Mr Levan Bouadze, the UNDP Resident Representative & Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President (VCP) of USP at the Launch of the Pacific Regional Innovation Network & Building the Pacific Future We Want.
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USP researchers awarded at 8th Research Excellence Awards - 25 Nov 2019 11:35:44 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rewarded its best-performing academic staff and students for their high quality research outputs in 2018 at a special Research Awards Evening on November 21 2019.
Dr Shailendra Singh, Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of USP's Journalism programme, scooped the 2018 USP Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Research Output for a "Research into the Condition of Journalism in Fiji", 10 years after the 2006 coup and six years under the punitive media decree.
Dr Singh said it was such an incredible honor “especially given... More »
“Emerging and Pressing Issues at the UN Human Rights Council” - 25 Nov 2019 08:52:41 am
His Excellency Coly Seck, President of the Human Rights Council paid a visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) to give a Public Lecture on “Emerging and Pressing Issues at the UN Human Rights Council” on 20 November.
The Public Lecture was organsied by Office of United Nations Human Rights in collaboration with USP. The visit also reinforced the longstanding relationship that the University has with the UN.
During his welcoming speech, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice Chancellor and President (VCP) of USP welcomed H.E Seck, Dr Chit... More »
USP Confucius Institute graduates 154 students - 22 Nov 2019 03:26:33 pm
A total of 154 students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) graduated (Social Courses) in the second semester of 2019. Forty-seven of these were awarded in a special ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 1 November 2019.
Sixteen students graduated from USP’s Lautoka Campus; sixty-six from Emalus Campus in Vanuatu and twenty-five from the Cook Islands Campus.
Ms Joan Yee, Local Director CI congratulated the graduating students saying their hard work and sacrifice had paid off in learning Chinese language and culture.
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USP marks history with inaugural SEDA awards - 22 Nov 2019 09:36:58 am
A total of 62 Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) graduates received their certificates in a first of its kind as part of the programme’s accreditation with United Kingdom-based Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
The awards ceremony, held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 19 November 2019, marked the first results of this endeavor.
Academics from various tertiary institutions such as the Fiji National University (FNU), who had completed USP’s PGCTT were awarded certificates from its accreditat... More »
USP achieves premier ranking on student satisfaction - 21 Nov 2019 11:36:15 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) achieved premier ranking for Propensity to Recommend, Good Teachers, Programme Content, Language Support, Employability, and Health Care through a global survey on student satisfaction led by members of International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality (THE – ICE).
Jane Gentle, General Manager and Company Secretary, THE-ICE, stated in a statement that member institutions achieved first place ranking in almost half of the categories.
The statement further stated that “In partnership with i-graduate, THE-ICE conduct... More »
“Ethnic Relations in Fiji: Threats and Opportunities” launched at USP - 21 Nov 2019 11:31:45 am
“Ethnic Relations in Fiji: Threats and Opportunities”, the Dialogue Fiji Publication was launched on 15 November at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by Dialogue Fiji chairman Nemani Buresova.
The book launch was co-organised by Dialogue Fiji and USP’s Journalism Programme, and edited by Dr Shailendra Singh, Journalism Coordinator, USP and Mr Nilesh Lal, Dialogue Fiji (DF) Executive Director.
“Non-state actors have a very important roles to play in bringing about desired social ... More »
USP takes advantage of vaccination drive - 20 Nov 2019 02:33:05 pm
Staff, students and families of The University of the South Pacific (USP) turned up in numbers for their free measles vaccination at the Campus Life Health & Wellness Centre in Laucala on 15 November 2019.
In response to the current measles outbreak in some parts of Fiji, USP’s Campus Life section organised the free vaccination drive on campus in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Medical Services.
Approximately 1000 staff, students and their families were able to get vaccinated on campus during the day.
“We had ... More »
SI Education Minister lauds USP’s SOEd - 19 Nov 2019 09:26:18 am
Solomon Islands new Minister for Education Honourable John Moffat Fugui has commended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) for its work in the region.
Hon Fugui met Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd when he attended the 89th USP Council meeting on the 6th-7th of November at Suva’s Holiday Inn.
During their meeting, Professor Lingam, congratulated Hon Fugui for taking up the role as the new Minister for Education in the Solomon Islands.
Professor Lingam provided a brief description of t... More »
CommonSensing workshop hosted at Emalus Campus - 19 Nov 2019 09:23:03 am
A week long CommonSensing Workshop held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 11-15th November, 2019 is one of the many events organised by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) as part of the ongoing collaboration between the CommonSensing project and USP.
CommonSensing is an innovative international project funded by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) through the International Partnership Programme (IPP) based on a partnership between Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; and a consortium of international partners led by UNITAR-UNOSAT, working together... More »
USP at KIREC2019 - 19 Nov 2019 09:20:24 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) took part in the Korea International Renewable Energy Conference (KIREC) held in Seoul, South Korea from 23rd -25th October 2019.
KIREC2019 was the 8th conference in the IREC series organised by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21), a think tank and global multi-stakeholder network which is focused on renewable energy policy.
Dr. Atul Raturi from the School of Engineering and Physics was invited to speak at KIREC2019 by the REN21 and Korea Energy Agency. He was a speaker on the panel entitled ‘Social dim... More »