Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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SOEd hosts Practicum Dialogue with secondary school teachers - 23 May 2018 12:00:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) hosted over 20 Suva Secondary School Principals and school representatives for a Practicum Dialogue on 16 May 2018.
In his opening remarks, Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd stressed the importance of healthy and strong partnerships with all relevant stakeholders like School Heads and Associate Teachers, Teacher Educators and student teachers to ensure a meaningful and rewarding practicum experience.
Professor Lingam explained that the purpose of the meeting was to consolidate the partnership S... More »
Niue signs USP Convention - 22 May 2018 06:30:59 pm
Niue has become the 12th and final member country of The University of the South Pacific (USP) to sign the USP Convention.
The Minister for Education of Niue Honorable Billy Talagi, signed the Convention on behalf of the Niue Government during the 86th USP Council meeting on 22 May 2018.
Hon. Talagi on behalf of the Government of Niue conveyed his sincere and best wishes to USP for its ... More »
USP to address educational needs of Nauru – H.E Adeang - 22 May 2018 01:41:29 pm
“We look to USP as our very own university to provide the higher educational needs of our present and future generation.”
This was the statement made by the Acting President of the Government of Nauru and Minister of Finance, Sustainable Development and Justice, His Excellency David Adeang, as he officially opened the 86th Meeting of the USP Council on 22 May 2018 at the new Nauru Campus in Yaren District.
“The development of human resource in my country is very important and thus education plays a critical role in this regard,” said H.E ... More »
USP opens new Nauru Campus - 21 May 2018 02:07:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) new Campus in Nauru’s Yaren District was officially opened by His Excellency David Adeang, the Acting President of Nauru on 21 May 2018.
The opening of the new Nauru Campus was ahead of the University’s 86th Council Meeting from 22 – 23 May 2018. Present to attend the opening ceremony was His Excellency, David Adeang, Acting President of Nauru; Speaker of Nauru Parliament, Honourable Cyril Buraman; Honourable Charmaine Scotty, Minister of Education of Nauru; Chief Justice of Nauru; Her Excellency Angela Tierney, the Australian High Co... More »
GSB hosts Leadership workshop for business executives - 21 May 2018 11:40:33 am
More than 65 business executives successfully completed the Executive Coaching and Leadership Workshop organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business at the Statham Campus on 1-4 May 2018.
Course coordinator, Mr. Gerard O’ Donovan, said coaching and leadership is an important aspect of leadership and the workshop’s overall aim was to support and further promote the notion that all the stakeholders have an important role to play while providing coaching and leadership in organisations.
The workshop was organised for ex... More »
USP Student awarded Best Paper at International Meet - 21 May 2018 11:27:23 am
A Tuvaluan PhD student from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded the Best Paper along with a complementary monetary prize at the First Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops – Pacific Branch (ISTRC-PB), held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji from 24-27 April 2018.
The award is a reward for Taniela Kepa Siose’s collective assiduous work, his supervisors and colleagues at the Soil Science Department as well as the support from the SAFT Head of School.
Mr Siose presented three papers from his thesis:
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Pacific TAFE launches customised retail package - 21 May 2018 11:24:03 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) launched its inaugural Certificate of Competence programme at the Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) in Suva on 14 May 2018.
The Certificate of Competence programme is a new approach by the institution to align business results with an individual’s capacity and capability to deliver those results.
Mr. Hasmukh lal, Pacific TAFE Executive Director said that what really matters is “the individual outputs or accomplishments that lead to the achievement of organisational goals".
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USP to hold 86th Council meeting in Nauru - 18 May 2018 12:39:46 pm
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be held at USP’s Nauru Campus in Yaren District from 22 - 23 May 2018.
USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University.
The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson.
The 86th Council meeting ... More »
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 »