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 reiterates importance of oceans at UNOC Side Event - 9 Jun 2017 09:28:50 am
The Pacific Ocean is not just important to the Pacific Islands, it is a matter of survival and to a dignified existence.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, made the comment during the High-Level Meeting - Developing regional nodes for capacity building and transfer of marine technology using data-based reporting to support delivery of SDG14 in the South Pacific and Beyond in New York on 5 June, 2017. The side event was organised by the Australian Mission to the United Nations.
He stated that as an Oceanic University, the Pacific Ocean is therefore vi... More »
Pacific Voices for a Global Ocean Challenge Conference at USP - 8 Jun 2017 03:46:53 pm
The Embassy of France and The University of the South Pacific (USP) with the support of the Fijian Government organised a two-day Pacific Voices for a Global Ocean Challenge conference from 8-9 June 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus, Suva.
The Pacific Voices for a Global Ocean Challenge Conference aims to raise awareness of the best practices in the sustainable development of oceans and is an external side event to the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York.
Conference participants are government officials; civil society organisations; ocean... More »
USP participates at UNOC Sharp End Partnership Side Event - 8 Jun 2017 03:08:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) will support efforts to document stories of people living at the sharp end of environmental damage, degradation and risk.
This was the comment made by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, at a UN Oceans Conference Side Event, Our oceans, our future: partnering for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14”, at Conference Room A, UN Headquarters, New York on 6 June, 2017.
The ocean he explained, is an integral part of life for Pacific people both today and in the past. “Traditional societ... More »
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) students visit USP - 8 Jun 2017 02:52:07 pm
Nine (9) students and a lecturer from the BGSU (Bowling Green State University) based in Ohio, the United States, recently visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus under the ISA (International Study Abroad) scheme.
BGSU is a partner of ISA and USP receives on average twenty (20) students under the ISA scheme to study here, on an annual basis.
ISA has a mission to provide high quality education abroad opportunities to American college students. BGSU, in partnership with ISA, through its custom programmes work together to design programmes that... More »
Regional organisations support for Pacific Countries at UN Oceans Conference - 7 Jun 2017 12:20:07 pm
Leaders from Pacific island countries and territories will attend the United Nations Oceans Conference in New York next week looking to show the world how important a healthy ocean is for their sustainable development, their prosperity, and their future.
The United Nations Oceans Conference is being co-chaired by the governments of Fiji and Sweden. The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our oceans.
The Conference will comprise plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day on the 8th o... More »
Four New Qualifications for Pacific TAFE - 7 Jun 2017 10:16:56 am
The 84th Council Meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) approved four new qualifications for Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) which will be rolled out from Semester 2, 2017.
These qualifications are Diploma of Library and Information Services (Level 5); Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5); Certificate III in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction); and Certificate IV in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction).
Both qualifications on Resilience provide learners... More »
USP introduces Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity - 5 Jun 2017 03:55:59 pm
Cybersecurity breaches are a growing concern, hence The University of the South Pacific (USP) is introducing the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity which will be offered from Semester 2, 2017.
Offered through the University’s School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS), the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity will provide managers and practitioners, the skills they need to protect their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and investments.
Students undertaking this programme will be able to apply information assurance p... More »
USP Pro Vice-Chancellor (Flexible Learning) to be part of International Panel of Judges - 2 Jun 2017 09:39:42 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro Vice-Chancellor (Flexible Learning) and Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning, Professor Som Naidu has been invited to join an international panel of distinguished judges for the Higher Education Academy’s Global Teaching Excellence Award (GTEA).
GTEA is a new global award for teaching and learning in higher education and is the first of its kind, with the distinct purpose of recognising and celebrating institutional commitment to driving teaching and learning excellence.
The award recognises that teaching excell... More »
USP International Office Volunteer Day, A Success - 2 Jun 2017 09:36:11 am
International students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) spent a fun-filled day with students of the Fiji School of the Blind in Vatuwaqa, Suva as part of their Volunteer Day on 20 May, 2017.
The event is organised by the International Office where one day in each semester is dedicated to community engagement with staff, interns and international students.
Nonu Pesamino, International CR Assistant, said the day was spent with the children of the school and activities included a tour of the Blind school classrooms and dormitories, singing, playing outdoor games, read... More »
International students complete attachment at USP - 1 Jun 2017 11:25:35 am
Two award-winning New Zealand graduate journalists on attachment at The University of the South Pacific (USP) have completed their attachment saying it was an enriching experience.
They are Julie Cleaver, a Communication Studies Honours student journalist and editor of the student magazine Debate, and Kendall Hutt, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor from the Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
They were in Fiji for two (2) weeks in May as part of the Bearing Witness climate change ... More »