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New book explores impacts of mining in Melanesia - 28 May 2018 05:04:33 pm
A book considering the association between extractive resource industries, for instance mining, and violence in contemporary Melanesia was launched at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by His Excellency Patterson Oti, Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji at the Laucala Campus on 24 May 2018. Authored by Professor Matthew Allen, Director of Development Studies at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), the book, Resource Extraction & Contentious States: Mining & the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands considers how extractive resource industries can shape proce... More »

SOEd meets to align curriculum - 28 May 2018 01:39:14 pm
Curriculum alignment is an important task and The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) recently had a successful workshop exam¬ining how well Course Learning Outcomes (LOs) in the individual courses align with overall Programme Outcomes (POs) and USP graduate student attributes. This was the rationale behind the three-days workshop for the staff of SOEd at the Suva Peninsula Hotel from 24-26 May, 2018. In his welcome address, Dr Mesake Dakuidreketi, Deputy Head of School set out the overall aim of the workshops to review and revise Bachelo... More »

Training for Secondary School Students for International Robotics Competition - 28 May 2018 12:59:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) is partnering up with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Global Higher Education Network to facilitate the First Global Robotics Competition organised for high school students around the world. FIRST Global is an international non-profit organisation that partners students between the ages fifteen (15) to eighteen (18) with engineering mentors to spark interest in technical education and careers. The mission of the FIRST Global Higher Ed... More »

Romania seeks collaboration with USP - 28 May 2018 09:12:46 am
A Romanian delegation visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 18 May 2018. Led by Mrs. Daniela Gitman, Special Envoy of the UN Security Council Candidature, the delegation was in Fiji to promote the Romanian candidature to a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council for the term 2020 – 2021. The other members of the delegation included Prof. Leonard Azamfirei, Ph. D, Rector of University of Medicine and Pharmacy Targus Mures and Professor Sorin-Mihai Cîmpeanu Deputy, Romanian Parliament, Member of the Commission of Educ... More »

USP Library Shows Video from 21-year-old Time Capsule - 28 May 2018 08:57:07 am
A major highlight of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Library Focus Week, which was held from 14 – 18 May 2018, was the viewing of the VHS tape, which was part of the Time Capsule that was opened during the launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary in February this year. Buried twenty one (21) years ago in a custom-made concrete chamber at the commencement of construction of the Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre complex, the contents of paper documents and a VHS tape have succumbed to time and the elements of a tropical environment. With... More »

USP hosts first ever graduation ceremony in Nauru - 27 May 2018 07:47:29 am
The University of the South Pacific held its’ first-ever graduation ceremony in Nauru on 25 May 2018 at the Centennial Hall in Nauru. A total of 48 students graduated, with three receiving their certificates in-person. The rest of the 45 students graduated in abstention. Apart from the 48 students who graduated, 57 Nauruan alumni were also presented to the Chancellor of USP. The 24th Chancellor of USP, President of Fiji, His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote, conferred certificates, diplomas and degrees during the graduation ceremony.... More »

86th USP Council Meeting in Nauru Concludes - 24 May 2018 07:05:48 pm
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) successfully concluded at USP’s Nauru Campus, in Yaren District, from 22 - 23 May 2018. USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff and students. One representative each from Australia and New Zealand are also part of the Council. The two-day meeting was chaire... More »

Nauru Government launches USP 50th Anniversary song - 23 May 2018 01:20:03 pm
The Government of Nauru has officially launched a song for The University of the South Pacific (USP) in commemoration of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Minister for Education of Nauru, Honourable Charmaine Scotty officially launched the song, in the Nauruan language as part of a dinner hosted by the Ministry for USP Council members and staff on 22 May 2018 in Yaren District. As part of the celebrations for USP’s golden jubilee celebrations, the Government and people of Nauru also prepared a celebratory cake, which was cut by His Excell... More »

USP hosts public lecture on relevance of WTO in the region - 23 May 2018 12:14:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) through its Pacific Centre for Economic Policy & Modelling in conjunction with World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) hosted a public lecture on WTO & its Relevance to Pacific Island Countries. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Roberto Azevedo, the Director General of the World Trade Organisation at Laucala Campus and live-streamed to the region on 21 May 2018. Professor Derrick Armstrong, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and International) extended a special welcome to Mr Azevedo, whose visit was first to the region ... More »

SOEd hosts Practicum Dialogue with secondary school teachers - 23 May 2018 12:00:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) hosted over 20 Suva Secondary School Principals and school representatives for a Practicum Dialogue on 16 May 2018. In his opening remarks, Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd stressed the importance of healthy and strong partnerships with all relevant stakeholders like School Heads and Associate Teachers, Teacher Educators and student teachers to ensure a meaningful and rewarding practicum experience. Professor Lingam explained that the purpose of the meeting was to consolidate the partnership S... More »

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