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Journalism student part of Caribbean Pacific Agrifood Forum - 7 Mar 2016 03:32:30 pm
A journalism student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was part of the Caribbean Pacific Agrifood Forum that was held in Barbados from 31 October to 6 November 2015. Avneel Abhishay was invited to be part of the fully funded forum by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA). Avneel said the forum had a lot to offer to all the participants ranging from social media reporters to news presenters. He said that as first year journalism student, the forum offere... More »


USP staff joins Kyoto research team on Cyclone resilience in Vanuatu - 7 Mar 2016 03:06:27 pm
A senior lecturer in Geography, Earth Science and Environment at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was part of a team at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University in September 2015, to find out the effectiveness of traditional cyclone shelters on Tanna Island in Vanuatu. Dr Eberhard Weber is an expert in social science research on natural hazards and disasters. Previously he has conducted research in the Solomon Islands after the 2007 tsunami and in Samoa after the 2009 tsunami. Dr Weber is confident that disaster preparedness and people’s resi... More »


University staff visit Republic of Nauru - 4 Mar 2016 03:49:00 pm
A delegation from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) headquarters in Laucala visited the Republic of Nauru on 29 January 2016, to provide information on how USP can assist in education development in Nauru. The USP delegation comprised of the Vice-President (Regional Campuses and Properties and Facilities) Dr Giulio Paunga, Director of Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Mr Hasmukh Lal, and Associate Dean (teaching and learning) of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE), Dr Bibhya Sharma. The visit was a request made by the M... More »


USP donates to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund - 3 Mar 2016 05:03:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has donated FJ$100,000 to the Prime Minister’s Natural Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to help the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston (TC Winston) as the first part of a broader support towards Fiji’s relief efforts. USP Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson and Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra officially handed over the cheque to the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Public Enterprises, Public Service and Communications, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on 3 March, 2016. The University... More »


USP scholar completes European Science Foundation Visiting Fellowship 2016 - 3 Mar 2016 09:36:30 am
A Professor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully completed a European Science Foundation Visiting Fellowship at the Technical University of Denmark on 3 January- to 2 February 2016. Dr. Sushil Kumar, Associate Professor of Physics, School of Engineering and Physics of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE), had the privilege to work with distinguished researchers, Prof. Torsten Neubert and Dr. Olivier Chanrion of Space Science Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space), one of the most active and productive research groups internationally engaged in investigating the... More »


Resumption of Classes: USP Fiji Campuses - 29 Feb 2016 04:30:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific wishes to advise:   a.     Laucala Campus (Suva) that normal classes will resume from Wednesday, 2 March 2016. Staff  have already resumed work from today.   b. The Lautoka Campus will resume classes from Tuesday, 1 March 2016. All students and staff are advised to report for classes and work tomorrow.   c. The Labasa Campus is already operational.   Message from Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President... More »


USP Advisory to All Staff and Students - 28 Feb 2016 02:35:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP)’s Staff of Laucala Campus, Suva is requested to report to work on Monday 29 February, 2016 to prepare for possible re-start of teaching on Tuesday, 1 March.   For   students of Laucala Campus, USP wishes to advise that the decision when to resume classes at the Laucala Campus would be made on Monday 29th February.  This will depend greatly on how our generators perform during their full load, long duration of continuous operations testing from 6am this morning and tomorrow.   USP Labasa campus is already open and staff and students should attend as normal.... More »


Laucala Campus Shutdown - 24 Feb 2016 02:02:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been informed that its Laucala campus cannot be guaranteed a continuous supply of electricity at a level necessary to run the Campuses, even with the University’s reduction of power usage. As a consequence all Laucala campuses are closed until further notice - at least up to and including Sunday 28 February, 2016.  An announcement on the campus status shall be made by mid-day Sunday 28 February, 2016. This announcement has been made by the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Coll. ... More »


USP Fiji campuses reopen - 24 Feb 2016 10:21:17 am
The University of the South Pacific was affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston with considerable damage to trees around the campuses but little damage to our infrastruture at our Laucala, and Labasa campuses. All staff and students are safe and were kept secured during the storm along with their families.  After a huge clean-up effort the Laucala and Labasa campuses re-opened on Wednesday 24 February. We expect to open our Statham and Marine campus on Thursday 25 February. As of now, we are... More »


FSTE awards 2015 outstanding students - 23 Feb 2016 08:18:35 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) hosted a welcome and awards evening for its students at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre in Laucala on 18 February, 2016. Acting Dean Dr Bibhya Sharma welcomed first year students saying he hoped they were having a smooth transition considering that it was only the second week of the first semester. “I know that our new students are all excited to join USP and we also excited to have you here with us, so welcome!” Dr Sharma said. ... More »


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