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‘Understanding Oceania’ book launched at USP - 13 Jun 2019 12:13:34 pm
“Understanding Oceania”: Celebrating The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU) was launched at USP’s Laucala Campus on 12 June 2019. Co-editored by Professor Vijay Naidu, Professor in Development Studies at USP’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) and Professor Stewart Firth from the Australian National University, the book celebrates the collaboration of USP and ANU in research, doctoral training, teaching and joint activities. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, US... More »

USP Regional Campuses undergo sexual harassment & bullying workshop - 10 Jun 2019 01:12:59 pm
A Sexual Harassment and Bullying Awareness workshop was conducted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) at the Lautoka Campus on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 and at the Labasa Campus on Friday 31 May 2019. The workshop, which was attended by all support and academic staff at the respective campuses, was facilitated by Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, the Chair of the DEIC and Ms. Charlotte Taylor, Chair of Gender Working Group. Earlier this year, the DEIC held an inaugural workshop at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu for over 30 staff a... More »

USP staff on prestigious SUSI fellowship - 10 Jun 2019 08:55:41 am
Two USP staff are among a group of international recipients of the prestigious Study of the U.S Institute for Scholars (SUSI) fellowship this year. USP Journalism Programme coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh and USP counsellor Saimone Tuni will participate in separate six-week fellowships in the United States, from June to July 2019. The SUSI programme engages scholars and practitioners in rigorous academic coursework and panel discussions, interact and establish networks of American scholars, meet experts in respective disciplines, visit civic institutions, and in some cases, part... More »

Afghanistan Ambassador visits USP - 6 Jun 2019 12:45:08 pm
His Excellency Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 4 June 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a warm welcome to H.E Waissi, who reciprocated the kind gesture. H.E Waissi was informed that the University would like to have more students from Afghanistan studying at USP. Professor Ahluwalia stated that the total number of students at USP is approximately 30,000, ... More »

USP VC Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - 4 Jun 2019 02:47:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of California (UC), Riverside for his distinguished contribution to the promotion of Sikh Studies in the Diaspora. Professor Pal received the Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies award during the 6th Sikh Studies Conference held at the University of California, Riverside on 3 May 2019. The award enables faculty and students to explore the culture, religion, history, literature, art, eco... More »

Niue begins first MBA cohort - 29 May 2019 11:35:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus is excited to welcome its inaugural Master of Business Administration (MBA) Niue cohort. Following orientation on 13 May 2019, MBA 423 (Human Resource Management) and MBA 435 (Organisational Behaviour) have been going on well with Dr. Sunia Vosikata from the Laucala Campus.  Dr. Sunia is currently moulding the students back into learning mode as almost all are matured students and have been away from the classroom for quite some time.  So far 27 students have been regi... More »

Pacific TAFE students recognised for participating at ADB meet - 29 May 2019 11:15:13 am
Around 30 students from The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Nadi Hospitality Tourism and Training Centre (NHTTC) received certificates of participation for providing hospitality and etiquette services during the Asian Development Bank meeting on 1-5 May 2019 in Nadi. While presenting the certificates, Ms. Sue McIndoe, Conference Personnel Manager at Rosie Holidays, acknowledged and thanked the students for their participation. “I would like to congratulate the Pacific TAFE students for a job well done,” s... More »

USP & University of Canberra sign MOU - 29 May 2019 08:41:43 am
A delegation from The University of the South Pacific (USP), led by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President paid a courtesy visit to the University of Canberra (UC) on Friday, 24 May 2019. The delegation was received by Professor Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor and President of UC and key senior officials of UC including Professor Dharmendra Sharma, Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Computer Science; Dr Scott Heyes, Associate Professor Landscape Architecture; and Mr Frank Guo, International Relations Officer. Both Professor Ahluwalia and Professor Saini acknowl... More »

USP hosts inaugural Talanoa on PEUMP - 28 May 2019 09:11:05 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an inaugural talanoa session to discuss the Pacific European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme at its Lower Campus in Suva on 17 May, 2019. PEUMP is a multi-partnership programme implemented by USP, the Pacific Community (SPC), the Forum Fisheries Agency (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and in close collaboration with several international and regional NGOs. USP is implementing the capacity building through the education, training, research and development component of the progr... More »

USP lauds EU support for GHG emission reduction - 28 May 2019 09:08:04 am
The European Union’s (EU) new initiative to support the Pacific Region's preparation and effective participation in the negotiations on Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction from international shipping held at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been commended by The University of the South Pacific (USP). According to the EU, the new initiative will provide capacity building and support to the Pacific IMO delegations during the 2019 and 2020 periods. A first delegation of 15 Pacific participants has just returned from London where they participated in... More »

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