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Dr Michelle Belisle, EQAP Director, Ms Nina Tu’i, EQAP, Education Specialist (middle) with staff of the SOEd.

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Boot Camp for Samoan teachers - 12 Jul 2016 03:06:23 pm
Fifty nine high school science teachers of Samoa travelled to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva under the Science Teacher’s Accelerated Programme (STAP) boot camp to participate in laboratory work from 20 June to 2 July 2016. STAP is a capacity building platform with the aim to upgrade the qualifications of teachers teaching science in secondary schools of the Pacific region. The programme was launched in June 2014 in Samoa as a partnership between USP, the Samoan Government and the cohort of science teachers. Historically, science co... More »

Strengthening Public Sector Leadership in the Cook Islands - 12 Jul 2016 02:39:10 pm
A group of 25 senior public servants from the Cook Islands will begin a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management at The University of the South Pacific (USP) from mid-July.     Public servants from the areas of Health, Education, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Immigration, Justice, Infrastructure, Crown Law, Parliament, the Ombudsman’s office, Prime Ministers’ office, and the Office of the Public Service Commissioner received their letters of acceptance into the programme.                                 ... More »

PICPA, Commonwealth Ombudsman sign MOU - 12 Jul 2016 01:18:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) and the Commonwealth Ombudsman have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of enhancing collaborative activities between the two organisations for the benefit of Pacific Island Countries (PICs).  Within the ambit of the MoU, the two organisations are working closely to develop administrative guidelines and templates on issues such as Conflicts of Interest, Good Decision Making and Reasons for Decisions among others, to be rolled out for use throughout the public sector in the Pac... More »

Indentured labourers were ‘well looked after’ - 7 Jul 2016 03:30:28 pm
Indentured Indo-Fijian labourers who fortunately survived the shipwreck of the Syria on 11 May 1884 were well-fed and properly looked after by nearby villages after she ran aground on the Nasilai reef in Rewa. ... More »

Japanese Musical Performance awes crowd - 6 Jul 2016 04:19:04 pm
The Wadaiko Rindo, a Japanese drum ensemble based in Melbourne, Australia wowed the crowd with their performance at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 5 July 2016. Those present included former President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau; Australian High Commissioner; H.E. Margaret Twomey; British High Commissioner, H.E. Roderick Drummond, New Zealand High Commissioner H.E. Mark Ramsden and other members of the public. In his welcoming address, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra stated that the relationship between... More »

USP staff receives a Queen’s Young Leaders award - 5 Jul 2016 04:44:13 pm
Being a recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders (QYL) award is a journey that has just begun for Ms Alzima Elisha Bano, a staff of The University of the South Pacific (USP). Elisha, a Campus Life Officer and former part-time Psychology tutor  was first informed of being an award recipient in December 2014. “I remember it was almost midnight when I received the call from London and I was screaming in the house, I am sure I woke up the neighbours. It was overwhelming,” she shared. She said she was very humbled when the QYL programme confirmed that they would be flying her over to the UK in June 2016 to attend the residential wee... More »

Queen awards USP student - 5 Jul 2016 11:53:33 am
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is back in Fiji after being honoured with the Queen’s Young Leaders Award by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace on June 23 2016. Tailevu lass Luisa Tuilau was among 60 young people from across the Commonwealth chosen to receive this award for her exceptional work in the community. Tuilau, who is studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Law, is a member of the Youngsolwa... More »

USP celebrates international accreditations - 4 Jul 2016 12:11:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) celebrated excellence through international accreditations at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 1 July 2016 following the accreditation of its Computing and Engineering programmes. Bachelor of Software Engineering and Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing Programmes were recently accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) while the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Programmes were recognised by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). All four prog... More »

Solutions to reduce Fiji’s carbon footprint – USP Academic - 4 Jul 2016 10:45:21 am
According to a study carried out by an academic of The University of the South Pacific (USP), recovery of methane gas produced at the Naboro Landfill has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint in Fiji, which is a key contributor to global warming challenges. Lecturer at USP’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Dr Francis Mani, who delivered his presentation on pre-feasibility study for methane recovery at Naboro Landfill, during the PACE-NET Plus bi-regional dialogue platform on 30 June 2016, said that the Naboro Landfill shows the potential for methane recovery and utilisation. ... More »

Addressing infectious diseases in the Pacific - 1 Jul 2016 12:43:50 pm
The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation  (PACE-Net Plus) ‘Think Tanks’ on Infectious Diseases in the Pacific presented their outcomes as  part of the PACE-Net Plus bi-regional dialogue platform in Nadi on 30 June 2016. The bi-regional dialogue platform is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) with the theme “Moving towards a high-level policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) pathways to innovation in the Pacific region.” ... More »

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