Eddie with his buddy at the Disability Resource Centre on Laucala Campus.
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USP awards CHEC Civil Works Contract for new Solomon Island Campus - 27 Feb 2020 11:49:19 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has awarded China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited the contract for civil works for the construction of a new Solomon Islands Campus.
The USD $12m contract was awarded on 22 January 2020. On Thursday, 20 February 2020, the contract was signed by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President (VCP) of USP and Mr. Ma Jianhua, Executive Director of CHEC South Pacific.
Professor Ahluwalia said that he was pleased with this development as this has been a long-awaited project that would greatly b... More »
Launch of the Pacific Regional Innovation Network & Building the Pacific Future We Want - 27 Feb 2020 11:38:11 am
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched the Pacific Regional Innovation Network (PRIN) together with UN75 Building The Pacific Future We Want, at Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, USP on 24 February, 2020.
PRIN is expected to foster a culture of creativity across the region by localising innovation at the country level and strengthening collaboration amongst stakeholders. UN75 is an initiative to commemorate the United Nations’ 75th anniversary in which UNDP and USP would be holding online dialogues and campaigns with Pacific stakeholders on how we can build... More »
SOEd Early Childhood Students Display Teaching Resources - 25 Feb 2020 02:33:27 pm
The Early Childhood section of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) did a wonderful display at the Laucala Campus as part of the ED300 ECEC Strand Practicum requirement.
The students were given two weeks of preparation space for lesson plans and accompanying teaching resources to support their teaching.
Dr Lavinia Tiko, Lecturer & Programme Coordinator said the ED300 ECE practicum has six specifications which students are to adhere to when they teach and these are:
Psychology and child d... More »
Traditional Knowledge Important for Survival: Dr Lagi - 24 Feb 2020 10:10:00 am
The significance of the use of Traditional Knowledge (TK) for Weather Forecast and Traditional Mitigation and Adaptation Approaches to Climate Change in Tuvalu and the Pacific region was highlighted at a workshop hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on January 24, 2020.
Titled, Resilience in the Face of Rising Sea Level: Harnessing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in The Pacific Island of Tuvalu, the workshop was supported by Global Environmental Facilities-Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP).
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director, attended the worksh... More »
Good Time Management stressed at USP Tuvalu Orientation - 24 Feb 2020 09:36:52 am
The importance of time management was stressed to students of The University of the South Pacific’s Tuvalu Campus during their 2020 Orientation on 10 February.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director stated that time management is essential to avoiding failing and getting good grades.
Many students she said, do not complete their courses and programmes simply because they do not manage their time well.
“To have a balance in life, you must set aside time for everything important and be committed to your plan,” ... More »
Opening of USP’s new entrance - 20 Feb 2020 08:13:53 am
The new entrance for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) was opened on 19 February, 2020 by Honourable Siaosi ‘Ofa Ki Vahafolau Sovaleni, Minister for Education & Training, Tonga.
The University’s new entrance road from the Queen Elizabeth Drive fundamentally reshapes the orientation of the University and is in line with USP’s Masterplan, to ensure a more organised and planned campus infrastructure.
Honourable Sovaleni showed appreciation to the Pro-Chancellor & Ch... More »
USP ENTREPRENEUTRIAL FAIR 2020 - 19 Feb 2020 04:28:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) with its diverse student background understands the need to encourage and assist its students, graduates and members of the community to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills.
Due to the growing importance of the need to develop and promote entrepreneurial awareness and skills for all our stakeholders in Fiji, USP organised its second standalone Annual Entrepreneurial Fair which officially began on 17 February.
In one inspiring week, USP’s inaugural Entrepreneurial Fair brought together ... More »
First year student wins Smartphone with Campus Life - 13 Feb 2020 11:11:19 am
First Year Student, Nacanieli Kubu was happy as he received his prize of a Samsung A70 Smartphone.
Nacanieli had the most points on the leaderboard of the USP Orientation App 2020 for posting stories and pictures of his experience at the USP Orientation Week 2020.
Nacanieli said he enjoyed spending time with his first year friends during orientation week and he would like to appreciate the Staff and student for the amazing start to University life.
The USP Orientation App 2020 was introduced by USP Campus Life Office to ensure a more effic... More »
USP Hosts High-Level Ministerial Panel on Trade - 12 Feb 2020 01:00:29 pm
A High-Level panel organised by the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism (MITT), The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) as a Side Event of the Forum Trade Ministers Meeting was held at the Laucala Campus on 11 February 2020.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor & President, moderated the panel, with the theme, Pacific Trading Nation: From Surviving to Thriving.
In her opening remarks Ms Cristelle Pratt, PIFS Deputy Secretary General commended the MITT for convening the dialogue to have constructive exch... More »
USP researchers lead Agri-tourism study in Samoa - 11 Feb 2020 11:46:14 am
Two leading academics from The University of the South Pacific are undertaking research that will assist Samoa maximise its long term agri-tourism potential.
Professor Stephen Pratt, the Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and Dr Alminda Fernandez, Lecturer in Food and Crops technology, are currently in Samoa to help Samoan farmers develop ideas that will boost its agri-tourism potential.
Prof. Pratt stated that “we want them to make evidence-based decisions, based on robust research so they have the justification and can use it moving forward&rdquo... More »