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Latest News Showing 11 - 20 of 2523 [Total 253 Pages]

87th USP Council approves new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 - 5 Nov 2018 09:44:23 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 87th Council meeting approved the University’s new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (NSP) at the Holiday Inn, Suva on 2 November 2018. The New Strategic Plan 2019-2024 identifies the University’s strategic direction and resource allocation plans for the next two triennia and continues the journey of excellence with renewed focus in some key areas of higher education, such as Entrepreneurship and Employability, Internationalisation, Sustainability, Strategic Partnerships, Thought Leadership and Research Impact. There is also a renewed focus on Pacific Arts, Heritage... More »


87th USP Council Meeting Concludes - 2 Nov 2018 07:25:23 pm
The 87th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at the Holiday Inn, Suva from 1 - 2 November 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 and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat are also part of the Council. The two-day meeting was... More »


Moving the Pacific region towards the Education 2030 Agenda - 1 Nov 2018 04:15:16 pm
By Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat & Professor Rajesh Chandra, President and Vice Chancellor, The University of the South Pacific In 2014, Forum Leaders endorsed a Pacific Vision that supported and promoted peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free and healthy lives. The Framework for Pacific Regionalism represents the Forum Leaders’ political commitment to regionalism as a means to achieving this vision. Four principle objectives underpin this commitment: sustainable development, economic growth... More »


AUSPS hosts 2018 Pinktober morning tea - 1 Nov 2018 12:32:05 pm
The newly-formed Association of The University of the South Pacific Staff (AUSPS) Women’s Wing hosted a Pinktober Morning Tea event today at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies on Laucala campus in an effort to create awareness about breast cancer during the month of October and support the important role of Fiji Cancer Society. The AUSPS Women’s Wing, which was formed on August 21 this year to address women-related issues in the workplace at USP, handed over a cheque of $2,500 as donations raised from the Pinktober Morning Tea event to Fiji Cancer Society representative and cancer sur... More »


USP marks World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 31 Oct 2018 04:58:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management office celebrated the audio-visual records that capture the independence of the University’s member countries on 27 October 2018. Audiovisual archives around the world celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October every year with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but celebrate the often unheralded yet essential work they do to protect it. Mr Jason Flello, Manager Records stated that the ... More »


Fiji President receives USP’s Commemorative Book - 31 Oct 2018 04:56:15 pm
The author of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Commemorative book for 50th Anniversary, Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie presented the book to His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji, on 30 October 2018. Entitled, “A University for the Pacific, 50 Years of USP”, the commemorative book chronicles the journey of this unique institution that has contributed a lot to the development of its member countries. Associate Professor Leckie was accompanied by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Co... More »


Student groups share excitement in meeting the Royals - 31 Oct 2018 03:20:25 pm
He never thought he would one day meet royalty, let alone be chosen to introduce His Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry to his group when HRH visited the Laucala Campus on 24 October 2018. Samoan native, Tuvalu citizen and Research Fellow at USP’s Pacific Centre for Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) Viliamu Iese could not believe his ears when told by Dr Morgan Wairiu, PACE-SD Deputy Director that he would lead the student group to meet Prince Harry. “At first I had mixed feelings and was over the moon and humbled at the same time. I couldn’t wait ... More »


Intensive workshop organized successfully for PHEW! Writers - 31 Oct 2018 01:09:55 pm
In gearing up for the Preparation for Higher Education Workshop (PHEW!) 2019 intake,  the Student Learning Services (SLS) of The University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) coordinated a successful three day Writers Workshop from 29 to 31 October 2018. The main objective of this workshop was to revise PHEW! Student Workbook as per new development tools and facilities in USP.  PHEW! provides a detailed programme to prepare first year scholarship students of USP from the region by addressing the demands of university st... More »


Two USP Australian-sponsored students publish books - 30 Oct 2018 07:45:44 am
Two students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) studying under the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) have a reason to be proud following the publication of their books as educational resources. Ms Jimmy Telstar’s Journey of Truth is a collection of poems demonstrating a ni-Vanuatu’s footprints among the musings of Oceania and Ms Roselyn Maneipuri’s Classroom Game Activities, her fifth publication, is a guide for Solomon Islands teachers. The duo were acknowledged by Ms Christina Munzer, Counsellor Development Cooperation for Fiji and Tuvalu ... More »


Nine Australian-sponsored students attain awards at USP - 29 Oct 2018 03:27:03 pm
Nine (9) Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship (AAPS) students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped special awards for their outstanding achievement during an end-of-semester awards lunch on 25 October 2018 at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva. The students are from USP’s Member Countries and varying disciplines including Bachelor of Software/Net Centric Computing, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science and Master's programmes. Special awards were given to Jomer Manongsong of the Federated States of Micrones... More »


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