Mr Lasse Melgaard, World Bank, South Pacific Resident Representative (L) and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President.
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Successful partnership between USP Pacific TAFE and USAID’s Climate Ready Project - 19 Oct 2018 12:41:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project.
Under the Letter of Agreement, signed late last year, USP through Pacific TAFE has been able to partner and support the delivery of accredited training and cohort programmes in Project Management to government, private sector and non-government organisation staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
Pacific TAFE, College of B... More »
USP & FFA continue to up-skill fisheries officers in the region - 18 Oct 2018 03:30:54 pm
Ensuring appropriate Pacific Island capacity to effectively address the increasing complexity and importance of regional tuna fisheries management, development and enforcement, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are collaborating to develop certified oceanic fisheries training programmes for the Pacific region through a signed Memorandum of Understanding in May 2015.
The first of these professional certification programmes is a Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance offered by USP and ce... More »
Monash welcomes USP’s PhD visitors - 17 Oct 2018 09:49:41 am
Two staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) who are PhD candidates made positive contributions to the postgraduate Spring School at Monash University and the Monash Education Research Community Conference recently.
“It was our great pleasure to welcome Ms Fulori Sarai and Mr Lalesh Sharma to Monash,” said Associate Professor Graham Parr, Associate Dean (International) at Monash’s
Faculty of Education.
He noted that his schedule only allowed him to see a few of the presentations they did in various forums ove... More »
FALE envisions quality education - 16 Oct 2018 09:00:22 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) has placed an emphasis on quality education, relevance and Pacific consciousness from 2019-2024.
These were the words of Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE, while visiting USP’s Labasa Campus and Savusavu Centre at a roundtable discussion with postgraduate students from 28-29 August, 2018.
“FALE is aiming to provide the best for our students, we are aiming for quality and in doing so, our students will be able to get as much assistance as possible,” she advised.
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Postgraduate students at USP Labasa attend IRS workshop - 16 Oct 2018 08:56:42 am
Several new postgraduate students at The University of the South Pacific’s Labasa Campus completed a 14.5-hour Information Research Skills (IRS) workshop to assist them with their postgraduate demands for research and information gathering.
Ms Vilimaina Vakaciwa, senior librarian from the Laucala Campus conducted a two-day training with the eight (8) Postgraduate students from 24-25 August, 2018, at the PG Lab in Labasa.
Ms Vakaciwa said the training demonstrated how students can navigate their way around the Library Databases and be able to gather information that is read... More »
USP Youth Leadership Forum 2018, a success - 15 Oct 2018 08:28:48 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) 2018 Youth Leadership Forum held at the Laucala Campus on 28 September 2018 was a great success with over 200 student leaders attending from tertiary institutions in Fiji.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), warmly welcomed the student delegates and guests to USP and to the Forum. She reminded the participants that “you are living in the age of digitisation, entrepreneurship and innovation and can no longer be satisfied with only what they are studying in their discipline.
“You need to... More »
Need for research on carbon dioxide effect on trees: Adjunct Professor - 15 Oct 2018 08:00:56 am
There is an urgent need for increased research support to focus on the combined effect of elevated carbon dioxide and other climate change drivers on tri-trophic interactions in tropical fruit bearing trees, says a Visiting Adjunct Professor of Agriculture of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Ravindra Joshi.
He made the comment recently while presenting the lead paper at the International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases, at LeMeridian, KotaKinabalu, Sabah Malaysia on 25-27 September 2018.
This initiative he said will fast-track towards identify... More »
USP SOEd meeting with SI Education officials, a success - 14 Oct 2018 04:17:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) held a talanoa session with school principals and their deputies, and staff and Ministry of Education officials in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 9-13 October.
To ensure a better practicum experience in Solomon Islands, Professor Govinda Lingam, the Head of SOEd was joined by Dr Greg Burnett, The ED300 Practicum Course Coordinator and Ms Vinata Sharma, The Practicum Officer.
In a session with the heads of schools and staff, Dr Burnett highlighted the importance of such consultations in order to get the vie... More »
Pacific TAFE CEO presents at World Congress of Colleges & Polytechnics - 11 Oct 2018 01:51:13 pm
Around 800 delegates from colleges and polytechnics from around the world and experts in professional and vocational education and training attended the World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics held in Melbourne Australia, early in October.
Hosted by the TAFE Directors Australia, the Congress reconnoitered new challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation and the impact on work, societies and peoples who may be displaced due to changing economic and global circumstances.
The University of the South Pacifi... More »
FALE reaches out for improved learning experience - 9 Oct 2018 09:29:34 am
In an effort to maximise student learning experience, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) is reaching out to industry to secure long-term partnerships.
To this end, the School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM) led by Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE and the Head of School Professor Sudesh Mishra, met with Dr Jay Gill Pyeon of the Korean-based Youngsan University’s School of Tourism & Foreign Languages.
The meeting at the Laucala Campus in Suva on 4 October 2018 saw fruitful discussions on potential opportunitie... More »