Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.
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USP Niue Campus hosts debate for ‘Moments to Shine’ - 28 Aug 2018 05:16:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus facilitated a healthy debate session recently as part of its “Moment to Shine” to mark the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations this year.
Mr Hima Douglas, the Moderator introduced the topic: Development in the South Pacific has significantly improved in the last 50 years because of USP’s contribution, who challenged the alumni representing both the affirmative and negative sides.
USP Alumni representing both sides of the debate topic included senior members from both ... More »
USP50 Travelling Exhibition launched - 28 Aug 2018 02:43:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary Travelling Exhibition was part of the week-long “Moment to Shine” at the University’s Laucala Campus from 23 – 27 July 2018.
The exhibition, which is referred to as the USP50 has been created as a celebratory, touring exhibition that is interactive, and of a quality that reflects the 50th Anniversary.
The exhibition demonstrated the success of the University by showcasing interviews with prominent alumni, staff and current students thatoffer an authentic voice through... More »
Samoan PM officially opens USP Research Week - 27 Aug 2018 04:36:50 pm
The Prime Minister of Samoa and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Week on 27 August 2018 at the University’s Laucala Campus in Fiji.
Hon. Malielegaoi said that USP has contributed towards the shaping of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR) through intellectual dialogue and interface with people who are actively engaged in redefining the way the Framework should work.
“We see USP as having a multi-faceted... More »
The Pacific Community (SPC) Director-General highlights the ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change - 27 Aug 2018 03:37:48 pm
The health consequences of climate change are a hidden danger that will have devastating and long lasting impact across the globe. This was the message by Dr. Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) as part of his public lecture at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 23 August 2018.
In his presentation titled,“The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change”, Dr Tukuitonga highlighted how climate change can affect the social, economic, environmental and cultural determinants of health. “It is hard to imagine any aspect of life that is not aff... More »
USP, SPC renew MOU - 24 Aug 2018 12:22:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have extended their collaboration after signing another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the University’s Laucala Campus on 23 August 2018.
The two (2) regional organisations had previously signed a MOU in 2011. This MOU is an upgrade of the preceding MOU, and will serve as a general framework for cooperation between the two (2) organisations and is intended to facilitate discussions of more specific programmes of collaboration.
It will facilitate collaboration between SPC and USP in developing q... More »
Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Turns 30 - 23 Aug 2018 10:44:09 am
The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.
The CROP was first endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in 1988 as an overarching committee for regional organisations in the Pacific. Its original name was the South Pacific Organisations’ Coordinating Committee.
At the inaugural meeting the following year, Adi Finau Tabakaucoro, Fiji’s then Minister for Women’s Affairs, opened the meeting by emphasising the importance of a strength of unity between regional organisations: “Collaborate a... More »
SOEd works on curriculum alignment - 23 Aug 2018 10:30:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) successfully completed a Curriculum Alignment Workshop at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 16-18 August 2018.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of SOEd said the workshop was organised to take stock of the School’s progress in relation to curriculum review and development work to date, including documenting and planning.
“The workshop was also conducted to prepare us for the upcoming SOEd programme review,” Dr Lingam explained.
In opening the work... More »
In loving memory of a mentor, leader and scholar: Professor William (Bill) Aalbersberg - 23 Aug 2018 10:11:18 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held a special memorial service to celebrate the life of Professor William (Bill) Aalbersberg on 16 August 2018, at the University’s Marine Studies Campus at Laucala.
Professor Aalbersberg joined USP as the Lecturer in Chemistry in 1984. He was later promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader in Chemistry and then in 1997 to Professor of Natural Products Chemistry.
Professor Aalbersberg officially became the Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) in 1999, after having managed the Food Unit of the Institute a few years prio... More »
USP hands over $5000 to Fiji Government for flood appeal - 16 Aug 2018 09:44:11 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) handed the Fiji Government a cheque of $5639.96, collected from a flood appeal on July 31 2018.
In an official ceremony at the Laucala Campus, the cheque was presented to the Honourable Mrs Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation by Professor Richard Coll, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS), and Mr Glenn Pope, the Group Manager Campus Life.
Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclones Josie and Keni caused widespread devastation to Fiji and the damage to the livelihood and i... More »
Korean volunteers successfully complete IEP - 16 Aug 2018 08:13:37 am
Six (6) volunteers from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have successfully completed the Intensive English Programme (IEP) offered by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM).
IEP is a general English language programme offered four (4) times a year and taught at six (6) competency levels comprising the four (4) macro skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
The programme empowers participants to use English socially, for study and work.
A skill-based syllabus is employed where the following components are eq... More »