Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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USP installs renewable energy-based refrigeration systems - 17 Jul 2017 09:24:36 am
The provision of renewable energy-based refrigeration systems by The University of the South Pacific (USP) in two remote fishing communities in Fiji have brought income-generation potential and smiles to their faces.
Project coordinator Dr Atul Raturi acknowledged the French Pacific Fund which enabled the Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development project to install these systems for the villagers of Tavuki in Kadavu and Vesi on Mali Island in Macuata, Vanua Levu.
He explained that due to the remoteness of the communities, villagers have no means to store their c... More »
USP extends lecture capture to Samoa & Vanuatu - 14 Jul 2017 10:11:54 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has successfully installed an extension of the lecture capture recording system at its Alafua Campus in Samoa and Emalus Campus in Vanuatu respectively.
At Emalus, installation works began on Saturday 8 July which required the replacing of analogue switches with digital ones, Digital Power Digital Unit, Digital Control Panel and Encoder.
Configuration and testing have also been carried out successfully after which staff have been trained for its use.
Installation works have also been completed at A... More »
PIC diplomats briefed on USP developments - 13 Jul 2017 04:38:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) held its first briefing session with the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) diplomats, based in Fiji on 13 July 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus.
Its main purpose was to brief the PIC Diplomats and Fiji on the outcomes of the 84th USP Council Meeting; progress towards implementation of the USP Strategic Plan (2013-2018); plans for the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations; USP’s role in the EDF11 programming; Regional Campus Development, UN Oceans Conference, and an update on USP’s engagement to the Conference of the Parties (COP) ... More »
USP Academic and Professional Staff Delinked - 13 Jul 2017 02:52:42 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Association of The University of the South Pacific Staff (AUSPS) for setting the new salary structure for Professional Staff and the implementation of the Job Evaluation, which will see the completion of the De-linking exercise.
In 2010, AUSPS signed an agreement with the University Management to officially delink professional staff remuneration from academic remuneration.
The agreement was to establish a new classific... More »
Workshop for innovative solutions - 12 Jul 2017 03:27:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Atlassian Foundation and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) organised Solve-a-thon workshop on 11 July 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Suva.
Solve-a-thon is hosted by Solve, an initiative of MIT that identifies and supports lasting solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. It is a community that brings together technologists, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, non-profit leaders, policymakers, researchers, and other change agents to unearth and ... More »
USP students, staff celebrate Solomon Islands Independence - 12 Jul 2017 02:54:41 pm
A celebration of the Solomon Islands 39th Independence Anniversary was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 7 July, 2017.
Chief Guest, Honourable Peter Shanel, Solomon Islands Minister for Communication and Aviation acknowledged the invitation by USP’s Solomon Islands Student Association (SISA) saying he was privileged to officiate at such an auspicious occasion.
In his keynote address, Hon. Shanel said independence means the ability for people to elect into Office representatives that will form a sovereign governme... More »
VC Speaks on Pacific Tertiary Education and the Role of ICTs - 8 Jul 2017 12:53:22 pm
“The University of the South Pacific (USP) is taking an increasingly larger role in offering solutions to the major educational challenges facing the Pacific Islands”, said Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President.
He made the comment while presenting during the open session at the ADB Headquarters in Manila on 6 July, 2017 on Pacific tertiary education and the role of ICTs, two key areas that USP has major regional responsibility and in which ADB is actively engaged.
“High quality tertiary education is a basic requirement of ec... More »
USP’s SOED & University of Tasmania seek partnership - 7 Jul 2017 12:58:31 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) staff met with two leading academics from the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Education from 3-4 July to share ideas and discuss mutual interests of collaboration.
Professor Karen Swabey, Dean of Faculty of Education and Professor Monica Cuskelly, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Education, spent time with the staff at the invitation of Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOED.
Professor Lingam acknowledged the team from the University of Tasmania saying the SOED was grateful to have thei... More »
USP-ADB Sign Cooperation Agreement to Strengthen Knowledge Collaboration - 6 Jul 2017 11:03:35 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed a cooperation agreement to boost knowledge collaboration between the two organisations.
ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Mr Bambang Susantono and Professor Rajesh Chandra, USP Vice-Chancellor and President, participated in the signing ceremony at ADB Headquarters in Manila yesterday.
“ADB’s extensive practical experience and knowledge from its investment operations together with the technical expertise of USP will foster more innovative and su... More »
USP’s Pacific TAFE hosts successful OER workshop - 6 Jul 2017 10:53:09 am
A workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER) successfully ended at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) on 29 June 2017.
The week-long workshop, which focused on the use of OER for skills development in the Pacific, was facilitated by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and hosted by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE).
It included seventeen (17) participants from across the Pacific. These participants learnt how to adapt up-to-date relevant information, contexualise the adaptation and use th... More »