(From L-R): Kristy Fong, graduate speaker of session one and Penina Waqatabu of session two, as part of their address.
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USP’s Pacific TAFE gets another international accreditation - 31 Aug 2017 12:31:32 pm
The Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) of The University of the South Pacific has received its 11th international accreditation, which is for the Diploma of Counselling (Level 5) programme.
Accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA), this programme reflects the role of counsellors, who work with clients on personal and psychological issues using established counselling modalities.
As part of the programme, students use communication, micro-counselling and interviewing skills and draw on varied counselling therapies to assist clients.... More »
USP, Wintec strengthen ties - 31 Aug 2017 11:20:00 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) have strengthened ties following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29 August, 2017.
Under the MOU, the two (2) educational institutes will take advantage of international cooperation in areas such as academic improvement, research and human resource development. Currently they hold a mutually beneficial relationship which, developed through strategic discussion and sharing of ideas.
Mr Jason Matangi, International Director; Ms Tamar Porat, International Business Development... More »
USP Scientists gain IPCC recognition - 31 Aug 2017 11:08:35 am
Four staff from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCe-SD) have been recognised as authors for the globally recognised climate change reports, a first for the Centre and the University.
Professor Elisabeth Holland, PaCE-SD Director and Professor in Climate Change,
and Dr Helene Jacot Des Combes, Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Adaptat... More »
USP Solomon Islands campus groundbreaking ceremony, a success - 25 Aug 2017 12:43:53 pm
The groundbreaking ceremony the new Solomon Islands Campus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was successfully held at the KGVI Basketball Court on 24 August, 2017.
The event was officiated by Mr Takehiko Nakao, President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Honourable Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands. Present at the occasion were Government Ministers, members of Parliament, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mr Winston Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, representatives of USP’s Development Partners, representatives of Kramer Ausenco, S... More »
USP Professor participates at international Invasive Alien Species symposium - 24 Aug 2017 03:57:50 pm
Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi, Visiting Adjunct Professor of Agriculture at The University of South Pacific (USP) participated at the International Symposium on Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in South East Asia (AIASSEA), at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 26-27 July, 2017.
In his presentation, Dr Joshi talked about the present status of the invasive apple snails, its impacts, its management in rice ecosystems and partnerships and collaboration.
As for the impacts of the invasive apple snail, he noted that agricultural economic losses is USD28-45 million annually i... More »
VC: Industry partners vital in shaping USP graduates - 24 Aug 2017 02:10:34 pm
It is important that industry partners are involved in shaping the graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP).
This was the message by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP during the Industry Consultation on 18 August 2017 at Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi.
Organised by the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), the consultation gave an opportunity to industry leaders and representatives (public and private sectors) who are based in the Western Division to have an open discussion and advise the University on their trainin... More »
USP Invests $1.3m in Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre - 21 Aug 2017 03:17:35 pm
The Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE), Ms Pauline Tang officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre on 18 August 2017.
The Centre, which is worth FJ$1.3m will conduct training for Certificates III and IV in Commercial Cookery, Certificate III in Patisserie and Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations offered through the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
It is a simulated training centre which has a commercial kit... More »
USP acknowledges 2017 Open Day Success - 18 Aug 2017 04:22:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus hosted a Post-Open Day Cocktail on 18 August, 2017 to acknowledge the hard work of the Open Day Organising Committee, facilities and sections, student ambassadors, sponsors, media, television hosts and other stakeholders for making the 2017 Open Day a success.
Director Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni Mr Jaindra Karan said a total of 86 schools visited the&nbs... More »
USP Tuvalu hosts Professional Training for Teachers - 18 Aug 2017 04:00:10 pm
About seventy (70) teachers in Tuvalu are attending a two-week Professional Development training hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus in conjunction with the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Ministry of Education Tuvalu.
Mr Talavai Iona, Permanent Secretary for Education officially opened the workshop on 14 August, 2017. He highlighted the significance of professional development in the teaching profession and how Tuvalu’s Ministry of Education is supporting the upskilling of teachers so that quality education is provided to the students and the community.
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Fiji signs USP Convention - 18 Aug 2017 11:10:56 am
The Fiji Government signed the USP Convention at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 17 August, 2017.
The USP Convention is an agreement between member countries of the University, aimed at legally embedding it in member countries, and supplementing the University’s founding legal instruments of the Royal Charter and Statutes.
Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor of USP, said today’s signing is indeed a major milestone for Fiji “being the home of the University”.
He said it is importan... More »