Dean of FALE, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate issues certificate and prizes to champion Sharon Levula (right) and second prize winner Yashna Nand (left)
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USP lauds EU support for GHG emission reduction - 28 May 2019 09:08:04 am
The European Union’s (EU) new initiative to support the Pacific Region's preparation and effective participation in the negotiations on Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction from international shipping held at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been commended by The University of the South Pacific (USP).
According to the EU, the new initiative will provide capacity building and support to the Pacific IMO delegations during the 2019 and 2020 periods.
A first delegation of 15 Pacific participants has just returned from London where they participated in... More »
USP supports skills development project - 27 May 2019 02:38:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is embarking on a project to support skills development and capacity building among small island states of the Pacific with open, flexible and distance learning methods.
The focus of this engagement will be on the following areas:
• Skills development;
• Resilience education;
• Secondary education; and
• Youth development
A particular focus... More »
USP Tuvalu students win World Tuna Day competition - 27 May 2019 11:00:02 am
Two students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus scooped first and second prizes at a Public Speaking Competition to mark ‘World Tuna Day’ celebration in Tuvalu on 1 May 2019.
Ms. Fagasele Kiatoa, Ms. Lilipeti Suiti and Mr. Apisai Apisai, all Foundation Arts students, were selected to speak on the theme, “Tuna is Health”. They competed in the second category - ‘Form 7 and Foundation’ and grabbed the first and third awards.
Ms Kiaota walked away with the first prize of AUSD500.00 while the third prize of AUSD$20... More »
GSB hosts Project Management Workshop - 27 May 2019 09:24:23 am
A Project Management Workshop was successfully hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the Statham Campus on Monday, 20 May 2019.
The workshop was designed for employees involved in roles such as project planners, project controllers, project management office (PMO) members and project team members particularly in areas of IT, Finance, Legal and HR.
Course coordinator, Dr. Ofer Zwikael, from the Australian National University, stated that the workshop was designed to give new project managers and project team members... More »
USP hosts 2019 - 2020 ROBOCON Competition launch - 24 May 2019 09:55:46 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering & Physics (SEP) hosted the launch of the 2019-2020 School Competitions for the 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON Competition at the Laucala Campus on Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
Honourable Rosy Akbar, Minister for Education, Heritage & Arts who was Chief Guest at the occasion, launched the competition in the presence of secondary school students and teachers including staff and students of USP.
The launch follows approval by the Fiji Government to host the 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition, which is expected... More »
USP recognises AAPS high-achievers - 24 May 2019 08:01:34 am
Six students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) sponsored by the Australian Awards Pacific Scholarships grabbed top honours at the end-of-semester awards at the Pacific Fusion Restaurant at the Laucala Campus on 21 May 2019.
The students are Anoano Lolohea from Tonga (Bachelor of Arts); Siaosi Vatikani from Tonga (Bachelor of Education); Titie Afuhia from Tonga (Bachelor of Science); Dabid Bako from Solomon Islands (Postgraduate) and Misikata Ielomi from Tuvalu (Postgraduate).
Ms Michelle Tevita-Singh, Alumni Affairs Coordinator congratulated them for their hard work s... More »
USP hosts Pacific Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop - 22 May 2019 03:30:12 pm
A Pacific Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem workshop was held at the Innovation Hub at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 7-8 May 2019.
While officially opening the workshop, Professor Jito Vanualailai, USP’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Innovation & International, stated that Innovation plays an important role in building entrepreneurial spirit within a given social context - whether in a research institution, donor-based organisation, health system, or in a community driven initiative.
“Regardless of the ... More »
USP and Government of Niue sign new MOU - 22 May 2019 03:15:39 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Niue for the establishment of the Centre for Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) at USP’s Niue Campus.
The MOU was signed by USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia and Niue’s Minister for Education and Health, Hon. Billy Talagi at the 88th USP Council meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 16 May 2019.
The mission of the MOU is for USP to set-up the CEIT venture by providing personnel for CEIT, buildings and existing infrastruct... More »
Students receives Sustainable Energy Certificates - 22 May 2019 09:13:23 am
A course developed and accredited by the European Union-funded Pacific Technical Vocational Education Training (PacTVET) through The University of the South Pacific (USP) saw a cohort of 40 participants graduating in Bio Gas from eight island communities in Tuvalu on 30 April 2019.
The 10-day training by SPC Trainer Nixon Kua was held at the USP Tuvalu Campus while practical lessons were done out in the field.
Its main purpose was to equip participants with the knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of bio gas unit – renewable energy for a more secure source ... More »
Niue, Tonga ratify USP Convention - 21 May 2019 10:31:42 am
Niue and Tonga are the latest members of The University of the South Pacific (USP) to ratify the USP Convention.
The Government of Niue ratified the USP Convention at the 88th Council meeting in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 17 May 2019, while the Tongan Government ratified it prior to the meeting.
The Office of External Affairs of the Government of Niue presented its compliments in doing so to Mr Winston Thompson, the Pro Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council.
Niue is the eighth member of USP to ratify the Convention, having signed it during the 86th Council meeting in Nauru on 22 May 2018.
Tong... More »