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Farewell to Prof. Fujinobu Takahashi

The University of the South Pacific and the Project farewelled Prof. Fujinobu Takahashi on March 17th.
During his two years with the Project, Prof. Takahashi was the Technical Chief Advisor of the Project and worked tirelessly on his Computing Science Component. To name a few of his many achievements in enhancing ICT capacity for USP include:
  • Successful implementation of Introductory Linux Course in Fiji and Samoa and Tonga Centres;
  • Successful implementation of the Red Hat Certified Engineer's Course with the aim of USP being a Red Hat Academy;
  • Through his perserverence, Prof. Takahashi was able to liaise with Japan counterparts from the University of Electro Communications and Communications Research Laboratory to offer the CS493 via satellite from Japan;
  • Provision of computers for the Maths and Computing Science Department, Laucala campus and Samoa and Tonga Centres with the aim of enhancing Computing Science courses at USP;
  • Liaising with Japan Counterparts to provide USP with renowned ICT short-term experts such as Dr. Hiroyuki Ohno and Dr. Kazunori Sugiura from Communications Research Laboratory (CRL), to work on Network Security and IP based Network;
  • Sending USP Maths and Computing Science staff for short-term and Long-term counterpart training in Japan.
    Prof. Takahashi has taken up a new post as Professor of the Division of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering at Yokohama National University, Japan.
    The good news is that Prof. Takahashi will continue to support the Project and future plans for ICT at USP from Japan.