Graduates during the special graduation ceremony of parliamentarians in Samoa.
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USP holds first staff forum for 2018 - 16 Mar 2018 08:38:50 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March, 2018.
The forum was run by Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International since Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President was unable to attend due to an urgent personal matter.
Professor Armstrong welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue whe... More »
USP holds first 2018 Student Forum - 16 Mar 2018 08:00:28 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first Vice-Chancellor’s Student Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 March 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) warmly welcomed students to the forum saying it was encouraging to see them in numbers.
Students were shown a brief video about the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation and why the University was seeking it.
“The Seeking Accreditation Visit 1... More »
New Zealand High Commissioner visits USP - 13 Mar 2018 02:06:45 pm
His Excellency Mr Jonathan Curr, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 12 March 2018.
Warmly welcoming Mr Curr, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated him on his new appointment as High Commissioner and wished him well.
Professor Chandra stated that USP had excellent relations with His Excellency’s predecessor Mr Mark Ramsden during his term, who was a “proactive and effective ambassador for USP”.
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WDTU organises Women & Leadership Course - 9 Mar 2018 12:09:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) held a one-day Women & Leadership course at the unit in Walu Bay on 8 March, 2018 to coincide with International Women’s Day.
The WDTU is an operational unit within USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (PTAFE) to respond to the needs of short course trainings in the region.
The course, which benefitted 27 women in leadership positions, explored the history of women in the workplace and offered personal opportunities for exploration, identification and development... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus focuses on community engagement - 9 Mar 2018 10:37:54 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus has recently been engaging with the people of Tuvalu on a more interactive approach in an effort to pave a brighter future for Tuvalu.
Taking on the initiative, Dr Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu’s Campus Director made a three day trip visiting the Central Islands of Tuvalu.
“The purpose of the visit was to assist students with their assignments, consult with stakeholders, especially the Secretary of the Island Council, who facilitates USP courses in the islands.
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USP implements Mangrove Reforestation Project in Fiji - 9 Mar 2018 10:31:14 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) team continued the implementation of the Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change (RESCCUE) project with various activities in Nakorotubu in the province of Ra in the Fiji Islands from 5-10 February 2018.
IAS is the RESCCUE Fiji Operator along with Landcare Research New Zealand, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International and Fiji Environment Law Association.
The activities included mangrove and coastal trees planting as well as mapping existing on-ground... More »
New Chinese Ambassador visits USP - 8 Mar 2018 04:08:23 pm
His Excellency Mr QIAN Bo, the newly-appointed Ambassador for the People’s Republic of China paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus on 6 March 2018.
He was met by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP and members of the Senior Management Team at the Chancellery Board Room.
Professor Chandra extended a warm welcome to the Ambassador, thanking him for his visit, and stressed the strong relationship between USP and China as a development partner.
He stated that m... More »
USP’s 'Buddy of The Year' Award recipient shares experience - 8 Mar 2018 04:05:53 pm
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended the weeklong Orientation programme at Australia’s Macquarie University from 19-23 February, 2018, as part of his prize for winning the USP’s 2017 Westpac Buddy of the Year award recipient.
USP has a Buddy programme under Campus Life’s First Year Experience Office. It is a volunteer programme which links senior students with first year students to help them with a seamless transition into university life.
Nikeel Seth, a Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Human Resources Management a... More »
SOEd & Education Minister discuss teacher education in SI - 5 Mar 2018 03:50:11 pm
Teaching and education issues confronting the Solomon Islands was the focus of discussion between The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) and the Honourable John Dean Kuku, the Solomon Islands Minister for Education at the Laucala Campus on 16 February 2018.
Hon. Kuku attended the USP Finance and Investment Committee (FIC) prior to the discussions and according to Professor Govinda Lingam; Head of the SOEd, their meeting was a success.
The SOEd is currently assisting Solomon Islands with the training of unqualified teachers, having completed ... More »
SOEd to deliver teacher education in Vanuatu - 2 Mar 2018 01:23:35 pm
Vanuatu’s educational needs and identification of areas where the School of Education’s (SOEd) expertise could be best utilised were a major focus of discussion between Mr Jesse Dick Joe, the Director-General of Education and Training in Vanuatu, and teaching staff of SOEd.
Chaired by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd, at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus, the meeting was an opportunity for programme coordinators to brief Mr Joe on the School’s education programmes.
The Director-General described Vanuatu’s lat... More »