Dr. Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean FST (seated, 4th from left) with facilitators and participants of the Pacific Agrihack Lab.
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Chinese Exercises for Cook Islands Campus - 4 Oct 2017 02:32:27 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus concluded its Qigong-Baduanjin exercise programme in the Peace Garden adjoining the Campus on 29 September 2017.
The programme ran for four (4) weeks in the first part of Semester 2 as part of the Confucius Classroom’s Chinese culture programme and aimed at development of an energetic and active mind, utilising Qigong and the Chinese medical practice of Baduanjin.
Qigong involves coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation designed to develop ... More »
USP’s Campus Life acknowledges student buddies - 4 Oct 2017 02:25:59 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Campus Life Section successfully hosted an awards night for the First Year Experience Buddy Programme on 30 September 2017.
A major highlight of the programme was the 2017 Buddy of the Year Award which was sponsored by Wesptac Banking Corporation and as part of the award, the winner, Nikeel Krishneel Seth will travel to an Australian university in Semester 1, 2018 to get an international student experience and meet with relevant bodies in the university there.
The First Year Experience Office provides programmes and services to a... More »
USP commended for climate change action partnership - 3 Oct 2017 01:37:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOED) was commended for its active involvement in the launching of the school-based climate change disaster resilient project, officiated by Honourable Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture and global climate change champion.
The launch took place at the Outrigger on the Lagoon Resort on Fiji’s Coral Coast on 29 September, 2017.
Mrs Kelera Taloga, Ministry of Education Deputy Permanent Secretary said Fiji is serious about improving and saving the lives of its people and “every policy implemente... More »
Vanuatu students briefed on USP’s programmes & procedures - 3 Oct 2017 01:17:25 pm
More than 700 Year Thirteen (13) students of Vanuatu were recently briefed on The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) admission requirements by the University’s Student Administrative Services (SAS).
This followed an invitation to SAS from the Vanuatu Training and Scholarship Coordination Unit (VTSCU) to partner with them in the visitation of selected high schools around Vanuatu that usually are main feeder schools to both USP’s Laucala and Emalus campuses.
This invitation was welcomed as it aligned directly with the SAS Scholarship Officer Visitation progr... More »
A Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step - 3 Oct 2017 12:29:56 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) graduation always brings special happiness and pride to the families of those who graduate from across the fourteen (14) campuses in the region.
This was the sentiment shared by Samson Kanamoli, who was among two hundred and twenty eight (228) graduates who graduated during the University’s Solomon Islands graduation on 29 September 2017.
Looking back at his time at USP, Samson said that the University journey is best measured in friends they made, lessons they learnt, rather than the years they toiled, or the length of ass... More »
US Ambassador visits USP Emalus Campus - 2 Oct 2017 09:20:14 am
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert-Gray paid a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu on 19 September 2017.
H.E Ebert-Gray met the Emalus staff and students and shed light on some development topics that her Government is working on in the region, especially in Vanuatu.
In welcoming H.E Ebert-Gray, Mr Ruben Bakeo Markward, Emalus Group Manager said that it was a great pleasure and honour to have the Ambassador at the Campus.... More »
JENESYS 2017 launched - 2 Oct 2017 09:16:16 am
The Japan East-Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) 2017 project was launched by His Excellency Mr Masahiro Omura, Japanese Ambassador, on 25 September 2017, at the Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre at the Laucala Campus.
JENESYS 2017 project is a people-to-people exchange programme between Japan and the Asia-Pacific region. Under the 2017 project, a total of 181 students from Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) and 55 students from Australia and New Zealand will be visiting Japan from 29 November 2017 - 2 February 2018.
H.E Mr Omura extended his sincere ... More »
Successful Graduation at USP Solomon Islands Campus - 29 Sep 2017 03:28:21 pm
Two hundred and twenty eight (228) students received their degree, diplomas and certificates during The University of South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Campus graduation on 29 September 2017.
Thirty-nine per cent (39%) of those that graduated today were females and twenty-four per cent (24%) of the graduates graduated with Postgraduate qualifications.
Two (2) graduates from the Republic of Marshall Islands and three (3) from Fiji graduated along with 223 Solomon Islands graduates.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and Pre... More »
USP collaborates with Oxford University in research - 29 Sep 2017 02:42:12 pm
The University of South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu organised a seminar presentation by Professor Harvey Whitehouse, Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology and Dr Jonathan Jong, Deputy Director of the Belief, Brain, and Behaviour research group from the University of Oxford on 26th September, 2017 for students and staff.
Mr Ruben Markward, Emalus Campus Group Manager welcomed the research team and assured full support for research activities involving students and staff on campus. He shared his experiences on the proposed research study and re... More »
“Future proofing” learning and teaching at USP - 27 Sep 2017 04:40:03 pm
Two policy documents that have just been added to the Policy Library have the potential to transform and “future proof” learning and teaching at The University of the South Pacific (USP) in many ways.
This was expressed by Professor Som Naidu, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Flexible Learning and Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning, who drafted the two policies in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders at USP and abroad.
These are the Flexible Learning Policy and the Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy.
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