From L-R: Mr Taitusi Vakadravuyaca, Permanent Secretary, MITDMMS; Ms Yukari Ono, JICA Resident Representative; and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, VC&P USP welcomed following the handover of the EPS.
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USP, UNICEF raise Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness - 5 Jun 2018 01:08:38 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jointly organised an awareness programme on Menstrual Hygiene on 23 May 2018 at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
Bringing together over fifty (50) students, university staff, Government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, the event aimed at raising awareness of the challenges women and girls face due to their menstruation and highlighted solutions that address these challenges.
The learning event highlighted what organisations and private sect... More »
USP’s Emalus Campus Engage Schools in Robotic Competition - 5 Jun 2018 12:58:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu organised a Robotic Competition for students from secondary schools on 30 May 2018.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) partnered with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world.
The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Education Network is to serve as a catalyst for inspiring interest and promoting active involvement in Science,... More »
USP, Griffith University Signs MOU for Collaborative Research - 31 May 2018 12:58:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Griffith University (GU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research for a period of five (5) years.
The MoU was signed by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP on 4 May 2018 and counter signed by Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice-Chancellor and President of GU on 22 May 2018. Mr Daniel Ware and Dr Edward Morgan, from GU’s Climate Change Response Programme visited Emalus Campus on 11 May to discuss opportunities and it was agreed that USP will be part of their upcoming research studies in the Pacific.
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New book explores impacts of mining in Melanesia - 28 May 2018 05:04:33 pm
A book considering the association between extractive resource industries, for instance mining, and violence in contemporary Melanesia was launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by His Excellency Patterson Oti, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 24 May 2018.
Authored by Professor Matthew Allen, Director of Development Studies at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), the book, Resource Extraction & Contentious States: Mining & the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands considers how extractive resource industries can shape proce... More »
SOEd meets to align curriculum - 28 May 2018 01:39:14 pm
Curriculum alignment is an important task and The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) recently had a successful workshop exam¬ining how well Course Learning Outcomes (LOs) in the individual courses align with overall Programme Outcomes (POs) and USP graduate student attributes.
This was the rationale behind the three-days workshop for the staff of SOEd at the Suva Peninsula Hotel from 24-26 May, 2018.
In his welcome address, Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, Deputy Head of School set out the overall aim of the workshops to review and revise Bachelo... More »
Training for Secondary School Students for International Robotics Competition - 28 May 2018 12:59:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) is partnering up with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world.
FIRST Global is an international non-profit organisation that partners students between the ages fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) with engineering mentors to spark interest in technical education and careers.
The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Ed... More »
Romania seeks collaboration with USP - 28 May 2018 09:12:46 am
A Romanian delegation visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 18 May 2018.
Led by Mrs. Daniela Gitman, Special Envoy of the UN Security Council Candidature, the delegation was in Fiji to promote the Romanian candidature to a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for the term 2020 – 2021.
The other members of the delegation included Prof. Leonard Azamfirei, Ph. D, Rector of University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targus Mures and Professor Sorin-Mihai Cîmpeanu
Deputy, Romanian Parliament, Member of the Commission of Educ... More »
USP Library Shows Video from 21-year-old Time Capsule - 28 May 2018 08:57:07 am
A major highlight of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Library Focus Week, which was held from 14 – 18 May 2018, was the viewing of the VHS tape, which was part of the Time Capsule that was opened during the launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary in February this year.
Buried twenty one (21) years ago in a custom-made concrete chamber at the commencement of construction of the Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre complex, the contents of paper documents and a VHS tape have succumbed to time and the elements of a tropical environment.
With... More »
USP hosts first ever graduation ceremony in Nauru - 27 May 2018 07:47:29 am
The University of the South Pacific held its’ first-ever graduation ceremony in Nauru on 25 May 2018 at the Centennial Hall in Nauru.
A total of 48 students graduated, with three receiving their certificates in-person. The rest of the 45 students graduated in abstention. Apart from the 48 students who graduated, 57 Nauruan alumni were also presented to the Chancellor of USP.
The 24th Chancellor of USP, President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, conferred certificates, diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony.... More »
86th USP Council Meeting in Nauru Concludes - 24 May 2018 07:05:48 pm
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at USP’s Nauru Campus, in Yaren District, from 22 - 23 May 2018.
USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff and students. One representative each from Australia and New Zealand are also part of the Council.
The two-day meeting was chaire... More »