Dr Lavinia Tiko, USP lecturer and Ms Arti Sing from the Fiji Ministry of Education at the ECCE Forum in Seychelles.
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USP Pacific TAFE sponsors $10k for Annual FHRI Convention - 12 Jun 2018 10:32:25 am
As an institute developing human resources in the region, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is proud to sponsor FJD 10,000 for the 2018 Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) National Convention which will be held from 14 – 15 September 2018.
The announcement was made by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, who presented the cheque to Mr Kameli Batiweti, President of FHRI at the Nadi Tourism and Hospitality Training Centre on 1 June 2018.
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New Report to help Pacific respond to climate change - 7 Jun 2018 03:08:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is part of a dynamic collaboration in the publication of an inaugural Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card launched on 8 June 2018 as part of World Oceans Day, at events in Fiji and Samoa.
Targeted to help Pacific islanders and decision-makers understand and respond to the likely impacts of marine climate change, its key message is that climate change is increasingly putting the fundamental needs of ocean dependent Pacific communities at risk and thus flexible management systems which build climate resilience are urgently needed.
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USP jointly initiates deep sea temperature monitoring & better wave forecast - 7 Jun 2018 03:07:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Centre for Sustainable and Environmental Development (PaCE-SD) played a vital role in a joint historic scientific effort for the deployment of a deep-water temperature-monitoring mooring and surface wave buoy in Fiji off the Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Yanuca Island on 2 May 2018.
USP partnered with the Pacific Community (SPC-Geoscience) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) in the first-of-its-kind oceanographic deployment for Fiji waters. Experts from the Fiji Meteorological Service and the Hydrographic Services of the Fij... More »
New USP Vice-Chancellor and President appointed - 6 Jun 2018 03:10:02 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Professor Pal Ahluwalia as the new Vice-Chancellor and President (VC&P) of USP in a decision made during the 86th Council meeting of the University in Nauru.
Professor Ahluwalia will formally take up his new role as VC&P in November 2018. This will allow for a smooth transition and handover process from USP’s current Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, whose term comes to an end in December 2018.
Professor Chandra served as USP’s Vice-Ch... More »
Education critical for the development of the Pacific region – Baron Waqa - 6 Jun 2018 11:47:04 am
“Education is fundamental to development and growth and all countries, regardless of their national wealth, stand to gain from more and better quality education.”
This was the sentiment expressed by His Excellency Baron Divavesi Waqa, the President of Nauru during the Nauru Government’s State Dinner for the Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, members of USP Council and Forum Education Ministers on 24 May 2018 at the Menen Hotel in Nauru.
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USP, UNICEF raise Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness - 5 Jun 2018 01:08:38 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) jointly organised an awareness programme on Menstrual Hygiene on 23 May 2018 at Emalus Campus in Vanuatu.
Bringing together over fifty (50) students, university staff, Government officials, civil society and private sector representatives, the event aimed at raising awareness of the challenges women and girls face due to their menstruation and highlighted solutions that address these challenges.
The learning event highlighted what organisations and private sect... More »
USP’s Emalus Campus Engage Schools in Robotic Competition - 5 Jun 2018 12:58:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu organised a Robotic Competition for students from secondary schools on 30 May 2018.
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) partnered with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world.
The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Education Network is to serve as a catalyst for inspiring interest and promoting active involvement in Science,... More »
USP, Griffith University Signs MOU for Collaborative Research - 31 May 2018 12:58:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Griffith University (GU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research for a period of five (5) years.
The MoU was signed by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP on 4 May 2018 and counter signed by Professor Ian O’Connor, Vice-Chancellor and President of GU on 22 May 2018. Mr Daniel Ware and Dr Edward Morgan, from GU’s Climate Change Response Programme visited Emalus Campus on 11 May to discuss opportunities and it was agreed that USP will be part of their upcoming research studies in the Pacific.
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New book explores impacts of mining in Melanesia - 28 May 2018 05:04:33 pm
A book considering the association between extractive resource industries, for instance mining, and violence in contemporary Melanesia was launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by His Excellency Patterson Oti, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 24 May 2018.
Authored by Professor Matthew Allen, Director of Development Studies at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), the book, Resource Extraction & Contentious States: Mining & the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands considers how extractive resource industries can shape proce... More »
SOEd meets to align curriculum - 28 May 2018 01:39:14 pm
Curriculum alignment is an important task and The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) recently had a successful workshop exam¬ining how well Course Learning Outcomes (LOs) in the individual courses align with overall Programme Outcomes (POs) and USP graduate student attributes.
This was the rationale behind the three-days workshop for the staff of SOEd at the Suva Peninsula Hotel from 24-26 May, 2018.
In his welcome address, Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, Deputy Head of School set out the overall aim of the workshops to review and revise Bachelo... More »