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Good Outcomes Emerging From USP-Australia HLC - 17 Apr 2017 06:10:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) concluded a successful High Level Consultation (HLC) on Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 in Canberra.    This HLC with Australia is an annual bilateral event to deliberate on strategic level engagements between the two long-standing partners as well as discuss progress and challenges of the University towards implementation of its Strategic Plan.   The five-member delegation from USP, led by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President had fruitful discussions with senior DFAT offi... More »

Vice Chancellor’s Public Lecture on Higher Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues - 17 Apr 2017 05:45:57 pm
A combination of scholars, academics, researchers, students, members of public, and an official from DFAT gathered to listen to a public lecture by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), who shared his insight on the subject of Higher Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues.   This public lecture  was held on the evening of Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at the at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific’s Hedley Bull APCD Lecture Theatre and provided a platform for the audience to engage in discussion on how higher education in the Pacif... More »

Seminar focuses on need for spiritual education - 13 Apr 2017 03:42:09 pm
A seminar on The Place of Spirituality in Holistic Education at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 April, 2017 heard that the need for spirituality in holistic education is absolutely essential. Guest panellists were His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, Chairman of the Governing Body Commission Executive Committee of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), well-known for delivering keynote speeches globally on spirituality and Mr Kolinio Boila, Executive Director Finance, USP and a youth pastor at the World Harvest Centre in Suva, Fiji. ... More »

STHM scholar presents monograph on 'Migration, Micro-Business and Tourism' - 12 Apr 2017 11:25:29 am
Dr. Alexander Trupp, a senior lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), recently published a research monograph titled “Migration, Micro-Business and Tourism in Thailand. Highlanders in the City” with the prestigious publishing house Routledge. In the context of a STHM-hosted book launch on 4 April 2017, Dr. Trupp presented and discussed his publication with an academic audience. The book investigates the social, economic, and political embedding of informal souvenir sellers in an urban tourism ... More »

MBA graduates share their experiences - 11 Apr 2017 02:46:24 pm
A total of 196 students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) graduated with postgraduate business qualifications during the University’s graduation ceremony at Laucala Campus on 31 March 2017. Out of this, 91 students graduated with their Master of Business Administration (MBA). MBA is the flagship programme for the Graduate School of Business. The programme is specifically designed for individuals who want to become successful leaders and be drivers of growth in their respective areas. ... More »

USP organises 2017 Tech Fest - 11 Apr 2017 12:14:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS) organised the Tech Fest event at the Laucala Campus on 8 April, 2017. The Coding Carnival is a Microsoft Initiative at USP and Tech Fest is a day dedicated to IT-related competitions at USP. In welcoming students, Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) welcomed everyone “to this important initiative”. He emphasised the importance of collabo... More »

USP and IAEA discuss Nuclear Science and Technology Project - 11 Apr 2017 10:55:31 am
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led by Mr Oscar Acuna, Head of Technical Cooperation Division at IAEA visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 7 April 2017. Present to meet the team was Professor Richard Coll, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services, Mr Jaindra Karan, Director, Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni (DMCA), Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE), Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dr Helene Jacot des Combes, Senior Lecturer ... More »

USP Library staff undergo database training session - 10 Apr 2017 01:04:41 pm
In response to a growing awareness on data science, a two-day workshop was held for staff of The University of the South Pacific’s Library on 27-28 March. Dr. Anthony Dona, Solutions Consultant at Clarivate Analytics, presented a lively, fast-paced introduction to the many features of the Web of Science Core Collection and InCites. Web of Science is a citations service composed of a collection of databases maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is one of a number of databases subscribed to by the USP Library and can be accessed from the Library’s webpages. ... More »

USP’s School of Education strengthens external engagement - 10 Apr 2017 12:59:18 pm
A recent study on adolescent coping in Fiji, Australia and Iceland was conducted using a cross-cultural adolescent coping scale, the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS). The study was conducted by the Principal researcher, Professor. Sigrun Sveinbjornsdottir, a Professor Emerita from the University of Akureyri in Iceland in conjunction with Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School of Education in USP, and Associate Professor Einar B. Thorsteinsson from the University of New England in Australia. Professor Sigrun presented her results on 17 March, 2017, during her visit to USP. ... More »

Pacific discusses Income Inequality - 7 Apr 2017 03:37:51 pm
The Government of Fiji has instituted a number of policies to address income inequality in the country, a public seminar on Income Inequality heard in Suva on 6 April, 2017. Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications made the comment during a panel discussion at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at its Laucala campus. He noted that a decrease in the Gini coefficient, a widely measured tool for measuring income inequality, &... More »

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