Sixty Six (66) graduates of USP with Pro-Chancellor, Mr Winston Thompson and Vice- Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia.
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256 Foundation students graduate - 7 Dec 2018 04:14:03 pm
A total of 256 students who successfully completed their Foundation studies at The University of South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) were awarded the Certificate in Foundation Studies in Arts, Business and Science at the University’s Laucala Campus on 7 December 2018. Of this number, 62% were females.
The graduates were from Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and non-member countries of Papua New Guinea and China.
While officiating at the ceremony, Professor Richard C... More »
IAS Leads Local Mitigation of Ocean Acidification Project in Fiji - 7 Dec 2018 03:57:19 pm
The Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded a blue carbon habitat restoration contract to pilot the use of Blue Carbon in local mitigation of Ocean Acidification (OA) in Fiji, in October this year.
The contract which is valued at USD 89,999 is funded by the Ocean Foundation as part of their blue carbon restoration initiative in the Pacific Islands.
Blue carbon refers to the ability of coastal marine ecosystems, such as mangrove forests, sea grass meadows, and saltwater marshlands, to capture carbon dioxide and store quantities... More »
USP, OHCHR sign grant agreement for new courses - 7 Dec 2018 03:55:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) signed a grant agreement valued at USD 78,999 for the development of two (2) human rights defenders courses which will be part of the Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights (DLGHR) programme at USP.
DLGHR programme was initiated in 2013 at a Diploma level at USP and currently has five (5) core courses. In collaboration with OHCHR and in recognition to improve understanding of defending human rights in the Pacific Island Countries, USP will develop one 200-level and one 300-level course ... More »
USP – Symbol of Effective Regionalism in the Pacific - 4 Dec 2018 04:13:01 pm
“The University of the South Pacific (USP) is not just a product of regionalism, but evidence of the effectiveness of regionalism.”
This was the sentiment expressed by graduate speaker Mr Joel Fangalasuu, who graduated with a Bachelor of Law at the University’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu on 30 November 2018.
Mr Fangalasuu highlighted that USP is a product of regional cooperation and it has so far been the single most successful regional organisation.
He added that nothing speaks louder of regionalism than graduation ceremon... More »
USP holds successful High Level Consultations with Australia & New Zealand - 4 Dec 2018 03:56:47 pm
A successful trilateral High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australia and New Zealand was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018.
The University hosts HLCs with Australia and New Zealand, its two major development partners, twice a year, with the first meeting held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second hosted by ... More »
Successful Graduation at USP’s Emalus Campus - 3 Dec 2018 09:28:12 am
A total of two hundred and thirty four (234) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully graduated in a ceremony at the Emalus Campus, Vanuatu on 30 November 2018.
Of the total, sixty per cent (60%) graduated with Undergraduate Programmes, fourteen per cent (14%) with Postgraduate Diplomas, five per cent (5%) with Masters Degrees, three per cent (3) with Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diplomas, and eighteen per cent (18%) from Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President, offered his war... More »
Norwegian Ambassador pays courtesy visit to USP - 28 Nov 2018 10:12:14 am
A Norwegian delegation led by His Excellency Paul Gulleik Larsen, Norwegian Ambassador to Fiji, paid a courtesy visit to Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 22 November 2018
In warmly welcoming the Ambassador, Professor Chandra reaffirmed the USP-Norway and USP-Bergen collaboration that is framed in the context of the Partnership Dialogues and targets of the United Nations Oceans Conference, exemplifying Europe-Pacific cooperation.
“The University is fully committed towards lev... More »
GSB celebrates end of successful academic year - 27 Nov 2018 02:19:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) celebrated the completion of the academic year for their students and Alumni with a public lecture at the USP’s Japan ICT Lecture Theatre, Laucala Campus on 23 November 2018.
Professor Raghuvar Pathak, Head of the GSB said many MBA scholars have now completed their final trimester and look forward to joining over 1200 USP MBA alumni, many of whom are holding senior leadership positions including that of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, CEOs of public and private enterprises and successful entrepreneurs.
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126 students graduate from USP Tuvalu Campus - 27 Nov 2018 02:00:16 pm
A total of one hundred and twenty-six (126) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus on 21 November 2018, the highest number in the history of the Campus.
In attendance were Her Excellency Mrs Teniku Talesi, the Acting Governor General and Mr Talesi Honolulu; Mr Enele Sosene Sopoaga, The Right Honourable Prime Minister and Mrs Salilo Sopoaga, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University Council; Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament; Excellencies; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Council and Senate members; Vice-Chancellor and President Designate ... More »
School of Law launches 3 publications - 26 Nov 2018 11:36:11 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law (SOL) launched three (3) publications during a special ceremony at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on 16 November 2018.
His Lordship Anthony Gates, Chief Justice, officiated at the launch of Introduction to South Pacific Law by Jennifer Corrin & Professor Don Paterson; The World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Mechanism and the South Pacific Island Nation Participation by Dr. Wilfred Golman; and Criminal Law of Fiji by Professor Eric Colvin.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President said the ... More »