Professor Richard Coll is The University of the South Pacific's (USP) new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Services.
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USP awards AAPS students - 25 Nov 2014 09:47:01 am
Sixty-one Australian Government-sponsored students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended an end-of-semester dinner on 21 November, 2014 at Cafe Thirty in Suva.
The students were from Vanuatu (18), Kiribati (13), Tonga (12), Tuvalu (5), Samoa (5), Solomon Islands (2), Federated States of Micronesia (4), Republic of Marshall Islands (1) and Palau (1).
They were enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts programme (18), Bachelor of Commerce (6), Bachelor of Science (11), Bachelor of Education (2), Master of Business Administration (4), Master of Commerce (1), Master of Educ... More »
USP Academic holds scientific talks - 24 Nov 2014 03:28:57 pm
Associate Professor Dr Sushil Kumar from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment, visited the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Centre of Wuhan University, China, from 8-17 November, 2014.
Dr Kumar held scientific discussions on collaborative work on the applications of GNSS to the upper atmosphere.
Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between GNSS and USP in reference to applications of GNSS in surveying and mapping, transportation monitoring, disaster manage... More »
USP helps develop Kava product - 24 Nov 2014 02:50:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) has contributed to the development of a new kava product known as “Taki Mai”.
The product was officially launched in the country by the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Honourable Inia Seruiratu on November 20, 2014.
“IAS developed the process to extract the active ingredients from green kava which is then added to flavoured drinks by a United States firm and packaged in a small opaque bottle,” IAS Director William Aalbers... More »
USP Staff Football Club acknowledges players - 24 Nov 2014 02:40:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club has roped in the services of former National Futsal coach Hussein Sahib to prepare for their new soccer season next year.
Sahib was present at the inaugural awards night held at the Laucala Campus on 15 November, 2014.
Club President, Navneel Naidu said the awards night was held to acknowledge and appreciate the commitment, dedication and support players had put towards the team during their 2014 season.
“We have secured the services of Mr. Sahib to build a much more competitive... More »
Fiji’s Senior Civil Servants Learn Policy - 20 Nov 2014 01:36:34 pm
A workshop aimed at improving senior government officials’ ability to implement policy on Good Governance in the Recruitment and Selection Processes ended for 125 senior civil servants in Suva on 7 November, 2014.
The training was conducted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Mr Subhash Appana and Dr Desmond Amosa as lead facilitators, under the Australian-funded Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) project, based at USP’s Laucala Campus.
PICPA is a specialist centre which responds to the needs and plans identified by Pacific Isla... More »
117 youths graduate from USP, FRIEND project - 20 Nov 2014 01:29:20 pm
A European Union (EU) project implemented by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development (FRIEND) has seen the graduation of 117 unemployed youths under the Youth Employment Network (YEN) programme.
The function was held at the Ratu Iloilo Hall in Veiseisei, Vuda on 14 November, 2014 and was witnessed by around a thousand people from the West and the North.
The objective of the programme was to provide alternative employment opportunities to the children of sugarcane farmers and those who have been displaced from ... More »
USP celebrates AMBA accreditation - 19 Nov 2014 11:41:36 am
Senior staff and alumni of The University of the South Pacific (USP) gathered at the Laucala Campus on 17 November, 2014 to celebrate the accreditation of USP’s Master of Business Administration programme by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Head of USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) Professor Raghuvar Pathak said the University was delighted that AMBA President Sir Paul Judge, had come all the way from London to join in the celebration of USP’s AMBA accreditation.
“I met Sir Paul at the International AMBA conference in April this year and took the opp... More »
USP staff awarded for PhD studies - 13 Nov 2014 01:01:54 pm
A staff member and former student of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) was recently awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS) to do his PhD at Griffith University’s Tourism Research Centre.
Mr Apisalome Movono said while he was still experiencing his new study environment, he was honoured to be given the opportunity.
“It was always in my interest to serve my village, community and country and understanding tourism impacts on the environment and more importantly, on the indigenous Fijian communiti... More »
Students wow crowd at USP’s SLAM poetry competition - 13 Nov 2014 12:45:51 pm
Ten students and four open competitors wowed the 150-plus crowd with their verbal acrobatics in a competitive poetry performance at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 0ctober, 2014.
Organised by USP’s School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM), the competition is an annual event and promotes creativity in the literary arts among USP’s community.
SLAM poetry coordinator and senior lecturer Dr Mohit Prasad said the quality of poetry at the event was very high.
Winners were awarded their cash and... More »
USP’s IAS to lead landmark biodiversity survey - 12 Nov 2014 04:00:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) will soon mount an expedition into the mountains of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in what will be a historical landmark for Pacific biodiversity research.
The expedition is being coordinated by the IAS’ South Pacific Regional Herbarium (SPRH) and will comprise taxonomic experts from the Pacific and around the world.
Herbarium’s Curator Marika Tuiwawa said the experts will work together to document the flora and fauna of one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas.
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