(From L-R): Dr Nacanieli Rika, Acting Head of SOAF, Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean of FBE and Mr Rajeshwar Singh, USP Alumnus during their address
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Launch of STAP II in Samoa - 26 Jan 2017 08:56:36 am
Following a successful first Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) which ended with the graduation of fifty-one (51) students in November, 2016, Honourable Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa launched the second cycle of STAP on 23 January, 2017 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed during the launch between the Government of Samoa and USP to build on STAP and develop similar programmes to help address academic needs of teachers and other students in Samoa.
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Quality & Pathways at new Pacific TAFE - 20 Jan 2017 01:34:09 pm
In line with the Strategic Plan (2013 -2018), The University of the South Pacific (USP) has merged its College of Foundation Studies and former Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) into a new Pacific TAFE from 2017 to be a unified entity offering Foundation and Skills Programmes.
From 2017, the Foundation and Preliminary programmes are classified in three (3) Colleges namely Arts, Business and Science which will provide clear pathways to students for their destination degree in the relevant faculty.
All programmes provided by the new Pacific TAFE are clustered ... More »
USP’s Pacific TAFE introduces new programmes - 20 Jan 2017 01:29:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has introduced three (3) new programmes to be offered from Semester 1, 2017.
The new programmes are Diploma in Counselling (Level 5), Certificate III in Small Business Development & Management, and Certificate III in Patisserie.
Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director Pacific TAFE, said that the new programmes have been developed based on skills demand in the region, in the relevant workforce sector.
Diploma in Counselling (Level 5) reflects the r... More »
USP students to be issued tablets for learning - 19 Jan 2017 04:27:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will issue tablets to every new undergraduate degree student as part of the University’s new mobile platform for learning.
Students will be offered a fully setup Android tablet including a leather case with keyboard, a power adaptor, a USB to micro USB cable, and a USB to micro USB extension cable for every new full time undergraduate student to USP, who has paid their first semester fees.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said that the world of learning was being dramatically disrupted and transf... More »
USP to offer affordable on-campus student accommodation - 18 Jan 2017 03:36:49 pm
Major earthworks are underway for the biggest single project to increase on-campus student accommodation at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
A 400-bed on-campus hostel will soon be constructed for students of USP at the main Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP confirmed that the 12th Hall is also expected to accommodate USP’s growing international student population. The plan for the construction of the building is a direct response to the demand for increasing on-campus student accommodation, Professor Cha... More »
USP’s new lecture capture system to transform access for remote students - 18 Jan 2017 03:30:16 pm
A new state-of-the-art lecture capture system will be successfully rolled out at The University of the South Pacific (USP) commencing from day one of Semester 1, 2017.
The system, one of the largest in the Pacific, gives students access to video and audio recordings of many of their lectures and other teaching activities, providing a flexible learning experience. It uses a combination of commercial hardware and open source as its primary technology.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said: “The new technology gives students the chance to l... More »
USP expands on-campus accommodation - 18 Jan 2017 10:02:34 am
The construction of two new buildings at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Halls of Residence to accommodate forty-eight (48) more students at the University’s Laucala Campus is expected to be completed by the middle of semester one (1) 2017.
The buildings, which are worth FJD 2.8 million are known as 11th Hall Blocks G and H and are situated at the existing 11th Hall Buildings D and E. Each of the two (2) buildings has three (3) floors of accommodation.
Each floor consists of an eight (8) bedroom multi-share apartment and has its own bathrooms with solar h... More »
Agreement for international student exchange programme - 12 Jan 2017 03:37:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Hansung University, Korea signed an agreement on 11 January 2017, for a student exchange programme that will support the promotion of all-round development of students, particularly in the areas of global outlook and cultural appreciation.
The agreement gives an opportunity to USP students to study abroad with the waiver of tuition fees and allows the International Office to meet Key Performance Indicators under Priority Area 3 in USP Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018, in sending outbound students and enhancing students’ opportunities for international exchange.
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USP conducts free Remote Sensing course - 12 Jan 2017 10:10:31 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) is conducting a free two-week Satellite Remote Sensing Training Course at the University’s Laucala Campus from 9 to 20 January 2017.
The course is facilitated by renowned oceanographer Dr Bruce Monger, who is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University and serves as a member of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Ocean Biology and Biochemistry Science.
The goal of the c... More »
Symposium marks 5th anniversary of CI-USP - 12 Jan 2017 10:02:16 am
A symposium to mark the 5th anniversary of the construction and development of the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) was held at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), in China on 20 December 2016.
More than thirty (30) representatives including, BUPT’s Office of Administration, International Office, Organisation Department, Finance Department, Department of Personnel, School of Humanities, School of Network Security and all previous and current teachers of CI-USP participated in the symposium.
Professor ... More »