From R-L: Ms Savina Nongebatu, Deputy CEO Pacific Disability Forum; Prof Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, and International), USP; Mr J. Maritino Nemani, Permanent Secretary, Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr Vineet Bhatia, Interim Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office; Ms Anna Dorney, Australia Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji and
Mr Donglin Li, ILO Director for Pacific Island Countries.
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FSTE iHack Challenge, A Success - 28 Mar 2019 03:54:36 pm
A very successful iHack Challenge was organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) in partnership with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Big Ocean Technologies at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on 20 March 2019.
The challenge provided a platform for University students and staff to present their innovative technology enabled ideas and concepts to help solve the issues addressed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Addressing the participants and guests, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP V... More »
USP academic lead author of UN Environment Report - 28 Mar 2019 10:36:45 am
A senior academic from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was the lead author of biodiversity chapters of the recently-released landmark United Nations report, warning that damage to the planet is so dire that people’s health will be increasingly threatened unless urgent action is taken.
Produced by 250 scientists and experts from more than 70 countries, Professor Jeremy Hills was the only contributor from the Pacific Islands of one of “the most comprehensive and rigorous assessment on the state of the environment completed by the UN”.
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USP Graduates First PhD in Climate Change - 22 Mar 2019 03:43:58 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated its first PhD in Climate Change on 21 March 2019, as part of the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE).
Mr Jale Samuwai’s thesis titled “will the tide of climate finance finally turn in our favour? Three essays on accessing and mobilizing climate finance in Oceania Post Paris agreement”
Mr Samuwai, who works as a Regional Climate Finance Advisor for Oxfam Pacific, was lost for words when he learnt he was the recipient of the first PhD in Climate Change.####imagesecond... More »
USP Graduates Record Number of students - 22 Mar 2019 03:24:31 pm
A total of 2026 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) first Laucala Graduation over a two-day ceremony from 21 – 22 March 2019.
On 21 March, a total of 1300 students graduated in a two part ceremony; 387 students graduated from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), 333 students graduated from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and 580 were awarded certificates and diplomas from the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) in the afternoon session.
The third graduation session on 22 March had ... More »
Graduates urged to become USP ambassadors - 21 Mar 2019 12:51:39 pm
Graduates of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) were encouraged to be motivational ambassadors for the University.
Speaking on their behalf, PhD graduate Victor Alasa said that in itself will be one of the most important contributions that they can make to their Alma Mater – “to be impressive citizens where we end up in the world”.
“Congratulations, Class of 2019! We made it to the Academic Shore finally! I count it a great privilege to be given the honour to deliver this Graduation Speech on ... More »
USP awards top achievers - 21 Mar 2019 11:32:08 am
A total of fifty-two (52) graduates of The University of the South Pacific (USP) were awarded gold medals in a special ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 19 March 2019.
During his welcome address, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, the Vice-Chancellor and President, said the gold medalists had excelled in their respective studies and it was a pleasure to recognise their hard work and achievements.
He also extended a special welcome to H.E. Taneti Maamau, Chancellor of USP and the President of the Republic of Kiribati saying his presence was greatly appreciated and has made this event extra... More »
USP supports project initiative from French universities - 19 Mar 2019 05:05:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has expressed support for a proposed university research school project to be conducted by the University of New Caledonia and the University of French Polynesia.
This follows a brief meeting between Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP and His Excellency Sujiro Seam, French Ambassador to Fiji, at USP’s Laucala Campus on 15 March 2019.
Professor Ahluwalia said he was very pleased to hear that the French are willing to engage with USP in such a beneficial programme.
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OCACPS marks 21st milestone with Sails Exhibition - 19 Mar 2019 12:07:33 pm
The official launch of SAILS Exhibition by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies (OCACPS) was held at the Laucala Campus on 14 March, 2019.
In her welcoming address, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) highlighted the significance of the SAILS Exhibition as a celebration of the 21st year milestone of the OCACPS.
She explained that the humble beginnings of the Arts Centre was premised on a simple vision – a designated space that allowed for creativity and co... More »
First Year Student Wins Laptop - 14 Mar 2019 03:42:38 pm
Adi Mere Bolavucu has had the perfect start to studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP), after winning a laptop for completing a tour of USP’s Laucala Campus during this year’s Orientation Week in February.
The University’s Campus Life Section organises Orientation Week at the start of every academic year, to help first year students make the transition to university life.
As part of the Week’s activities, Campus Life organises tours to help students familiarise themselves with the layout of the University Campus. The Department also organise... More »
GSB holds Meet the Leaders Forum - 14 Mar 2019 03:38:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business held its Meet the Leaders Forum on 11 March 2019. This was officiated by Mr Iosefa Maiava, Head of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific who spoke on the topic “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Pacific’s Leadership in taking local issues to global level”.
The Forum is held every trimester where students undertaking Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme relate classroom learning to the realities and challenges of work sit... More »