KOICA volunteers and tutors along with Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, FALE Dean (sitting, middle) and Ms Asela Tuisawau (sitting, far left).
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Alafua Campus Golden Jubilee celebrations begin - 15 Jun 2018 02:43:30 pm
Hundreds of staff, students and alumni of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Alafua Campus in Samoa participated in an early morning parade on 12 June 2018 to kick start USP’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations in the heart of Apia.
The parade from the Fire Station to the front of the Government Building was a way for staff, students and the alumni to salute USP as one of the key drivers of the progressive changes in their lives.
It was also a way for members of the alumni to catch up with ‘classmates’ and ‘buddies’ from their universi... More »
CI-USP students graduate in Chinese language course - 15 Jun 2018 01:00:59 pm
A total of 150 students graduated from the Conversational Chinese Language Course offered by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute at the Yue Lai Hotel in Suva on 8 June 2018.
The classes included children class, beginner, intermediate, advanced two, staff beginner, and staff advanced.
Dr Matthew Hayward, Associate Dean Learning & Teaching at the Faculty of Arts, Language acknowledged Dr Hui Yang, CI-USP Local Director for the invite and the initiative.
He congratulated the students saying their graduati... More »
Mobile phones in Samoa almost universal, USP Study Reveals - 14 Jun 2018 03:46:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce the completion of a ground-breaking study on internet penetration and use in Samoa, conducted as part of the Pacific Regional ICT Regulatory Development Project which is housed at USP and funded by the World Bank.
This programme has a development objective to strengthen the capacity of ICT regulatory institutions in nine (9) Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and to enhance regional collaboration and knowledge sharing on ICT regulatory issues.
Participating countries are Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati,... More »
Canada seeks more collaboration with USP - 14 Jun 2018 03:21:41 pm
His Excellency Mr Mario Bot, the High Commissioner for Canada in New Zealand and His Excellency Mr Paul Maddison, the High Commissioner for Canada in Australia visited The University of the South Pacific (USP) at the Laucala Campus on 14 June 2018.
The duo were met by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS) at the Chancellery Boardroom.
Professor Coll welcomed them saying it was a privilege to meet and brief them about USP and how the two can collaborate further.
He explained that USP i... More »
USP Labasa Campus 50th Anniversary Celebrations Launched - 13 Jun 2018 09:13:59 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus launched its 50th Anniversary celebrations during a cocktail event at Takia Hotel on 1 June 2018.
While launching the celebrations in Labasa, Dr Samuela Bogitini, Campus Director said that 50th Anniversary at the Labasa Campus will provide positive vibes that will set the momentum and dynamics of a spirit of celebration and reminiscence on the 50 years that USP has created education excellence for the Pacific region.
Dr Bogitini talked about the 50th Anniversary logo and stated that ... More »
Successful Industry Consultation for USP Pacific TAFE - 13 Jun 2018 09:13:17 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) met its industry partners for consultation at the Nadi Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre, Nadi, Fiji, on 1 June 2018.
Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Services, welcomed everyone and thanked them for joining Pacific TAFE for another industry consultation in the Western Division.
Professor Coll said that in comparison with past years, the speed of change is rapid and there is a need to be flexible and fast in adapting to the ... More »
Five Decades of USP’s Governance and Leadership - 12 Jun 2018 04:32:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the premier institution of higher learning for the Pacific, uniquely placed in a region of extraordinary physical, social and economic diversity and challenges to serve the region’s need for high quality tertiary education, research and policy apart from being a tertiary institution. It also serves as an organisation of regional cooperation and integration.
It is jointly owned and governed by twelve (12) Member Countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The University has campuses... More »
USP Records marks International Archives Day 2018 with awareness - 12 Jun 2018 10:36:55 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Records Management Office celebrated International Archives Day 2018 and the University’s 50th Anniversary with a display of items and documents from the early years of the University’s establishment in 1968 from 8-11 June 2018.
The display at the Laucala Campus Library foyer hosted items such as the Royal Charter, photographs, documents, and video of the first graduation ceremony as well as the hand-over of the Royal Charter from Her Majesty Queen ... More »
USP Pacific TAFE sponsors $10k for Annual FHRI Convention - 12 Jun 2018 10:32:25 am
As an institute developing human resources in the region, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is proud to sponsor FJD 10,000 for the 2018 Fiji Human Resources Institute (FHRI) National Convention which will be held from 14 – 15 September 2018.
The announcement was made by Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning Teaching and Student Services, who presented the cheque to Mr Kameli Batiweti, President of FHRI at the Nadi Tourism and Hospitality Training Centre on 1 June 2018.
USP’s Paci... More »
New Report to help Pacific respond to climate change - 7 Jun 2018 03:08:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is part of a dynamic collaboration in the publication of an inaugural Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card launched on 8 June 2018 as part of World Oceans Day, at events in Fiji and Samoa.
Targeted to help Pacific islanders and decision-makers understand and respond to the likely impacts of marine climate change, its key message is that climate change is increasingly putting the fundamental needs of ocean dependent Pacific communities at risk and thus flexible management systems which build climate resilience are urgently needed.
Th... More »