Vanuatu educators who enrolled in ED493 summer school at Emalus Campus. Sitting fourth from left is Mr Roy Obed, Director of Education Services with Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd.
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New system at Emalus to detect changes in natural disasters - 6 Feb 2018 12:03:21 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu has been equipped with a Very Low Frequency (VLF) signal receiver to detect Upper Atmospheric (Ionospheric) changes during earthquakes and tropical cyclones.
This has been made possible through strategic research funding from USP under a research project titled ‘Investigations of Sea State and Upper Atmosphere during Earthquakes (EQs) and Tropical Cyclones (TCs) in the South Pacific Region: Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa’.
The VLF system consists of a short (2.5 meter) whip antenna (Plastic tube and ... More »
Fiji's President officially launches USP's 50th Anniversary - 5 Feb 2018 02:31:35 pm
The past fifty (50) years have been a period of tremendous change for USP and the young people today enjoy more opportunity in education than ever before in our history.
This was the sentiment of His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of the Republic of Fiji and USP Chancellor during the official launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary at its Laucala Campus on 5 February 2018.
USP, H.E Konrote said, has been a steadfast partner to the Fijian Government in widening the reach of the Fijian education system and fielding a mor... More »
USP launches golden jubilee celebrations - 5 Feb 2018 02:03:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary was officially launched by His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, Chancellor of USP and President of the Republic of Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 5 February 2018.
During the launch, Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President of USP extended a special welcome to H.E Konrote saying that his presence made the event more meaningful as Fiji has been at the forefront of the development of the University.
He was also very pleased to extend his welcome and gratitude to the Australia... More »
FALE welcomes new students - 1 Feb 2018 09:09:50 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) welcomed its new students at a packed Australia-Pacific lecture theatre at the Laucala Campus on 31 January 2018.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE extended a warm welcome to the students and congratulated them for securing a place at the University and particularly with FALE.
She mentioned that at USP, the journey would be an exciting one but the onus is on the students to “make it happen”.
“You have now set out on a completely d... More »
Japanese Professors Pay Courtesy Visit to USP VC - 1 Feb 2018 09:06:00 am
Professors from various universities in Japan together with the new Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ms Yukari Ono paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala Campus on 26 January 2018.
The Professors were in the country to attend a Symposium on the “Future International Cooperation and Human Resource Development in Marine Science and Fisheries” organised by JICA and USP’s School of Marine Studies from 29 – 30 January 2018.
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Students learn about FSTE at USP - 31 Jan 2018 04:11:59 pm
Informative presentations, quizzes, entertainment from regional countries, interactive videos and a hearty welcome by the Dean were all part of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment’s (FSTE) Orientation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 January 2018.
Close to seven hundred (700) students took part in the Orientation and learnt about what their Faculty and the University has to offer during their stay at USP.
In welcoming the new students, Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of FSTE congratulated the students for cho... More »
New students introduced to FBE programmes - 31 Jan 2018 10:49:00 am
More than a thousand new students packed the Australia-Pacific Lecture theatre at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during orientation for the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) on 29 January, 2018.
FBE, the largest faculty at USP, comprises eight (8) schools, namely the School of Accounting and Finance, Graduate School of Business, School of Land Management & Development, School of Economics, School of Government, Development & International Affairs, School of Management & Public Administration, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management and the School of Agriculture & Food Tech... More »
USP hosts Marine Symposium to commemorate 50th anniversary - 30 Jan 2018 04:14:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Marine Studies hosted a symposium on Marine Science and Fisheries in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 29 January, 2018, to commemorate the University’s 50th Anniversary and the School’s 20th Anniversary this year.
Chief Guest at the occasion was Honourable Mr Semi Koroilavesau, Fiji’s Minister for Fisheries who congratulated the establishment of USP and the 20th year of existence of the School of Marine Studies.
He stated that the commitment by the Government of Japan... More »
Fijian Employment Minister launches USP Orientation Week - 29 Jan 2018 04:43:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 2018 Orientation Week was officially launched by the Honourable Jone Usamate, Fijian Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, at the Laucala Campus on 29 January 2018.
The Orientation Week, which is from 29 January – 1 February is designed to give all new students an opportunity to meet Faculty members, attend Faculty orientation sessions, seek academic guidance and register for courses.
The week also provides an opportunity for students to meet fellow students and get linked to a Buddy under... More »
First regional workshop to strengthen student support at USP - 29 Jan 2018 10:13:17 am
Student support will be further strengthened at The University of the South Pacific (USP) this year following an inaugural regional workshop for Student Learning Support (SLS) specialists and First-Year Experience (FYE) coordinators.
Held at the Laucala Campus on 24-26 January, 2018, the workshop saw the attendance of SLS specialists at Laucala from eight (8) regional campuses and FYE coordinators which included Alafua Campus, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tonga, Labasa and Lautoka Campuses.
In welcoming the participants, DrAkanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty o... More »