(From L-R): Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President, Honourable Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, and Mr. Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council.
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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 »
USP, UNICEF raise Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness - 5 Jun 2018 01:08:38 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jointly organised an awareness programme on Menstrual Hygiene on 23 May 2018 at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
Bringing together over fifty (50) students, university staff, Government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, the event aimed at raising awareness of the challenges women and girls face due to their menstruation and highlighted solutions that address these challenges.
The learning event highlighted what organisations and private sect... More »
USP’s Emalus Campus Engage Schools in Robotic Competition - 5 Jun 2018 12:58:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu organised a Robotic Competition for students from secondary schools on 30 May 2018.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) partnered with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world.
The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Education Network is to serve as a catalyst for inspiring interest and promoting active involvement in Science,... More »
USP, Griffith University Signs MOU for Collaborative Research - 31 May 2018 12:58:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Griffith University (GU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research for a period of five (5) years.
The MoU was signed by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP on 4 May 2018 and counter signed by Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice-Chancellor and President of GU on 22 May 2018. Mr Daniel Ware and Dr Edward Morgan, from GU’s Climate Change Response Programme visited Emalus Campus on 11 May to discuss opportunities and it was agreed that USP will be part of their upcoming research studies in the Pacific.
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New book explores impacts of mining in Melanesia - 28 May 2018 05:04:33 pm
A book considering the association between extractive resource industries, for instance mining, and violence in contemporary Melanesia was launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by His Excellency Patterson Oti, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 24 May 2018.
Authored by Professor Matthew Allen, Director of Development Studies at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), the book, Resource Extraction & Contentious States: Mining & the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands considers how extractive resource industries can shape proce... More »
SOEd meets to align curriculum - 28 May 2018 01:39:14 pm
Curriculum alignment is an important task and The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) recently had a successful workshop exam¬ining how well Course Learning Outcomes (LOs) in the individual courses align with overall Programme Outcomes (POs) and USP graduate student attributes.
This was the rationale behind the three-days workshop for the staff of SOEd at the Suva Peninsula Hotel from 24-26 May, 2018.
In his welcome address, Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, Deputy Head of School set out the overall aim of the workshops to review and revise Bachelo... More »
Training for Secondary School Students for International Robotics Competition - 28 May 2018 12:59:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) is partnering up with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world.
FIRST Global is an international non-profit organisation that partners students between the ages fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) with engineering mentors to spark interest in technical education and careers.
The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Ed... More »
Romania seeks collaboration with USP - 28 May 2018 09:12:46 am
A Romanian delegation visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 18 May 2018.
Led by Mrs. Daniela Gitman, Special Envoy of the UN Security Council Candidature, the delegation was in Fiji to promote the Romanian candidature to a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for the term 2020 – 2021.
The other members of the delegation included Prof. Leonard Azamfirei, Ph. D, Rector of University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targus Mures and Professor Sorin-Mihai Cîmpeanu
Deputy, Romanian Parliament, Member of the Commission of Educ... More »
USP Library Shows Video from 21-year-old Time Capsule - 28 May 2018 08:57:07 am
A major highlight of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Library Focus Week, which was held from 14 – 18 May 2018, was the viewing of the VHS tape, which was part of the Time Capsule that was opened during the launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary in February this year.
Buried twenty one (21) years ago in a custom-made concrete chamber at the commencement of construction of the Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre complex, the contents of paper documents and a VHS tape have succumbed to time and the elements of a tropical environment.
With... More »