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USP lecturer contributes to international journal - 25 May 2016 09:30:34 am
A lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment reached new heights when she contributed her research to one of the leading international journals at the global level.
Dr Eleanor John was one of the authors in the article ‘Changing atmospheric CO2 concentration was the primary driver of early Cenozoic climate’in the‘Nature Journal’ which was recently published.
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PICPA moves towards better monitoring, evaluation - 24 May 2016 04:23:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) wants to better gauge the impact and results of its project activities and intervention.
In doing so, PICPA has embarked on the preparation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework and template through the engagement of technical expertise.
Consultants engaged for this project will trial test the prepared framework and template using data from PICPA projects implemented in Samoa and Vanuatu.
Director PICPA, Mr Parme... More »
Economic & Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2016 - 24 May 2016 04:15:29 pm
As nations begin implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Asia-Pacific region has been asked to promote broad-based productivity strategies with targeted fiscal spending, enhanced skills, better infrastructure, and improved agricultural productivity, says the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Launching UNESCAP’s flagship publication “Economic and Social Survey for Asia and the Pacific 2016”, in partnership with The University of the South Pacific in Suva today, USP’s Acting Head, School of Management and Public Administrat... More »
PICPA discusses Civil Service Institute with Samoa - 24 May 2016 04:00:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) is working with the Government of Samoa to examine options for the establishment of a Civil Service Institute (CSI), as part of the country’s drive to improve capabilities of her civil service.
Director of PICPA, Mr Parmesh Chand confirmed that the Centre has responded positively to a request for assistance from Samoa’s Public Service Commission to make available the services of a consultant to conduct a detailed feasibility study on the proposal.
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USP student at Fiji Principal Association meet - 24 May 2016 10:13:34 am
Students need critical thinking and problem-solving skills, not just to solve the problems of their current jobs, but to meet the challenges of adapting to a constantly changing workforce.
The comment was made by the 2015 Youth Prime Minister, Broderick Mervyn, who is also a second year Bachelor of Law student at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the 117th Fiji Principal Association Conference at the Novotel Hotel in Lami on 19 May 2016.
Mervyn spoke on the roles of educators in preparing 21st century students for a global society.
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USP Emalus Campus participates in ICT Day - 23 May 2016 03:19:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in this year’s ICT Day on 16 May 2016 at the new Government Convention Centre in Port Vila, Vanutau.
With the theme “ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”, the ICT day was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai.
In his opening address, Honourable Salwai called on members of the public to work together to build a brighter digital future for all.
USP’s Emalus Campus was represented at the two ... More »
82nd USP Council Meeting in Samoa Concludes - 18 May 2016 05:04:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 82nd Council meeting was held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia, Samoa from 17 to 18 May 2016 which was chaired by the Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson.
The Council is the highest decision-making body of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff, students, community and business leaders. One representative from Australia and New Zealand and a member of a CROP agency are also part of the Council. A representative each from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)... More »
USP Labasa assists cyclone-affected schools - 18 May 2016 03:23:30 pm
Students and staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus including business houses in Fiji’s northern division distributed stationery for cyclone-affected schools on Taveuni from 11– 13 May 2016.
A total of FJ$7560 was collected and used to buy stationery.
There was also a donation of stationery from business houses in Labasa including 100 green bags from USP’s Book Centre.
The move was initiated by an Assistant lecturer at USP’s School of Education, Dr Rosiana Lagi, following a visit to... More »
Samoan Prime Minister reaffirms quality education at USP - 17 May 2016 02:49:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) continues to provide quality education that aligns with the aspirations of the youth of the Pacific, said the Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi when he officially opened the 82nd meeting of the USP Council in Samoa on 17 May 2016.
Honourable Malielegaoi said that even with the sprouting of national institutions, USP has become the first choice for those seeking higher education for better opportunities.
“Many of the Pacific countries including Samoa are benefitting from the ret... More »
USP Council members accorded full traditional Samoan welcome - 17 May 2016 02:42:39 pm
The Samoan Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture accorded The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Council Members a formal traditional Samoan welcome on 16 May 2016 at the Alafua Campus in Samoa.
The delegation which visited the Alafua Campus ahead of the 82nd USP Council meeting from 17 to 18 May 2016, included the USP Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, Tongan Prime Minister His Excellency Akilisi Pohiva, Education Ministers and representatives of the University’s 12 member states and observers from Australia, New Zealand and the ... More »