Professor Rajesh Chandra (centre), USP Vice-Chancellor and President and Chair of the CROP ICT Working Group with the members of the Working Group during the first meeting for 2017 at the Laucala Campus.
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USP Signs MOU with Tongan Institutions - 21 Dec 2016 12:04:00 pm
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The University of the South Pacific (USP), Mainstreaming of Rural Development Innovation (MORDI) Tonga Trust and Tonga’s Nishi Trading, was signed on 19 December 2016.
The MOU will establish a collaborative relationship by and among MORDI, USP, and Nishi Trading where the three institutions can exchange information to seek and implement programmes and activities of mutual interest.
The institutions specifically agreed to collaborate in the field of Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Climate Change, focusing on food security r... More »
Local Industry Applauds USP’s Final Year Engineering Project - 19 Dec 2016 09:40:38 am
Two students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) received a project from a prominent company to work on under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Dr Utkal Mehta.
Peni Jitoko and Epeli Kamahave received a project from Nadi-based Skyward Industry’s Research and Development Department to work on the development of the quad-copter UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with flight control that will successfully return to home base under fail-safe conditions and perform precision landing on a moving platform autonomously.
After s... More »
495 Foundation students graduate - 13 Dec 2016 04:49:10 pm
A total of 495 students who successfully completed their Foundation studies at The University of the South Pacific (USP) were awarded the Certificate in Foundation Studies at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 9 December 2016. Of this number, 273 were females.
The graduates were from Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu including non-member countries of Korea, Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
While officiating at the ceremony, Professor Rich... More »
Face-to-face Science programmes for USP’s Tonga Campus - 13 Dec 2016 12:04:01 pm
For the first time ever, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) will be providing face-to-face science programmes at USP’s Tonga Campus from January 2017.
USP in collaboration with the Government of Tonga and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are providing funding opportunities and easier accessibility to higher education in science.
The programme selection is made up of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology; Bachelor of Science in Marine Science and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (with Bi... More »
STHM Celebrates Students’ Achievements - 13 Dec 2016 11:42:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) successfully hosted its 10th Annual Student Ball at the Grand Pacific Hotel recently.
The Chief Guest at the event, Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & International), congratulated staff and students on another successful year.
Professor Armstrong said that graduating students demonstrated their passion and creativity in the organisation of their own graduation ball and gave all present a glimpse of the outstanding contribution they wi... More »
51 students graduate from STAP, Samoa - 9 Dec 2016 03:50:23 pm
A total of fifty-one (51) students in the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme (STAP) cohort were conferred with the Bachelor of Science degree by Honorable Henry Puna, Chancellor of USP and the Prime Minister of Cook Islands, during the Alafua Campus graduation ceremony on 25 November 2016.
This number represented a noteworthy eighty-six percent (86%) of the fifty-nine (59) student cohort.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President said he was confident that each graduate had the potential to be exceptional and make a truly great contribution.
He encourag... More »
USP acknowledges stakeholders for another successful year - 9 Dec 2016 12:44:16 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a Corporate Cocktail for its stakeholders and development partners at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) at the Laucala Campus on 8 December 2016.
The event was attended by members of Diplomatic Corps; Heads of Regional and International Organisations; Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council; Chair of Finance and Investments Committee and members; Chair of Audit and Risk Committee and members; members of University Senate; Senior Management Team and staff of the University; senior Government officials; members of corpo... More »
USP’s Geospatial programme gets SIBA excellence award - 9 Dec 2016 12:20:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Bachelor of Geospatial Science programme has been awarded the 2016 Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA) 2016 Pacific Spatial Excellence Award in the People and Community category.
SIBA is a prominent body in Australia that promotes the geospatial industry.
A delighted Dr Nicholas Rollings, Associate Professor at the Division of Geography said USP will now be invited to participate in the regional awards in March 2017 and may walk away as the regional winner.
“We recruite... More »
USP, France assist in installation of Fiji solar refrigeration project - 9 Dec 2016 11:43:48 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP) assisted in the installation of a solar refrigeration project 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.
Mr Vinal Prakash, USP Physics graduate assistant worked with CBS Power Solutions to design and install two solar photovoltaic system driven d... More »
ANU and USP Work Together to Advance Ocean Governance Thinking - 8 Dec 2016 02:19:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Governance, Development and International Affairs in partnership with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme (SSGM) at the Australian National University (ANU) held a workshop on ‘Oceans Governance: Shaping our Future’ at the Laucala Campus from 1 - 2 December 2016.
The workshop aimed to advance thinking on the future of ocean governance. Topics that were covered, included changing geopolitics, the role of tradition and culture, cross jurisdictional management regimes, priorities in different ocean sectors, and informati... More »