The victorious School of Law Team 2 members with the Grand Final Judges (garlanded). From L-R: Pauline Ryland, Lanieta More, Jon Apted, Rabia Ali, Zakiyyah Ali and Totivi Bokini-Ratu.
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Need for Inclusive Pacific Regionalism – Dame Meg Taylor - 21 Jun 2017 04:49:15 pm
At a time where challenges faced in the Pacific region are increasingly existential in nature, policy responses need to be informed by evidence and rigorous analysis.
This was the message of Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) during the 2017 Pacific Update Conference on 20 June 2017.
Dame Taylor highlighted that the geopolitical and development context of the Pacific has shifted and the region faces a range of external and internal factors that are acting to reshape it.
“Such factors spur u... More »
USP participates in ECE Teacher Development - 21 Jun 2017 12:31:58 pm
Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the foundation of the education system and plays a vital role in cementing the education journey of one’s life, said Mr Timoci Bure, Fiji’s Deputy Secretary Primary and Secondary Education.
He made the comment while officially opening the Sub-regional workshop on ECE Teacher Development in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at Novotel, Nadi in Fiji on 20 June, 2017
The three-day conference will focus on pivotal areas to develop frameworks to strengthen the capacity of teachers involved in the Early Childhood Education... More »
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 »
IAS raises awareness on conservation benefits - 14 Jun 2017 04:50:05 pm
A Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for research and marine sample collection in Nacula, Yasawa in the Fijian province of Ba by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) recently proved successful.
Three scientists from the IAS’ Centre for Drug Discovery and Conservation (CDDC) completed the collection along with collaborators and stakeholders, the objective of which was to acquire free prior and informed approval from resource owners to carry out bioprospecting research in their qoliqoli or fishing areas.
They joined repres... 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 »