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USP student Siwan Narayan (2nd from right) is one of the first five successful recipients of Fiji's YES, awarded by the Honourable Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

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PICPA initiates public service training for Tuvalu - 4 May 2016 01:11:04 pm
Public Servants in Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) deserve to be given special opportunity to benefit from training and capacity building programmes in public administration given the increasing vulnerability of such countries to the effects of globalisation and climate change.  These were the comments made by Mr Parmesh Chand, Director of the Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) based at The University of the South Pacific (USP) as the Centre completes finalisation of the arrangements for the first ever cohort of 25 public servants from Tuvalu to ... More »

Work of former USP academic published internationally - 3 May 2016 01:01:36 pm
A former Professor of Economics at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has had his work published by Palgrave Macmillan, an International publisher of textbooks, academic and professional books, journals, reference and general non-fiction. Professor Wadan Narsey’s book, ‘British Imperialism and the Making of Colonial Currency Systems’ was published 28 years after he completed his doctorate thesis at Sussex University in Britain, that satisfied both international and local standards. USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra congr... More »

Academic freedom crucial, says USP VC - 2 May 2016 09:04:50 am
Academic freedom is crucial for universities and USP is no exception, said The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra. He made the comment at the first Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre in Laucala on 25 April, 2016. Professor Chandra said academic freedom largely involves the ability of the University to develop its curricular without interference from anyone except for controls such as the relevance and modernity of the programmes and courses offered, and their alignment with the Strategic Pla... More »

USP hosts Open Forum for students - 2 May 2016 07:52:55 am
An open forum for the students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was held at the Laucala campus on 25 April, 2016. With 2016 being the start of a new triennium in the implementation of USP’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018, the open forum was an opportunity for students to talk about issues at the University, and especially what is required to support USP’s continued efforts towards transforming it from a good to an excellent University. It was also an opportune time for students to raise questions and issues for Management to respond to. ... More »

USP hosted UNEP/GEF Regional Workshops on POPs - 2 May 2016 06:55:57 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) hosted two global project training workshops on regional support for the monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).  Held from 4-8 April 2016, the workshops were jointly funded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) and participants were from nine regional countries.   Acting Director, IAS, Dr Johann Poinapen while acknowledging the guidance of the UNEP/GEF Trainers, said that IAS will continue to provide quality training... More »

USP takes labs to students affected by Cyclone Winston - 2 May 2016 06:25:34 am
Staff members of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) recently conducted science labs and study clinics in 14 high schools in Fiji’s Western Division which were severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. These high schools were left without their science facilities due to the severe damage that Winston left in its wake. In particular, a number of schools lost vital pieces of equipment needed to conduct the scientific experiments outlined in the curricula. The FSTE team facilitated experiments in a wide ... More »

USP’s Law School holds grand finale of moot competition - 28 Apr 2016 12:57:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law (SOL) held the grand finale of its Mooting Competition at the High Court in Suva, Fiji on 26 April 2016. Judges that presided over the final were Honourable Justice William Calanchini, President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice David Alfred and Honourable Justice Riyaz Hamza. During the prize-giving ceremony at Café 30, SOL’s senior lecturer Dr Wilfred Golman acknowledged the presence of Fiji’s Honourable Chief Justice Anthony Gates, judges and senior law practitioners. ... More »

USP and US Embassy host 2016 Fishackathon Event - 28 Apr 2016 12:50:35 pm
The United States Embassy in partnership with The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 2016 Fishackathon Event which took place during the Earth Day weekend, from 22 to 24 April 2016. Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalise on the expansion of mobile phone and internet use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges. The Fishackathon event, which is an initiative launched at the first “Our Ocean” conference in 2014, called on coders and science enthusiasts from around the world to come together to cre... More »

Vueti Viti concert funds handed over to USP VC - 28 Apr 2016 12:39:33 pm
A cheque of $10, 265 was officially handed over to the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra, as funds collected from the recent ‘Vueti Viti’ concert and auction in aid of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The fundraiser comprised live performances by local artists and the Oceania Dance group from USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) with the theme "Together We Are Stronger". In handing over the cheque to the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of the Faculty of... More »

Six Pacific islands ratify the Paris Climate Accord - 27 Apr 2016 10:21:47 am
The Pacific islands, amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global leadership this weekend when the Paris Agreement opened for signing on 22 April.  Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu were six of the 15 overall countries that submitted their ratification during the special signing ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “We congratulate and commend our member countries for their leadership in not only signing but also taking that extra crucial step to ratify the Agreement, helping to ensure it will come into force,&rd... More »

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