Professor Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, during the ground breaking ceremony.
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USP’s Emalus Campus Launches Climate Change Public Lecture Series - 17 Apr 2018 10:50:24 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu has launched a public lecture series on Climate Change.
Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator of Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) initiated the series following numerous studies on the impact of climate change in Vanuatu by researchers from all over the world.
“Vanuatu has been a victim of climate change and numerous studies pertaining to its impacts have been studied in the country by various researchers hence we have initiated these studies to be elaborate... More »
USP Adjunct Professor’s DELTAMED Advisor post extended - 17 Apr 2018 10:14:38 am
An Adjunct Professor of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi has had his term as a Researcher and Pest Adviser in the DELTAMED Association extended indefinitely.
DELTAMED, a network of Mediterranean Deltas headquartered in Spain, is an association that aims to exchange experiences and knowledge about the problems of the territory and sustainable agriculture.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP congratulated Dr Joshi saying he is among the most productive of USP’s Adjunct Professors.
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USP hosts High Achievement Awards Ceremony at Tonga Campus - 12 Apr 2018 02:28:36 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment (FSTE) recently held a High Achievement Awards Ceremony for five (5) high achievers at the Tonga Campus on 29 March 2018.
This initiative was set out to honour and motivate First Year Students in the in-country Science Programme, a first of its kind cohort teaching programme to deliver selected full science programmes in regional countries.
The ceremony was officiated by Honourable Mr Penisimani ‘Epenisa Fifita, the Minister of Education and also in attendance were Mr Claude ... More »
USP academic wins Excellent Researcher Award - 11 Apr 2018 04:37:41 pm
Dr Gurmeet Singh, Associate Professor at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Management and Public Administration (SMAP) has been awarded with the ‘Excellent Researcher Award’ by Research Excellence and Academic Awards (REAA) 2018.
The awards were given in a ceremony held on the campus of N.L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research in Mumbai on 10 March 2018.
The award was presented by Professor Durg Singh Chauhan, former NASA scientist and current Vice-Chancellor of GLA University.
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USP Tuvalu staff undergo professional development training - 11 Apr 2018 02:09:59 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus underwent training on professional development conducted by Dr Desmond Amosa, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) lecturer for Organisational Behaviour.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Campus Director stated that Dr Amosa was at the Tuvalu Campus teaching MBA 435: Organisational Behaviour for the Tuvalu Campus MBA cohort.
She said she also saw it as a great opportunity for the Campus staff to undergo professional development sessions on work ethics and attitude.
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CROP ICT WG convenes first meeting for 2018 - 11 Apr 2018 02:00:37 pm
The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) ICT Working Group (WG) met at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus in Suva on 28 March 2018.
Joining the meeting for the first time were Her Excellency Kim Aroi, High Commissioner of Nauru representing Nauru (Forum Troika) and Small Island States (SIS); Mr Tuaimalo Asamu Ah Sam, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Communication and IT representing Samoa (Forum Troika); Mr Adam McWilliams, Chief Technology Officer as the Pacific Community’s new representative; Ms Alisi Tuqa, Acting CEO Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisat... More »
USP Fiji Campuses Advisory - 10 Apr 2018 07:22:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) wishes to advise that its Laucala Campus will be fully operational tomorrow (11 April) for classes and normal business operations. All staff and students are therefore requested to return to work and class at the Laucala Campus.
The Lautoka, Labasa and Nadi staff are requested to report to work tomorrow (11 April) to prepare these Campuses for classes for students on Thursday (12 April). Classes at these Campuses will resume on 12 April.
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Vice-Chancellors discuss USP and University of Canberra partnership - 4 Apr 2018 01:50:33 pm
The current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the University of Canberra (UC) strategically lays the foundation for existing and future engagements between the two Universities.
Professor Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor and President of UC and his senior officials hosted a meeting over lunch for the USP delegation led by Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President on 20 March 2018 in Canberra. The meeting allowed both parties to deliberate and discuss strategy on more forward-looking and targeted collaborations.
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SOEd organises successful postgraduate symposium - 4 Apr 2018 01:48:04 pm
A successful postgraduate symposium organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) at the Lautoka Campus saw six (6) Masters and PhD students presenting their research interests on 24 March 2018.
Dr Pramila Devi, Lautoka Campus Director commended the SOEd for organising the event saying that students will particularly benefit from it.
She acknowledged Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd, for his support not only for the symposium, but also for creating postgraduate cohorts in the Western Division.
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USP’s SOEd Launches Rakiraki Cohort of Postgraduate Students - 3 Apr 2018 01:28:47 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) launched its cohort of postgraduate students at Rakiraki on 17 March 2018 at the Penang High School hall.
At the occasion, Dr Pramila Devi, Lautoka Campus Director welcomed the audience and commended the SOEd for decentralising postgraduate cohorts to smaller centres.
Dr Devi congratulated the 38 postgraduate diploma in education cohort at Rakiraki and invited them to take part in USP’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in Lautoka in July.
She also invited postg... More »