Shavneet Mani receiving his award from Prof. Dave Winkler and Prof. Susan Shwu-Chen Tsay (Organizer) at the Asian Chemical Congress Awards and Closing Ceremony.
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USP student scoops prestigious Chemical Award - 15 Jan 2020 04:27:20 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped the prestigious Best of the Best prize medal for a conference paper presentation at the 18th Asian Chemical Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in December 2019.
Shavneet Mani’s paper was titled, “Assessment of fine particulate matter in heavy traffic areas in Fiji”.
He explained that fine particulate matter or PM2.5¬ are particles that have an aerodynamic diameter equal or less than 2.5 µm (about 28 times smaller than the average d... More »
USP Pacific TAFE CEO scoops first runner up award at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards - 14 Jan 2020 03:33:11 pm
Dr. Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), scooped the first runner-up award for Asia Pacific Entrepreneurial Leader in Higher Education at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards held in Kochi India on 10 January 2020.
The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) hosted the awards. It was another major milestone for USP Pacific TAFE, as Dr. Lal was awarded competing against some of the best entrepreneurs from the Asia Pacific reg... More »
USP Tuvalu Marks Historical Graduation - 23 Dec 2019 12:27:33 pm
A total of 184 students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus were conferred with their certificates, diplomas and degrees on 20 December 2019.
The event, which was attended by Her Excellency Madam Mrs. Teniku Talesi, the Acting Governor General; Honorable Mr Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu; Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Island Community Leaders and graduates’ families and friends, was the sixth graduation for USP for 2019.
Mr Winston Thompson, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Universit... More »
USP hands over new sign language tool to FAD - 20 Dec 2019 04:15:56 pm
A new sign language tool developed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) to support people living with hearing impairment was launched by the Honourable Premila Kumar, Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing & Community Development in Suva.
The new Fiji Sign Language (FJSL) self-learning tool was handed over to the Fiji Association for the Deaf at the Fiji National Council for Persons with Disabilities on 20 December 2019.
In attendance were the Permanent Secretaries for Education, Heritage & Arts, Ms Alison Burchell; and Women, Children &... More »
USP Pacific Flying Labs scoops award at GIS Conference - 16 Dec 2019 01:28:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Flying Lab won the overall award for the Tradition and Technology Project at the Pacific Islands GIS Remote Sensing Conference Awards at its Laucala Campus on 28 November 2019.
The award was for the People and Community Category of the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, judged by a panel of experts from Australia, New Zealand and Asia and is competitive across all countries.
The Pacific GIS & RS Conference is the largest opportunity for Pacific Islands and related stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge i... More »
USP MBA course secures top 100 place in GLO-BUS - 10 Dec 2019 12:10:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Strategic Management course (MBA440) at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) has earned Global top 100 ranking in GLO-BUS, a business simulation game.
GLO-BUS is an online exercise where teams of students put strategy and decision-making skills to the test as they develop business plans and compete against each other for market share. Each week, GLO-BUS lists the top 100 Global Performers in four categories: overall score, earnings per share, return on equity and stock price.
Within the 10-week simulation exercises, all MBA440 L... More »
A new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) station for Ionospheric Monitoring and Precise Point Positioning Research - 10 Dec 2019 11:43:55 am
A new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) station for Ionospheric Monitoring and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) Research has been installed in Physics under an MoU between School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the School of Electronics and Information Engineering (SEIE), Beihang University, China.
Professor Sushil Kumar from SEP, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Professor Shi Chuang, from SEIE, Beihang University coordinated this joint project. The cost of installation of a new GNSS station was supported by Beihang Univers... More »
345 students graduate from USP Emalus - 3 Dec 2019 04:26:30 pm
A total of 345 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus held at Epauta Multipurpose Hall in Port Vila on 29 November 2019.
Of this number, 111 were from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE); 65 from the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE); 47 from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and 122 from Pacific TAFE.
The ceremony was attended by Hon Jean-Pierre Nirua, Vanuatu Education Minister; Hon. Ralph Regenvanua, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade; Justice Vincent Lunabek, Chief Justice of Vanua... More »
Japanese Cuisine Exposure for Students - 28 Nov 2019 03:08:26 pm
Chef Yushi Yokata an artisan in the area Japanese Cuisines was impressed with the quality and standard of hospitality and tourism programmes offered by The University of the South Pacific (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education.
Chef Yushi who is in the country courtesy of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said, he was fortunate to be part of the Pacific TAFE hospitality and tourism programme specifically assisting students learn Japanese cuisine.
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Tuvalu Campus Staff plan ahead based on SP 2019-2021 - 27 Nov 2019 01:27:11 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus staff took part in a consultation on 15 November 2019 to deliberate on the new 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan and design the Tuvalu Campus 2020 Development Plan.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director stated that the Strategic Plan is simple to understand and the workshop was held to allow the staff to better familiarise themselves with the values and priorities of the University.
She said it was also a platform for the staff to share their views on what they need the Tuvalu Campus to do, in alignment t... More »