More »


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