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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 »
Vice-Chancellor and President acknowledges student body - 26 Apr 2016 05:26:25 pm
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a cocktail reception to acknowledge the efforts of the University’s student leadership team.
The cocktail, which was held at USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, saw the participation of student leaders from USP Students Association, representatives of the Laucala Campus Students Association (USPSA Laucala), and representatives of the regional and cultural student associations.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra expressed his gratitu... More »
Symposium to focus on Asset Management - 26 Apr 2016 03:07:59 pm
The Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), based at The University of the South Pacific, (USP) is organising a Symposium on Public Financial Management, which will focus on issues, challenges and opportunities on Asset Management in Nadi, from 30 – 31st May, 2016.
Director of PICPA, Parmesh Chand, said that there are enormous possibilities for improved management and maintenance of public sector assets in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
He said there are direct linkages between effective asset management and good public service delivery since ... More »
Students make use of Entrepreneurial and Career Fair - 22 Apr 2016 03:18:09 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have made good use of the annual Entrepreneurial and Career Fair at the Laucala Campus.
First year students Avorosa Mataivugalei and David Nute, who are both in the Bachelor of Electrical/Electronic programme said they were happy with such an initiative.
“We count ourselves lucky to be exposed to opportunities like this where we can meet with industry representatives and ask questions firsthand about their organisations and the job market in general,” Mataivugalei said.
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Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport PS impressed with USP Biofuel lab - 22 Apr 2016 02:37:11 pm
Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport Permanent Secretary, Mr Paul Bayly, toured The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) biofuel laboratory on 30 March 2016.
The Biofuel Laboratory funded by the World Bank through the Fijian Government’s Department of Energy Biofuel Project involves the establishment of a testing facility for the development and accreditation of biofuel tests.
Accompanied by senior government officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Bayly was shown the range of equipment used for biof... More »
2016 Entrepreneurial and Career Fair launched - 20 Apr 2016 09:00:11 am
The acting Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Honourable Timoci Lesikivatukoula Natuva officially launched The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) annual Entrepreneurial and Career Fair on 18 April, 2016.
This is the fourth year of the Entrepreneurial and Career Fair and the theme for this year is, “Entrepreneurship and Employability.”
The week-long event organised by USP Campus Life, will allow students to explore potential employment opportunities provided by employers in Fiji and the region.
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Fiji’s Communication and IT PS officiates at Focus session - 20 Apr 2016 08:48:45 am
Fiji stands at an inflection point in history like many other parts of the world, said the Permanent Secretary for Communications and Information Technology Mr. Ewan Perrin.
He made the comment at the launch of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) ‘Focus Session’organised by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) during the Entrepreneurial and Career Fair on 19 April, 2016 at the Laucala Campus.
According to Mr Perrin, the information age is still relatively young and there are so many exciting discoveries happening daily in all sorts ... More »
Solomon Islands Minister Visits USP - 19 Apr 2016 09:54:19 am
The Solomon Islands Minister for Education and Human Resource Development (MERD), Honourable John Moffatt Fugui met with the Dean of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) to discuss key activities of the Faculty’s School of Education.
The purpose of the Minister’s visit to USP was to attend the University’s Finance and Investment Committee (FIC) meeting on 11 April 2016, after which he had the opportunity to meet the Dean of FALE on April 12.
The Faculty staff also discussed key activities carried out by USP... More »
PICPA initiates 3 research projects - 18 Apr 2016 03:01:59 pm
Research in Public Administration matters is critically important not only for availability of information and data for planning and co-ordination purposes, but also for the development of policy and implementation of actions to improve workplace practices and performance, thereby leading to improved service delivery.
These were the comments made by Mr Parmesh Chand, Director of Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) based at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the signing of contracts with three different research teams at USP.
The res... More »
USP lauds IPCC decision to produce special report - 18 Apr 2016 02:57:35 pm
Professor for Climate Change at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD), Professor Elisabeth Holland has lauded a decision by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to produce a special report in 2018, on the impacts of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.
Professor Holland was the Solomon Islands delegate to the IPCC, which at its Nairobi meeting,accepted the invitation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to produce a special report in 2018.
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