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ADB highlights private sector as driver of growth - 18 Jul 2016 02:59:57 pm
More private sector investment is needed to sustain growth and create jobs in Fiji, Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Mr Bambang Susantono, told participants attending the Pacific Update Conference 2016. The two day Pacific Update Conference is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics in collaboration with the ADB, Asian Development Bank Institute and the Australian National University at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre from 18 to 19 July 2016. “Over th... More »

Commercial reforms to boost Pacific state-owned enterprises - 18 Jul 2016 02:54:47 pm
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are a significant drain on Pacific island economies, with the returns from most countries’ SOE portfolios not even meeting their capital costs, according to an upcoming Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. Advance copies of ‘Finding Balance’ 2016, the latest edition of ADB’s landmark assessment of Pacific SOEs’ performance, were shared at the opening of the Pacific Update Conference 2016 which is hosted by The University of the South Pacific (USP). The report finds SOE portfolios in the eight Pacific countries... More »

Conference to bring PICs together - Honourable Sayed-Khaiyum - 18 Jul 2016 02:38:09 pm
Forums like the 2016 Pacific Update Conference is critical as it brings together Pacific Island Countries (PICs), said the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during the opening of the Conference on 18 July 2016. The 2016 Pacific Update Conference which is organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute, and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre, has a theme of “Inclusive Growth for Enhanced Resilience." ... More »

USP Hosts 2016 Pacific Update Conference - 15 Jul 2016 01:09:01 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Economics in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute, and Australian National University’s (ANU) Development Policy Centre is hosting the 2016 Pacific Update Conference from 18 -19 July 2016 at USP’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre. This annual conference is the premier forum for discussing important issues of public policy in the Pacific. It gathers policymakers, academics and development practitioners to present research and discuss the latest economic and social developments in the region. ... More »

CI-USP produces top reports in Oceania - 15 Jul 2016 01:04:11 pm
The reports of activities carried by the Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) has been ranked number one in Oceania, outperforming reports from Confucius Institutes in countries like Australia and New Zealand. The Institute had submitted a total of 20 reports on its activities, from which 17 have been assessed and deemed successful - the highest number of successful reports in the Oceania region. Established in 2012 and partnered with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), CI-USP, which is the only Confucius Institute in Fiji, p... More »

Hospitality Operations programme internationally accredited - 15 Jul 2016 11:12:22 am
The Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations programme of The University of the South Pacific (USP) has achieved full accreditation by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Offered through USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations reflects the role of skilled operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with sound knowledge of industry processes and standards. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems. ... More »

Solar hybrid system to benefit village - 14 Jul 2016 04:45:46 pm
A hybrid solar system to support sustainable fishing was formally commissioned at Wainika Village in Vanua Levu on 5 July 2016 as part of a project of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the French Embassy. The commissioning took place in the presence of the Cooperation and Cultural Action Counsellor at French Embassy, Ms Emmanuelle Charrier and USP Project Coordinator, Dr Atul Raturi. The hybrid system, which includes a 1.4 kW PV system coupled with a 2.5 kVA diesel generator and a battery storage which powers a three freezer refrigeration unit, was designed and insta... More »

Cyclone affected schools assisted by Emalus Campus - 14 Jul 2016 04:41:24 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila Vanuatu has assisted two primary schools in Fiji as part of their recovery programmes following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston earlier this year. The schools, which received the financial assistance are Malake Village School, located on Malake Island and Vunikavikaloa Arya School in the interior of Rakiraki. According to the Emalus Winston Relief Appeal Committee that spearheaded the fund raising drive in Vanuatu, the fundraiser collected a total of FJ$16,088.71. USP’s regional... More »

USP student raises funds for TC Winston rehab - 13 Jul 2016 02:15:33 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) raised funds for the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston by walking around Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island from 26 June to 10 July 2016. Randy Chite, a student in Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science said he usually went out on field trips around Fiji during his course of study and has also been to some of the places affected by TC Winston. “Wherever our class went, we were always warmly welcomed by the villagers. They gave us the best food and rooms. In all of the field trips I have been to, I hav... More »

USP’s ECE qualifications gets international accreditation - 13 Jul 2016 11:22:03 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care qualification has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The programme is offered by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE). In an emailed correspondence, ACECQA’s Senior Qualifications officer Catherine Gardiner advised that the Authority had assessed USP’s application for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and this will be added to the ACECQA ... More »

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