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USP research publications at all-time high - 5 Jul 2017 02:36:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has recorded 74 A/A* publications in 2016, the highest ever in the history of the University. Professor Jito Vanualailai, Director Research confirmed this saying the previous high was recorded in 2014 at 61. “This is great news and testament to the fact that USP’s Strategic Plan initiatives are certainly bearing fruits,” he noted. Professor Vanualailai acknowledged Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP and Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and International for... More »

USP integrates financial education in short courses curriculum - 3 Jul 2017 04:30:02 pm
Building a generation of young women and men with the essential financial knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to make responsible financial decisions is the focus of a new partnership initiated on 13 June 2017 at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). The Financial Education Curriculum Development Project is a partnership between USP and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) through the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) that primarily involves the integration and strengthening... More »

USP’s Santo Centre in Vanuatu organises Switzerland’s ETH University Presentation - 3 Jul 2017 02:47:56 pm
The University of South Pacific’s Vanuatu’s Santo Centre hosted a presentation by Mr Danny Nef, Researcher of Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH University, Zurich, Switzerland on 28th June, 2017. Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator who organised the presentation said that in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, USP is taking science courses to the outer islands. Being a field-based study for community resilience towards adverse natural calamities in the northern parts of Vanuatu, Dr Kotra requested for a collaborative approach t... More »

USP, Auckland University to research water quality in Oceania - 3 Jul 2017 10:41:59 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be working with a team of scientists from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, experts and other key stakeholders in Oceania Region to identify the most critical water security, equity, and sustainability issues facing New Zealand and the rest of Oceania, as well as develop solutions to tackle the challenges.  Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator at USP’s Emalus Campus, Port Vila, Vanuatu said the University has been a champion in the research front in the Pacific with in-house and collaborative projects being underway. ... More »

STHM examines the role of online media in South Pacific tourism - 3 Jul 2017 09:30:29 am
It has been observed that different forms of online and social media have been transforming the tourism industry in the South Pacific. The most recent School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) research colloquium at The University of the South Pacific (USP) brought together various tourism stakeholders to discuss three ongoing postgraduate research projects in this context. The first presenter, Marica Kalou who currently works as an administrative assistant at STHM, examined tourist satisfaction attributes of ecotourism in an online and offline nexus. Based on a case s... More »

USP’s Pacific TAFE qualifications accredited by FHEC - 28 Jun 2017 04:09:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has received accreditation for four (4) of its programmes by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). The programmes are Certificate in Commercial Cookery (Level IV), Diploma of Human Resources Management (Level 5), Certificate in Library/Information Studies (Level 4), and Certificate in Fisheries and Enforcement Compliance (Level 4). In a letter to Mr Hasmukh Lal, Director of Pacific TAFE, Ms Linda Aumua, Director of FHEC congratulated Pacific TAFE for the achievement.... More »

USP, USAID hosts Climate Finance Workshop - 27 Jun 2017 12:18:40 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) is hosting a two-week Climate Finance Workshop for Community Adaptation funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at the Lower Campus in Laucala. In opening the workshop on 26 June, 2017, Her Excellency Judith Cefkin, US Ambassador to Fiji said Pacific Island countries are at the forefront of the increasing climate variabilities and disaster risks that we all face and are also on the frontlines advocating for sustainable development that effectively addresses these chall... More »

Importance of ECE stressed at subregional workshop - 23 Jun 2017 03:06:40 pm
The week-long Sub-regional workshop on Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher Development in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) came to a close at the Novotel, Nadi on 21 June, 2017. In his closing address, Dr Mahendra Reddy, Fiji’s Honourable Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts said the fact that twenty per cent of the last national budget was allocated to the Ministry of Education is testament to the fact that Fiji is leading the way in education. He noted that ECE centres are very critical places as they provide a transitory poin... More »

Renewable Energy in the Pacific - 23 Jun 2017 03:02:55 pm
A plenary session discussing ‘Renewable Energy in the Pacific’ was part of the 2017 Pacific Update Conference on 21 June 2017, which was co-organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre. Chaired by USP’s Dr Ajal Kumar, the panellists included Associate Professor Evanthie Michalena, Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Sunshine Coast, Dr Mathew Dornan, Deputy Director of ANU’s Development Policy Centre, and Mr Taniela Faletau, Safeguards Officer ba... More »

USP lecturers discuss Fiji’s economy and urbanisation - 22 Jun 2017 05:01:50 pm
It is the private sector initiatives and private citizens of the country that create economy, said Dr Sunil Kumar, Senior Lecturer at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics. Dr Kumar shared this message during Day 2 of the 2017 Pacific Update Conference on 21 June at Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus. He talked about the Fijian economy, highlighting its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth trends and prospects, an analysis of the economic sectors, some challenges for the economy and provided some policy remarks. ... More »

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