Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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2017 School Fest Inauguration - 12 Sep 2017 03:20:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences organised the 2017 School Fest on 9 September 2017.
The School Fest, which is a Microsoft Initiative at USP is an Information Technology (IT) festival where Secondary School students participate in competitions to test their IT knowledge and skills.
A total of 180 students from 21 Secondary Schools around the Central Division were part of the event.
Speaking at the Fest, Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of... More »
USP Educare Centre gives climate change awareness - 11 Sep 2017 04:10:15 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Educare Centre concluded its term three with the launch of COP23 awareness at the Laucala Campus on 8 September 2017.
The Educare centre is a pre-school centre that caters for children aged 3-6 years. The teachers provide well planned play-based activities which help children develop holistically to acquire all the skills necessary for school.
Term three was themed Climate Change with various topics of discussion each week including: pollution; greenhouse effect; global warming; deforestation; water conservation; impact of climat... More »
Vanuatu Government makes first payment towards PacLII - 11 Sep 2017 01:48:34 pm
The Government of Vanuatu has made its first instalment of 5 million Vatu to assist in the continuation of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Unit (PacLII) based at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu. The total funding is 22 million vatu.
Honourable Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu officially handed over the cheque to Mr Winston Thompson, USP Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council during a recent meeting between the Vanuatu Government and USP.
Present at the handover was Honourable Jean Pierre Nirua, Minister for Education and Tra... More »
Solomon Islands to benefit from Braille Eye-Slates - 8 Sep 2017 04:12:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics has made another donation of its innovative device, the Braille Eye-Slate to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) on 28 August 2017.
Student Nikhil Singh and Dr Utkal Mehta, Senior Lecturer travelled to Solomon Islands and handed over the two devices to the students through MEHRD.
Braille Eye-Slate, which is patented under Intellectual Property (IP) Australia, is a low cost solution to teach Braille language to visually impaired children. It has variou... More »
Canadian High Commissioner Visits USP’s Emalus Campus - 8 Sep 2017 01:08:13 pm
Honourable Vice Admiral (Rtd) Paul Maddison, High Commissioner of Canada visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus along with Mr Donald Bobiash, Assistant Deputy Minister, Asia Pacific OGM of Global Affairs Canada on 2 September, 2017.
Mr Ruben Markward, Campus Manger welcomed the delegation and briefed them about the activities at the Campus. He shared USP’s vision for the regional campuses and in particular about Emalus Campus.
Hon. Maddison thanked the Campus for the opportunity to visit and shared various aspects of his office in regards t... More »
USP at PARBICA 17 Conference - 6 Sep 2017 03:16:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) was part of a conference organised by the Pacific Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (PARBICA) at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbour, Fiji.
The conference, which was from 4-7 September, 2017, aimed to renew professional contacts with other archivists in the Pacific, discuss challenges and possible solutions and build the technical and professional knowledge of its members.
Formed in 1981, PARBICA is a professional organisation intent on promoting the effective management and use of records and archives across the P... More »
Good records management stressed to USP’s managers - 4 Sep 2017 12:35:36 pm
The Records Management office at The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a morning tea on August 31, 2017 for Managers and Supervisors to raise awareness of good records management practices and the use of the University’s electronic records management system, HP Records Manager (HPRM).
Mr Jason Flello, Manager Records Management, reminded those present of the importance of records management for informed decision-making.
He stated, “The Records office will start rolling out HPRM to the regional campuses in a few months’ time beginning with Lautoka &am... More »
STHM seminar focuses on tourist ethics - 4 Sep 2017 12:26:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) hosted a research seminar featuring Assistant Professor Dr Denis Tolkach and his recent collaborative research on ‘Ethics of Chinese & Western Tourists in Hong Kong’.
The seminar was hosted in light of the rising tensions between visitors and residents due to inappropriate tourist behaviour, becoming increasingly observed in destinations around the world particularly rapidly growing tourist markets from Asia.
Dr Tolkach, an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polyte... More »
USP holds Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Forum - 1 Sep 2017 03:33:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning and Teaching (L&T) at the Laucala Campus on 31 August, 2017.
In his opening address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed the keynote speaker, Dr Wayne Mackintosh saying USP looked forward to listening to innovative ideas as to how the University can make learning and teaching more sustainable for the future by using Online Education Resources (OERs).
Highlighting the University’s progress in L&T, Professor Chandra reflected briefly on the U... More »
USP Research Paper – Third Best in High Ranked International Conference - 1 Sep 2017 03:24:27 pm
The quality of research carried out at The University of the South Pacific (USP) continues to strengthen.
Academics of the School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) recently received an international award for the third best research paper out of 850 papers submitted from across the world.
The team comprising of Professor Maurizio Cirrincione, Mr Nayzel Jannif, Dr Ali Mohammadi, and Associate Professor Giansalvo Cirrincione who is an Adjunct Associate Professor based in France (University of Picardie Jules Verne) and Gianpaolo Vitale (Senior Researcher of the National Research Cou... More »