Honourable Siaosi ‘Ofa Ki Vahafolau Sovaleni, Minister for Education & Training, Tonga at the opening of USP's new entrance.
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Health Minister launches My Kana Garden App - 28 Jan 2020 02:56:43 pm
The My Kana Garden App developed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, Honourable Minister for Health and Medical Services at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 27 January 2020.
While launching the app, Hon Waqainabete said Fiji faces a number of challenges in public health and a critical one is food and nutrition security.
“Core to addressing this definitively is an integrated solution which entails working together with our partner organisation including Government ministries, civil society, priv... More »
Huge turnout at FALE orientation - 28 Jan 2020 02:32:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre was filled to the brim with new students turning up for orientation by the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) on 28 January 2020.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP welcomed students saying they had made a good decision to come to the University.
“This is your opportunity to make lifelong friends. The friends I have today are the ones I made during my first day at university,” he shared.
According to Profess... More »
USP’s FSTE welcomes new students - 28 Jan 2020 10:49:51 am
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP), held its 2020 Orientation at the University’s Australia- Pacific Lecture Theatre at the Laucala Campus, on 27 January.
Close to 500 students gathered to get familiar with FSTE, know the services available and meet the key people who can assist in their studies. FSTE Orientation programme was designed to smooth student’s transition to university life which plays a critical role in the overall success at USP.... More »
Teachers use USP literacy & numeracy resources - 27 Jan 2020 12:11:27 pm
Participants of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Teachers in Training programme are currently using literacy and numeracy resources in an effort to improve lesson learning and delivery.
The Australian Government had recently handed over to USP two sets of literacy and numeracy kits, comprising a range of resources for students in Year 1-4 in Fiji. This initiative was a product of the Australian Government, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, in supporting Fiji’s Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) to produce better literacy and numeracy outcomes for children a... More »
USP student scoops prestigious Chemical Award - 15 Jan 2020 04:27:20 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped the prestigious Best of the Best prize medal for a conference paper presentation at the 18th Asian Chemical Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in December 2019.
Shavneet Mani’s paper was titled, “Assessment of fine particulate matter in heavy traffic areas in Fiji”.
He explained that fine particulate matter or PM2.5¬ are particles that have an aerodynamic diameter equal or less than 2.5 µm (about 28 times smaller than the average d... More »
USP Pacific TAFE CEO scoops first runner up award at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards - 14 Jan 2020 03:33:11 pm
Dr. Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), scooped the first runner-up award for Asia Pacific Entrepreneurial Leader in Higher Education at the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triple E Awards held in Kochi India on 10 January 2020.
The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) hosted the awards. It was another major milestone for USP Pacific TAFE, as Dr. Lal was awarded competing against some of the best entrepreneurs from the Asia Pacific reg... More »
USP Tuvalu Marks Historical Graduation - 23 Dec 2019 12:27:33 pm
A total of 184 students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus were conferred with their certificates, diplomas and degrees on 20 December 2019.
The event, which was attended by Her Excellency Madam Mrs. Teniku Talesi, the Acting Governor General; Honorable Mr Kausea Natano, Prime Minister of Tuvalu; Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament, members of the Diplomatic Corps, Island Community Leaders and graduates’ families and friends, was the sixth graduation for USP for 2019.
Mr Winston Thompson, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Universit... More »
USP hands over new sign language tool to FAD - 20 Dec 2019 04:15:56 pm
A new sign language tool developed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) to support people living with hearing impairment was launched by the Honourable Premila Kumar, Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing & Community Development in Suva.
The new Fiji Sign Language (FJSL) self-learning tool was handed over to the Fiji Association for the Deaf at the Fiji National Council for Persons with Disabilities on 20 December 2019.
In attendance were the Permanent Secretaries for Education, Heritage & Arts, Ms Alison Burchell; and Women, Children &... More »
USP Pacific Flying Labs scoops award at GIS Conference - 16 Dec 2019 01:28:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Flying Lab won the overall award for the Tradition and Technology Project at the Pacific Islands GIS Remote Sensing Conference Awards at its Laucala Campus on 28 November 2019.
The award was for the People and Community Category of the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, judged by a panel of experts from Australia, New Zealand and Asia and is competitive across all countries.
The Pacific GIS & RS Conference is the largest opportunity for Pacific Islands and related stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge i... More »
USP MBA course secures top 100 place in GLO-BUS - 10 Dec 2019 12:10:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Strategic Management course (MBA440) at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) has earned Global top 100 ranking in GLO-BUS, a business simulation game.
GLO-BUS is an online exercise where teams of students put strategy and decision-making skills to the test as they develop business plans and compete against each other for market share. Each week, GLO-BUS lists the top 100 Global Performers in four categories: overall score, earnings per share, return on equity and stock price.
Within the 10-week simulation exercises, all MBA440 L... More »