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PICPA discusses Civil Service Institute with Samoa - 24 May 2016 04:00:03 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Islands Centre for Public Administration (PICPA) is working with the Government of Samoa to examine options for the establishment of a Civil Service Institute (CSI), as part of the country’s drive to improve capabilities of her civil service.  Director of PICPA, Mr Parmesh Chand confirmed that the Centre has responded positively to a request for assistance from Samoa’s Public Service Commission to make available the services of a consultant to conduct a detailed feasibility study on the proposal.  &l... More »

USP student at Fiji Principal Association meet - 24 May 2016 10:13:34 am
Students need critical thinking and problem-solving skills, not just to solve the problems of their current jobs, but to meet the challenges of adapting to a constantly changing workforce. The comment was made by the 2015 Youth Prime Minister, Broderick Mervyn, who is also a second year Bachelor of Law student at The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the 117th Fiji Principal Association Conference at the Novotel Hotel in Lami on 19 May 2016. Mervyn spoke on the roles of educators in preparing 21st century students for a global society. ... More »

USP Emalus Campus participates in ICT Day - 23 May 2016 03:19:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus participated in this year’s ICT Day on 16 May 2016 at the new Government Convention Centre in Port Vila, Vanutau. With the theme “ICT Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”, the ICT day was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai. In his opening address, Honourable Salwai called on members of the public to work together to build a brighter digital future for all. USP’s Emalus Campus was represented at the two ... More »

82nd USP Council Meeting in Samoa Concludes - 18 May 2016 05:04:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 82nd Council meeting was held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in Apia, Samoa from 17 to 18 May 2016 which was chaired by the Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson. The Council is the highest decision-making body of the University and comprises the Pro-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor and President, representatives of the 12 member country governments, staff, students, community and business leaders. One representative from Australia and New Zealand and a member of a CROP agency are also part of the Council. A representative each from the Asian Development Bank (ADB)... More »

USP Labasa assists cyclone-affected schools - 18 May 2016 03:23:30 pm
Students and staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus including business houses in Fiji’s northern division distributed stationery for cyclone-affected schools on Taveuni from 11– 13 May 2016. A total of FJ$7560 was collected and used to buy stationery. There was also a donation of stationery from business houses in Labasa including 100 green bags from USP’s Book Centre. The move was initiated by an Assistant lecturer at USP’s School of Education, Dr Rosiana Lagi, following a visit to... More »

Samoan Prime Minister reaffirms quality education at USP - 17 May 2016 02:49:13 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) continues to provide quality education that aligns with the aspirations of the youth of the Pacific, said the Prime Minister of Samoa Honourable Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi when he officially opened the 82nd meeting of the USP Council in Samoa on 17 May 2016. Honourable Malielegaoi said that even with the sprouting of national institutions, USP has become the first choice for those seeking higher education for better opportunities. “Many of the Pacific countries including Samoa are benefitting from the ret... More »

USP Council members accorded full traditional Samoan welcome - 17 May 2016 02:42:39 pm
The Samoan Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture accorded The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Council Members a formal traditional Samoan welcome on 16 May 2016 at the Alafua Campus in Samoa. The delegation which visited the Alafua Campus ahead of the 82nd USP Council meeting from 17 to 18 May 2016, included the USP Pro-Chancellor Mr Winston Thompson, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra, Tongan Prime Minister His Excellency Akilisi Pohiva, Education Ministers and representatives of the University’s 12 member states and observers from Australia, New Zealand and the ... More »

Successful outcomes from energy workshop - 17 May 2016 02:40:03 pm
Fiji needs in excess of FJ$50 million per annum to meet its Sustainable Energy for all targets by 2030. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport, Mr Paul Bayly, at the Workshop for Project Managers in Energy and Climate Change on 11 May 2016. The workshop was organised by LifeLongLearning for Energy Security, Access and Efficiency in the African and Pacific SIDS (LEAP) project through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering and Physics (SEP). It attracted more tha... More »

Way forward for USP’s regional campuses - 13 May 2016 11:32:41 am
The Regional Campus Directors of The University of the South Pacific (USP) met at the Property & Facilities conference room in Laucala, Suva on 11 May 2016 to discuss plans for regional campuses. Discussions also centred on the administrative review of USP’s regional campuses, among others. While opening the Forum, USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said the regional campuses are special opportunities for the University to respond to the needs of each member country. He said the directo... More »

China cultural team visits USP - 13 May 2016 11:20:07 am
A team from the China Cultural Centre in Fiji made a courtesy visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS) on 11 May 2016. China Cultural Centre Director Steve X. Deng said the delegation wanted to learn what the Oceania Centre does and witness the facilities and resources they have, to enable better cooperation between the two Centres in the future. “We are grateful that the Oceania Centre arranged a warm welcome for us. After visiting the gallery and enjoying the dancing and singing performances,... More »

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