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USP Honours High Achievers - 21 Mar 2016 07:49:01 pm
Fifty-five per cent of high achievers at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this year are females, an increase by one per cent from 2015.
The comment was made by USP Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra, in his opening remarks during the Medals & Prizes ceremony at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala campus on 21 March 2016.
“This is a progressive number for women from this region and I am privileged to add that USP is doing its part in ensuring the full participation of women and girls in the area of h... More »
USP's Postgraduate qualification to strengthen diplomatic career - 18 Mar 2016 02:08:53 pm
A diplomat, who is also an alumnus of The University of the South Pacific (USP), is currently pursuing further education after a lapse of more than three decades.
Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Mr Patteson Oti is pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs through the University’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA).
Mr Oti said that one should never stop learning and this is what drove him to continue his education at the University.
Graduating... More »
USP installs solar water pumping system for remote Fiji school - 18 Mar 2016 09:54:39 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has assisted in the installation of a new solar water pumping system at Korotolutolu Primary School in Seaqaqa, Vanua Levu.
Korotolutolu Primary school students and staff had been facing water problems for a long time and their sole supply has been a spring source, located 5 km away from the school.
However, this source dries up in the summer and clogs up during heavy rain while the school’s borehole has been inoperative due to the damaged pump and fuel expenses.
With the help of a grant from... More »
USP extends partnership with Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism - 16 Mar 2016 03:31:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Fiji’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism (MITT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will enable both organisations to work closely to maximise effective cooperation and efficiency.
This MOU is an extension of the previous one, which was established between USP’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and MITT in 2013.
While signing the MOU on 15 March 2016, the Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra said that the MOU will provide opportunities for USP and MITT to share info... More »
USP celebrates World Social Work Day - 16 Mar 2016 02:41:27 pm
Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Ms Rosy Akbar has commended the work of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Social Work Students Association.
While officiating at the celebration of World Social Work Day at the Laucala campus on 15 March 2016, Ms Akbar acknowledged the association for their contribution to society.
“They (students) are the future of our country. When we allow them the opportunity to be involved in uplifting the lives of those who are less fortunate, we are opening their eyes to a whole new world of self-sacr... More »
Pacific communities undergo climate adaptation and disaster management training - 16 Mar 2016 11:37:26 am
The use of the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (IVA) framework and the Loss and Damage (L&D) toolkits will be valuable to the resilience of our communities as they become better prepared to respond to projected extreme natural events, says Tonga’s Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Climate Change, Paula Ma’u.
He made the comment while opening Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD’s) European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (EUGCCA) Regional Workshop at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tonga campus on 24 February, 2016. The workshop ... More »
USP holds High Level Consultation with Australia - 15 Mar 2016 03:02:18 pm
A successful High Level Consultation (HLC) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Australia, its major development partner, was held at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) office in Canberra on Tuesday, 8 March 2016.
The objective of the meeting was for USP and DFAT to discuss progress toward the implementation of the USP-Australia Partnership; and deliberate on current strategic issues of mutual interest fac... More »
USP academic honoured with international award - 14 Mar 2016 04:51:43 pm
An academic of The University of the South Pacific (USP) reached new heights of excellence after being awarded with the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award.
Dr Gurmeet Singh, who is the Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs at the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), was among six recipients of this award and was honoured during the 16th International Business Horizon Summit held at Amity University’s Noida Campus in India.
The award was based on Dr Singh’s extensive academic background and contribution in the field of education & resear... More »
Leadership Development, a Regional Priority - 14 Mar 2016 04:31:15 pm
The Pacific Island Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) based at The University of the South Pacific (USP) has identified Leadership Development an area of priority as part of work activities to be pursued to improve public service delivery in the Pacific Islands.
PICPA has accordingly been providing higher-level strategic advice and training in the area of Leadership Development.
One such activity was a two-day Leadership Development Seminar for senior Government officials in Kiribati, from 8-9 March 2016 at the PSO boardroom in Bairiki, Tarawa.
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VC delivers public lecture on Pacific Regionalism and Higher Education - 11 Mar 2016 01:43:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra delivered a public lecture on ‘Pacific Regionalism and Higher Education’ at the Development Policy Centre, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 8 March 2016.
The lecture was organised by the Development Policy Centre at Crawford School of Public Policy in partnership with the ANU Pacific Institute ... More »