(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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USP contributes to plans for VITE programme alignment - 18 Apr 2018 12:05:20 pm
A team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and University of New Caledonia (UNC) met with the management of the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education (VITE) to discuss the alignment of the Bachelor of Education Primary and Secondary Teaching Programme that VITE intends to offer by February 2019.
The visiting partner institution teams comprised Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi and Dr Ledua Waqailiti from USP’s School of Education (SOEd) and Dr Sophie Cherrier and Dr Pierre Yves Leroux from UNC.
Held from 15 to 16 March 2018, the meeting focused mainly on the alignme... More »
Renewable Energy Technology to solve Pacific's Energy Crisis - 18 Apr 2018 07:55:28 am
Recent advances and maturity of renewable energy technology make it possible for Pacific Island Countries to resolve their longstanding energy crisis.
Dr. G.P.Yeh, world renowned scientist and the Chairman of FERMILAB Global Innovation Centre, believes that sustainable energy is the world’s greatest challenge, responsibility and opportunity and the timing is just right for the Pacific region to lead the way in adopting renewable energy technology to resolve its energy crisis.
Dr Yeh said that the timing for this revolution could not have been possible without the recent ad... More »
Fiji Minister visits USP Labasa Campus students - 17 Apr 2018 04:10:14 pm
Honourable Mr Faiyaz Koya, Fiji’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus on 29 March 2018 while on a tour to close the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) training workshop in Labasa.
While addressing students Hon. Koya stated that in Fiji the Government is more proactive to the concept of job creators rather than job seekers.
“Thus, the setup of the YES –Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) is a Government initiative that aims to empower Fijian youths, by enabling them th... More »
JICA President visits USP - 17 Apr 2018 03:49:07 pm
Dr Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 6 April 2018.
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Acting Vice-Chancellor & President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International warmly welcomed Dr Kitaoka and his delegation to the Campus.
The JICA delegation included Mr Eigo Azukizawa, Deputy Director General for Southeast Asia 5, 6 and Pacific JICA headquarters; Mr Shinya Tamio, Deputy Resident Representative, JICA Fiji; Mr Shunichid... More »
USP’s Emalus Campus Launches Climate Change Public Lecture Series - 17 Apr 2018 10:50:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu has launched a public lecture series on Climate Change.
Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator of Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) initiated the series following numerous studies on the impact of climate change in Vanuatu by researchers from all over the world.
“Vanuatu has been a victim of climate change and numerous studies pertaining to its impacts have been studied in the country by various researchers hence we have initiated these studies to be elaborate... More »
USP Adjunct Professor’s DELTAMED Advisor post extended - 17 Apr 2018 10:14:38 am
An Adjunct Professor of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi has had his term as a Researcher and Pest Adviser in the DELTAMED Association extended indefinitely.
DELTAMED, a network of Mediterranean Deltas headquartered in Spain, is an association that aims to exchange experiences and knowledge about the problems of the territory and sustainable agriculture.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated Dr Joshi saying he is among the most productive of USP’s Adjunct Professors.
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USP hosts High Achievement Awards Ceremony at Tonga Campus - 12 Apr 2018 02:28:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) recently held a High Achievement Awards Ceremony for five (5) high achievers at the Tonga Campus on 29 March 2018.
This initiative was set out to honour and motivate First Year Students in the in-country Science Programme, a first of its kind cohort teaching programme to deliver selected full science programmes in regional countries.
The ceremony was officiated by Honourable Mr Penisimani ‘Epenisa Fifita, the Minister of Education and also in attendance were Mr Claude ... More »
USP academic wins Excellent Researcher Award - 11 Apr 2018 04:37:41 pm
Dr Gurmeet Singh, Associate Professor at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Management and Public Administration (SMAP) has been awarded with the ‘Excellent Researcher Award’ by Research Excellence and Academic Awards (REAA) 2018.
The awards were given in a ceremony held on the campus of N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research in Mumbai on 10 March 2018.
The award was presented by Professor Durg Singh Chauhan, former NASA scientist and current Vice-Chancellor of GLA University.
GL... More »
USP Tuvalu staff undergo professional development training - 11 Apr 2018 02:09:59 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus underwent training on professional development conducted by Dr Desmond Amosa, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) lecturer for Organisational Behaviour.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Campus Director stated that Dr Amosa was at the Tuvalu Campus teaching MBA 435: Organisational Behaviour for the Tuvalu Campus MBA cohort.
She said she also saw it as a great opportunity for the Campus staff to undergo professional development sessions on work ethics and attitude.
“I... More »
CROP ICT WG convenes first meeting for 2018 - 11 Apr 2018 02:00:37 pm
The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) ICT Working Group (WG) met at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 28 March 2018.
Joining the meeting for the first time were Her Excellency Kim Aroi, High Commissioner of Nauru representing Nauru (Forum Troika) and Small Island States (SIS); Mr Tuaimalo Asamu Ah Sam, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Communication and IT representing Samoa (Forum Troika); Mr Adam McWilliams, Chief Technology Officer as the Pacific Community’s new representative; Ms Alisi Tuqa, Acting CEO Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisat... More »