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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 »

FEMM ends with public seminar at USP - 7 Apr 2017 03:16:53 pm
The 2017 Forum Economic Minister’s Meeting (FEMM) concluded with a public seminar on ‘Income Inequality in the Pacific’ at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus in Suva on 6 April, 2017. The seminar was jointly organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and USP. In welcoming panelists and the audience which comprised delegates of the FEMM, representatives from government and civil society, entrepreneurs, USP staff and students and members of the public, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said it was a real privilege to host such an... More »

USP installs solar desalination system on Yanuca Island - 7 Apr 2017 09:14:29 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) recently installed a solar desalination system on Yanuca Island, in the province of Serua in Fiji. Yanuca is a small island located in the South West of Deuba, approximately 20 km away from the main island of Viti Levu where there is only one village with thirty nine families (39) and a total population of about two hundred (200) people. The island also has a primary school with about 60 students. Associate Professor at SEP Dr Atul Raturi teamed up with his Master of Physics stu... More »

Another international accreditation for Pacific TAFE programme - 7 Apr 2017 09:10:30 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has received another international accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) for its Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery programme. This programme equips graduates with food preparation skills and technical knowledge to enable them to work independently in a commercial kitchen environment. This is the third international accreditation that Pacific TAFE has received from THE-ICE and it also adds to the seven (7) int... More »

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