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ANU and USP Vice-Chancellors Professor Pal Ahluwalia and Professor Brian Schmidt with staff of both institutions following the meeting at the Laucala Campus.

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USP offers In-Country Science Programme for Vanuatu - 30 Apr 2018 12:25:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) organised an information session as part of its In-Country Science Programme at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu on 26 April 2018. The session included a promotion of full science programmes that will be offered at the Emalus Campus from Semester 2 of 2018.  As a part of this programme, the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) is an opportunity for USP’s science teachers to upgrade their qualification to a Bachelor of Science degree. Honourable Jean Pierre Niru... More »

Afghanistan Ambassador visits USP - 27 Apr 2018 04:24:36 pm
His Excellency Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 26 April 2018. Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching & Student Services (LTSS) welcomed the Ambassador and thanked him for visiting the University. H.E Waissi said, “Everyone is speaking highly of USP so I thought it would be an incomplete mission if I did not come and visit”. Professor Coll explained to H.E... More »

USP VC Opens Symposium on Tropical Root Crops - 27 Apr 2018 03:55:26 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra officially opened the first Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops, Pacific Branch on 24 April 2018, at the Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji. Themed at “Improving Root and Tuber Crops in the South Pacific Region”, the Symposium saw participants from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Federated States of Micronesia, Pacific Community (SPC) and Australia. In March 2012, with the support of Professor Chandra, the Pacific... More »

China’s Tianjin University seeks partnership with USP - 27 Apr 2018 03:22:34 pm
A delegation from China’s Tianjin University visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) led by Professor Li Jiajun, Chairman of the Tianjin University Council on 24 April 2018. Tianjin University (TJU), founded in 1895, is the oldest university in China. As a comprehensive university with distinct strength in engineering, TJU has developed a disciplinary layout that integrates engineering with sciences, management, education, economics, medicine, law, and liberal arts. Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International warml... More »

USP students capture climate change in ePop workshop - 27 Apr 2018 11:15:54 am
A journalism student is among ten (10) from The University of the South Pacific (USP) who have captured the effects of climate change on their smartphones via an eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP)workshop . The ePOP network based in France was established by RFI Planète Radio, along with the National French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD). It aims to raise awareness in Europe about climate change through videos produced by young people. The four-day workshop from 26 to 29 March ... More »

Renowned physicist advocates on renewable energy for the Pacific - 25 Apr 2018 01:44:57 pm
The world has a number of challenges in areas including energy, economy, environment, water, food, health, education, security and peace but if the energy problem is solved, the rest of the issues can be reduced. This was the message from Dr G. P. Yeh, renowned physicist and chairman of the Global Innovation Centre, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory at the Department of Energy in United States, as part of the third presentation at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 50th Anniversary Research Presentation Series on 18 April 2018. He stated that the 21... More »

Alafua Campus cohort graduates from Cisco Academy - 24 Apr 2018 04:10:38 pm
Seventeen (17) students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus successfully graduated from the Cisco Networking Academy on 23 March 2018. In his keynote address, Mr Mohammed Umar, Head of the School of Agriculture & Food Technology (SAFT) and acting Campus Director, said the first USP Alafua Cisco cohort started in 2011 comprising 25 students who were largely Information Communication Technology (ICT) engineers, Information Technology (IT) managers, systems and network administrators and technicians from local internet service providers and various computer companies including governm... More »

USP Alafua staff, students promote health and wellness - 24 Apr 2018 03:14:18 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus began Zumba classes in an effort to promote health and wellness for its students, staff and alumni. Ms Ronna Lee, Alafua’s Student Welfare Officer (SWO) said the main Zumba instructor is Ms Eterei Maiava, who undertakes the programme at Samoa Performing Arts & Creative Excellence (SPACE), a dance studio established by the late Allan Alo. SPACE is a Dance studio that was established by the late Seiuli Allan Alo, the Pacific Outreach Coordinator for Polynesia to provide a platform to nurture and explore the ... More »

USP’s SOEd partners with EQAP for research delivery - 23 Apr 2018 11:11:26 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) and the Educational Quality and Assessment Programme (EQAP) have discussed developing and delivering a professional certificate in research for Government officials in the region. Chaired by Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, Deputy Head of School, the meeting was held at the Laucala Campus on the 13 April, 2018 and attended by SOEd staff and Dr Michelle Belisle, EQAP Director and Ms Nina Tu’i, EQAP, Education Specialist. Dr Belisle explained that the programme would be targeted at staff who are working in g... More »

Reunion for West Accounting Graduates - 20 Apr 2018 04:06:24 pm
A cocktail event was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Accounting and Finance (SOAF) for its alumni in the Western Division, industry partners and current students enrolled in Postgraduate studies at Novotel Nadi on 19 April 2018. The event was part of the School’s initiative to celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary this year. Dr Nacanieli Rika, Acting Head of School said that the evening was about meeting the western alumni, current students, industry partners as well as secondary school teachers and thanked th... More »

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