Prime Minister Honourable Voreqe Bainimarama delivers his keynote address during the opening of USP Open Day 2016.
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USP signs MOU with IRD - 30 Jun 2016 04:04:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Institute for Research Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is designed to foster a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in teaching, research, business incubation and training for a four year term.
The MOU was signed during the Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi on 30 June 2016.
This MOU builds on the previous MOU between USP and IRD and is aligned with the objectives of the Pacif... More »
PACE-NET Plus, Way Forward to a Sustainable Pacific - 30 Jun 2016 03:51:53 pm
Within the context of small fragile economies, vast oceans and extreme vulnerability, the Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform recognises that regional cooperation amongst Small Island States of the Pacific is the only way forward to a sustainable future.
These were the comments by the Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga, Honourable Siaosi Sovaleni, who officiated as the Chief Guest at the opening of the PACE-Net Plus bi-regional dialogue platform on 30 June 2016 at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi.
The PACE-... More »
Cook Islands PM appointed new USP Chancellor - 30 Jun 2016 01:08:03 pm
The 23rd Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be the Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Honourable Henry Puna, who has been appointed to serve in the role from 1 July, 2016 for a term of one year.
Honourable Puna will be formally installed during USP’s Laucala graduation ceremony on 26 August 2016. The Chancellor is the titular head of USP, who confers the qualifications of the University.
Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson warmly welcomed the new Chancellor on behalf of the University Council. He assured Honourable Puna of the full support from the USP community.
“We would also like to thank Prime M... More »
PACE-Net Plus bi-regional dialogue platform - 29 Jun 2016 04:31:36 pm
The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform will be held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi from 30 June to 1 July 2016.
The bi-regional dialogue platform is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment with a theme of “Moving towards a high-level policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) pathways to innovation in the Pacific region.”
PACE-Net Plus is the second project funded by the European Commission to further s... More »
USP VC meets Tuvalu Health Minister - 29 Jun 2016 04:29:29 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra and the Tuvaluan Minister for Health, Honourable Satini Tulaga Manuella had a successful meeting at the Laucala campus on 28 June 2016.
The meeting also included the Director Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Mr Hasmukh Lal and Director Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), Mr Parmesh Chand.
A number of issues were discussed in the meeting including a request for USP’s assistance to conduct customer services and hospitality cou... More »
USP Staff Football Team adds another milestone achievement - 29 Jun 2016 04:27:31 pm
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club (USPSFC) team added another milestone achievement to its ranks when it defeated the USP Labasa Campus team by 2-1 in a friendly fixture at the Gurunanak Khalsa College Grounds in Labasa on 18 June 2016.
This was the club’s first ever tour to the Northern Division and the team played their hearts out representing the USP Laucala Community.
Goals for USPSFC were scored by Mr Praveen Prasad of the Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni (DMCA) office and Mr Benjamin Naidu of School of Engineering.
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USP scoops four awards at World Blood Day celebrations - 29 Jun 2016 09:23:36 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has won the Divisional Award and National Award for the Highest Blood Collection at a Tertiary Institution for the seventh consecutive year.
In addition to this, USP won the overall award for the Highest Collection by an organisation in Fiji during the World Blood Day celebrations in Suva on 18 June 2016.
USP won awards in the following categories:
• National Winner Open Division - Highest Number of Blood Recruited by any organisation in Fiji in 2015;
• National Winner Tertiary In... More »
USP contributes to ICT project in Solomon Islands - 27 Jun 2016 03:49:09 pm
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Better Education project headed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) achieved a milestone in the Solomon Islands with the hand-over of five Tablet Learning Kits to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education on 2 June 2016.
USP was contracted by Development Strategies International Consulting (DSIC), an international consulting company based in Manila to head consultancy for the two-year project which began in September 2015.
The project is aimed at helping the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources D... More »
USP lauds Government for the 2016-2017 National Budget - 23 Jun 2016 03:56:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has commended the Fijian Government and the Minister for Finance Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for a good and strong 2016- 2017 National Budget following its announcement on 22 June 2016.
The overall budget is significantly channelled towards the massive national rehabilitation and re-construction efforts put in place by Government post Tropical Cyclone Winston, which has a strong social component with a lot of support for vulnerable communities. The budget, however, still pursues the longer term development strategy of the Government, takes new initiatives, and makes innovat... More »
Pacific stakeholders converge to advance gender research in the region - 22 Jun 2016 03:23:41 pm
An active three-day discussion began on 20 June 2016 with around 50 dynamic Pacific researchers and stakeholders converging at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus to advance gender research capacity-building agenda among Pacific Island Countries.
The workshop is a collaboration between USP, UN Women, the Fiji Women’s Right Movement (FWRM), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Government.
It is being held from 21 to 23 June at USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics... More »