Honourable Charmaine Scotty, Minister of Education of Nauru.
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Chinese Ambassador to NZ visits USP-CI Cook Islands - 18 May 2018 11:00:27 am
Her Excellency Ambassador Wu Xi, the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the Confucius Classroom at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus on 4 May, 2018.
Ambassador Wu, who has responsibility for China’s relations with New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, was in Rarotonga to present her credentials to the Queen's Representative, formally commencing her tour of duty.
The Ambassador met with Dr Roderick Dixon, USP’s Cook Islands Campus Director, the Chair and members of the USP Cook Islands Advisory Committee... More »
USP Convention to soon come into effect - 17 May 2018 12:13:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) further embedding within its 12 member countries will soon be formalised with the imminent coming into effect of the USP Convention on 16 June 2018.
This following the deposit of two more Instruments of Ratification with the Government of Fiji, through His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, the Roving Ambassador at Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 May 2018.
Tuvalu and Vanuatu became the 6th and 7th member countries respectively to ratify the USP Convention.
In accordance with prov... More »
USP assists Tonga Health Ministry with health messaging - 17 May 2018 10:11:10 am
A key project aimed at improving and supporting the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through health messaging in Tonga is being made possible through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Education (IOE).
IOE has been assisting Pacific countries to achieve quality education through its Research & Development programme, Professional Development & Learning programme, and the Waka Publications programme since 1976.
The Waka Publications programme has been publishing children’s reading books, teacher guides, and classroom re... More »
CI-USP holds successful 17th Chinese Bridge competition - 15 May 2018 10:47:59 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) held a successful 17th Chinese Bridge Competition at its main Laucala Campus on 12 May 2018.
Ilaisa Senimoli, 27 and Sofia Adituraga Mucunabitu, 21, will participate in the final competition in Changsha, capital city of China's Hunan province in July this year after scooping the first and second prizes respectively.
The Chinese Bridge is a Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and is held every year for Foreign College Students who are learning Chinese. The theme of this year... More »
Call to preserve Pacific Culture, Arts - 14 May 2018 10:34:44 am
The story of Oceanic cultures and their arts is a story of struggle, a story that has continued to go unheard, not for a lack of tellers but a lack of listeners.
This was the sentiment expressed by Professor Konai Helu Thaman, renowned Pacific poet and educator for over four (4) decades during her presentation at the second seminar on “Our Sea of Islands” held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 9 May 2018, as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The Seminar Series attempts to capture the line of regional thin... More »
USP’s media development trainer assists capacity-building in Solomon Islands - 14 May 2018 10:26:36 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Journalism Coordinator, Dr Shailendra Singh was the lead facilitator at a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-sponsored week-long anti-corruption training for news media in the Solomon Islands from 9 to 13 April, 2018.
The workshop, organised by the Solomon Islands Media Association (MASI), was attended by about 20 participants from the news media sector and civil society organisations.
Topics ranged from the role of media in government accountability; standards and values of journalism; investigative reporting; go... More »
USP facilitates Thematic Session at Regional Forum on ICT for Agriculture - 14 May 2018 10:22:01 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) facilitated the workshop on ICT4Ag Innovations for Value Chain Development at the Regional Forum on Developing Pacific Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains, which was held from 7 to10 May at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji.
USP’s team of staff and students led by Associate Professor Bibhya Sharma, were part of one of four (4) thematic workshops and included discussions on the role and impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Agriculture, Novel ICT application... More »
SOEd PGCTT qualification gets UK accreditation - 10 May 2018 04:48:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Education's (SOEd), Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) professional teaching qualification for practicing tertiary teachers has been accredited by the United Kingdom-based Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). The PGCTT is a fully online programme.
Dr Shikha Raturi, Programme Coordinator, said the programme focuses on ensuring tertiary teachers are equipped with necessary learning, teaching and assessing knowledge and skills fit for different technology-enabled learning environments in higher education.
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USPSA Laucala officially opens Bus Shelter project - 9 May 2018 03:55:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Students Association Laucala (USPSA Laucala) officially opened their Student Bus Shelter on 3 May 2018, a project funded by USPSA Laucala.
The bus shelter, which costed FJD 25, 480 is located next to the Tennis Court and the University gym, and provides shelter for students waiting for the University shuttle to and from its Statham, Marine and Upper Campuses.
The project was first proposed by the 2015 USPSA Laucala, implemented by the 2016 Executives and completed by the current USPSA Executives.
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USP Wins EU - Fiji University Quiz Challenge 2018 - 8 May 2018 10:43:50 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is once again the champion of the European Union - Fiji University Quiz Challenge held for the second time at the University’s Japan – Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus, on 7 May 2018.
This year, the win was an extra special one, as the participants dedicated it to the University as it celebrates its fifty (50) years of existence.
Team Captain, Neekhil Prasad said that the win is one of the ways in which the students could give back to the University in terms of contributing to the many achievements that it has... More »