USP vice chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra has congratulated staff members on their efforts throughout 2013 and involvement and commitment to the Strategic Plan giving USP confidence in the quest for institutional excellence.
In thanking them for their service, the vice-chancellor commented on some of 2013's biggest achievements.
"We are determined to work hard, in a very focused way, to deliver what is required, and to develop USP into an outstanding and internationally-recognised university," he said.
"During 2013, we made a very good start, and we will carry on with the rapid pace of progress in 2014."
Last year was a big year for USP, and featured the biggest enrolment increase in its history; the institution now has more than 27,000 students across 14 campuses in the region.
Despite the increase in tertiary education options USP continues to be a top choice among students and their families. Funds, donor support and development partners also grew in 2013 with the indicative aid budget for 2013 in excess of $50million, more than double what was received in 2009.
Two major achievements in the areas of teaching and learning, specifically the External Academic Quality Audit and the Accreditation of the MBA Program also occurred in 2013. This achievement highlights that USP's programs meet international standards.
"This should place USP's MBA program well above those offered by other institutions in the region, and complete successfully with other institutions offering MBA in the Asia Pacific region," Prof Chandra said.