Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP giving his keynote address.
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International accreditation for Pacific TAFE short courses - 21 Nov 2018 10:49:58 am
The Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has successfully accredited one-hundred short courses with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Services in the United Kingdom (UK).
The successful completion of any of these short course(s) would give participants the opportunity to be internationally recognised, allowing more skills portability.
The Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hasmukh Lal said it was a great achievement to have the... More »
Launch of USP Global - 21 Nov 2018 09:37:20 am
The University of the South Pacific’s Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) launched USP Global, a University initiative through which a number of programmes will be offered online to a global audience.
These include courses in areas such as Pacific Island Studies, Oceanography and Climate Science.
USP Global provides alternative learning opportunities and pathways to a global audience including first time learners and lifelong learners for just-in-time learning, learning on demand and micro credentialing from a reputable and digitally-enhanced institution w... More »
USP, UNSW collaborate on groundwater studies in Vanuatu - 20 Nov 2018 12:54:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have started collaborative research on groundwater resources in Vanuatu.
Associate Professor Martin Andersen, Director of Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre and PHD student, Ms Phillipa Higgins, visited USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu from 31 October to 3 November 2018.
The team participated in the ongoing PIURN (Pacific Islands Universities Research Network) collaborative project led by Dr Krishna Kotra at Emalus Campus and also in the water sample collection in Efate and ... More »
USP makes traditional presentation to King Tupou VI - 16 Nov 2018 10:52:46 am
In marking its weeklong celebration of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th anniversary, the Tonga Campus community paid tribute to the King of Tonga, His Majesty King Tupou VI, at his royal residence on 12 November 2018.
The delegation was led by Dr. Massaso Paunga, Vice President, Regional Campuses and Estate and Infrastructure, on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra.
VP Paunga showcased the strong and committed relationship shared between the University and His Majesty and the people of Tonga for the golden years achieved an... More »
School of Social Sciences launches three publications - 16 Nov 2018 09:25:41 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Social Sciences (SOSS) launched three (3) publications during a special ceremony at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 12 November 2018.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), which houses the SOSS, was in another official engagement but commented that she was extremely proud of the work of her staff.
“In line with the core values of the New Strategic Plan (NSP) 2019-2024, these publications have demonstrated the commitment of academic freedom and highest standards of governance, lead... More »
80 graduate from CI-USP, Professor Chandra fareweled - 16 Nov 2018 09:20:54 am
A total of eighty (80) students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute’s (CI) social classes on 9 November 2018.
Of this number, 37 graduated from Beginner levels, 27 from Intermediate, 6 from Advanced and 10 from the Children’s class.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) congratulated the graduates for their hard work and efforts in learning the Chinese language and culture, considering that Chinese is now becoming an international language.
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IAS awarded the FIJI Ridge to Reef (FIJI R2R) Project - 14 Nov 2018 09:45:40 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) has signed a multi-partnership agreement worth USD 1.5 million on 17 October 2018 on a project aimed to improve climate resilience and to sustain livelihoods in Fiji.
Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the three-year Ridge to Reef (R2R) project is facilitated by the UNDP and the Fiji Government’s Ministry of Waterways and Environment.
The Fiji R2R Project intends to preserve biodiversity, ecosystem services, sequester carbon, improve climate resilience and sustai... More »
USP and The China Navigation Company sign MOU on low-carbon ships for Pacific - 13 Nov 2018 12:46:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and The China Navigation Company (CNCo), parent of Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 10 November to conduct feasibility studies for the design costs and plan for new generation ships for the Pacific region which is committed to low carbon sea transport.
Under the MOU, Project Cerulean aims to eventually develop a new class of small cargo freighter, which, once proven to be commercially viable to operate, can be scaled up in numbers to provide a cost-effective solution for currently marginalised communities in the Pacifi... More »
USP awarded 2018 MOWCAP Grant - 12 Nov 2018 01:48:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of eight (8) organisations in the Asia-Pacific region that were awarded in the 2018 round of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP)-Asia Culture Centre (ACC) Grants Programme.
The MOWCAP-ACC Grants Programme aims to address the economic, climatic and geographic challenges faced by libraries and archives by assisting with the preservation of, and universal access to, the documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage.
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Pacific Islands Transport Forum Opened - 9 Nov 2018 08:51:34 am
The Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Honourable Inia Seruiratu, officially opened the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo, held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus from 8 – 10 November 2018.
Hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), together with USP, the Pacific Island Transport Forum and Expo seeks to prioritise transport decarbonisation as key to climate change adaptation and mitigation; showcase the latest science and technology available; set clear... More »