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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 organises 2017 Tech Fest - 11 Apr 2017 12:14:04 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences (SCIMS) organised the Tech Fest event at the Laucala Campus on 8 April, 2017. The Coding Carnival is a Microsoft Initiative at USP and Tech Fest is a day dedicated to IT-related competitions at USP. In welcoming students, Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) welcomed everyone “to this important initiative”. He emphasised the importance of collabo... More »

USP and IAEA discuss Nuclear Science and Technology Project - 11 Apr 2017 10:55:31 am
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) led by Mr Oscar Acuna, Head of Technical Cooperation Division at IAEA visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 7 April 2017. Present to meet the team was Professor Richard Coll, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services, Mr Jaindra Karan, Director, Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni (DMCA), Associate Professor Anjeela Jokhan, Dean of Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE), Professor Arvind Patel, Acting Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dr Helene Jacot des Combes, Senior Lecturer ... More »

USP Library staff undergo database training session - 10 Apr 2017 01:04:41 pm
In response to a growing awareness on data science, a two-day workshop was held for staff of The University of the South Pacific’s Library on 27-28 March. Dr. Anthony Dona, Solutions Consultant at Clarivate Analytics, presented a lively, fast-paced introduction to the many features of the Web of Science Core Collection and InCites. Web of Science is a citations service composed of a collection of databases maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is one of a number of databases subscribed to by the USP Library and can be accessed from the Library’s webpages. ... More »

USP’s School of Education strengthens external engagement - 10 Apr 2017 12:59:18 pm
A recent study on adolescent coping in Fiji, Australia and Iceland was conducted using a cross-cultural adolescent coping scale, the Measure of Adolescent Coping Strategies (MACS). The study was conducted by the Principal researcher, Professor. Sigrun Sveinbjornsdottir, a Professor Emerita from the University of Akureyri in Iceland in conjunction with Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of School of Education in USP, and Associate Professor Einar B. Thorsteinsson from the University of New England in Australia. Professor Sigrun presented her results on 17 March, 2017, during her visit to USP. ... More »

Pacific discusses Income Inequality - 7 Apr 2017 03:37:51 pm
The Government of Fiji has instituted a number of policies to address income inequality in the country, a public seminar on Income Inequality heard in Suva on 6 April, 2017. Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji’s Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications made the comment during a panel discussion at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at its Laucala campus. He noted that a decrease in the Gini coefficient, a widely measured tool for measuring income inequality, &... More »

FEMM ends with public seminar at USP - 7 Apr 2017 03:16:53 pm
The 2017 Forum Economic Minister’s Meeting (FEMM) concluded with a public seminar on ‘Income Inequality in the Pacific’ at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala campus in Suva on 6 April, 2017. The seminar was jointly organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and USP. In welcoming panelists and the audience which comprised delegates of the FEMM, representatives from government and civil society, entrepreneurs, USP staff and students and members of the public, Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP said it was a real privilege to host such an... More »

USP installs solar desalination system on Yanuca Island - 7 Apr 2017 09:14:29 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) recently installed a solar desalination system on Yanuca Island, in the province of Serua in Fiji. Yanuca is a small island located in the South West of Deuba, approximately 20 km away from the main island of Viti Levu where there is only one village with thirty nine families (39) and a total population of about two hundred (200) people. The island also has a primary school with about 60 students. Associate Professor at SEP Dr Atul Raturi teamed up with his Master of Physics stu... More »

Another international accreditation for Pacific TAFE programme - 7 Apr 2017 09:10:30 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has received another international accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) for its Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery programme. This programme equips graduates with food preparation skills and technical knowledge to enable them to work independently in a commercial kitchen environment. This is the third international accreditation that Pacific TAFE has received from THE-ICE and it also adds to the seven (7) int... More »

USP, UNICEF, EQAP discuss way forward for education - 5 Apr 2017 03:46:50 pm
A meeting to pave the way forward for education in the Region was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus between the School of Education (SOEd), Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP) and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on 29 March, 2017. Dr Michelle Belisle, Director (EQAP) and Ms Niki Abrishamian, Chief of Education in the Pacific Islands, UNICEF met with staff of the SOEd led by Professor Govind Lingam, the Head of School. “It was the first time for all of us to meet and discuss way... More »

USP academics receive grant from top Chinese think tank - 5 Apr 2017 08:11:01 am
Two academics from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Law recently won a research grant of AUD 7000 from a top Chinese think tank, Guangdong Institute for International Strategies, to fund a research project which examines the development of legal framework for deep-sea mining in South Pacific Island States. Senior lecturer, Dr Pierre-Jean Bordahandy and lecturer Dr Lili Song, who are based at USP’s Emalus Campus in Vanuatu, will conduct the research which will evaluate selected national deep-sea mining legal frameworks being developed by Pacific Island States in light of the United Nati... More »

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