Participants at the two-day IPCC workshop and dialogue at USP, Laucala campus.
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Pacific Ocean zero carbon emissions by 2050 - 2 Oct 2019 02:31:49 pm
The Pacific Blue Shipping Partnership, has set an emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030, and full decarbonisation by 2050 as reported in The Guardian on Tuesday 24 September.
The Partnership is a coalition of six nation governments, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. The coalition, as announced by Honorable David Paul, Minister-in-Assistance to the President & Environment Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, intends to raise $500m (£400m) to make all shipping in the Pacific Ocean zero carbon by the middle of the century. Plans to secure the initial fund... More »
USP Rewards Volunteers - 30 Sep 2019 11:59:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Campus Life Section successfully hosted an awards night for the First Year Experience Buddy Programme on 28 September 2019.
A major highlight of the programme was the 2019 Buddy of the Year Award which was sponsored by Wesptac Banking Corporation and as part of the award, the winner, Niraj Singh.
Westpac Banking Corporation Fiji sponsored the Westpac Buddy of the Year Award for the third year in a row. This Award is presented to the most outstanding Buddy of the year. As part of the Award, the recipient receives an all-expense pa... More »
Three new industry driven qualifications for Pacific TAFE - 27 Sep 2019 03:45:33 pm
The Executive Committee of USP Council considered a report prepared in response to a resolution made at the 88th Council Meeting in May, has approved two new programmes and a stair casing qualification for the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
These new programmes are Professional Diploma of Public Sector Management (Level 5), Professional Diploma of Procurement, and Supply (Level 5). Certificate IV in Patisserie (Pastry & Bakery) is stair casing qualification from Certificate III in Patisserie.
The Professional Diploma of Public Sector Mana... More »
USP Pacific TAFE and USAID’s Climate Ready Project, a successful partnership for the Pacific - 27 Sep 2019 03:42:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project.
Under the Letter of Agreement, signed in 2017, USP through Pacific TAFE has been able to collaborate and support the delivery of accredited training and cohort programmes in Project Management to government, private sector and non-government organization staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
T... More »
“YEP! it’s Young Economics Professionals!” - 27 Sep 2019 03:38:25 pm
“YEP! – it’s Young Economics Professionals!” was the second part of the Career Talk / Panel series organised by The University of the South Pacific Economics Students Association (USP ESA), held on the 20th of September from 11am to 1pm at the FBE postgraduate lecture theatre.
Organised under the ESA’s core objective of Intellectual and Professional Development, this event sought to bring a panel of young professionals from the Economics field as well as from the entrepreneurship arena to discuss their career journeys, their motivations and strength factors, challenges they faced and how ... More »
Tackling Innovation & SDG’s through Sports - 26 Sep 2019 02:44:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office, UNDP-USP Innovation Hub and Sports Matters hosted a stakeholder forum on “Tackling Innovation & SDG’s through Sports” on Thursday 19 September, 2019 at its Laucala Campus in Suva.
The forum that was officiated by Fiji Rugby Union legend, Mr. Seremaia Bai, focused on unpacking the value of rugby, exploring the role of sports development tools and learning about the impact of specific initiatives in the Pacific. It was aimed to address Innovation and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through sport. Mr. Bai spoke on &ldq... More »
Husband motivates Shoran Lata to obtain Bachelor’s Degree - 25 Sep 2019 12:43:15 pm
“I dedicate my success to my husband because he motivated me to pursue studies,” said Ms Shoran Lata.
Ms. Lata graduated with Bachelor of Commerce at the FMF Gymnasium on 20 September, 2019.
She was among the 595 graduands from the Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE) and is one of the 65% of women graduating from the University of the South Pacific in its September graduation ceremony.
Shoran resides in Lautoka and helps her husband run their family owned bus... More »
USP academic presents climate change research - 24 Sep 2019 03:41:56 pm
A research by an academic from The University of the South Pacific (USP) on Negotiating Indigenous Knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation and Laws and Practices in Tuvalu was presented at the Climate Change Conflict in the Pacific organised by the Toda Peace Institute in Tokyo Japan from 10 – 13th September 2019.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director presented on the significance of weaving Indigenous Knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation & Laws – indigenous people take ownership of the climate change adaptation practice and this practice is supported by policies and laws to enhance and e... More »
USP’s Graduate Business School welcomes International students - 24 Sep 2019 03:39:39 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) welcomed MBA students from the Federated Business School (FBS), Federation University, Australia on 17 & 19 September, 2019.
Led by Mr. Robert Errey, Lecturer in Marketing, FBS, the six post-graduate students of FBS were awarded Australian Government’s study tour scholarships to share their Australian experiences and learn Fiji’s socio economic and cultural diversity.
Apart from field experiences in Nadi, Sigatoka and Pacific Harbour, visiting students also gave special guest lect... More »
Graduate speaker recommends USP Pacific TAFE - 23 Sep 2019 03:25:22 pm
Graduate speaker Ms. Emily Louisa Simmons spoke highly of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), while delivering her graduation speech at the second Laucala graduation held at the FMF Gymnasium on 19 September 2019.
She was among the 680 students graduating from the Pacific Technical & Further Education.
Ms. Simmons who graduated with a Professional Diploma in Business Management said she and many alike her owed their success to USP Pacific TAFE.
“Everything in li... More »