The top two first-year FALE students with their awards (middle with folders) with family and friends. On the far right is Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (LTSS) and far left, Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE.
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PACE-Net Plus bi-regional dialogue platform - 29 Jun 2016 04:31:36 pm
The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net Plus) bi-regional dialogue platform will be held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi from 30 June to 1 July 2016.
The bi-regional dialogue platform is hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment with a theme of “Moving towards a high-level policy dialogue in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) pathways to innovation in the Pacific region.”
PACE-Net Plus is the second project funded by the European Commission to further s... More »
USP VC meets Tuvalu Health Minister - 29 Jun 2016 04:29:29 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Rajesh Chandra and the Tuvaluan Minister for Health, Honourable Satini Tulaga Manuella had a successful meeting at the Laucala campus on 28 June 2016.
The meeting also included the Director Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Mr Hasmukh Lal and Director Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA), Mr Parmesh Chand.
A number of issues were discussed in the meeting including a request for USP’s assistance to conduct customer services and hospitality cou... More »
USP Staff Football Team adds another milestone achievement - 29 Jun 2016 04:27:31 pm
The University of the South Pacific Staff Football Club (USPSFC) team added another milestone achievement to its ranks when it defeated the USP Labasa Campus team by 2-1 in a friendly fixture at the Gurunanak Khalsa College Grounds in Labasa on 18 June 2016.
This was the club’s first ever tour to the Northern Division and the team played their hearts out representing the USP Laucala Community.
Goals for USPSFC were scored by Mr Praveen Prasad of the Development, Marketing, Communications and Alumni (DMCA) office and Mr Benjamin Naidu of School of Engineering.
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USP scoops four awards at World Blood Day celebrations - 29 Jun 2016 09:23:36 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has won the Divisional Award and National Award for the Highest Blood Collection at a Tertiary Institution for the seventh consecutive year.
In addition to this, USP won the overall award for the Highest Collection by an organisation in Fiji during the World Blood Day celebrations in Suva on 18 June 2016.
USP won awards in the following categories:
• National Winner Open Division - Highest Number of Blood Recruited by any organisation in Fiji in 2015;
• National Winner Tertiary In... More »
USP contributes to ICT project in Solomon Islands - 27 Jun 2016 03:49:09 pm
An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Better Education project headed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) achieved a milestone in the Solomon Islands with the hand-over of five Tablet Learning Kits to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education on 2 June 2016.
USP was contracted by Development Strategies International Consulting (DSIC), an international consulting company based in Manila to head consultancy for the two-year project which began in September 2015.
The project is aimed at helping the Solomon Islands Ministry of Education and Human Resources D... More »
USP lauds Government for the 2016-2017 National Budget - 23 Jun 2016 03:56:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has commended the Fijian Government and the Minister for Finance Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for a good and strong 2016- 2017 National Budget following its announcement on 22 June 2016.
The overall budget is significantly channelled towards the massive national rehabilitation and re-construction efforts put in place by Government post Tropical Cyclone Winston, which has a strong social component with a lot of support for vulnerable communities. The budget, however, still pursues the longer term development strategy of the Government, takes new initiatives, and makes innovat... More »
Pacific stakeholders converge to advance gender research in the region - 22 Jun 2016 03:23:41 pm
An active three-day discussion began on 20 June 2016 with around 50 dynamic Pacific researchers and stakeholders converging at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus to advance gender research capacity-building agenda among Pacific Island Countries.
The workshop is a collaboration between USP, UN Women, the Fiji Women’s Right Movement (FWRM), the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Government.
It is being held from 21 to 23 June at USP’s Faculty of Business and Economics... More »
ADB Executive Director makes courtesy call to USP - 22 Jun 2016 09:27:37 am
The Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr Won-Mok Choi made a courtesy call to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra at the Laucala Campus on 16 June 2016.
Mr Choi is the newly-appointed Executive Director of the ADB, for the constituency of the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taipei China, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
Professor Chandra extended a warm welcome to Mr Choi saying USP looked forward to working with him and the ADB and wished... More »
ACIAR-USP Seminar - 21 Jun 2016 09:28:54 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a research-for-development seminar to mark the next steps of the USP Post-graduate Scholarship Scheme.
In his opening address at Tiko’s Floating Restaurant on 21 June 2016, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs First Secretary James O’Brien commended the programme saying it has been ongoing for the past eight years.
“This is fundamentally a capacity-building programme and certa... More »
Asset Meet, a Success - 17 Jun 2016 04:52:17 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council Mr Winston Thompson officially opened a symposium on Public Financial Management organised by USP’s Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) at Novotel in Nadi from 30 to 31 May 2016, which was a huge success.
Mr Thompson was pleased to see the level of participation from public officials from Fiji and Pacific island countries including representatives of various development partners.
He said in the economic and financial context, asset management has two general def... More »