Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.
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USP History students establish networks in NZ - 17 Sep 2018 02:46:36 pm
Five postgraduate history students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) visited Auckland, New Zealand from 17-26 August 2018 to collect research data on the impact of gifting to customary practices on living standards in the diaspora.
Eleven Samoan families mostly in South Auckland were interviewed and selected on their known contribution to a customary practice in July 2017.
This was the first international field trip for the university students accompanied by the History course coordinator, Dr. Morgan Tuimalealiifano of the School of Social Sciences and FALE First Year... More »
USP holds second Staff Forum 2018 - 17 Sep 2018 01:15:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its second Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for the year at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 September, 2018.
The forum was hosted by Professor Richard Coll, Acting Vice-Chancellor & President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS).
Professor Coll welcomed staff and highlighted that the Forum was an avenue where they are encouraged to raise any issues or concerns they may be facing in their various areas of work.
Staf... More »
USP hosts second VC&P’s student forum - 15 Sep 2018 04:48:57 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President’s second Student Forum for 2018 of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was held at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre on 14 September 2018.
Facilitated by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS), the student forum gave the students an opportunity to raise questions and issues and for the management to respond to these directly.
Students were shown a brief video about the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Accreditation and how the University achieve... More »
USP Emalus Campus offers MBA programme - 14 Sep 2018 12:11:25 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) is offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at its Emalus Campus in Vanuatu this trimester.
The programme begins this week and the first course will be completed in 5 weeks.
A total of 35 successful students who received their offer letters to do the MBA programme attended the three-hour orientation programme on 10 September 2018 at the Emalus Campus Conference Room.
An MBA alumni graduate, Mr Peter Tari, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu, w... More »
USP joins in celebrating sports contribution to Pacific’s development - 12 Sep 2018 08:57:44 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in a breakfast side event at the Menen Hotel on 6 September 2018, in conjunction with the 49th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting in Nauru that was held from 4-6 September 2018.
Hosted by the Government of Nauru, in partnership with the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), the special side event “A Stronger Pacific. Powered by Sport” was earmarked to celebrate the contribution of sport and physical activity to sustainable development in the Pacific.
His Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, President of the R... More »
USP Cook Islands Campus hosts PPGT 2018 online seminar - 12 Sep 2018 07:37:55 am
Two (2) PhD students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) recently participated in the Pacific Postgraduate Talanoa online seminar series, coordinated by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Vakatele Pacific Research Network.
The seminar was hosted for the first time by a regional campus – the Cook Islands Campus - on 5 August (Monday 6 August in Fiji and New Zealand).
Mr Roderick Dixon, Campus Director, stated that “the participation of in-country Cook Islands research students in the Talanoa Series indicated how the University had successfully prog... More »
USP to offer election management programme - 10 Sep 2018 04:37:26 pm
An inaugural election management programme will soon be offered by The University of the South Pacific (USP) following the signing of a partnership agreement with the Fijian Elections Office (FEO), Embassy of Indonesia in Fiji and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), at the Laucala Campus on 5 September 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Services (LTSS) stated that a Certificate level will be introduced first. This may progress to the Diploma level.
“USP is a proud partner in this partnership and... More »
CFL conducts survey at USP Labasa Campus - 7 Sep 2018 09:55:58 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) based at the Laucala Campus visited the Labasa Campus on 3-6 September 2018.
Mr Eroni Racule, Learning Designer was at the Labasa Campus to conduct research in evaluating student’s perceptions of their learning experiences in a blended course.
Students at Labasa Campus were interviewed about their experiences of using the online learning platform for their studies at Labasa Campus.
All staff and students were also invited to participate i... More »
JENESYS Information Session for USP Labasa students - 6 Sep 2018 09:04:42 am
Students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus and Savusavu Centre were hosted to an information session about the Japan East-Asia Network for the Exchange of Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme on 5 September 2018.
Fifteen (15) students, and staff members interested in pursuing opportunities as supervisors of JENESYS 2018 attended the session which was conducted by Mr Elvis Kumar, JENESYS Project Assistant.
The JENESYS programme he said, is a cultural exchange programme, fully funded by the Government of Japan through its Ministry of Foreign Aff... More »
CROP Heads Meet with Forum Leaders – Working Collectively to Build a Strong Blue Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:44:47 pm
Aiwo District, Nauru (September 5, 2018) – Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Heads of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in Nauru – discussing the role of CROP in Building a Strong Pacific, as part of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum.
Ahead of the Forum Leaders’ Retreat, the meeting with CROP Heads is an opportunity to assess regional progress over the past year, and for CROP Heads to provide advice on the key regional priorities and issues that Forum Leaders will be considering.
Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secr... More »