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USP and The China Navigation Company sign MOU on low-carbon ships for Pacific - 13 Nov 2018 12:46:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and The China Navigation Company (CNCo), parent of Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 10 November to conduct feasibility studies for the design costs and plan for new generation ships for the Pacific region which is committed to low carbon sea transport. Under the MOU, Project Cerulean aims to eventually develop a new class of small cargo freighter, which, once proven to be commercially viable to operate, can be scaled up in numbers to provide a cost-effective solution for currently marginalised communities in the Pacifi... More »


USP awarded 2018 MOWCAP Grant - 12 Nov 2018 01:48:37 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is one of eight (8) organisations in the Asia-Pacific region that were awarded in the 2018 round of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP)-Asia Culture Centre (ACC) Grants Programme. The MOWCAP-ACC Grants Programme aims to address the economic, climatic and geographic challenges faced by libraries and archives by assisting with the preservation of, and universal access to, the documentary heritage of the Asia/Pacific region, and also to increase awareness of the existence and significance of the heritage. Mr ... More »


Pacific Islands Transport Forum Opened - 9 Nov 2018 08:51:34 am
The Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Honourable Inia Seruiratu, officially opened the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo, held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus from 8 – 10 November 2018. Hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), together with USP, the Pacific Island Transport Forum and Expo seeks to prioritise transport decarbonisation as key to climate change adaptation and mitigation; showcase the latest science and technology available; set clear... More »


87th USP Council approves new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 - 5 Nov 2018 09:44:23 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 87th Council meeting approved the University’s new Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (NSP) at the Holiday Inn, Suva on 2 November 2018. The New Strategic Plan 2019-2024 identifies the University’s strategic direction and resource allocation plans for the next two triennia and continues the journey of excellence with renewed focus in some key areas of higher education, such as Entrepreneurship and Employability, Internationalisation, Sustainability, Strategic Partnerships, Thought Leadership and Research Impact. There is also a renewed focus on Pacific Arts, Heritage... More »


87th USP Council Meeting Concludes - 2 Nov 2018 07:25:23 pm
The 87th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at the Holiday Inn, Suva from 1 - 2 November 2018. USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff and students. One representative each from Australia and New Zealand and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat are also part of the Council. The two-day meeting was... More »


Moving the Pacific region towards the Education 2030 Agenda - 1 Nov 2018 04:15:16 pm
By Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat & Professor Rajesh Chandra, President and Vice Chancellor, The University of the South Pacific In 2014, Forum Leaders endorsed a Pacific Vision that supported and promoted peace, harmony, security, social inclusion, and prosperity, so that all Pacific people can lead free and healthy lives. The Framework for Pacific Regionalism represents the Forum Leaders’ political commitment to regionalism as a means to achieving this vision. Four principle objectives underpin this commitment: sustainable development, economic growth... More »


AUSPS hosts 2018 Pinktober morning tea - 1 Nov 2018 12:32:05 pm
The newly-formed Association of The University of the South Pacific Staff (AUSPS) Women’s Wing hosted a Pinktober Morning Tea event today at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies on Laucala campus in an effort to create awareness about breast cancer during the month of October and support the important role of Fiji Cancer Society. The AUSPS Women’s Wing, which was formed on August 21 this year to address women-related issues in the workplace at USP, handed over a cheque of $2,500 as donations raised from the Pinktober Morning Tea event to Fiji Cancer Society representative and cancer sur... More »


USP marks World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 31 Oct 2018 04:58:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management office celebrated the audio-visual records that capture the independence of the University’s member countries on 27 October 2018. Audiovisual archives around the world celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October every year with activities and events that not only highlight the vulnerability of this heritage, but celebrate the often unheralded yet essential work they do to protect it. Mr Jason Flello, Manager Records stated that the ... More »


Fiji President receives USP’s Commemorative Book - 31 Oct 2018 04:56:15 pm
The author of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Commemorative book for 50th Anniversary, Associate Professor Jacqueline Leckie presented the book to His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji, on 30 October 2018. Entitled, “A University for the Pacific, 50 Years of USP”, the commemorative book chronicles the journey of this unique institution that has contributed a lot to the development of its member countries. Associate Professor Leckie was accompanied by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Co... More »


Student groups share excitement in meeting the Royals - 31 Oct 2018 03:20:25 pm
He never thought he would one day meet royalty, let alone be chosen to introduce His Royal Highness, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry to his group when HRH visited the Laucala Campus on 24 October 2018. Samoan native, Tuvalu citizen and Research Fellow at USP’s Pacific Centre for Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) Viliamu Iese could not believe his ears when told by Dr Morgan Wairiu, PACE-SD Deputy Director that he would lead the student group to meet Prince Harry. “At first I had mixed feelings and was over the moon and humbled at the same time. I couldn’t wait ... More »


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