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Participants at the two-day IPCC workshop and dialogue at USP, Laucala campus.



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Pacific countries urged to be involved in IPCC processes - 15 Nov 2019 11:32:48 am
“There is an urge for Pacific island countries to engage with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC,” says academic, Dr Morgan Wairiu. Dr Wairiu is acting director at the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) and lead author of the IPCC 1.5 degrees special report which was published in October 2018.   He is also the coordinating lead author for the Small Islands chapter of the IPCC working group 2 (AR6). ... More »


USP Hosts National Dialogue on Substance Abuse - 15 Nov 2019 11:24:19 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an informative National Dialogue on Substance Abuse on 13 November at the AusAid Lecture Theatre, USP. Leadership Fiji in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and National Security held the National Dialogue to address and raise awareness on issues surrounding drugs and substance abuse. The event titled “Substance Abuse- Let’s Talk About it! Finding a Fijian Solution!” brought together various stakeholders who are involved in trying to combat drugs and its abuse. The exciting three plenary sessions was focu... More »


Reaching the unreached – Kadavu cohort students progressing well - 12 Nov 2019 03:26:51 pm
Twenty six (26) students who were part of the inaugural maritime Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) cohort in Kadavu earlier this year. In April earlier this year (April 22 – May 4), The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) ECEC Assistant facilitator Alelia Nagatalevu facilitated an ECEC cohort at the Vunisea Secondary School in Kadavu.   Students that were part of this cohort have since progressed well as a few have been able to find e... More »


First batch of students to graduate with Diploma in Information Technology at Emalus Campus - 12 Nov 2019 03:22:25 pm
Twenty four (24) students will be part of the first batch of students graduating with Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5) from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) Emalus Campus, Vanuatu on 29 November 2019. The Vanuatu Government sponsored all 24 students to pursue the qualification. The qualification is internationally recognised by the Skills International New Zealand and nationally accredited on the Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). It is also registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications a... More »


Quality led students to win in open culinary category - 12 Nov 2019 02:42:52 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won medals at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2019 held at the Fiji National University (FNU) Nadi Campus from 22 to 25 October 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP) awarded the students certificates of recognition, at an event organised at the USP Pacific Fusion restaurant Laucala. Ashneel Kumar won gold Medal in Open Category Seafood Mains and a bronze Medal in Open Category Beef Mains. Adi Salote Vakaotia won... More »


Handover of Literacy and Numeracy Kits to USP - 12 Nov 2019 12:15:50 pm
Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes and the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA), Alison Burchell handed two sets of literacy and numeracy kits, valued at FJD 14,000, comprised of 800 graded readers for students in Year 1-4 and a range of numeracy and learning resources to The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 8 November.   The Australian Government, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, is supporting Fiji’s Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) to produce better literacy and nume... More »


International Accreditation Diploma of Culinary Arts & Management - 12 Nov 2019 12:09:18 pm
Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management programme offered by College of Tourism and Hospitality, The University of the South Pacific's (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has obtained international accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).     In a letter addressed to Dr. Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer Pacific TAFE, Ms. Jane Gentle General Manager of THE-ICE stated that THE-ICE Board had endorsed the recommendation for Programme Accreditation of Pacific TAFE... More »


The 89th Council Meeting of USP - 7 Nov 2019 11:47:03 am
The 89th Council Meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) commenced on Wednesday 6 November at the Holiday Inn, Suva, Fiji. In opening the Council meeting, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair, Mr Winston Thompson, welcomed the members and acknowledged them for attending the meeting.  A minute of silence was also observed for those who have been associated with the council including Lily Vesikula, Secretary to the Council, Fulori Selai, Assistant Lecture of Education and Simon Tabuto from the Kiribati Campus, who have passed during the year. The USP Council is the highe... More »


USP hosts Pacific Regional Sports Forum - 7 Nov 2019 08:49:02 am
The Pacific Regional Sports Forum was hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP) to open a dialogue with regional stakeholders on the design of the Pacific Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education (SPAPE) Action Plan 2019-2030. The three-day forum  from 4th  November began with the welcoming remarks by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice Chancellor and President (VCP) of USP and followed by opening address by Honourable Parveen Kumar Bala, Fiji’s Minister for Employment, Productivity, Industrial Relations & Youth and Sports and Honourable Baklai Temengil, Palau’s Minister of Communi... More »


An End of Award lunch - 1 Nov 2019 11:48:11 am
Twenty six (26) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) studying under the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) were recognised for their efforts in an End of Award lunch ceremony held at Pacific Fusion Restaurant, Laucala Campus on 22nd October.   Australia Awards Pacific scholars from Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu were present at the event.   Mr Jaindra Karan, Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, Advancement and C... More »


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