Mr Lasse Melgaard, World Bank, South Pacific Resident Representative (L) and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President.
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USP’s Buddy of The Year Award recipient shares experience - 3 Apr 2019 11:08:35 am
A final year student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) recently attended a weeklong Orientation programme at Australia’s Macquarie University, as part of his prize for scooping the Westpac Buddy of the Year 2018 award recipient.
USP has a Buddy programme under Campus Life’s First Year Experience Office, which links senior students with first year students to help them with a seamless transition into university life.
Shavnil Singh, who is studying a Bachelor Arts, Graduate Certificate in Education programme with majors in Language and Geography is grateful ... More »
AUF Regional Director Visits USP’s Emalus Campus - 3 Apr 2019 08:42:57 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu received a delegation from the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Prof Ouidad Tebbaa on 7 March 2019.
Professor Tebbaa was accompanied by Dr Carole Wahnoun, Director of AUF in Vanuatu and the visit was facilitated by Ms Daniela Molnar, French Programme Coordinator at Emalus Campus, who also took the team on a campus tour.
AUF is a network of more than 900 universities world-wide, of which USP became a member in 2004. Currently three USP programmes are taught in F... More »
High Achievers of Pacific TAFE recognised - 29 Mar 2019 03:00:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) recognized its high achieving student in a medal and prize giving ceremony at the FMF gymnasium on 19 March 2019.
Sixteen (16) students from Pacific TAFE walked away with gold medal and prizes from the 17 award categories.
Charishma Shivani Ram recipient of gold and prize in four different award categories was ecstatic after the awards ceremony.
“I am speechless and I cannot really explain how happy I am after receiving the awards,&rdquo... More »
Graduate’s loss turned into inspiration - 29 Mar 2019 12:34:15 pm
In May 2017 Unita Ramswarup lost her husband to kidney failure. The mother of four was soon forced into a dark world without her soul partner and could not imagine how she would survive.
"At the time of his passing our children were all in Primary School and the pain and grief that his untimely death caused me was unimaginable, but I knew that I needed to be strong knowing that I was now the sole provider for my children," shared an emotional Ms Ramswarup after she graduated last week.
Ramswarup graduated with Professional Diploma in Business Management (PDBM) from the... More »
Going back to school "was the best decision" - 29 Mar 2019 12:30:02 pm
For 43 year old Michelle Muavesi coming back to further her studies at University after 20 years was a tough decision to make, however it proved to be one of the best decisions she had made after she graduated in Professional Diploma in Business Management.
The mother of four, Muavesi graduated from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), at The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduation ceremony on 21 March 2019 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.
“At first it was bit challenging for me but the lecturers, facilitators and coordinators at Pacific TAFE m... More »
Mothers share experiences after graduation - 29 Mar 2019 12:26:38 pm
Rajeshwari Lazmi, Namita Kumari and Reena Wati Raj were elated after graduating in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECE) (Level 5) from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), at The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduation ceremony on 21 March 2019 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.
46 year old, Rajeshwari Laxmi said the journey would not have been possible without the support of her family and loved ones.
“It was a difficult decision to make at first; however my family supported me through my educational journey,” she said.
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FSTE iHack Challenge, A Success - 28 Mar 2019 03:54:36 pm
A very successful iHack Challenge was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Big Ocean Technologies at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 20 March 2019.
The challenge provided a platform for University students and staff to present their innovative technology enabled ideas and concepts to help solve the issues addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Addressing the participants and guests, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP V... More »
USP academic lead author of UN Environment Report - 28 Mar 2019 10:36:45 am
A senior academic from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was the lead author of biodiversity chapters of the recently-released landmark United Nations report, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.
Produced by 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries, Professor Jeremy Hills was the only contributor from the Pacific Islands of one of “the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN”.
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USP Graduates First PhD in Climate Change - 22 Mar 2019 03:43:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated its first PhD in Climate Change on 21 March 2019, as part of the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE).
Mr Jale Samuwai’s thesis titled “will the tide of climate finance finally turn in our favour? Three essays on accessing and mobilizing climate finance in Oceania Post Paris agreement”
Mr Samuwai, who works as a Regional Climate Finance Advisor for Oxfam Pacific, was lost for words when he learnt he was the recipient of the first PhD in Climate Change.####imagesecond... More »
USP Graduates Record Number of students - 22 Mar 2019 03:24:31 pm
A total of 2026 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) first Laucala Graduation over a two-day ceremony from 21 – 22 March 2019.
On 21 March, a total of 1300 students graduated in a two part ceremony; 387 students graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), 333 students graduated from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and 580 were awarded certificates and diplomas from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) in the afternoon session.
The third graduation session on 22 March had ... More »