Prime Minister of Fiji Rear Admiral (Ret) Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama, and Minister for iTaukei Affairs and Sugar Industry while addressing members of the USP Council at its 79th meeting at the Novotel House in Lami on 30 October, 2014.
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53 students graduate from Tonga Campus - 25 Sep 2014 01:11:04 pm
Fifty three students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP’s) Tonga Campus on 20 September, of which 13 were from the region.
While addressing the graduands USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra congratulated them on persevering and completing their studies.
Of the 53 graduands, 58% were females; 12 students received postgraduate qualifications with 5 receiving Masters (3 Master of Business Administration, 1 Master of Education and 1 Master of Commerce).
Professor Chandra told the ... More »
Pacific schools discuss online threats - 24 Sep 2014 01:33:08 pm
Seventy schools around the Pacific came together at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 20 September for the annual South Pacific Computer Society (SPaCS) quiz and dialogue for secondary schools.
SPaCS Quiz Coordinators Dennis Sen and Shaveen Singh said that overall the quiz was a success and the number of schools participating this year was encouraging.
This also provided a platform for both teachers and students to share experiences on child online protection and the threats that children face online.
Secondary school teachers a... More »
USP benefits from World Bank's E-learning courses - 23 Sep 2014 03:10:23 pm
The World Bank has extended an invitation to The University of the South Pacific (USP) to benefit from its suite of e-learning courses developed for energy, climate change and disaster risk management practitioners.
The opportunity arose when USP’s Tonga Campus Director, Dr. ‘Ana Koloto, invited the project leader of Project L3EAP (LifeLongLearning for Energy Security, Access and Efficiency in the African and Pacific Small Island Developing States) , Dr. Anirudh Singh, to join her in hosting the third day of the 9 -11 September workshop on Pacific Renewable Energy and Energy Efficie... More »
USP's STHM hosts 8th Careers Fair - 22 Sep 2014 03:16:00 pm
Sixty-five graduating students from USP’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) will have an opportunity to talk directly with representatives from the employment sector to gain ideas on potential career paths and opportunities within those organisations.
The School has scheduled to hold their annual careers fair programme at Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa on September 26 which also gives prospect for employers to seek out potential students who will fit into their respective organisations.
“Now, in its eighth year, this event is being organised in ... More »
FHEC ensures quality education - 22 Sep 2014 11:12:21 am
The Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) has recently established a “Committee for the Accreditation of University Qualifications (CAUQ)” to approve and accredit new programmes and qualifications developed by the universities in the country.
A two-day training workshop for programme evaluators from the three universities in Fiji was held at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 16 and 18 September.
FHEC ensures that programmes offered by the universities in Fiji meet a minimum requirement that is consistent with the criteria for the approva... More »
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 »