Some of the Compliance Officers that undertook Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance programme. Source: Supplied.
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Journalism Students hold media conference with VC - 12 May 2017 10:54:30 am
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Journalism programme held a successful media conference with the University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra on 10 May 2017.
Professor Chandra welcomed the students and said that as they train to become journalists, it is important to have dialogue with them for accountability and transparency purposes.
Journalism, he said, is crucial for USP as an institution that makes a contribution to development.
“Holding people accountable for their dec... More »
Paradigm shift in education towards flexibility - 12 May 2017 10:53:23 am
“A paradigm shift is taking place in education towards greater flexibility for all stakeholders, students, teachers and institutions, and it is imperative that we adapt and evolve with it otherwise we risk leaving our students ill prepared for the workplace and future work”.
Professor Som Naidu, Pro-Vice Chancellor Flexible Learning and Director, Centre for Flexible Learning made this comment while speaking at the meeting of the Regional Campus Directors of The University of the South Pacific (USP) during their gathering at the Statham Campus in Laucala.
These change... More »
VC calls for increased engagement in the region - 11 May 2017 12:12:40 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra has called on the University’s Campus Directors to deepen their engagement with USP member countries and other stakeholders in the region.
Professor Chandra emphasised this as part of the annual Regional Campus Directors’ Forum taking place at the University’s Laucala Campus from 8 – 12 May 2017.
While highlighting that “engagement is the key element” for the day-to-day business of the regions tertiary institution, Professor Chandra urged t... More »
Lynn Beckles joins STHM as a Fellow - 9 May 2017 03:00:44 pm
International tourism and hospitality professional, Lynn Beckles, has recently joined The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) as a Fellow.
Ms Beckles, who is currently completing her doctoral studies at the University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, undertook her dissertation research in Fiji. Her research focused on understanding the cultural nuances within the service delivery experience in the hospitality industry.
Holding a Master of Science in International Trade Policy, Ms Beckles comes to the School with extensive global e... More »
USP farewells Outgoing Japanese Ambassador - 5 May 2017 03:37:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President hosted a farewell for the outgoing Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Takuji Hanatani at USP’s Laucala Campus on 4 May 2017.
H.E Hanatani served as the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu and Vanuatu from 2014 – 2017.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President thanked H.E Hanatani for Japan’s contributions during his term and added that Japan has for a long time been a major development partner of USP.
A major co... More »
Two Pacific TAFE cohorts launched at Lautoka Campus - 5 May 2017 09:25:05 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education launched its first face-to-face cohort for two of its programmes at the University’s Lautoka Campus on 28 April, 2017.
Cohort based delivery is a creative way to deliver the whole programme outside the semester based delivery with the same learning outcomes but in a faster and a flexible way.
The programmes, Professional Diploma in Business Management and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care have twenty-five (25) and twenty-two (22) students respectively.
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USP World Press Freedom Day panel discusses media’s crucial role - 4 May 2017 03:20:50 pm
A panel discussion to mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3 was jointly organised by the US Embassy in Fiji, The University of the South Pacific (USP) Journalism Programme and the USP Journalism Students Association.
The event,held at the Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji, led to some lively discussions and interactions with the audience about the evolving state of the media and threats to free speech. .
Among the panelists was her Excellency Judith Cefkin,US Ambassador to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, who acknowledged USP for creating the opportunity for discussions, sayi... More »
USP students for Chinese Bridge Competition - 3 May 2017 02:49:41 pm
Two students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) will represent Fiji at the Chinese Bridge Competition next month.
Diana Botei was the winner during the preliminaries at USP’s Confucius Institute at the Laucala Campus on 29 April, 2017 and she will be accompanied by second winner, Archana Pritika Malato for the finals in China in June.
All travel costs including accommodation and air tickets will be paid for by Hanban, the Confucius Institute headquarters in China.
Dr Yang Hui, Director... More »
PICPA trains regional police officers - 3 May 2017 09:32:15 am
Eleven regional law enforcement officers from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu attended a workshop facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) on writing Job Descriptions.
The workshop ran from 1-5 May in Suva and was conducted under the auspices of an agreement with the Australian Federal Police’s Regional Pacific Police Development Programme (PPDP).
Mr Parmesh Chand, PICPA Director... More »
VC Visits RSNZ - 3 May 2017 09:16:43 am
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP) met Dr. Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive of the Royal Society Te Apārangi in Wellington on 26 April 2017.
They discussed the potential for collaboration between the University and the Society in areas of research; publication by Pacific researchers in New Zealand journals, the potential benefits of civil engineering programmes at USP; and the potential for region-wide research collaboration.
Dr. Cleland mentioned that New Zealand is in a good position to work with USP in identify... More »