Mr Lasse Melgaard, World Bank, South Pacific Resident Representative (L) and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President.
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Students flock to GSB orientation - 12 Feb 2019 03:40:53 pm
More than 115 students took advantage of the orientation session hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at the Statham Campus on 26 January and 2 February 2019.
The MBA, known for its excellence in the Oceania Region, is offered by USP’s Graduate School of Business (GSB).
Professor Gurmeet Singh, Head of School and MBA Programme Director congratulated the students for securing a place at the University.
As part of the programme, students were given the opportunity... More »
$5.25m USP, NZ Partnership Agreement signed - 7 Feb 2019 04:05:54 pm
An Agreement extending the current Partnership between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and New Zealand was signed at the Laucala Campus on 7 February 2019.
The partnership, which will now extend to 31 December 2019, has a total core funding of NZD 5.15 million, which is a three per cent increase from the immediate prior arrangement.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed His Excellency Jonathan Curr, New Zealand High Commissioner and his team to the Laucala Campus.
“We are thrilled that we can cemen... More »
Radio Pasifik online streaming launched - 7 Feb 2019 03:36:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Radio Pasifik 89.4fm station had its online streaming launched by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President at the Laucala Campus on 6 February 2019.
Mr Allan Stevens, Radio Pasifik Station Manager, acknowledged the presence of Professor Ahluwalia and Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE).
“A special acknowledgement to Dr Kedrayate for her generosity and providing us with all the equipment we need to get this place running,” he said.
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USP’s Six Sigma launch to strengthen business approach - 5 Feb 2019 02:09:31 pm
A Six Sigma Training and Certification programme of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Workforce Development Training Unit’s (WDTU) was recently launched by Professor Richard Coll, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.
WDT is a unit under the University’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), based in Walubay, Suva.
The Lean Six Sigma programme, which is being delivered in partnership with Six Sigma Academy, is a two-staged business approach to continual improvement, focusing on reducing waste, and product variation from manuf... More »
Pacific TAFE orientation a success - 4 Feb 2019 11:37:04 am
“Our students are our priority here at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and we endeavour to ensure our students receive the best knowledge and skills from the most experienced and qualified staff”,
This was the message by Mr Hasmukh Lal, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific TAFE, while addressing students at orientation day.
More than 600 students took advantage of the Pacific TAFE orientation at the Laucala Campus on 31 January 2019.
The orientation was cond... More »
USP’s FSTE welcomes new students - 4 Feb 2019 11:36:07 am
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific, held yet another successful orientation at the University’s Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre at the Laucala Campus on 30 January 2019.
Dr Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of FSTE welcomed all students to the Faculty and talked about the Faculty’s vision, mission, disciplines and programmes that are on offer by the different schools in the Faculty.
USP’s FSTE includes School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences, ... More »
USP, UNDP launch Innovation Hub - 1 Feb 2019 04:09:35 pm
An Innovation Hub and co-working space was launched by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the Laucala Campus on 1 February 2019.
The event was attended by Mr Bakhodir Burkhanov, UNDP Resident Representative for the Pacific; Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP VCP, H.E Mr John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner; H.E Mr Johnathan Curr, NZ High Commissioner; USAID Programem, Ms Maria Elder, members of USP’s SMT, representatives from civil society, international and regional organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators and staff and students.
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USP wins prestigious research grant - 30 Jan 2019 01:32:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific researchers are to work with global research partners to tackle global grand challenges. The One Ocean Hub is an ambitious £22 million programme aimed at transforming the global response to the urgent challenges of oceans law, science and governance.
The five-year programme is being funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund and will involve more than 50 partners, including world-leading research centres, development organisations, community representatives, governments and multiple UN agencies.
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Remote Sensing School by PaCE-SD - 29 Jan 2019 04:37:24 pm
An intensive two-week summer school on utilising ocean satellite data to understand life in our oceans was offered by the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
Seventeen (17) participants, who had modest or no prior experience with satellite remote sensing techniques, registered for the second offering of the remote sensing summer school. The first summer school was successful offered in January 2017.
The objective of the remote sensing summer school was to teach participants the basic skills needed to ... More »
Need for right attitude and character - 29 Jan 2019 03:47:03 pm
One’s appearance does not matter, when one’s attitude and character is right!
This was the message by Mr Kolinio Cagi, a student with disability of The University of the South Pacific, during the launch of 2019 USP Orientation Week on 28 January 2019.
Mr Cagi is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Management.
He highlighted that often people feel that their outward appearance is more important than their attitude and character.
“We are often pre... More »