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USP extends partnership with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism - 16 Mar 2016 03:31:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will enable both organisations to work closely to maximise effective cooperation and efficiency.
This MOU is an extension of the previous one, which was established between USP’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and MITT in 2013.
While signing the MOU on 15 March 2016, the Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra said that the MOU will provide opportunities for USP and MITT to share info... More »
USP celebrates World Social Work Day - 16 Mar 2016 02:41:27 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Ms Rosy Akbar has commended the work of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Social Work Students Association.
While officiating at the celebration of World Social Work Day at the Laucala campus on 15 March 2016, Ms Akbar acknowledged the association for their contribution to society.
“They (students) are the future of our country. When we allow them the opportunity to be involved in uplifting the lives of those who are less fortunate, we are opening their eyes to a whole new world of self-sacr... More »
Pacific communities undergo climate adaptation and disaster management training - 16 Mar 2016 11:37:26 am
The use of the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) framework and the Loss and Damage (L&D) toolkits will be valuable to the resilience of our communities as they become better prepared to respond to projected extreme natural events, says Tonga’s Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Climate Change, Paula Ma’u.
He made the comment while opening Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD’s) European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (EUGCCA) Regional Workshop at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga campus on 24 February, 2016. The workshop ... More »
USP holds High Level Consultation with Australia - 15 Mar 2016 03:02:18 pm
A successful High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia, its major development partner, was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office in Canberra on Tuesday, 8 March 2016.
The objective of the meeting was for USP and DFAT to discuss progress toward the implementation of the USP-Australia Partnership; and deliberate on current strategic issues of mutual interest fac... More »
USP academic honoured with international award - 14 Mar 2016 04:51:43 pm
An academic of The University of the South Pacific (USP) reached new heights of excellence after being awarded with the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award.
Dr Gurmeet Singh, who is the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), was among six recipients of this award and was honoured during the 16th International Business Horizon Summit held at Amity University’s Noida Campus in India.
The award was based on Dr Singh’s extensive academic background and contribution in the field of education & resear... More »
Leadership Development, a Regional Priority - 14 Mar 2016 04:31:15 pm
The Pacific Island Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) based at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has identified Leadership Development an area of priority as part of work activities to be pursued to improve public service delivery in the Pacific Islands.
PICPA has accordingly been providing higher-level strategic advice and training in the area of Leadership Development.
One such activity was a two-day Leadership Development Seminar for senior Government officials in Kiribati, from 8-9 March 2016 at the PSO boardroom in Bairiki, Tarawa.
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VC delivers public lecture on Pacific Regionalism and Higher Education - 11 Mar 2016 01:43:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra delivered a public lecture on ‘Pacific Regionalism and Higher Education’ at the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 8 March 2016.
The lecture was organised by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy in partnership with the ANU Pacific Institute ... More »
USP VC Pays Courtesy Visit to ANU VC - 11 Mar 2016 12:36:57 pm
The Australian National University has expressed a keen interest in upskilling staff of The University of the South Pacific (USP) to undertake research effectively on issues facing the region through increased research grants.
This was relayed to USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra during a courtesy call to ANU’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Brian P. Schmidt in Canberra on 7 March 2016.
The visit was aimed at discussing the USP-ANU partnership with the newly appointed ANU Vice-Chancellor and explore ways it can best be leveraged to... More »
USP researchers participate in Solomon Islands Drug Discovery Expedition - 9 Mar 2016 04:32:11 pm
A team of scientists from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) participated in a two-week expedition to remote regions of the Solomon Islands in early January 2016.
Alongside collaborators and researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, the team’s goal was to discover marine organisms which could be explored as a potential source of useful drugs.
The team was led by Dr Katy Soapi and comprised of the Assistant Project Manager, Mr Klaus Feussner, Scientific officer Mr Joa... More »
Students share JENESYS 2015 experience - 8 Mar 2016 03:30:59 pm
For many, a sponsored trip to Japan is a dream come true, but for a student of The University of the South Pacific (USP), waking up in Japan on his birthday was beyond imaginable.
This was the emotion expressed by Emmanuel Duane Mar, who celebrated his birthday in Japan on 23 February, 2016, as part of his trip under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) 2015.
The JENESYS 2015 project is a people-to-people exchange programme between ... More »