USP Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, President of the Republic of Kiribati presents Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister of Samoa with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt).
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USP Cooks Islands launches MANA publication - 23 Oct 2018 04:36:31 pm
A new book, an anthology of Cook Islands short stories and poems, published by USP Press, was launched at USP Cook Islands on 22 October 2018 before a packed audience.
The new book entitled ‘MANA – 50 years of Cook Islands Creative writing in English and Cook Islands Māori’ celebrates the role of Dr Marjorie Crocombe in the ‘first wave of post-colonial writing in the Pacific’.
It also celebrates the 50th Anniversary of USP and the University’s role in supporting Pacific writing and publishing.
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USP, UNICEF celebrate Global Hand Washing Day - 23 Oct 2018 12:27:28 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jointly organised an awareness programme on the eve of Global Hand Washing Day on 15 October 2018 at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
Bringing together over 60 students, University staff, Government, civil society and private sector representatives, the event aimed to raise awareness on the impacts of unhealthy practices pertained to hand washing.
The learning event highlighted what organisations and private sector in the Pacific are doing to improve hand washin... More »
USP develops new Fijian History mobile app - 23 Oct 2018 10:08:30 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched the Fijian History mobile app, an innovative tool which makes learning History exciting and interactive, at the Laucala Campus on 19 October 2018.
As part of a Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)-funded project for Technology Use in Learning & Teaching, the mobile app is the outcome of a research project to evaluate the use of a collaborative content curation tool to support online assessments.
Mr Sanjeet Chand, a learning analytics engineer at CFL and mobile app developer, explained that the app could be accessed for free on... More »
School of Law scoops 2018 FALE Debate Series Final - 22 Oct 2018 02:58:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law Team Two (2) came out champions of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education’s (FALE) Debate Series Grand Finale 2018 at the Laucala Campus on 16 October 2018.
School of Law Teams one (1) and 2 bravely fought for a place in the Grand Final where the debate topic was ‘USP should raise the entry requirement mark to 250 out of 400 (Fiji) or equivalent (other countries) for degree studies’.
Ms Zakiyyah Ali, the victorious team leader of Team 2, and recipient of three (3) Best Individual Debater Award in t... More »
Trainees receive accredited certification in procurement - 22 Oct 2018 02:20:49 pm
Thirteen (13) awardees received accredited certifications in Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP) from The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), in an award function held at its Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) in Walu Bay, recently.
The certification is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) as meeting the global standard for professional competence in purchasing and supply – the highest standard in procurement education.
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Professor Misir new Pro Vice-Chancellor at USP & Head of Public Health SI Campus - 20 Oct 2018 04:58:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Professor Prem Misir as Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Professor and Head of School of Public Health for the new Solomon Islands Campus effective from 15 October 2018.
USP is instituting a programme in Public Health to be based in the new Solomon Island (SI) Campus and Professor will prepare for the delivery of this programme in addition to act as Head of the SI campus.
Professor Misir has over 15 years of local and international management, leadership, and higher education experience.
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Pacific TAFE students compete with industry practitioners - 20 Oct 2018 01:46:21 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won medals at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2018 held at the Fiji National University (FNU) Nadi Campus from 16th to 19th of October.
Rebecca Dass and Sofia Takalaivuna, who are completing a Certificate III in Patisserie (Bakery and Pastry) won silver medals respectively in the Class 2, student category, while Dillon Fihaki who is completing Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management (Level 5) won a bronze medal in the Class 16, open category, which means he was up against full time industry ... More »
USP Journalism Student Awards recognise excellence in journalism - 19 Oct 2018 12:44:16 pm
Distinguished media academic, Professor David Robie, and two prominent USP Journalism alumni, will be the chief guests at the USP Journalism Student Awards at Laucala campus today.
Organised by The University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme, the event in its 18th-year is the longest running journalism awards in the region. It is the only awards for journalism in Fiji at the moment.
Keynote speaker Robie has 40 years of international journalism experience and is a noted researcher in Pacific media.
The event is supporte... More »
Successful partnership between USP Pacific TAFE and USAID’s Climate Ready Project - 19 Oct 2018 12:41:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project.
Under the Letter of Agreement, signed late last year, USP through Pacific TAFE has been able to partner and support the delivery of accredited training and cohort programmes in Project Management to government, private sector and non-government organisation staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
Pacific TAFE, College of B... More »
USP & FFA continue to up-skill fisheries officers in the region - 18 Oct 2018 03:30:54 pm
Ensuring appropriate Pacific Island capacity to effectively address the increasing complexity and importance of regional tuna fisheries management, development and enforcement, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are collaborating to develop certified oceanic fisheries training programmes for the Pacific region through a signed Memorandum of Understanding in May 2015.
The first of these professional certification programmes is a Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance offered by USP and ce... More »