Dean of FALE, Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate issues certificate and prizes to champion Sharon Levula (right) and second prize winner Yashna Nand (left)
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USP holds 1st Student Forum for 2019 - 8 May 2019 07:47:39 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the first Vice-Chancellor’s first Student Forum at the Laucala Campus on 25 April 2019.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President extended a warm welcome to the students saying it was a pleasure to be able to meet with them directly to hear their concerns and emphasised his open-door policy.
With regards to the use of computers at the labs, he mentioned that ITS staff have been instructed to check all labs twice a day to ensure access to computing facilities. Students were also requested to promptl... More »
Opening of 2019 Health and Wellness Week - 6 May 2019 04:42:34 pm
The Fijian Minister for Health and Medical Services, Honourable Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Annual Health and Wellness Week on 29 April 2019.
The Health and Wellness Week, which is being run from 20 April – 2 Mayis aimed at bringing together staff and students with a major focus on encouraging, discovering, improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle on a budget.
This is the seventh year that the University has adopted this idea of wellness and fitness by engaging the staff and students to move towards... More »
USP Tuvalu Staff Conduct Vulnerability Assessment on Funafuti - 26 Apr 2019 01:11:22 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus were kept busy over the long Easter weekend conducting a survey while visiting the 30 islets of Funafuti to assess the vulnerability of the island to sea level rise.
Led by Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director, the team comprised two-part time tutors Ms Teresa Drecala, Foundation Social Certificate Tutor and Director of the Tuvalu Association for Non-Government Organization (TANGO) and Ms Vasa Tuisiga, Tutor for Certificate in Office Management and Director for Tuvalu Women in Maritime Association.
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USP Tuvalu Campus hosts Australia Foreign Minister - 26 Apr 2019 11:29:37 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus was honoured to host The Honourable Senator Marise Payne, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on 7 February 2019.
Senator Payne toured the Campus to see first-hand the Foodwall Project that is being sponsored by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and installed by Biofilta, a Melbourne-based urban food growing company.
The Senator was in Tuvalu recently to officially open a new Australian High Commission.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director... More »
NZ Deputy Prime Minister visits Tuvalu Campus - 26 Apr 2019 10:34:27 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus was honoured to host a visiting 30-member Ministerial delegation led by the Right Honourable Winston Peters, New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister.
The main purpose of Hon Peters visit was to meet with leaders of the Government of Tuvalu (GoT) to strengthen the partnership between New Zealand and Tuvalu.
The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) provides assistance to USP’s Tuvalu Campus through scholarships for students and recently funded two new satellite antenna replacements fo... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus welcomes new students - 25 Apr 2019 09:13:16 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus hyped up again with excitement as the new students were welcomed during their Orientation programme conducted earlier this year on 15 February 2019.
Reverend Dr. Kitiona Tausi, an MBA student, opened the programme with a word of prayer and advised students and staff that education does not end until one passes on from this earth. As such, one should study hard when given the opportunity.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director in her opening remarks echoed the same sentiments highlighted by Rev Dr. ... More »
USP acknowledges UK Govt grant on GHG emission reduction - 23 Apr 2019 03:40:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is grateful to the UK Government for the support signed on 29 March for the University’s work in providing technical assistance to Pacific Island governments on the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping.
The grant, from the UK Department for Transport, follows on from a similar grant from the British High Commission in Suva last year.
The grant is expected to support Pacific IMO delegations to enable their active involvement in IMO meetings in May 2019, to progress development and implementation of... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus marks International Women’s Day - 23 Apr 2019 03:36:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus hosted a celebration to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2019.
Initiated by Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director, the event was organised to acknowledge the contribution of women in society and to motivate young girls to strive for success.
Seven significant female leaders in Tuvalu women were invited to speak to share their experiences and achievements as women. These women were Dr Lagi; Mrs Temukisa Hauma, President of Tuvalu National Council of Women (TNCW); Mrs Lanuola Fasiai, Direc... More »
SOEd participates at Global Early Childhood Education Forums - 16 Apr 2019 04:30:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) was recently represented at two major international conferences - the International Biennial Conference and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Seychelles from 21 - 23 February 2019 and the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China from 8-11 April 2019.
‘Big Data for Small Children: Monitoring Holistic Early Childhood Development’ was the theme at the conference, where world renowned ECD practitioners and experts including Fiji’s Ministry of Education, engaged in dialogue and shared knowledge and exper... More »
USP Journalism secures $US20k grant to boost environmental reporting - 16 Apr 2019 12:45:02 pm
The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific has won major recognition through a $US20,000 ($F42,617) grant in a boost for environmental reporting in the Pacific.
The programme was one of 14 recipients of the competitive Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal media grants, 2019.
The EJN sees the grant programme as an opportunity for media, civil society organisations and academic institutions throughout Asia-Pacific to think critically and creatively about how to build local resources for reporting climate change, natural resou... More »