Australian Minister for Education and Training, Honourable Christopher Pyne delivers his speech.
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USP, An Excellent Platform for Regional Agenda Discussion - 16 Jul 2015 01:41:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) provides an excellent platform to discuss the regional agenda for development, says USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra.
He made the comment during the 2015 Pacific Update at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 15 July.
Professor Chandra said many of the stakeholders of the region are USP alumni, and for almost half a century, USP has produced most of the higher level human resources for our region. It has also been a catalyst for regional co-operation and integration, he said.
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ADB Launches Publication at Pacific Update Conference - 16 Jul 2015 01:37:36 pm
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a publication at the Pacific Update Conference at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 15 July, 2015.
The publication is called Pacific Opportunities: Leveraging Asia’s Growth.
According to ADB Dean Naoyuki Yoshino, the publication focuses on Current Economic Conditions in Asia and the Pacific, Links between Pacific Economies and Asia and Strengthening Links Between Pacific Economies and Asia.
Key messages in the book include the following:... More »
USP hosts Pacific Update - 15 Jul 2015 04:39:59 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Honourable Dr Mahendra Reddy officially opened the 2015 Pacific Update at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 15 July, 2015.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra extended a special welcome to Dr Reddy saying he is delighted that the Minister has a chance to engage academically with presenters.
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University Grants Committee (UGC) hosted to dinner - 15 Jul 2015 03:30:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a dinner for members of the University Grants Committee at its Laucala Campus on 13 July 2015.
In welcoming them, USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said the UGC plays a key role in assuring the stakeholders that the work of the University is carefully assessed and monitored, and the resources given is used wisely and productively according to the plans approved by the Council.
Those in attendance included the Honourable Minister for Labour Jioji Konrote, Chairman of the UGC Winston Thompson, Excellencies a... More »
USP hosts Fiji Economy Update - 15 Jul 2015 03:10:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the Fiji Economy Update at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 14 July, 2015.
Sustainable Growth and Social Inclusion was the theme of the conference with topics centred around Infrastructure Spending, Investment Policies and Business Confidence
Governance and Institutional Reforms and Economic and Social Development.
USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra extended a warm welcome to everyone present.
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USP’s FSTE Organises Information Day - 11 Jul 2015 03:57:50 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) organised Information Day in Laucala, Lautoka and Labasa Campuses, from 9 – 11 July 2015.
The Information Day included a general consultation for the public. Delivery plan for the Postgraduate cohort teaching proposed for Mathematics in the Labasa Campus was also presented at the three venues.
Associate Professor of FSTE’s School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences, Dr Bibhya Sharma said that the school planned to start the programme this summer.... More »
ANZ CEO addresses USP’s MBA students - 10 Jul 2015 03:41:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) held its annual Meet the Leader’s Forum at its Statham Campus on 8 July 2015.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for ANZ Group Limited, Mr Vishnu Mohan was Guest Speaker and talked on the issue of leadership.
“In my personal view, leadership is more of an art than science,” he noted.
Mr Mohan said the most important quality of a good leader is to be visionary.
“Good leaders can envisage the future. ... More »
USP Professor receives 2015 Peter Brice Award - 9 Jul 2015 04:19:13 pm
A Professor at The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded the 2015 Pacific Circle Consortium’s (PCC) Peter Brice Award in recognition of over four decades of service in education and research in the Pacific.
Professor of Pacific Education and UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education and Culture, Professor Konai Helu Thaman thanked the organisers and PCC for the award.
Professor Thaman encouraged emerging academics and scholars to continue the fight for relevance and quality to meet the needs of the region and reminding them to never give up.
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USP Adjunct Professor of Agriculture Delivers Public Lecture in the Philippines - 9 Jul 2015 03:26:54 pm
An Adjunct Professor of Agriculture from The University of the South Pacific (USP) brought the University into limelight in the Philippines when he was given an opportunity to deliver a public lecture at the University of Philippines Baguio (UPB).
Professor Ravindra Chandra Joshi gave a presentation on ... More »
USP hosts 39th Pacific Circle Consortium Conference - 8 Jul 2015 11:51:30 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) hosted the 39th Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) Conference at the Great Council of Chiefs complex in Suva from 2 - 4 July.
Over 120 delegates gathered at the conference representing twelve countries including Japan, Taiwan, United States of America, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Fiji.
The three-day event included 70 concurrent sessions and two keynote addresses. Senior Education Adviser for the Access to Qu... More »