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Korean volunteers successfully complete IEP - 16 Aug 2018 08:13:37 am
Six (6) volunteers from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have successfully completed the Intensive English Programme (IEP) offered by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Language, Arts and Media (SLAM). IEP is a general English language programme offered four (4) times a year and taught at six (6) competency levels comprising the four (4) macro skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The programme empowers participants to use English socially, for study and work. A skill-based syllabus is employed where the following components are eq... More »

USP hosts Career and Internship 2018 programme - 14 Aug 2018 02:43:28 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a Career and Internship 2018 programme at the Laucala Campus on 6-10 August 2018. The annual event was coordinated by the Career and Entrepreneurial Centre, and featured 60 top employers who were invited to showcase their services to students as potential employees. Mr Semi Bilitaki, USP Career Counsellor explained that the programme included two (2) days of exposition at the Student Car Park. “The expo was aimed at having students meet with employers and learn about job recruitment, i... More »

Successful 50th Anniversary Celebration at USP Kiribati Campus - 14 Aug 2018 02:24:07 pm
The University of the South Pacific’ (USP) Kiribati Campus had a successful 50th Anniversary celebration from 30th July and concluded with the Campus graduation on 3 August 2018. Present at the opening of the 50th Anniversary celebration ‘Moment to Shine’ were His Excellency Taneti Maamau, President of Kiribati and Madam Teiraeng Maamau, Former Presidents of Kiribati, Sir Ieremia Tabai and His Excellency Anote Tong and their wives, the Chief Justice, chairperson of the public service commission, government ministers, members of Parliament, members of the diplomatic co... More »

Joint project with USP to formalise qualifications - 9 Aug 2018 01:09:03 pm
A cohort of students with firsthand knowledge and experience in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management are currently enrolled at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) for a formal qualification. According to Dr. Helene Jacot Des Combes from the Pacific Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD), this has been enabled through the support of the EU-PacTVET project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented in conjunction with The Pacific Community. The $6.2m-Euro project ... More »

New Learning in Management of Marine Protected Areas - 9 Aug 2018 12:53:37 pm
Healthy and successful small Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that harbour healthy coral assemblages become attractive to large coral consumers that could threaten MPA stability and contribute to the dramatic global decline in coral reefs.  These were part of the findings that were presented in a seminar organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office and the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) on 2 July 2018 at the USP Lower Campus Lecture Theatre.  The presenters - Professor Mark Hay, the Teasley and Regents Professor at the School of Biol... More »

International Accreditation for USP’s Short Courses - 8 Aug 2018 11:18:33 am
The quality of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training has reached new heights when twenty (20) short courses offered by Pacific TAFE’s Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) received international accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD UK is one of the most recognised and credible short course accreditation agency which has accredited short courses for universities like the University of Oxford, British Cambridge College, Kings College London and many other world renowned universities. ... More »

USP hosts Peace Ark Cultural Performance at Laucala Campus - 8 Aug 2018 08:50:46 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute hosted a successful Hospital Ship Peace Ark Cultural Performance at the Laucala Campus on 3 August 2018. Held at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space, the cultural event was well attended by invited guests including His Excellency Qian Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Fiji and Madam Lu; Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates & Infrastructure; Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE); Dr Yang Hui, Chinese Director of CI; and staff and students of the University. ... More »

98 students graduate from Kiribati Campus - 6 Aug 2018 02:35:57 pm
A total of ninety-eight (98) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated during the sixth (6th) Kiribati Campus graduation on 3rd August 2018. A notable feature of this graduation ceremony was that sixty-five per cent (65%) of the graduates were females. Forty-seven per cent (47%) of the students graduated with Undergraduate programmes, twenty eight per cent (28%) were from Pacific TAFE, while twenty-four (24%) received Postgraduate qualifications. From the total number of graduates, ninety-three (93) students are Kiribati nationals, ... More »

USP installs 25th Chancellor - 6 Aug 2018 02:30:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) installed its 25th Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, the President of the Republic of Kiribati during the Kiribati graduation ceremony on 3 August 2018. He attended the installation ceremony along with the First Lady Teiraeng Maamau. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President warmly welcomed the new Chancellor to the USP family. “I would like to especially welcome our newly installed 25th Chancellor, H.E. Taneti Maamau, and our alumnus, to this very important occasion,&rd... More »

Labasa Campus Open Day 2018 a success - 6 Aug 2018 02:25:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus 2018 Open Day held at the Katonivere grounds on 27 July 2018 was a success with thousands visiting and taking an interest in the courses and programmes offered by the University. In honour of USP’s 50th anniversary, the Labasa Campus took a different strategy when it drew on the stories of its prominent alumni and international opportunities that USP offers. Hosting twenty-three (23) secondary schools, with more than one thousand five hundred students (1,500) along the Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove districts, th... More »

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