Former USP academic Dr Priya Chattier has won the position of the Australian National University’s (ANU) State Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) programme’s Gender Research Fellow.
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German Kava Expert Visits USP IAS - 17 Jun 2015 03:38:29 pm
German Kava scientist and advocate Dr Mathias Schmidt visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) laboratory on 6 May 2015.
His visit was part of the European support through the Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) programme for Kava related activities in the Pacific region.
Dr Schmidt is working with governments of kava exporting countries in a bid to formulate kava standards in preparation of possible kava export to the European Union.
For a number of years, kava e... More »
Confucius Institute Graduation - 17 Jun 2015 03:28:19 pm
One hundred and twenty students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus Confucius Institute on 10 June 2015.
The group which is part of a bigger group of around 200 students completed their course in three levels, including beginner, intermediate and advance level.
Dean of Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE), Dr Akanisi Kedrayate congratulated the graduates and thanked them for learning the Chinese language.
Dr Kedrayate said that, "this is another occassion where you can be proud that y... More »
USP lends Cyclone Relief Assistance to Tuvalu, Kiribati - 17 Jun 2015 09:08:50 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) handed over cheques worth $30, 092 for the people of Kiribati and Tuvalu who were recently impacted by the devastating effects of Cyclone Pam, at its Laucala Campus on 16 June 2015.
The handover was done by USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra to Kiribati President His Excellency Anote Tong and Tuvalu High Commission First Secretary Ms Lorraine Taulima respectively.
In handing over, Professor Chandra said he was pleased that USP students took the initiative and partnered with Campus Life to organise a Fund Rais... More »
FSTE Signs Agreement with Software Factory Limited - 12 Jun 2015 03:35:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) signed a Partnership Agreement with Software Factory Limited (SFL) on 5th June 2015.
The event marks a milestone achievement as the university endeavours to work closely with industry across the Pacific region.
The three year Partnership Agreement is designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in the implementation of the Industry Experience Project (IEP) between SFL and FSTE.
The Industry Exp... More »
Education – A Top Priority for Government - 12 Jun 2015 03:25:51 pm
“Education is every government’s top priority, more so if you have a young and growing population, as in the case of Kiribati.”
These were the sentiments expressed by the President of Kiribati, His Excellency Mr Anote Tong at the opening of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 80th Council Meeting at Tarawa Kiribati on 2 June 2015.
HE Mr Tong said that education was everyone’s business, which requires collaboration at all levels starting from homes and extending to the national and regional level.
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USP Academics Receive Recognition from International Journal Publisher - 12 Jun 2015 12:41:31 pm
Two academics from The University of the South Pacific (USP) won the 2014 Outstanding Paper Award in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
The two recipients of the award, Dr Anand Chand and Dr Suwastika Naidu who are from USP’s School of Management and Public Administration, were the combined authors of the paper titled Does Central Government Health Expenditure and Medical Technology Advancement Determine Economic Growth Rates in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
The data used in the paper was collected from ... More »
USP Alumnus in Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List - 11 Jun 2015 09:44:25 am
An alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2015 for his life's work on Pacific history and culture.
Professor Brij Lal has been honoured as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his significant service to education, through the preservation and teaching of Pacific history, as a scholar, author and commentator.
He is currently a staff of the Australian National University’s ANU School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific.
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Successful Hamlet Show in Fiji - 10 Jun 2015 03:26:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) became the 100th host of the Globe Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at its Laucala Campus.
The group, which had completed its first year of shows around the globe, performed for the Fiji audience at USP’s Japan Pacific ICT Centre on 8 June 2015.
More than 400 people attended the event including University academics, secondary school teachers and students and other members of the public.
Event coordinator, Dr Mohit Prasad said it was a good opportunity for p... More »
USP Academic Delivers Guest Lectures to US Student Delegation - 10 Jun 2015 03:25:04 pm
Senior Lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Dr Dawn Gibson recently delivered two guest lectures at the Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa to students from Pennsylvania State University and Texas A&M University.
Dr Gibson spoke on tourism and ecotourism in Fiji which covered an overview of the Tourism Opportunities Spectrum (TOS) and results from a comparative study between the Warwick Resort, Mango Bay Resort and Votua Village.
STHM has had a significant history of involvement with the American Univers... More »
USP Participates in Food Security Workshop - 9 Jun 2015 04:38:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) was among participants of a Food and Security workshop which saw researchers, lecturers, teachers, and administrators from regional Universities, government ministries, and international organisations strive for a common platform to discuss food security in the Pacific.
The gist of the message from the workshop that was held in Nadi from 3-5 June was ‘To work and stay healthy, people need sufficient, safe and nutritious foods throughout their entire life’.
It was organised by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co... More »