(From L-R): Diplomatic Officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, Mr Patchara Ponum, USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard Coll and Development Manager, Mr Iresh Lal.
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Thailand Government interested in Pacific Studies Programme - 28 Sep 2016 04:24:50 pm
There is potential for The University of the South Pacific (USP) to collaborate with the Government of Thailand to set up Pacific Studies programme in Thailand universities.
This idea was part of discussions during a visit by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand’s Diplomatic Officer, Mr Patchara Ponum to the University on 22 September 2016.
Mr Ponum told the USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard Coll, that universities in Thailand have expressed their interest in establishing Pacific Studies programme the... More »
USP’s Pacific TAFE to train civil servants in Solomon Islands - 28 Sep 2016 11:53:58 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) recently won a tender to train one hundred and twenty-five (125) civil servants from Solomon Islands in Certificate IV in Project Management Practice in Honiara.
The programme is designed for project team members working under the overall direction of the project manager. It qualifies individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.
Pacific TAFE Director, Mr H... More »
Acting PM Inaugurates Coding Carnival at USP - 26 Sep 2016 12:35:28 pm
The Acting Prime Minister of Fiji, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum inaugurated the first ever Coding Carnival at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 24 September 2016.
The Coding Carnival is a Microsoft Initiative at USP. Launched in July 2016, by USP’s School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS), Microsoft Initiative at USP is aimed at empowering students with additional skills that the industry expects from graduates and to give them the edge to compete amongst job seekers.
During his keynote address, Honourable Mr Sayed-Khaiyum stressed th... More »
USP's STHM Careers Fair, a success - 26 Sep 2016 11:05:23 am
The 2016 Careers Fair for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), held at the Shangri-La Fijian Resort on the Coral Coast on 24 September was yet another success with eighty-four (84) students interviewed by eighteen (18) employers in the local tourism industry.
In his welcome address, Head of School, Professor Marcus Stephenson said it was the celebration of an initiative that began a decade ago, and has evolved and developed into an outstanding event on the School’s academic calendar.
“We term this a Ca... More »
USP assists in building coastal revetment for Fiji community - 23 Sep 2016 02:35:04 pm
A project supported by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) saw the launch of a new coastal revetment at Vusasivo in Natewa, Cakaudrove on 7 September 2016.
The province of Cakaudrove is located in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.
Vusasivo is one of the seventy-seven (77) communities in the Pacific assisted by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP) and is supported by USP’s PaCE-SD.
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USP holds OER workshop - 22 Sep 2016 03:12:23 pm
A workshop on Open Education Resources (OER) organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) was opened by Mr Iowane Tiko, Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre in Laucala on 21 September, 2016.
The aim of the two-day workshop was to agree on a package of OERs for Fijian Primary schools and agree on plans to develop and release it.
In his keynote address, Mr Tiko said OERs are resources which are freely accessible and openly licensed documents that are useful for teaching, learning and asses... More »
USP wins International Shipping Industry Award - 21 Sep 2016 09:20:40 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped a major International Shipping Industry Award, during the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
The ‘Wind Propulsion Research Award’, which was sponsored by Norsepower, was won by USP’s Sustainable Sea Transport Research Programme, in recognition of their work in highlighting opportunities for wind-ships as a means of creating greater resilience in small island communities – the people facing immediate risks from climate change.
The award was part ... More »
USP receives patent for Wave Solar Energy Harvesting Device - 20 Sep 2016 12:27:45 pm
Two staff and a student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), have officially received a patent for their invention of a ‘Portable Wave-Solar Energy Harvesting Device’ by Intellectual Property (IP) Australia.
Lecturers Dr F M Rabiul Islam and Dr Kabir Mamun, and student Shaneel Prakash invented the portable device, which presents the concept of a low cost wave-solar generation for Pacific Island Countries.
The ‘Portable Wave-Solar Energy Harvesting Device’ is a simple self-contained... More »
USP MBA alumni evening, a success - 20 Sep 2016 09:07:47 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) hosted an alumni evening at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) Laucala campus on 16 September, 2016.
On behalf of Professor Raghuvar Pathak, the GSB Head of School, Professor James McMaster welcomed everyone to the event saying that the alumni are not only part of GSB but also part of an exclusive international community – the Association of MBA’s (AMBA).
He said they could not have been more proud of their alumni.
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USP’s GSB holds Modern Data Analytics Workshop - 16 Sep 2016 04:03:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) in collaboration with the Institute of Business Development (IBD) Business School in Poland hosted the first Modern Data Analytics Workshop from 5 – 13 September 2016.
The purpose of the workshop was to provide an introduction to the modern theory and practice of Data Analytics.
IBD Business School is a leading executive development institution in Poland, with a long tradition of management training, consulting and applied research.
GSB has recently i... More »