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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 Marshall Islands Campus Hosting the Majuro Ocean Sports Club (MOSC) - 11 Dec 2020 04:48:01 pm
The USP Marshall Island campus recently began hosting the Majuro Ocean Sports Club (MOSC) at campus.  MOSC is a new NGO that was incorporated in 2019 with a grant of USD 75,000 through the North Pacific Development Fund from the New Zealand Embassy in Hawaii.    Through the grant, MOSC received four 6-person, two 1-person and one 3-person New Zealand-crafted paddling outrigger canoes which were delivered to the RMI campus on 10 October 2020. The MOSC held the official launch and blessing of the outrigger canoes... More »


USP’s alumni forms new human rights alumni body - 10 Dec 2020 05:33:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Diploma in Leadership Governance and Human Rights Alumni and graduates have formed a human rights alumni body.   The newly formed USP Human Rights Alumni Association (USP HRAA) will facilitate and serve as the pillar of human rights coordinating mechanism, with the aim to advocate, educate and disseminate human rights, governance and leadership information. It will also focus on enhancing the capacity of regional students to advocate on these issues in the Pasifika context. Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, when launching the USP HRAA, congratulated the students for having the f... More »


USP features in Forbes: described as success in providing online teaching and learning - 8 Dec 2020 01:42:22 pm
  The University of the South Pacific recently featured in the globally acclaimed entrepreneurship and leadership magazine, Forbes.   The Forbes article “Why Equitable Access to Quality Higher Education Matters More Than Ever” highlighted the University’s ability to easily “adapt to new ways of teaching, learning and researching,” during and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic had caused great interfer... More »


USP concludes its 90th Council Meeting - 4 Dec 2020 03:48:58 pm
The 90th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific successfully concluded on Thursday 19 November 2020.  The two-day meeting was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre from 18th November.   The USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University. Membership comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12-member country governments, staff and students. One representative each from Australia, New Zealand and th... More »


Sixteen Pacific Islanders First to Receive Micro- Qualification in Maintaining Seafood Safety and Quality - 4 Dec 2020 03:12:53 pm
December 4, 2020. Suva, Fiji. NINE women are amongst the first 16 Pacific Islanders to have a Micro-Qualification in Maintaining Seafood Safety and Quality through scholarships offered by the University of the South Pacific (USP) under the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme.   The 16 awardees went through a two-week vigorous hands-on practical and theory assessment to equip them with necessary skills to improve seafood safety and quality from ‘hook to plate’, which ended today.  ... More »


Honorable Mereseini Rakuita Vuniwaqa officiates “Women during COVID-19” Seminar - 27 Nov 2020 10:12:26 am
“There is a need to encourage more women in the participation in leadership roles,” said Honorable Mereseini Rakuita Vuniwaqa, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation while officiating at the “Women during COVID-19” seminar hosted by The University of the South Pacific Faculty of Business & Economics.    The seminar was organised by The Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA) as part of their Women in Leadership 2020 series at the Post Graduate Theatre, Laucala Bay Campus.  ... More »


USP Film Launch to promote gender Equality - 26 Nov 2020 11:43:13 am
The prevalence of violence against women in the Pacific region is among the highest in the world, whilst women's parliamentary participation is amongst the lowest.    To address gender inequality and encourage women leaders in the region, the Pacific Community Filmmaking Consortium (PaCiFIC), is working with communities through films to create awareness on these issues.   The PaCiFIC consortium allows Pacific community based filmmakers to use film production as a ... More »


USP Vice Chancellor encourages a culture for research - 23 Nov 2020 10:33:12 am
“Research incentives and culture brings about innovative solutions for the Pacific region”, says the University of the South Pacific Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia during the launch of two reports relating to COVID-19 research by the University’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCESD) at Laucala Campus on 12 November.   “Research is vital to help support actions designed to respond to some of the most vulnerable challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to our region and local communiti... More »


Diwali Celebration at USP Lautoka Campus - 18 Nov 2020 10:28:16 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Lautoka Campus held a sparkling Diwali celebration at the campus lecture theatre on 11 November.   This special event was organised by the students and staff of the USP Early Childhood Education & Care department.    The celebration was hive of activities with Rangoli on display, students enacted drama performances from the Holy Ramayan depicting the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, a major reason be... More »


USP holds its First Year Experience Buddy Awards 2020 - 13 Nov 2020 11:18:53 am
The Campus Life Office at USP held its First Year Experience Buddy Awards 2020 on 7th November to acknowledge the hard work of First Year Experience (FYE) volunteers who buddy first year students at USP.  The volunteers are students of USP. Close to 135 students, sponsors and Faculty staff attended the Awards Ceremony.   The Buddy Awards this year were sponsored by Vodafone Fiji and Westpac Banking Corporation.  Vodafone has been sponsoring these Awards since the Programme’s inception in 2016, and Westpac has sponsored the Buddy of the Year since 2... More »


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