(From L-R): USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Chief Executive Officer of the International Centre for Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education, Ms Pauline Tang and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning Teaching and Student Services, Professor Richard Coll, with the accreditation certificate.
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USP takes labs to students affected by Cyclone Winston - 2 May 2016 06:25:34 am
Staff members of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) recently conducted science labs and study clinics in 14 high schools in Fiji’s Western Division which were severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.
These high schools were left without their science facilities due to the severe damage that Winston left in its wake. In particular, a number of schools lost vital pieces of equipment needed to conduct the scientific experiments outlined in the curricula.
The FSTE team facilitated experiments in a wide ... More »
USP’s Law School holds grand finale of moot competition - 28 Apr 2016 12:57:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law (SOL) held the grand finale of its Mooting Competition at the High Court in Suva, Fiji on 26 April 2016.
Judges that presided over the final were Honourable Justice William Calanchini, President of the Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice David Alfred and Honourable Justice Riyaz Hamza.
During the prize-giving ceremony at Café 30, SOL’s senior lecturer Dr Wilfred Golman acknowledged the presence of Fiji’s Honourable Chief Justice Anthony Gates, judges and senior law practitioners.
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USP and US Embassy host 2016 Fishackathon Event - 28 Apr 2016 12:50:35 pm
The United States Embassy in partnership with The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the 2016 Fishackathon Event which took place during the Earth Day weekend, from 22 to 24 April 2016.
Fishackathon is a public-private partnership that aims to capitalise on the expansion of mobile phone and internet use across the developing world to address sustainable fishery challenges.
The Fishackathon event, which is an initiative launched at the first “Our Ocean” conference in 2014, called on coders and science enthusiasts from around the world to come together to cre... More »
Vueti Viti concert funds handed over to USP VC - 28 Apr 2016 12:39:33 pm
A cheque of $10, 265 was officially handed over to the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra, as funds collected from the recent ‘Vueti Viti’ concert and auction in aid of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
The fundraiser comprised live performances by local artists and the Oceania Dance group from USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) with the theme "Together We Are Stronger".
In handing over the cheque to the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean of the Faculty of... More »
Six Pacific islands ratify the Paris Climate Accord - 27 Apr 2016 10:21:47 am
The Pacific islands, amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, have displayed global leadership this weekend when the Paris Agreement opened for signing on 22 April. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu were six of the 15 overall countries that submitted their ratification during the special signing ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
“We congratulate and commend our member countries for their leadership in not only signing but also taking that extra crucial step to ratify the Agreement, helping to ensure it will come into force,&rd... More »
Vice-Chancellor and President acknowledges student body - 26 Apr 2016 05:26:25 pm
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a cocktail reception to acknowledge the efforts of the University’s student leadership team.
The cocktail, which was held at USP’s Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies, saw the participation of student leaders from USP Students Association, representatives of the Laucala Campus Students Association (USPSA Laucala), and representatives of the regional and cultural student associations.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra expressed his gratitu... More »
Symposium to focus on Asset Management - 26 Apr 2016 03:07:59 pm
The Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), based at The University of the South Pacific, (USP) is organising a Symposium on Public Financial Management, which will focus on issues, challenges and opportunities on Asset Management in Nadi, from 30 – 31st May, 2016.
Director of PICPA, Parmesh Chand, said that there are enormous possibilities for improved management and maintenance of public sector assets in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
He said there are direct linkages between effective asset management and good public service delivery since ... More »
Students make use of Entrepreneurial and Career Fair - 22 Apr 2016 03:18:09 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have made good use of the annual Entrepreneurial and Career Fair at the Laucala Campus.
First year students Avorosa Mataivugalei and David Nute, who are both in the Bachelor of Electrical/Electronic programme said they were happy with such an initiative.
“We count ourselves lucky to be exposed to opportunities like this where we can meet with industry representatives and ask questions firsthand about their organisations and the job market in general,” Mataivugalei said.
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Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport PS impressed with USP Biofuel lab - 22 Apr 2016 02:37:11 pm
Fiji’s Infrastructure and Transport Permanent Secretary, Mr Paul Bayly, toured The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) biofuel laboratory on 30 March 2016.
The Biofuel Laboratory funded by the World Bank through the Fijian Government’s Department of Energy Biofuel Project involves the establishment of a testing facility for the development and accreditation of biofuel tests.
Accompanied by senior government officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Bayly was shown the range of equipment used for biof... More »
2016 Entrepreneurial and Career Fair launched - 20 Apr 2016 09:00:11 am
The acting Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Honourable Timoci Lesikivatukoula Natuva officially launched The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) annual Entrepreneurial and Career Fair on 18 April, 2016.
This is the fourth year of the Entrepreneurial and Career Fair and the theme for this year is, “Entrepreneurship and Employability.”
The week-long event organised by USP Campus Life, will allow students to explore potential employment opportunities provided by employers in Fiji and the region.
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