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Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.



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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. ... More »


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. ... More »


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 »


USP Tuvalu Campus launches its Wi Fi and Smart Classrooms - 4 May 2018 12:43:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus along with community members celebrated the launch of its Wi Fi and two Smart Classrooms on 25 April 2018.  The Chief Guest at the event was the Minister of Education of Tuvalu Honourable Mr Fauoa Maani. Also present at the launch were Honourable Mr Satini Manuela, Minister for Health;  His Excellency Mr Marc Su, the Ambassador Republic of China – Taiwan; Dr Tufoua Panapa, the Permanent Secretary for Education; Mr Fineaso, Vice Principal of Motufoua Secondary School: Head Teachers for Nauti Primary S... More »


USP donates Braille Eye-Slate device to Samoa Blind Persons Association - 3 May 2018 03:27:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has extended its innovative Braille Eye-Slate device to support the Samoa Blind Persons Association (SBPA). The device was handed over in a ceremony at the Nuanua o le Alofa office in Apia, Samoa on 27 April, to the President of SBPA, Ms Mataafa Faatino Utumapu, together with the Assistant Director of USP Alafua Campus, Le Mamea Sia Matalavea who commemorated the event. Ms Utumapu said the future of students without disabilities is no different than of those who are blind and have visual impairments, as long as the opportunities are ther... More »


New publication documents plight of indentured Indian women - 3 May 2018 02:56:44 pm
A book lead authored by Professor Prem Misir, Vice-Chancellor of University of Fiji, The Subaltern Indian Woman: Domination & Social Degradation was launched at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lower Campus on 2 May 2018. Published by Palgrave Macmillan, the book documents the plight of indentured Indian women, how they are exploited and their fight against race, gender and class oppression and inequality on overseas European-owned plantations, but who are also armed with latent links to the women’s abolition movements in the homeland. Professor Derric... More »


Tablet giveaway for Pacific TAFE students - 2 May 2018 10:24:26 am
Fifty (50) students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) were handed promotional tablets at the Pacific TAFE Conference Room at the Laucala Campus on 27 April 2018. The tablets were handed over by Mr Hasmukh Lal, Executive Director of Pacific TAFE to students who had paid their fees in full through a random draw of names. The draw was conducted using random selection function from Excel and was witnessed by Pacific TAFE’s Executive Management Team and independent observers from other sections of the Uni... More »


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