Acting Prime Minister of Fiji, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum delivers his keynote address.
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USP, SINU talks - 18 Aug 2016 02:46:31 pm
A delegation from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) led by its Vice-Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 16 August 2016.
He was accompanied by Kenneth Bo’o, Manager Property and Campus Management and Mr Chris Tovoa, Chief Security Officer.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP welcomed the delegation to the University, saying they were happy to share their thoughts on issues raised by SINU.
The meeting was attended by Profess... More »
USP thanks former Chancellor - 17 Aug 2016 12:41:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) thanked His Excellency Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, President of Vanuatu on 2 August 2016, for his role as Chancellor of the University, at a dinner organised in his honour.
President Lonsdale’s tenure as Chancellor ended in June 2016.
As part of their official visit to Vanuatu, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Lonsdale at the State House.
Following the award of... More »
Young USP scientists contribute to species conservation in Melanesia - 17 Aug 2016 08:58:16 am
Eight (8) current staff and postgraduate students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have contributed significantly to the conservation of native and endemic species in the Melanesian region, said Dr Gilianne Brodie, Associate Professor at USP’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.
This contribution was in the form of a collective publication of their research in the international journal, ‘Pacific Conservation Biology’, this month.
The special issue focuses on species conservation and management of macrofauna in the developing Melanesian Pacif... More »
SMPA holds workshop on teaching matters - 16 Aug 2016 11:06:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Management & Public Administration (SMPA) held a workshop on ‘Teaching Matters’ on 6 August 2016 at Novotel Hotel in Suva, Fiji.
This workshop is the first, in a series of three for this year, to allow SMPA staff to discuss important issues related to teaching.
During the opening session, SMPA Head of School, Professor Charles Trappey, touched on the importance of accreditation and its impact on school programmes and methods of operation.
Professor Trappey encourag... More »
USP hands over Samoa appeal for Post Winston SCF Fundraiser - 12 Aug 2016 12:14:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is humbled by the generosity shown by the people of Samoa in light of the recent Tropical Cyclone Winston tragedy, said USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Regional Campuses, Dr Giulio Paunga.
Dr Paunga made the comment while officially handing over the Samoa appeal for Post Winston Save the Children’s Fundraiser to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Save the Children’s Fund (SCF), Iris Low-McKenzie, at Laucala on 5 August.
Coordinated by USP’s Pacific Outreach Programme for Polynesia (POPP) Coordinator, Allan Alo... More »
Research students ‘drive research activity’ - 12 Aug 2016 08:10:39 am
Research students in any university are the engine of any research activity, said The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and International, Professor Derrick Armstrong.
He made the comment during the Research Office scholars evening organised by the Research office at the Laucala campus on 11 August, 2016.
According to Professor Armstrong, there are 348 students registered for Masters and PhD programmes this semester.
The Research Office currently sponsors 71 research students and this is 15 per c... More »
Fiji’s public servants undergo upskilling - 11 Aug 2016 03:35:34 pm
Twenty Five (25) public servants from the Fijian Public Service are undergoing a programme of training, leading to attainment of a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration organised and sponsored by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Civil Service.
These civil servants are largely from the middle to senior management ranks from nine (9) different Ministries.
Director of PICPA Mr Parmesh Chand said that Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is offered as &ld... More »
Public Service Commissioners Meet in Palau - 11 Aug 2016 12:26:21 pm
Chairpersons and Heads of Public Service Commissions (PSCs) from fourteen (14) Pacific Island Countries (PICs) met in Palau from 2 - 4 August 2016 as part of the 13th Pacific Public Service Commissioners Conference (PPSCC).
The event was organised by the Government of Palau in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), and jointly funded by Government of Australia through PICPA and Government of Republic of Palau.
The PPSCC is a cross jurisdictional forum for Public Service Commissioners from PIC... More »
USP Emalus Campus held successful Open Day - 10 Aug 2016 12:00:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus Open Day in Vanuatu on 5 August, 2016, was a huge success with about 1000 students, parents and members of the public attending.
With the theme ‘USP – Shaping Your Future’, the event attracted a large crowd to the Campus that was not only keen to learn about the University’s programmes and services, but also participated in the various activities.
Head of the School of Law, Professor Eric Colvin, officially opened the event and encouraged current and potential students to ‘think a... More »
USP academic receives international award - 10 Aug 2016 09:15:06 am
An Assistant Lecturer in Psychology at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Ms Shazna Buksh, has been awarded the inaugural Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Roger Landbeck Professional Development Fund Award during the HERDSA Conference 2016 held in Fremantle, Western Australia.
The selection of the award has come through Ms Buksh’s work on education initiatives in the community and with the implementation of the Research Skills Development (RSD) Framework in courses at USP.
The HERDSA... More »