Eddie with his buddy at the Disability Resource Centre on Laucala Campus.
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USP Cook Islands Campus hosts PPGT 2018 online seminar - 12 Sep 2018 07:37:55 am
Two (2) PhD students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) recently participated in the Pacific Postgraduate Talanoa online seminar series, coordinated by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Vakatele Pacific Research Network.
The seminar was hosted for the first time by a regional campus – the Cook Islands Campus - on 5 August (Monday 6 August in Fiji and New Zealand).
Mr Roderick Dixon, Campus Director, stated that “the participation of in-country Cook Islands research students in the Talanoa Series indicated how the University had successfully prog... More »
USP to offer election management programme - 10 Sep 2018 04:37:26 pm
An inaugural election management programme will soon be offered by The University of the South Pacific (USP) following the signing of a partnership agreement with the Fijian Elections Office (FEO), Embassy of Indonesia in Fiji and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), at the Laucala Campus on 5 September 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching Services (LTSS) stated that a Certificate level will be introduced first. This may progress to the Diploma level.
“USP is a proud partner in this partnership and... More »
CFL conducts survey at USP Labasa Campus - 7 Sep 2018 09:55:58 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) based at the Laucala Campus visited the Labasa Campus on 3-6 September 2018.
Mr Eroni Racule, Learning Designer was at the Labasa Campus to conduct research in evaluating student’s perceptions of their learning experiences in a blended course.
Students at Labasa Campus were interviewed about their experiences of using the online learning platform for their studies at Labasa Campus.
All staff and students were also invited to participate i... More »
JENESYS Information Session for USP Labasa students - 6 Sep 2018 09:04:42 am
Students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus and Savusavu Centre were hosted to an information session about the Japan East-Asia Network for the Exchange of Students and Youths (JENESYS) programme on 5 September 2018.
Fifteen (15) students, and staff members interested in pursuing opportunities as supervisors of JENESYS 2018 attended the session which was conducted by Mr Elvis Kumar, JENESYS Project Assistant.
The JENESYS programme he said, is a cultural exchange programme, fully funded by the Government of Japan through its Ministry of Foreign Aff... More »
CROP Heads Meet with Forum Leaders – Working Collectively to Build a Strong Blue Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:44:47 pm
Aiwo District, Nauru (September 5, 2018) – Pacific Island Forum Leaders met with the Heads of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) in Nauru – discussing the role of CROP in Building a Strong Pacific, as part of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum.
Ahead of the Forum Leaders’ Retreat, the meeting with CROP Heads is an opportunity to assess regional progress over the past year, and for CROP Heads to provide advice on the key regional priorities and issues that Forum Leaders will be considering.
Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secr... More »
Historic Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) signed - 5 Sep 2018 04:29:33 pm
Nauru - 05 September, 2018 – Today, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) signed a landmark agreement with the European Union to help promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region.
The Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme addresses some of the most serious challenges faced by the region. Among these are the increasing depletion of coastal fisheries resources; the threats to marine biodiversity, including negative impacts of c... More »
Pacific Skills Partnership commits to skills development for a sustainable Pacific - 5 Sep 2018 04:12:59 pm
The Pacific Skills Partnership was launched at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru yesterday, re-affirming the vital link between skills and sustainable development in the region.
As Chair of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum, the Republic of Nauru initiated the partnership in collaboration with The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC).
The President of Nauru, His Excellency Baron Waqa, led representatives from civil society, Pacific Island governments and the private sector in signing a ceremonial tapa scroll confirming their com... More »
USP successfully coordinates RESCCUE Fiji Project - 4 Sep 2018 03:23:06 pm
A workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for the Ra province by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) Restoration of Ecosystem Services against Climate Change (RESCCUE) Fiji Project turned out to be a success.
The training took place from 27-31 August 2018 at the Forestry Training Centre of the Ministry of Forests in Colo-i-Suva and was attended by eight (8) members from the Nababa and Nalawa districts.
As part of the Ra Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) plan, this capacity-building and awareness trai... More »
USP influential in region’s first BSD - 4 Sep 2018 09:02:35 am
The South Pacific Region’s first ever Bioprospecting Samples Database (BSD) created by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Science (IAS) was jointly launched at the Pearl Resort on 20 July 2018.
Officially launching the BSD were Chief Guests, Dr Winifereti Nainoca, United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) Environment Team Leader; Mr Joshua Wycliffe, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Environment (MoE); Mr Naipote Katonitabua, Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs (MTA) and Dr Johann Poinapen, IAS Director.
The BSD was funded by the G... More »
CFL Launches two books on Flexible Learning to commemorate USP’s 50th Anniversary - 3 Sep 2018 04:28:46 pm
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of The University of the South Pacific (USP), the Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) officially launched two (2) books on Flexible Learning at the University’s Laucala Campus on 30 August 2018.
The books titled, “Fifty years of Flexible Learning at The University of the South Pacific” and “Flexible Learning Footprints” were officially launched by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council.
The former book is an account of the development and growth of flexible lea... More »