Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates and Infrastructure (centre) with Lautoka Campus staff during the launch.
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USP students & staff awarded for high-quality research - 16 Nov 2017 04:01:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rewarded its best-performing academic staff and students for their high quality research outputs in 2016 at a special Research Awards Evening on 10 November, 2017.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated the awardees including staff and students towards research excellence and achievement.
He noted that compared to 2015, which recorded quality research outputs with 51 A/A*, 2016 had the highest number of high ranked publications, by far at a total of 110 A*/A, with a total research output of 275.
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USP to host PIURN Secretariat - 15 Nov 2017 09:47:33 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will soon host the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network (PIURN) following the successful conclusion of the PIURN Board Meeting in Nadi from 30 – 31 October 2017.
PIURN is the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network whose members are all the universities in the Pacific region excluding Australia and New Zealand.
The PIURN Board pledged to fund the Secretariat, based at USP for 2 years from 2018, as per the original agreement between the PIURN Vice Chancellors and Presidents and the Secretariat will ... More »
SOEd to deliver Untrained Teachers Project in Fiji - 15 Nov 2017 09:15:09 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) will commence the Untrained Teachers project on 27 November, 2017 in order to improve the quality of education of children in Fiji.
This follows a successful meeting between a team of senior staff from SOEd led by Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School with officials from Fiji’s Ministry Education (MOE) led by Mr Hem Chand, the Director Primary Education (DPE).
Mr Chand’s team shared relevant statistics on teacher quality at both primary and secondary school levels with the staff of SOEd.... More »
Initiative of Excellence awarded to USP’s PacLII - 12 Nov 2017 10:30:48 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP)-based Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII) has been awarded an Integrity Initiative of Excellence award from Transparency International Papua New Guinea (TIPNG) for its contribution to strengthening institutional transparency.
The award recognises initiatives within national agencies which strengthen the integrity of that institution and initiatives are judged based on Innovation, Replicability, Accountability, Transparency, Empowerment (I-RATE).
By bringing recognition to a particular initiative, TIPNG aims to create a c... More »
USP, UHM sign MOU via video-conference - 9 Nov 2017 01:45:36 pm
USP has leveraged the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) after signing a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and a Student Exchange Agreement with the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) on 8 November 2017.
The MOU was a more general agreement, which fosters a friendly relationship through mutual cooperation in areas of learning, teaching and research between USP and UHM.
Under Student Exchange Agreement, both institutions undertook to establish, in a reciprocal manner and in the interest of both of them, an agreement allowing full time students to take ... More »
Courtesy Visit by UN WFP Country Director - 9 Nov 2017 01:42:33 pm
The Country Director for the United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP), Mr Anthony Freeman paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra on 7 November 2017.
In September 2015, UN WFP opened an office in Suva, with a programme of work focused on emergency preparedness in three (3) key sectors including Emergency Telecommunications, Logistics, and Food Security.
To date, UN WFP’s programme of preparedness activities managed from its Suva office has focused on five (5) countries – Fij... More »
Chinese Embassy donates office equipment to Confucius Classroom - 9 Nov 2017 01:40:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus-based Confucius Classroom received a set of office equipment from the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 3 November, 2017.
In his speech, His Excellency Liu Quan, Chinese Ambassador said, “I am really delighted to be present for this donation of air conditioners and computers to CI, USP in Vanuatu,” he noted.
“The relationship between USP and the Chinese Embassy is excellent. I remember I came here several times before and now I can say that our relationship wit... More »
USP study wins best research paper award at Singapore Media Conference - 8 Nov 2017 04:12:43 pm
A study by The University of the South Pacific (USP) into the state of Asia-Pacific ethnic print media in the digital media age has won the Best Research Paper award at an international conference in Singapore recently.
The study, which was titled: Adaptability and Survivability of Pacific Islands Diasporic Newspapers in the Digital Media Age: Case Studies in the Three Diasporic Hubs of Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane was co-authored by USP Journalism Programme Coordinator Dr Shailendra Singh and Teaching Assistant Mr Eliki Drugunalevu.
The paper was among more t... More »
Pacific has a stake in ocean activities: USP VC&P - 8 Nov 2017 01:19:35 pm
As large ocean states, we in the Pacific have a vital stake in what happens to the ocean, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said.
He made the comment during the Ocean Acidification Measuring and Monitoring Dinner on 2 November, 2017 at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji.
USP, through the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD), is hosting three Ocean Acidification workshops facilitated by Washington, DC-based NGO, The Ocean Foundation, for local, regional and international participants.
Professor Chandra sai... More »
USP Academic contributes to American journal - 7 Nov 2017 05:09:51 pm
An academic of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has contributed towards the internationally acclaimed Science Advances journal through his research titled: Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to multi-phyla gradients in global marine diversity.
Dr Stuart Kininmonth, who recently joined the University as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Marine Studies, is already influencing the University’s position in the international academia through his research.
Science Advances journal is an online-only gold open a... More »