Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, during his address at the App launch.
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Cook Islands Public Servants join GCPA alumni - 10 Nov 2016 03:45:49 pm
Twenty-five (25) senior public servants in the Cook Islands recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GCPA) offered by The University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA).
Courses covered included public policy analysis, public sector leadership, and public sector governance from 26 September to 14 October 2016.
Participants were from the Prime Minister’s Office, Public Service Commissioner’s Office, the Ministries of Finance, Education, Health, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Inf... More »
USP assists Kiribati with climate change needs - 9 Nov 2016 12:48:56 pm
A project supported by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) saw the recent construction of a climate-proof health clinic in Buariki village, North Tarawa, Kiribati.
Kiribati is one of the island countries under the Coastal-Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), along with Fiji, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
USP Project Community Liaison Specialist Timoci Naivalulevu said climate change is threatening Pacific communities in many ways.
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USP assists in Climate Change Adaptation Project in Solomon Islands - 7 Nov 2016 04:08:56 pm
A project supported by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) saw the recent launch of a new Climate Change Adaptation (C-CAP) Project in Lilisanai, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands is one of the island countries under the Coastal-Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP), along with Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
USP Project Community Liaison Officer, Teddy Fong said their PaCE-SD Community Coordinators continue to play an important role i... More »
83rd USP Council Meeting concludes - 5 Nov 2016 10:16:33 am
The 83rd Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 4 November 2016.
USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University. The two-day meeting, which began on 3 November, was chaired by the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson.
The Council comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff, students, and comm... More »
USP making good progress: Vice-Chancellor and President - 5 Nov 2016 09:58:16 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is putting emphasis on accreditation, placing students at the centre of its operations and making good progress with its regional campus developments, said Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP.
He made the comment while presenting his report to the 83rd Council meeting of USP at Suva’s Holiday Inn on 3 November 2016.
“Generally, we have been making good progress and we are on a good foundation for the next round of our development,” he stated.
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USP’s Pacific TAFE declared Registered Training Organisation - 4 Nov 2016 04:40:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has been declared a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver qualifications accredited within Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President congratulated Pacific TAFE on this huge achievement.
This, he said, means that Pacific TAFE will deliver qualifications, by adding to its scope of registration which are accredited with Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF... More »
USP secures loan for new Campus in Solomon Islands - 3 Nov 2016 05:36:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) officially signed the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Loan Agreement of US$15.4m for the development of the new Solomon Islands Campus.
The signing took place on 3 November 2016 during the University’s 83rd Council Meeting at Holiday Inn in Suva, Fiji Islands.
Representatives for the signing of the loan documents included Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President; Mr Robert Jauncey, ADB’s Regional Director South Pacific Sub-regional Office; and Honourable John Moffat Fugui, Solomon Islands Minister of Edu... More »
Workshop discusses USP Convention - 3 Nov 2016 03:48:24 pm
Members of The University of the South Pacific (USP) Council attended a workshop on the USP Convention during the first day of the University’s Council Meeting on 3 November 2016, at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
One of the key objectives of the workshop facilitated by Mr Jon Apted of Munro Leys was to familiarise Council Members and senior legal officers from USP’s member countries with the University’s legal processes that need to be followed to get the Convention approved as the University would like to implement the new Convention across its member countries in anticipation of the 50... More »
USP, University of Bergen seek collaboration - 2 Nov 2016 03:15:15 pm
A delegation from the University of Bergen in Norway visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in an effort to discuss future collaboration and partnership with USP on 1 November, 2016.
The team was led by Professor Dag Rune Olsen, Rector, University of Bergen (DRO) and comprised Professor Tore Furevik, Director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research; Professor Edvard Hviding, Director of the Bergen Pacific Studies Research Group; and Ms Nina B. Dahl, Studies Adviser in Anthropology
Professor Olsen stated that there are opportunities for furth... More »
USP Lautoka Campus hosts Pinktober Morning Tea - 2 Nov 2016 03:07:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus collaborated with the Fiji Cancer Society to host Pinktober Morning Tea at the Campus venue on 19 October 2016.
The fundraising event was attended by invited guests from Lautoka’s corporate and business sector together with staff and students of the Campus. Flour Mills of Fiji also came on board as one of the major sponsors for the worthy course.
Lautoka Campus Director, Dr Pramila Devi commended the audience for a positive turnout at the event, and conveyed the Campus’ support and encouragement towards... More »