USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and Director and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office Dr. Laurent Zessler after their meeting on October 9, 2014 at USP's Laucala Campus.
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USP ‘walking the talk’ on disability - 19 Sep 2014 04:07:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is no longer merely talking about disability but rather, it is “walking the talk”.
This was the gist of the message relayed by USP’s Disability Resource Centre (DRC) during their recent roadshow to USP’s regional campuses from 11-29 August, 2014.
The team visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu, Alafua Campus in Samoa and the Honiara Campus in the Solomon Islands.
Staff and students in the three campuses expressed their appreciation of the team’... More »
Solomon Islands gets good return for USP investment - 19 Sep 2014 11:02:53 am
The Solomon Islands Government gets a good return for its investment in The University of the South Pacific (USP), says USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra.
He made the comment during the Solomon Islands graduation on 12 September, 2014.
“Solomon Islands pays 7.8 percent of the government contributions, but has almost 16 percent of the enroled students,” he noted.
Professor Chandra said during the last triennium, Solomon Islands paid a total of F$11, 556,000 in government contributions but the Uni... More »
154 students graduate from USP Solomon Islands Campus - 19 Sep 2014 10:15:01 am
A total of 154 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands' Campus on 12 September, 2014, an increase of 79 per cent from last year.
Those present at the ceremony included His Excellency Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli, Governor General of Tuvalu and Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific; Lady Koling Italeli; His Excellency, the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui and Lady Kabui; Pro Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr. Ikbal Jannif; Minister of Education and Human Resources Development, Honourable Dick Ha’amori and other Govern... More »
USP student accepted into PhD programme in France - 18 Sep 2014 02:39:03 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific has been accepted to do her PhD in France under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) scholarship.
IRD is a French research organisation and the IPCC is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change that was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Vandhana Kumar graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry in 2011 and is currently doing her Master of S... More »
USP’s Drug Center’s grant renewed - 16 Sep 2014 04:13:10 pm
The Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) will continue a collaborative effort with The University of the South Pacific's Center for Drug Discovery and Conservation (CDDC) to discover new drug leads.
The University’s CDDC unit was established in 2001 as a research branch for the Institute of Applied Sciences involved in bioprospecting work on marine and terrestrial organisms and plants.
Director CDDC Professor William Aalbersberg said after the first term from 2005 to 2009 and an increase in collaboration and mutual interests, a second term was secured from 2010 to 201... More »
USP organises coral workshop - 16 Sep 2014 11:26:25 am
The University of the South Pacific, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in New Caledonia and French Institute for Pacific Coral Reefs recently organised a four day “Taxonomy, Biology and Ecology of Coral, and Reef Monitoring” training workshop to train 45 participants on coral taxonomy, both in the laboratory and in the field.
Funded by the French Embassy (Fond Pacifique) and SPC, the workshop aimed to:
- increase capacity at undergrad and postgrad level of USP students, government and NGO staff already involved in coral taxonomy and c... More »
MOU to up-skill teacher workforce in RMI - 16 Sep 2014 10:35:30 am
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) was signed at USP’s Marshall Islands Campus on 9 September, 2014.
The MOU was signed by the Marshall Islands Minister of Education, Dr. Hilda J. Heine and President of the CMI, Mr. Carl Hacker.
USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra had signed the MOU earlier this year.
This MOU is the first formal agreement for the joint delivery of a programme between the College and USP.... More »
Solomons PM reiterates support for USP - 15 Sep 2014 12:59:08 pm
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Honourable Gordon Darcy Lilo has strongly reiterated his support for The University of the South Pacific (USP).
He reaffirmed this during a meeting with USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra and USP’s Pro-Chancellor Ikbal Jannif in his office on 12 September, 2014.
Professor Chandra and Mr Jannif reassured the Prime Minister that work towards the establishment of the new USP Ndoma Campus is progressing well.
They informed Hon Lilo that USP’s Council was confident that ... More »
Nauru youths enroled in USP’s PSBP - 15 Sep 2014 12:18:05 pm
A student orientation for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Post School Bridging Programme (PSBP) was held at USP’s Nauru Campus on 15 August, 2014.
PSBP is the first step of USP’s bridging programme, designed as an academic curriculum.
It is offered to mature students as a means of preparing for the intellectual challenges of a university education and successful completion of which it will be recognised as a basis of admission to the University.
Seventeen students from the Directorate of Youth Affairs in Nauru... More »
USP moves towards energy saving - 12 Sep 2014 02:33:15 pm
As part of energy saving initiative, The University of the South Pacific’s Properties & Facilities department has installed occupancy sensor light switches in staff toilets.
A total of $2442.65 has been spent on 16 devices of which 10 have been installed and six more to be mounted soon.
“Currently we have focused on installing 16 units and we will expand in future to cover most of the staff toilets. However, this will depend on the consumer responses and how each individual handles these devices,” Manager Design & Engineering Services Niranjwan Chettiar... More »