Mr Lasse Melgaard, World Bank, South Pacific Resident Representative (L) and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President.
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“Festival of Learning” launched at USP Lautoka Campus - 13 Jul 2018 11:55:23 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lautoka Campus launched its Golden Jubilee celebrations with a march from Shirley Park to the Campus at Vidilo Street, Lautoka on 11 July 2018.
Termed their 50th Anniversary celebration as “Festival of Learning” the Campus organised a three-day celebration with activities including focus group seminars (for education, corporate and public sector), public displays around the Campus, and an alumni function.
Dr Pramila Devi, Lautoka Campus Director warmly welcomed everyone to the launch and thanked th... More »
USP Masters student scoops Westpac Women’s Education grant - 12 Jul 2018 09:42:41 am
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) won herself the Westpac Womens Education Grant at the Labasa Campus on 10 July 2018.
Ms Ilisapeci Qabale, a humble and soft spoken primary school teacher Ilisapeci Qabale recalled her recess mad rush to complete the winning essay entry for the Westpac Womens Education Grant as a blessing from above, and the results of her USP experiences as a Masters student.
Growing up Ms Qabale, had lost both her parents early in life and being the eldest in her family she wanted to ensure that she was an epitome of success to her siblings... More »
PNG PM delivers public lecture on Pacific Regionalism - 10 Jul 2018 02:23:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus hosted a public lecture on Pacific Regionalism by Honourable Peter Paire O’Neill, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 9 July 2018.
More than 300 people attended the lecture including H.E. Mr Esala Teleni, Fiji’s High Commissioner to PNG; H.E. Ratu Tui Cavuilati, Fiji’s Roving Ambassador for the Pacific, H.E. Mr John Feakes, Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Mr Jonathan Curr, New Zealand's High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. Mr Sujiro Seam, Ambassador of Fra... More »
USP hosts 2018 Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference - 6 Jul 2018 04:22:21 pm
His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of Fiji, officially opened the 2018 Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference (VPEC) at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 5 July 2018.
The theme for VPEC 2018 is : It takes an island and an ocean: Rethinking Pacific Education for resilient, healthy communities.
This conference follows the VPEC 2016, marking “education for what? Revisited.” VPEC provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research and best practice, and... More »
Pacific Update Conference 2018 to bring out expert policy opinion - 5 Jul 2018 03:31:35 pm
The Fijian Minister for Waterways, Honourable Mahendra Reddy officially opened the 2018 Pacific Update Conference at The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 5 July 2018 and highlighted that “the Conference is an excellent example of the link between research and policy thus contributing to better use of research findings for the ultimate benefit of the society.”
The two day Pacific Update Conference is a forum hosted by The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre and USP’s School of Economics and is held at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre.
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USP Convention now in force - 5 Jul 2018 03:30:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce that the USP Convention has come into effect from 16 June 2018.
According to the Convention, the Fiji Government, as the depository has an obligation to inform USP Member Countries when the Convention will take effect and this will be formally conveyed by His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, the Roving Ambassador to the Pacific to the member country governments.
In addition, Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council de... More »
SOEd to deliver the Vanuatu Teachers’ Leadership Programme in 2019 - 5 Jul 2018 12:38:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) and the Vanuatu Ministry of Education will deliver the Vanuatu Teachers’ Leadership Programme (VTLP) in 2019.
This follows successful discussions held between Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of SOEd and Honourable Mr. Jean Pierre Nirua, the Vanuatu Minister of Education, officials from the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and Mr. John Kaltau, the National Scholarships Officer, on 3 July 2018.
The Vanuatu education system needs trained, qualified and effective school leaders who are able to make sound ... More »
USP Applauds the Fiji National Budget 2018-19 - 3 Jul 2018 04:34:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) believes that the 2018-19 national budget continues the focus of the Government on creating a modern, forward-looking and knowledge-oriented society and economy in Fiji that will ensure its competitiveness internationally and lead to the sustainable development of the country.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice Chancellor and President welcomed the National Budget (2018-19) and its strong commitment to education with an allocation of $1billion aimed to create a knowledge economy and society in Fiji.
“Education in line with modern p... More »
Vanuatu In-Country Science Programme Officially Launched - 3 Jul 2018 03:43:04 pm
Students in Vanuatu can now take selected full science degree programmes from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus campus from semester two under the Vanuatu In-Country Science Programme (VISP) launched on Tuesday 19 June 2018.
The VISP is a cohort teaching model developed by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) to enable science teachers, mature students and freshman the opportunity to complete their science degree from their local campus.
The event was attended by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu Honourable Charlot Salwai, Minister of Educ... More »
Fiji’s President ends term as USP Chancellor - 27 Jun 2018 03:16:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) farewelled His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote after ending a successful term as the University’s 24th Chancellor from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, during a dinner at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 26 June. The Chancellor is the titular head of the University.
On behalf of the University, the Pro Chancellor and Chair of the USP Council Mr Winston Thompson stated that it had been a pleasure and a privilege working with him and the First Lady Mrs Sarote Konrote during his Chancellorship.
“Your Excellency... More »