Participants at the two-day IPCC workshop and dialogue at USP, Laucala campus.
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Workshop finds ways to enhance learning & teaching - 16 Sep 2019 03:10:21 pm
Twenty-seven (27) course coordinators and teaching assistants from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) learnt to recognise the value of establishing and maintaining online presence to enhance student engagement in their courses.
This was following a second Effective Teaching workshop series titled, “Is anyone out there? Establishing and Maintaining Online Presence in Your Course,” on August 28-30, facilitated by three Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) specialists, each with a guest presenter.
One of the workshop&... More »
68 teachers in inaugural PacTAFE Language course - 13 Sep 2019 08:04:56 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Malampa Sub-Centre hosted the inaugural Pacific Technical and Further Education (PacTAFE) cohort in Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care outside of Port Vila.
The Language course is a prerequisite for entry into the Early Childhood programme proper, a five-course programme, which had its first cohort in Port Vila in 2018.
A total of 68 teachers attended the three week course, 34 of whom were Francophone Kindy teachers. The participants came from North, Central and Southeast of Malekula Island.... More »
USP Hosts The 16th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence - 12 Sep 2019 01:40:16 pm
The 16th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2019) was hosted by University of the South Pacific(USP) with the support from Griffith University (Australia), RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (Japan), Macquarie University (Australia) and the University of Western Australia from 26-30 August at Shangri-La Hotel.
PRICAI is an International Event which concentrates on theories, technologies and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the areas of social and economic importance for countries in the Asia Pacific region.
General C... More »
USP, UNSW work on enhancing sustainable electricity access - 12 Sep 2019 11:37:23 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has joined hands with UNSW Institute for Global development, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering and the Australian Renewable Energy (RE) agency (Mission Innovation Challenge 2) for a collaborative project that looks at developing solutions for expanding sustainable energy access in the PICs through interactions with stakeholders.
The project aims to map out progress made to date towards the high RE targets set by countries and identify challenges and innovative solutions.
One of the major aims of this col... More »
Pacific TAFE staff receives 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Prize and Teaching Excellence Award - 5 Sep 2019 09:21:15 am
It was a proud moment for The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) as Ms. Zena Sherani, Coordinator for Sociology received the Vice -Chancellor’s (VC) Prize and the Teaching Excellence Award during The University Forum on Learning & Teaching on 29th August.
Ms. Sherani was elated to receive the award and thanked Pacific TAFE Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and staff for the continued support and guidance throughout the year.
“I am delighted to have won the overall 2019 VC’s Prize and the Teaching E... More »
USP student scoops Second Best Paper Award at ICMEA 2019 - 5 Sep 2019 08:47:23 am
An International Commonwealth scholar from Nigeria, Joachim Emeka Arikibe enrolled in Master of Science (Chemistry) in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has received a Second Best Paper Award at an International Conference on Material Engineering & Application (ICMEA) 2019 in Malaysia.
The ICMEA 2019 Conference was organised by Malaysia’s Curtin University with Incheon National University from 23-25 August 2019.
Mr Arikibe’s paper was titled; “Synthesis, Preparation & Characteris... More »
Tonga Campus promotes Agriculture as a Science during Open Day - 5 Sep 2019 08:41:11 am
The University of South Pacific, Tonga Campus held its Open Day on 30th August with an inspiring theme; “Grow and develop Tonga with Agriculture for a more sustainable livelihood”.
The highlight of this year’s Open day was the Science Fair which involved various experiments and student-centered science activities. The Tonga Campus Marketing Team aimed to promote the connection between Science and Agriculture and how this connection could help improve livelihood in Tonga.
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Taiwan Gourmet Cuisine Workshop at USP, A Success - 4 Sep 2019 08:25:07 am
An International Tour of Taiwan Gourmet Cuisine Workshop to showcase delectable Taiwanese cuisine was successfully held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 30 August 2019.
Organised by the Taipei Trade Office in Fiji, USP’s School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) & the Pacific Technical & Further Education (Pacific TAFE), the workshop saw Chef Chin Chang and Chef Lulu, who have been traveling seven cities throughout Oceania, demonstrate four dishes and cook eight, along with STHM students.
The duo were in... More »
CSSP awards winners at USP - 3 Sep 2019 10:27:35 am
Four secondary school students who scored the national highest points in the Chemical Society of the South Pacific (CSSP), Chem Quiz Competition walked away with awards at The University of the South Pacific’s Laucala Campus on 31 August 2019.
They were Inayah Ali, Year 10 of Natabua High School; Gerard Funivai, Year 11 of Marist Brothers High; Safiya Siddiqa Ali, Year 12 of Nasinu Muslim College and Arishneel Sagar Narayan, Year 13 of Labasa College.
Winners for the Bio Battle were SSKMC in third place, Votualevu College, second and Rishikul Sanatan College in first place... More »
USP wins EC Horizon 2020 research grant collaboration - 2 Sep 2019 04:37:10 pm
A joint proposal by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and University of New Caledonia has won a 1.3million euro European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 funded multidisciplinary project focusing on family farming and food in the Pacific Islands, from Europe, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Australia.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice Chancellor and President congratulated the team of academics, researchers and students for winning the consortium, describing the achievement as “outstanding and the 91.8 per cent result reflects the high quality proposal and teaming up with excellent ... More »