MASI President Charles Kadamana flanked by USP Journalism co-ordinator Dr Shailendra Singh (fifth from left) with Wansolwara supervising editor-in-chief Geraldine Panapasa, teaching assistant Eliki Drugunalevu and final-year journalism student Mitieli Baleiwai (right) at Laucala campus yesterday.
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Canada seeks more collaboration with USP - 14 Jun 2018 03:21:41 pm
His Excellency Mr Mario Bot, the High Commissioner for Canada in New Zealand and His Excellency Mr Paul Maddison, the High Commissioner for Canada in Australia visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus on 14 June 2018.
The duo were met by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) at the Chancellery Boardroom.
Professor Coll welcomed them saying it was a privilege to meet and brief them about USP and how the two can collaborate further.
He explained that USP i... More »
USP Labasa Campus 50th Anniversary Celebrations Launched - 13 Jun 2018 09:13:59 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus launched its 50th Anniversary celebrations during a cocktail event at Takia Hotel on 1 June 2018.
While launching the celebrations in Labasa, Dr Samuela Bogitini, Campus Director said that 50th Anniversary at the Labasa Campus will provide positive vibes that will set the momentum and dynamics of a spirit of celebration and reminiscence on the 50 years that USP has created education excellence for the Pacific region.
Dr Bogitini talked about the 50th Anniversary logo and stated that ... More »
Successful Industry Consultation for USP Pacific TAFE - 13 Jun 2018 09:13:17 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) met its industry partners for consultation at the Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre, Nadi, Fiji, on 1 June 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Services, welcomed everyone and thanked them for joining Pacific TAFE for another industry consultation in the Western Division.
Professor Coll said that in comparison with past years, the speed of change is rapid and there is a need to be flexible and fast in adapting to the ... More »
Five Decades of USP’s Governance and Leadership - 12 Jun 2018 04:32:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity and challenges to serve the region’s need for high quality tertiary education, research and policy apart from being a tertiary institution. It also serves as an organisation of regional cooperation and integration.
It is jointly owned and governed by twelve (12) Member Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The University has campuses... More »
USP Records marks International Archives Day 2018 with awareness - 12 Jun 2018 10:36:55 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management Office celebrated International Archives Day 2018 and the University’s 50th Anniversary with a display of items and documents from the early years of the University’s establishment in 1968 from 8-11 June 2018.
The display at the Laucala Campus Library foyer hosted items such as the Royal Charter, photographs, documents, and video of the first graduation ceremony as well as the hand-over of the Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen ... More »
USP Pacific TAFE sponsors $10k for Annual FHRI Convention - 12 Jun 2018 10:32:25 am
As an institute developing human resources in the region, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is proud to sponsor FJD 10,000 for the 2018 Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) National Convention which will be held from 14 – 15 September 2018.
The announcement was made by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, who presented the cheque to Mr Kameli Batiweti, President of FHRI at the Nadi Tourism and Hospitality Training Centre on 1 June 2018.
USP’s Paci... More »
New Report to help Pacific respond to climate change - 7 Jun 2018 03:08:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is part of a dynamic collaboration in the publication of an inaugural Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card launched on 8 June 2018 as part of World Oceans Day, at events in Fiji and Samoa.
Targeted to help Pacific islanders and decision-makers understand and respond to the likely impacts of marine climate change, its key message is that climate change is increasingly putting the fundamental needs of ocean dependent Pacific communities at risk and thus flexible management systems which build climate resilience are urgently needed.
Th... More »
USP jointly initiates deep sea temperature monitoring & better wave forecast - 7 Jun 2018 03:07:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Sustainable and Environmental Development (PaCE-SD) played a vital role in a joint historic scientific effort for the deployment of a deep-water temperature-monitoring mooring and surface wave buoy in Fiji off the Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island on 2 May 2018.
USP partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC-Geoscience) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in the first-of-its-kind oceanographic deployment for Fiji waters. Experts from the Fiji Meteorological Service and the Hydrographic Services of the Fij... More »
New USP Vice-Chancellor and President appointed - 6 Jun 2018 03:10:02 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Professor Pal Ahluwalia as the new Vice-Chancellor and President (VC&P) of USP in a decision made during the 86th Council meeting of the University in Nauru.
Professor Ahluwalia will formally take up his new role as VC&P in November 2018. This will allow for a smooth transition and handover process from USP’s current Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, whose term comes to an end in December 2018.
Professor Chandra served as USP’s Vice-Ch... More »
Education critical for the development of the Pacific region – Baron Waqa - 6 Jun 2018 11:47:04 am
“Education is fundamental to development and growth and all countries, regardless of their national wealth, stand to gain from more and better quality education.”
This was the sentiment expressed by His Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, the President of Nauru during the Nauru Government’s State Dinner for the Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, members of USP Council and Forum Education Ministers on 24 May 2018 at the Menen Hotel in Nauru.
H.E Baron Waqa, a... More »