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USP celebrates record enrollment in 2016

The University of the South Pacific hosted a Corporate Cocktail for its stakeholders and development partners at the Laucala Campus last week. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged stakeholders for another successful year and said the University’s success was the result of their strong engagement and support. According to the VC, 2016 has […]

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December 13, 2016 7:46 am

The University of the South Pacific hosted a Corporate Cocktail for its stakeholders and development partners at the Laucala Campus last week.

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged stakeholders for another successful year for USP during  the corporate cocktail at Laucala Campus.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged stakeholders for another successful year for USP during the corporate cocktail at Laucala Campus.

Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged stakeholders for another successful year and said the University’s success was the result of their strong engagement and support.

According to the VC, 2016 has been another successful year for USP as they had a record enrollment of close to 30,000 students.

CHANDRA: “We have been able to persuade everyone that if they send their students to USP, they get the best education, the best chance to be employed and the best chance to succeed and do great things in their lives.”

Eighteen programmes have been internationally accredited and four programmes recognised.

Furthermore, USP secured two patents this year, both out of the School of Engineering and Physics.

CHANDRA: “Patents represent the height of research achievement, the application of research beyond research and its conversion into products and services. What this shows is that we have world-class researchers here and this is an international indication as to where we stand,”

The VC said although USP started the year on a negative note due to Tropical Cyclone Winston, he was glad that USP did not take a major blow and that it donated $100,000 to rehabilitation efforts.

CHANDRA: “We expressed our solidarity with the people of Fiji in what was a very dark hour in our country’s history,”

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