ANU and USP Vice-Chancellors Professor Pal Ahluwalia and Professor Brian Schmidt with staff of both institutions following the meeting at the Laucala Campus.
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USP wins prestigious research grant - 30 Jan 2019 01:32:46 pm
The University of the South Pacific researchers are to work with global research partners to tackle global grand challenges. 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.
The five-year programme is being funded by the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund and will involve more than 50 partners, including world-leading research centres, development organisations, community representatives, governments and multiple UN agencies.
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Remote Sensing School by PaCE-SD - 29 Jan 2019 04:37:24 pm
An intensive two-week summer school on utilising ocean satellite data to understand life in our oceans was offered by the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) at The University of the South Pacific (USP).
Seventeen (17) participants, who had modest or no prior experience with satellite remote sensing techniques, registered for the second offering of the remote sensing summer school. The first summer school was successful offered in January 2017.
The objective of the remote sensing summer school was to teach participants the basic skills needed to ... More »
Need for right attitude and character - 29 Jan 2019 03:47:03 pm
One’s appearance does not matter, when one’s attitude and character is right!
This was the message by Mr Kolinio Cagi, a student with disability of The University of the South Pacific, during the launch of 2019 USP Orientation Week on 28 January 2019.
Mr Cagi is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Management.
He highlighted that often people feel that their outward appearance is more important than their attitude and character.
“We are often pre... More »
FBE holds orientation for new students - 29 Jan 2019 01:57:11 pm
New students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) attended their orientation session at the Australia-Pacific Lecture theatre on 29 January, 2019.
FBE, the largest faculty at USP, comprises eight (8) schools, namely the School of Accounting and Finance, Graduate School of Business, School of Land Management & Development, School of Economics, School of Government, Development & International Affairs, School of Management & Public Administration, School of Tourism & Hospitality Management and the School of Agriculture & Food Technology ba... More »
FALE welcomes new students - 29 Jan 2019 11:37:12 am
Close to 500 students gathered at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus to attend the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) on 28 January 2019.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE warmly welcomed the new students and continuing students saying they had made the right choice in choosing to study at the best Faculty in the University.
FALE comprises the School of Education, School of Law, School of Language, Arts and Media, School of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies and the Confucius Institu... More »
USP launches Orientation for 2019 - 28 Jan 2019 03:25:51 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) began its Orientation Week 2019 with an official launch by Honourable Jone Usamate, Minster for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services at the Laucala Campus, this morning, 28 January.
In his welcome address, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President thanked the new students for choosing the University and stated that they were fortunate to have such a beautiful and magnificent campus to study at, adding that “USP is on the move”.
He extended a special welcome to the Honourable ... More »
1.4 million Upgrade for USP Library - 28 Jan 2019 03:20:49 pm
The Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia officially opened the University’s Library Learning Commons on 24 January 2019.
The Learning Commons is located on Level A of the University Library and has newly renovated interactive spaces for students to study.
It supports a holistic approach to academic support for students, through a more flexible learning environment that enables an efficient and effective, coordinated and collaborative approach to learning and teaching.
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USP research raises alarm on microplastic pollution - 28 Jan 2019 01:35:12 pm
Deputy Head of School of Marine Studies of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Marta Ferreira presented the first results on Microplastic pollution in Fiji’s coastal environment at the International Conference on Plastics in the Marine Environment held in Singapore in December last year.
Dr Marta Ferreira showed the results of the ongoing research conducted by the Marine Pollution and Toxicology team at the School of Marine Studies.
This research has shown the presence of Microplastics in water, sediments and fish around coastal area in Suva, Fiji.
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Tuvalu teachers to complete certificate training - 23 Jan 2019 12:31:43 pm
Thirty-seven (37) teachers who are in the Certificate in Teaching Primary cohort at The University of the South Pacific’s Tuvalu Campus will complete their second last course for their programme during the 2018 summer flexi.
Dr. Raghuwaiya Krishna, a Senior Lecturer with the School of Education (SOEd) will be teaching this cohort, which comprises of teachers who are teaching in eight outer islands of Tuvalu.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director stated that this programme commenced in Summer 2017 and will be completed in Winter 2019.
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Tuvalu Campus engages primary school students - 23 Jan 2019 12:15:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus was recently engaged in a new reading programme for Tuvalu’s primary school students.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director confirmed that young prospective students visited the Campus requesting to learn to improve their reading during the Christmas school holidays.
Dr. Lagi said the books were donated by relatives of the children in New Zealand and she willingly used her own time to read to the enthusiastic youngsters.
“An after-school reading prog... More »