Participants of the inaugural Pacific Technical and Further Education (PacTAFE) cohort in Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care.
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USP hosts meeting with Australia Awards Pacific Scholarship students - 29 Aug 2018 04:50:08 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a meeting with the Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS)-sponsored students at the Japan-Pacific ICT Theatre at the Laucala Campus on 16 August 2018.
In his welcome address, Mr Jaindra Karan, Executive Director, Strategic Partnership, Advancement and Communications (SPAC) stated that such meetings are important for students to ensure that they are fully committed to the purpose for which they are at the University.
“We have over 200 students studying at USP, 184 here in Laucala, 20 in Emalus and some based in Alafua C... More »
USP Niue Campus welcomes researchers from South Korea’s Yonsei University - 29 Aug 2018 04:37:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus recently welcomed a team of student researchers from Yonsei University in South Korea called the Asia Sustainable Social Innovation Strategy Team (ASSIST) from 18-31 July 2018.
Mr Seone Lolesio, USP Niue Campus Director said their visit was to explain and conduct interviews with Campus staff about their research project in Niue, and generally to explore the USP Niue Campus Library with respect to the resources that would aid their research.
Mr Jongmin Baek, ASSIST leader stated that they are a social ... More »
USP Niue Campus hosts debate for ‘Moments to Shine’ - 28 Aug 2018 05:16:33 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus facilitated a healthy debate session recently as part of its “Moment to Shine” to mark the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations this year.
Mr Hima Douglas, the Moderator introduced the topic: Development in the South Pacific has significantly improved in the last 50 years because of USP’s contribution, who challenged the alumni representing both the affirmative and negative sides.
USP Alumni representing both sides of the debate topic included senior members from both ... More »
USP50 Travelling Exhibition launched - 28 Aug 2018 02:43:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary Travelling Exhibition was part of the week-long “Moment to Shine” at the University’s Laucala Campus from 23 – 27 July 2018.
The exhibition, which is referred to as the USP50 has been created as a celebratory, touring exhibition that is interactive, and of a quality that reflects the 50th Anniversary.
The exhibition demonstrated the success of the University by showcasing interviews with prominent alumni, staff and current students thatoffer an authentic voice through... More »
Samoan PM officially opens USP Research Week - 27 Aug 2018 04:36:50 pm
The Prime Minister of Samoa and Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Honourable Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Week on 27 August 2018 at the University’s Laucala Campus in Fiji.
Hon. Malielegaoi said that USP has contributed towards the shaping of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism (FPR) through intellectual dialogue and interface with people who are actively engaged in redefining the way the Framework should work.
“We see USP as having a multi-faceted... More »
The Pacific Community (SPC) Director-General highlights the ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change - 27 Aug 2018 03:37:48 pm
The health consequences of climate change are a hidden danger that will have devastating and long lasting impact across the globe. This was the message by Dr. Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) as part of his public lecture at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 23 August 2018.
In his presentation titled,“The ‘hidden’ health danger of climate change”, Dr Tukuitonga highlighted how climate change can affect the social, economic, environmental and cultural determinants of health. “It is hard to imagine any aspect of life that is not aff... More »
USP, SPC renew MOU - 24 Aug 2018 12:22:00 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have extended their collaboration after signing another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the University’s Laucala Campus on 23 August 2018.
The two (2) regional organisations had previously signed a MOU in 2011. This MOU is an upgrade of the preceding MOU, and will serve as a general framework for cooperation between the two (2) organisations and is intended to facilitate discussions of more specific programmes of collaboration.
It will facilitate collaboration between SPC and USP in developing q... More »
Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific Turns 30 - 23 Aug 2018 10:44:09 am
The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.
The CROP was first endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in 1988 as an overarching committee for regional organisations in the Pacific. Its original name was the South Pacific Organisations’ Coordinating Committee.
At the inaugural meeting the following year, Adi Finau Tabakaucoro, Fiji’s then Minister for Women’s Affairs, opened the meeting by emphasising the importance of a strength of unity between regional organisations: “Collaborate a... More »
SOEd works on curriculum alignment - 23 Aug 2018 10:30:34 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) successfully completed a Curriculum Alignment Workshop at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel on 16-18 August 2018.
Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of SOEd said the workshop was organised to take stock of the School’s progress in relation to curriculum review and development work to date, including documenting and planning.
“The workshop was also conducted to prepare us for the upcoming SOEd programme review,” Dr Lingam explained.
In opening the work... More »
In loving memory of a mentor, leader and scholar: Professor William (Bill) Aalbersberg - 23 Aug 2018 10:11:18 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held a special memorial service to celebrate the life of Professor William (Bill) Aalbersberg on 16 August 2018, at the University’s Marine Studies Campus at Laucala.
Professor Aalbersberg joined USP as the Lecturer in Chemistry in 1984. He was later promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader in Chemistry and then in 1997 to Professor of Natural Products Chemistry.
Professor Aalbersberg officially became the Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) in 1999, after having managed the Food Unit of the Institute a few years prio... More »