Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.
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USP VC Speaks at Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum - 26 Jul 2017 04:53:09 pm
Over the last decade the region has experienced considerable liberalisation and entry of new service providers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
This was the sentiment relayed by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), as part of his goodwill message during the Commonwealth Broadband Pacific Forum 2017 on 25 July 2017 in Samoa.
Professor Chandra highlighted that greater availability of broadband and liberalisation of the telecom market has resulted in falling prices and considerable mobile ... More »
USP Cook Islands Campus Hosts China Seminar - 24 Jul 2017 04:41:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus hosted a seminar, titled, “The Cook Islands and the People’s Republic of China: A Future of Enhanced Connectivity - Celebrating 20 years of Friendship and Co-operation” on 17 July, 2017.
It was co-hosted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration and attended by China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific Islands, His Excellency Mr Du Qiwen; China’s Ambassador to New Zealand, His Excellency, Mr Wang Lutong and Honourable Albert Nicholas, Cook Islands Minister f... More »
USP showcases programmes at Fiji Government Roadshow - 21 Jul 2017 12:54:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) was part of a two-day Government roadshow held at Natadra District School grounds in Saqani, Cakaudrove Province on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu from 22-23 June, 2017.
Dr Samuela Bogitini, USP Campus Director, two staff from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment and Savusavu Centre Supervisor joined government officials and the Prime Minister Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at the roadshow to showcase USP’s programmes and courses.
The Prime Minister opened the show with about three hundred (300... More »
Tuvalu Campus holds Success @ USP with a difference - 21 Jul 2017 12:51:26 pm
About 30 new students of The University of the South Pacific attended the Success @ USP programme at its Tuvalu Campus from 19-20th July.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director said it was a Success @ USP programme with a difference because for the first time parents and representatives from Tuvalu’s Ministry of Education, USP’s education partner, were also present at the official opening.
Dr Lagi noted that officials from the Ministry of Education were invited not only because they are one of the major funding partners, but students needed to know about the scholar... More »
USP opens $9.3m halls for student accommodation - 17 Jul 2017 05:19:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) FJ$9.3million 11th Halls of Residence at its Laucala Campus was opened by Honourable Jone Usamate, Fiji’s Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations on 17 July, 2017.
The 11th Hall was financed through a loan of F$7.5 million from the Fiji National Provident Fund and $1.8 million from Australian Pacific Technical College.
The eight (8) buildings have three (3) floors each, each floor consisting of an eight (8)-bedroom multi-share with its own hot water showers, bathrooms, toilets, washing machines, kitchen and cooking fa... More »
USP installs renewable energy-based refrigeration systems - 17 Jul 2017 09:24:36 am
The provision of renewable energy-based refrigeration systems by The University of the South Pacific (USP) in two remote fishing communities in Fiji have brought income-generation potential and smiles to their faces.
Project coordinator Dr Atul Raturi acknowledged the French Pacific Fund which enabled the Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development project to install these systems for the villagers of Tavuki in Kadavu and Vesi on Mali Island in Macuata, Vanua Levu.
He explained that due to the remoteness of the communities, villagers have no means to store their c... More »
USP extends lecture capture to Samoa & Vanuatu - 14 Jul 2017 10:11:54 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has successfully installed an extension of the lecture capture recording system at its Alafua Campus in Samoa and Emalus Campus in Vanuatu respectively.
At Emalus, installation works began on Saturday 8 July which required the replacing of analogue switches with digital ones, Digital Power Digital Unit, Digital Control Panel and Encoder.
Configuration and testing have also been carried out successfully after which staff have been trained for its use.
Installation works have also been completed at A... More »
PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 13 Jul 2017 04:38:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 13 July 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus.
Its main purpose was to brief the PIC Diplomats and Fiji on the outcomes of the 84th USP Council Meeting; progress towards implementation of the USP Strategic Plan (2013-2018); plans for the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations; USP’s role in the EDF11 programming; Regional Campus Development, UN Oceans Conference, and an update on USP’s engagement to the Conference of the Parties (COP) ... More »
USP Academic and Professional Staff Delinked - 13 Jul 2017 02:52:42 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Association of The University of the South Pacific Staff (AUSPS) for setting the new salary structure for Professional Staff and the implementation of the Job Evaluation, which will see the completion of the De-linking exercise.
In 2010, AUSPS signed an agreement with the University Management to officially delink professional staff remuneration from academic remuneration.
The agreement was to establish a new classific... More »
Workshop for innovative solutions - 12 Jul 2017 03:27:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Atlassian Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) organised Solve-a-thon workshop on 11 July 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
Solve-a-thon is hosted by Solve, an initiative of MIT that identifies and supports lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. It is a community that brings together technologists, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, non-profit leaders, policymakers, researchers, and other change agents to unearth and ... More »