(Seated From L-R): Honourable Albert Nicholas, Cook Islands Minister of Internal Affairs, His Excellency Mr Du Qiwen, China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific, His Excellency Mr Wang Lutong, China’s Ambassador to New Zealand.
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Conference Creates Link between Research and Policy - 20 Jun 2017 01:36:47 pm
The Pacific Update Conference is a vital forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the region, said Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts and National Archives of Fiji, during the opening of the Conference at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre on 20 June, 2017.
The 2017 Pacific Update Conference is organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre.
Hon. Dr Reddy stressed that ... More »
USP extends condolences to Vanuatu Government - 20 Jun 2017 08:33:44 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is deeply saddened by the sudden passing away of His Excellency Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, the President of Vanuatu.
On behalf of the University, Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Derrick Armstrong extended their heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Government and people of Vanuatu, and H.E. Lonsdale’s family and friends.
H.E. Lonsdale served as the 22nd Chancellor of USP for a period of one year from July 2015- June 2016 and the University is grateful for his services during this term which he... More »
Fiji Government lauds USP’s efforts in promoting research skills - 15 Jun 2017 12:43:49 pm
A Pacific People’s Research Skills symposium hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP) was officially opened by Fiji’s Education Minister Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy at USP’s lower campus on 14 June, 2017.
Dr Reddy welcomed USP participants from Tuvalu and Vanuatu including other institutions from the Fiji Police Force, Fiji National University, Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Hanoi University in Vietnam and University of Adelaide in Australia.
Such symposiums help strengthen not only research skills but also the link b... More »
USP takes Braille Eye-Slate to Vanuatu - 15 Jun 2017 11:04:31 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) donated a Braille Eye-Slate device to the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Training on 9 June 2017.
While handing over the Braille Eye-Slate to Mr Roy Obed, Director of Education, Dr Utkal Mehta, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Physics said that it was a happy occasion for the School to donate the device to Vanuatu as a member country of USP.
Dr Mehta noted that the Braille Eye-Slate is smaller in size and weight, compared to what is already in the market, as well as easier to use to assist students learn quicker. ... More »
2017 Pacific Update Conference to be held at USP - 14 Jun 2017 02:37:23 pm
The 2017 Pacific Update Conference co-organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre will be held at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus from 20 – 21 June 2017.
This annual event gathers policymakers, academics and researchers, business people, and development practitioners to present and discuss economic, social, and regional developments in the Pacific.
The Fijian Minister for Education, Heritage and A... More »
New College Heads for USP’s Pacific TAFE - 13 Jun 2017 02:02:55 pm
Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has welcomed the new Heads of its three Colleges.
Under the new structure of Pacific TAFE, pre-degree and sub-degree programmes are offered through these three Colleges.
Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director Pacific TAFE while announcing the appointments, said he is elated and has full confidence in the new heads to provide academic and administrative leadership in their respective Colleges.
Mr Hamish McCracken is the Head of College of Business, Tourism... More »
Alafua Campus celebrates Samoa Independence - 13 Jun 2017 12:51:50 pm
Staff and students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus joined the people of Samoa and dignitaries and ambassadors from around the world to celebrate Samoa’s 55th year of Independence on 1 June 2017.
More than 70 staff and students of the Alafua Campus were at the Government Building from as early as 4am to join Government ministries, schools and organisations in the March Past to observe the first former colony in the Pacific to be given right to form its own government.
There were a range of events over the two-day national holida... More »
USP’s Social Work Programme gets ACWA accreditation - 13 Jun 2017 09:02:01 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Bachelor of Arts, Social Work major has been accredited by the Australian Community Works Association (ACWA).
ACWA aims to advance the profession of community work and set, strengthen and provide the educational, professional and ethical standards essential for exemplary community work practice.
In a letter to the University, Sha Cordingley, the Chief Executive Officer of ACWA, stated that the accredited programme status recognises that USP meets ACWA requirements, in that:
the qua... More »
USP VC stresses need for committed leadership for ocean sustainability - 12 Jun 2017 02:31:40 pm
To uphold the aspiration of the UN Oceans Conference, there needs to be more than just business-as-usual and a demonstration of committed leadership and excellence in scientific research, to promote the health of our ocean for our people, planet and prosperity.
These were the words of Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) during a UNOC Side Event, High Level Exchange: Pacific Leadership through Innovative Approaches to the Oceans Economy – Pacific 2050 on 8 June, 2017.
Chaired by the Honourab... More »
USP Records office celebrates International Archives Day 2017 - 12 Jun 2017 02:21:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management office celebrated International Archives Day 2017 on Friday, 9 June by sorting out records older than the University, to ensure their preservation and longevity.
Staff spent the day sorting and cleaning records that have been deposited from many parts of the University and that have sat relatively untouched since they arrived. The building of new racks and shelving were a major feature of the day’s activities.
Mr Jason Flello, Manager, Records Management said the Records Office does not... More »