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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USP holds inaugural sexual harassment & bullying workshop - 14 Mar 2019 10:16:37 am
An inaugural sexual harassment and bullying awareness workshop was conducted at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu from 25 - 26 February, 2019 for staff and students.
This was the result of work done by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), chaired by Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE).
Ms. Charlotte Taylor, the Chair and Team Leader for Gender Group, successfully conducted the workshop which saw over 30 staff and 50 students attending.
Dr. Ked... More »
USP hosts EPS public seminar - 14 Mar 2019 10:10:02 am
A two-day seminar on Ecological Purification System (EPS) ended at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus on 13 March 2019.
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International (DVC- RII) welcomed participants and especially acknowledged the Chief Guest, Honourable Jone Usamate, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management & Meteorological Services.
He stated that as part of the seminar, JICA will provide an EPS model at USP Laucala Campus, simi... More »
USP Students first to complete new World Bank training - 13 Mar 2019 06:40:21 pm
Two students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) are the first in the world to complete a new World Bank Group online training ‘Disaster Risk Finance in the Pacific’.
Mr Alick Suimae of the Solomon Islands and Milika Kuruvakadua of Fiji completed the training in October 2018, and were officially recognised by the World Bank Group as the inaugural graduates in a presentation at USP last week.
Ms Kuruvakadua, who is undertaking a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Finance and Banking, was surprised to hear she was one of the first to complete the new train... More »
Staff Assembly for USP’s FSTE - 10 Mar 2019 03:45:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) held a staff assembly and clean-up campaign on 28 February 2019.
In addressing the staff, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP acknowledged the Faculty’s effort in being the first to conduct a clean-up campaign.
The clean-up was conducted at the lower campus foreshore and was led by Dr Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of the Faculty.
Professor Ahluwalia expressed that in the coming months he will be moving for a ... More »
First Ever Sub-Degree programme offered by Pacific TAFE in Samoa - 8 Mar 2019 03:49:34 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE)has two focus, the foundation or pre-degree programme which prepares students for University study, has operated around the Pacific for decades, and the second string is sub-degree programmes.
These highly practical skills-based programmes are designed to prepare students for employment or promotion.
Since 2017, when the new Pacific TAFE began its operations, there has been focus on extending these programmes throughout the region.
This ... More »
Design for Mobile First – Professor Rory McGreal - 8 Mar 2019 03:21:36 pm
Virtual mobility is part of the world that we live in and for educators, this means designing learning and teaching experiences for mobile first.
This was the message of Professor Rory McGreal, UNESCO/International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER) from Athabasca University, Canada during a public seminar organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) as part of the Open Education Week,which was hosted from 4 – 8 March 2019.
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Emalus Campus to work on CommonSensing Project - 7 Mar 2019 10:32:29 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu is working on the Commonsensing Project funded by the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme.
Led by an international consortium of organisations working with the Government of Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands, the project aims to improve access to climate information and geospatial analysis skills.
A team comprising Dr Einar Bjorgo, CommonSensing Project Lead; Dr Anthony Burn, Radiant Earth Foundation Sustainability Lead; and Dr Kristi Knudson, Radiant Earth Foundation Programme Manage... More »
Launch of One Ocean Hub at USP - 27 Feb 2019 08:45:43 am
The Pacific Launch of One Ocean Hub research programme in Fiji took place at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 22 February 2019.
The One Ocean Hub is an ambitious £22 million programme aimed at transforming the global response to the urgent challenges of oceans law, science and governance. USP researchers have been awarded an initial £1.6m to lead key areas of the research.
The five-year programme is being funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund and involves more than 50 partners, including wo... More »
Traditional Welcome for New USP Vice-Chancellor and President - 25 Feb 2019 02:52:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) accorded a traditional welcome to the new Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia and Mrs Sandy Ahluwalia at the University’s Laucala Campus on 21 February, 2019.
The traditional welcome was witnessed by Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, members of the University’s Senior Management Team (SMT) and staff and students.
In welcoming Professor and Mrs Ahluwalia to the University, Professor Richard Coll, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education wished him well as he takes on the role of leading t... More »
Pacific TAFE launches Skills me up APP and Work Skills Centre - 22 Feb 2019 09:28:38 am
The Vice Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia launched Pacific Technical and Further Education’s (Pacific TAFE), Learning Support Services Skill Me Up App and opened the Learning Support and Work Skills Centre on 20 February 2019.
Professor Ahluwalia, while delivering his address said that one of USP’s core initiative was to ensure that all students were provided with effective and efficient student services.
“Pacific TAFE’s Learning Support Services framework and its five elements of learning supp... More »