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Steven Taukafa (right) with his Gold Medal and Programme Coordinator, Mr Pasirio Kitione.

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Pacific TAFE student wins gold medal at Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2017 - 23 Nov 2017 09:13:43 am
A student from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won a gold medal on 16 November, 2017 at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2017. 19-year-old, Steven Taukafa, who is taking Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, was all smiles after winning gold and first prize in the Class 7 (Junior) Category – Brunch Breakfast Live event held at the Fiji National University’s Namaka Campus in Nadi. Steven said it was a great feeling to win and compete with representatives from major resort kitchens in Fiji. He... More »

USP holds successful HLC with Australia & New Zealand - 23 Nov 2017 08:00:27 am
A successful tripartite High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia and New Zealand, its major development partners, was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at USP’s Laucala Campus on 21 November, 2017. The University has HLCs with Australia and New Zealand twice a year, whereby the first consultation is held in Canberra and Wellington respectively and the second tripartite is hosted by USP at the main Laucala Campus. The objectives of the meeting was to discuss progress and issues ... More »

USP, FNPF sign MOU for Joint Commercial Projects - 22 Nov 2017 03:00:45 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 17 November 2017 to jointly develop a commercial/retail project at the University. USP is expanding its commercial operations to diversify its income streams to leverage its resources more fully. The University had advertised for Expressions of Interest (EOI) seeking partners to develop the commercial projects and the USP Tender Committee selected FNPF as the successful candidate to explore a joint venture for the new development. ... More »

East-West Centre President’s Courtesy visit to USP - 16 Nov 2017 04:05:07 pm
The President of East-West Centre (EWC) in Hawaii, Dr Richard Vuylsteke paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 14 November 2017. Dr Vuylsteke was accompanied by Dr Gerard Finin, Director, Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) at EWC and they discussed possibilities of future collaborations between the two institutions in areas of research, learning and teaching. In welcoming them Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President thanked the President of EWC for visiting USP. ... More »

USP students & staff awarded for high-quality research - 16 Nov 2017 04:01:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rewarded its best-performing academic staff and students for their high quality research outputs in 2016 at a special Research Awards Evening on 10 November, 2017. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated the awardees including staff and students towards research excellence and achievement. He noted that compared to 2015, which recorded quality research outputs with 51 A/A*, 2016 had the highest number of high ranked publications, by far at a total of 110 A*/A, with a total research output of 275. ... More »

USP to host PIURN Secretariat - 15 Nov 2017 09:47:33 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will soon host the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network (PIURN) following the successful conclusion of the PIURN Board Meeting in Nadi from 30 – 31 October 2017. PIURN is the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network whose members are all the universities in the Pacific region excluding Australia and New Zealand. The PIURN Board pledged to fund the Secretariat, based at USP for 2 years from 2018, as per the original agreement between the PIURN Vice Chancellors and Presidents and the Secretariat will ... More »

SOEd to deliver Untrained Teachers Project in Fiji - 15 Nov 2017 09:15:09 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) will commence the Untrained Teachers project on 27 November, 2017 in order to improve the quality of education of children in Fiji. This follows a successful meeting between a team of senior staff from SOEd led by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School with officials from Fiji’s Ministry Education (MOE) led by Mr Hem Chand, the Director Primary Education (DPE). Mr Chand’s team shared relevant statistics on teacher quality at both primary and secondary school levels with the staff of SOEd.... More »

USP, UHM sign MOU via video-conference - 9 Nov 2017 01:45:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has leveraged the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) after signing two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) on 8 November 2017. Under the first MOU, both institutions undertook to establish, in a reciprocal manner and in the interest of both of them, an agreement allowing full time students to take courses at the host institution while receiving a diploma or degree from their home university. The second MOU was a more general agreement, which fosters a friendly relation... More »

Courtesy Visit by UN WFP Country Director - 9 Nov 2017 01:42:33 pm
The Country Director for the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), Mr Anthony Freeman paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra on 7 November 2017. In September 2015, UN WFP opened an office in Suva, with a programme of work focused on emergency preparedness in three (3) key sectors including Emergency Telecommunications, Logistics, and Food Security. To date, UN WFP’s programme of preparedness activities managed from its Suva office has focused on five (5) countries – Fij... More »

Chinese Embassy donates office equipment to Confucius Classroom - 9 Nov 2017 01:40:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus-based Confucius Classroom received a set of office equipment from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 3 November, 2017. In his speech, His Excellency Liu Quan, Chinese Ambassador said, “I am really delighted to be present for this donation of air conditioners and computers to CI, USP in Vanuatu,” he noted. “The relationship between USP and the Chinese Embassy is excellent.  I remember I came here several times before and now I can say that our relationship wit... More »

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