Fiji’s High Commissioner to the United States His Excellency Winston Thompson after conferring the award on Associate Professor Dr Mohit Prasad during the Fiji Day Celebrations at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey, Canada on August 9.
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USP plays key role in Fiji PM’s Summit on Green Growth Framework - 18 Jun 2014 12:45:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific played a key role in the two-day Fiji Prime Minister’s Green Growth Framework Summit at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami from June 12-13.
USP’s Director of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) Professor Elisabeth Holland was the consultant, while co-chairs for two of the Technical Working Groups (TWGs) were Dr. Peter Nuttal, a Research Associate and Dr. Anirudh Singh, an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Physics.
Dr Nuttal chaired the Freshwater Resources and Sanitation Ma... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor & President pleased with Confucius Institute - 17 Jun 2014 09:12:58 am
The University of the South Pacific’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra is pleased with the progress of the work of the Confucius Institute (CI) since its establishment in 2012.
In a meeting with the CI Chinese Director Professor Denggui Li on June 10, Professor Chandra expressed satisfaction with the work of CI.
He said CI has done very well under the leadership of a very outstanding Director.
Professor Li updated the Vice-Chancellor saying he had visited Vanuatu in early May and submitted a report to the Headqu... More »
USP Vice-Chancellor & President visits Labasa Campus - 12 Jun 2014 11:08:20 am
The University of the South Pacific's Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra visited USP's Labasa Campus from the 1st – 3rd June and reiterated his support for the development of the Labasa Campus.
The main purpose of his visit was to assess the current campus facilities as well as visit selected sites that have been proposed for the establishment of the new USP Campus in Labasa.
In his address to the staff, the Vice Chancellor thanked the campus staff for their efforts and for their commitment to the University.
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USP's Samoa students compete at University Games - 9 Jun 2014 04:39:33 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s Alafua campus took part in the Samoa University Games at the National University of Samoa (NUS) on Saturday May 3.
According to Tony Siamomua, Student Welfare and Campus Life Officer at Alafua, the Games, which were run by the University Sports of Samoa Association was certainly a fun-filled event.
He said USP competed against the NUS in a 10-a-side rugby tournament and mixed netball.
“More than 150 students took part in the one-day tournament. Although USP was unlucky to have l... More »
USP hosts Pacific Launch of IPCC Report - 9 Jun 2014 04:33:36 pm
The Fiji Government has put in place measures to address the effects of climate change to alleviate sufferings to our people, said Deputy Secretary for Transport and Energy, Malakai Tadulala.
He made the comment while speaking at the Opening of the Pacific Launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report at USP’s Maritime Campus in Laucala on May 15.
“Towards this end, it has adopted a Fiji Climate Change Policy recently. In addition, it has developed a Green Growth Framework to address environmental issues of national developmen... More »
USP launches alumni network in Niue - 6 Jun 2014 04:37:12 pm
The first USP Alumni function in Niue was held on 17 May at Talo's Restaurant in Paliati, Alofi and was attended by USP Council members, Members of the Niue USP Advisory Committee, Government representatives and alumni.
The launching was formally declared by the Niue Minister for Education Honourable Pokotoa Sipeli and USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra.
USP Alumni and Niue Member of Parliament Crossley Tatui spoke on behalf of his colleagues saying it was a momentous occasion for the USP Niue Alumni.
“It&... More »
HE Kumar gives overview of India’s electoral process - 5 Jun 2014 04:12:45 pm
A total of 23 million voters in India who voted in the recent elections were between the ages of 18-19, out of the total 814 million Indians who were eligible to vote, says Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Vinod Kumar.
HE Kumar made the comment during a seminar at USP’s Laucala campus that was organised by the Faculty of Business and Economic’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA) on June 5.
The elections for Lok Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament, were conducted in nine phases spanning a five-week period between April... More »
USP staff attends Fisheries Management training in Philippines - 4 Jun 2014 09:54:43 am
Local communities in the Philippines have agreed not to harvest marine organisms until the spawning season is over, in contrast with Fiji where fishery spawning season seems to equate with harvesting time.
This was one of the lessons learnt from a week-long basic training on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in Bohol, Philippines from April 28- May 2, which was attended by USP’s Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) staff, Apisai Bogiva.
The training is in line with USP’s Strategic Plan 2013-2018, where one of our objectives under Priority Area 6 (Our P... More »
USP reiterates support for ODN - 3 Jun 2014 12:37:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific once again reiterated its support for the Oceania Development Network (ODN) during the recent ODN symposium at the Laucala campus, and the collaboration with Griffith University and the Griffith Asia Institute.
In his opening address, USP’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and International, Professor John Bythell said ODN is a regional network of the Global Development Network (GDN), with a purpose to provide a platform for researchers in the region to interact with each other, share knowledge and skills to foster team research, and build and update regional databases.
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USP student enjoying internship at InterContinental - 2 Jun 2014 03:48:27 pm
A third year Tourism student at The University of the South Pacific is currently doing a one-year internship at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.
Solomon Islands student Lorraine Alekera’s aim is to gain practical working skills and knowledge during her internship.
She said, during her first five months at the resort, she was exposed to a lot of things and is enjoying on-the-job experience
“When I was with the Sales & Marketing department, one of the things which I found most interesting and challenging w... More »