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JENESYS Information Session for USP Labasa students - 6 Sep 2018 09:04:42 am
Students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus and Savusavu Centre were hosted to an information session about the Japan East-Asia Network for the Exchange of Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme on 5 September 2018. Fifteen (15) students, and staff members interested in pursuing opportunities as supervisors of JENESYS 2018 attended the session which was conducted by Mr Elvis Kumar, JENESYS Project Assistant. The JENESYS programme he said, is a cultural exchange programme, fully funded by the Government of Japan through its Ministry of Foreign Aff... More »

CROP Heads Meet with Forum Leaders – Working Collectively to Build a Strong Blue Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:44:47 pm
Aiwo District, Nauru (September 5, 2018) – Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Heads of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in Nauru – discussing the role of CROP in Building a Strong Pacific, as part of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. Ahead of the Forum Leaders’ Retreat, the meeting with CROP Heads is an opportunity to assess regional progress over the past year, and for CROP Heads to provide advice on the key regional priorities and issues that Forum Leaders will be considering. Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secr... More »

Historic Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) signed - 5 Sep 2018 04:29:33 pm
Nauru - 05 September, 2018 – Today, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region. The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme addresses some of the most serious challenges faced by the region. Among these are the increasing depletion of coastal fisheries resources; the threats to marine biodiversity, including negative impacts of c... More »

Pacific Skills Partnership commits to skills development for a sustainable Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:12:59 pm
The Pacific Skills Partnership was launched at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru yesterday, re-affirming the vital link between skills and sustainable development in the region. As Chair of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum, the Republic of Nauru initiated the partnership in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC). The President of Nauru, His Excellency Baron Waqa, led representatives from civil society, Pacific Island governments and the private sector in signing a ceremonial tapa scroll confirming their com... More »

USP successfully coordinates RESCCUE Fiji Project - 4 Sep 2018 03:23:06 pm
A workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for the Ra province by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) Restoration of Ecosystem Services against Climate Change (RESCCUE) Fiji Project turned out to be a success. The training took place from 27-31 August 2018 at the Forestry Training Centre of the Ministry of Forests in Colo-i-Suva and was attended by eight (8) members from the Nababa and Nalawa districts. As part of the Ra Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) plan, this capacity-building and awareness trai... More »

USP influential in region’s first BSD - 4 Sep 2018 09:02:35 am
The South Pacific Region’s first ever Bioprospecting Samples Database (BSD) created by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) was jointly launched at the Pearl Resort on 20 July 2018. Officially launching the BSD were Chief Guests, Dr Winifereti Nainoca, United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) Environment Team Leader; Mr Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Environment (MoE); Mr Naipote Katonitabua, Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs (MTA) and Dr Johann Poinapen, IAS Director. The BSD was funded by the G... More »

CFL Launches two books on Flexible Learning to commemorate USP’s 50th Anniversary - 3 Sep 2018 04:28:46 pm
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of The University of the South Pacific (USP), the Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) officially launched two (2) books on Flexible Learning at the University’s Laucala Campus on 30 August 2018. The books titled, “Fifty years of Flexible Learning at The University of the South Pacific” and “Flexible Learning Footprints” were officially launched by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council. The former book is an account of the development and growth of flexible lea... More »

Child Protection Policy Workshop at USP Labasa Campus - 1 Sep 2018 10:18:00 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) hosted staff, students and members of the community to a two-day workshop on Child Protection Policy at its Labasa Campus. This was done in an effort by the University to have a child protection policy for its students. The workshop which ran from 30-31 August 2018 was facilitated by Mr. Laisiasa Merumeru, Ms Sai Nabou and Dr Kelesi Whippy from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at the Laucala Campus. The 25 participants comprised retirees, faith-based representatives, students, staff, social workers, and domestic work... More »

USP holds Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Forum - 1 Sep 2018 10:08:22 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning and Teaching (L&T) at the Laucala Campus on 30 August, 2018. In his opening address, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President welcomed the keynote speaker, Professor Geoffrey Crisp, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), saying that USP looked forward to listening to innovative ideas on assessment. He said Professor Crisp’s talk on significant changes required in the way the University can do its assessment is of vital i... More »

USP hosts Pacific People’s Research Skills symposium - 30 Aug 2018 03:47:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a Research Skills symposium opened by the Chief Guest, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service & Communications at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 29 August 2018. Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation, and International welcomed everyone to the event and to Hon Sayed-Khaiyum for making the time to be present. He stated that during USPs 40th anniversary in 2008, the member nations asked the University to amplify its research contr... More »

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