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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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IAS Advisory Committee discusses way forward - 20 Apr 2018 04:02:49 pm
The Advisory Committee of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) held its first meeting at the Japan-Pacific ICT Conference Room on 17 April 2018.  Comprising high level representatives of the Fijian Government, European Union, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and USP, the Committee’s main role is to provide guidance and advice on the strategic direction of the Institute.  In opening the meeting, Mr Robin Yarrow, Chairman of the Advisory Commi... More »

USP and New Zealand High Level Consultation (HLC) - 20 Apr 2018 10:42:27 am
A successful High Level Consultation (HLC) was held between USP and New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on Monday, 16 April 2018 to deliberate on current engagements of the University in the region and future partnership with New Zealand. USP shares a long-standing partnership with New Zealand since the start of the University in 1968 and this critical linkage has strengthened over the course of the past fifty (50) years through regular dialogue and exchange of ideas. Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and Intern... More »

USP Hosts WSCUC Seeking Accreditation Visit 1 (SAV1) - 18 Apr 2018 04:43:50 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Seeking Accreditation Visit 1 (SAV 1) at Laucala Campus from 11 to 13 April. The WSCUC Review Team consisted of the WSCUC Vice-President and Staff Liaison, Dr Maureen Maloney and six peer evaluators, namely Dr Dianne Harrison, President, California State University - Northridge, (Team Chair); Dr Laurie Dodge, Vice-Chancellor of Institutional Assessment and Planning; Vice-Provost, Brandman University (Team Assistant Chair); Dr Stephanie Juillerat, Associate Provost, Ce... More »

STHM-led research team at CEFAS, University of East Anglia - 18 Apr 2018 12:07:36 pm
An interdisciplinary team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) attended a training workshop at the University of East Anglia (UEA) Norwich, United Kingdom from 22 to 27 March 2018. The aim of the workshop was to discuss coastal and marine ecosystem services valuation for policy and decision making within the South Pacific region. Invited by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (... More »

USP contributes to plans for VITE programme alignment - 18 Apr 2018 12:05:20 pm
A team from The University of the South Pacific (USP) and University of New Caledonia (UNC) met with the management of the Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education (VITE) to discuss the alignment of the Bachelor of Education Primary and Secondary Teaching Programme that VITE intends to offer by February 2019. The visiting partner institution teams comprised Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi and Dr Ledua Waqailiti from USP’s School of Education (SOEd) and Dr Sophie Cherrier and Dr Pierre Yves Leroux from UNC.  Held from 15 to 16 March 2018, the meeting focused mainly on the alignme... More »

Renewable Energy Technology to solve Pacific's Energy Crisis - 18 Apr 2018 07:55:28 am
Recent advances and maturity of renewable energy technology make it possible for Pacific Island Countries to resolve their longstanding energy crisis. Dr. G.P.Yeh, world renowned scientist and the Chairman of FERMILAB Global Innovation Centre, believes that sustainable energy is the world’s greatest challenge, responsibility and opportunity and the timing is just right for the Pacific region to lead the way in adopting renewable energy technology to resolve its energy crisis. Dr Yeh said that the timing for this revolution could not have been possible without the recent ad... More »

Fiji Minister visits USP Labasa Campus students - 17 Apr 2018 04:10:14 pm
Honourable Mr Faiyaz Koya, Fiji’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, Lands and Mineral Resources, visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus on 29 March 2018 while on a tour to close the Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) training workshop in Labasa. While addressing students Hon. Koya stated that in Fiji the Government is more proactive to the concept of job creators rather than job seekers. “Thus, the setup of the YES –Young Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) is a Government initiative that aims to empower Fijian youths, by enabling them th... More »

JICA President visits USP - 17 Apr 2018 03:49:07 pm
Dr Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 6 April 2018. Professor Derrick Armstrong, Acting Vice-Chancellor & President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and International warmly welcomed Dr Kitaoka and his delegation to the Campus. The JICA delegation included Mr Eigo Azukizawa, Deputy Director General for Southeast Asia 5, 6 and Pacific JICA headquarters; Mr Shinya Tamio, Deputy Resident Representative, JICA Fiji; Mr Shunichid... More »

USP’s Emalus Campus Launches Climate Change Public Lecture Series - 17 Apr 2018 10:50:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu has launched a public lecture series on Climate Change. Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator of Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) initiated the series following numerous studies on the impact of climate change in Vanuatu by researchers from all over the world. “Vanuatu has been a victim of climate change and numerous studies pertaining to its impacts have been studied in the country by various researchers hence we have initiated these studies to be elaborate... More »

USP Adjunct Professor’s DELTAMED Advisor post extended - 17 Apr 2018 10:14:38 am
An Adjunct Professor of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi has had his term as a Researcher and Pest Adviser in the DELTAMED Association extended indefinitely. DELTAMED, a network of Mediterranean Deltas headquartered in Spain, is an association that aims to exchange experiences and knowledge about the problems of the territory and sustainable agriculture. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated Dr Joshi saying he is among the most productive of USP’s Adjunct Professors. ... More »

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