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Trainees receive accredited certification in procurement - 22 Oct 2018 02:20:49 pm
Thirteen (13) awardees received accredited certifications in Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP) from The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), in an award function held at its Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) in Walu Bay, recently.
The certification is accredited by the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) as meeting the global standard for professional competence in purchasing and supply – the highest standard in procurement education.
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Professor Misir new Pro Vice-Chancellor at USP & Head of Public Health SI Campus - 20 Oct 2018 04:58:32 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Professor Prem Misir as Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Professor and Head of School of Public Health for the new Solomon Islands Campus effective from 15 October 2018.
USP is instituting a programme in Public Health to be based in the new Solomon Island (SI) Campus and Professor will prepare for the delivery of this programme in addition to act as Head of the SI campus.
Professor Misir has over 15 years of local and international management, leadership, and higher education experience.
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Pacific TAFE students compete with industry practitioners - 20 Oct 2018 01:46:21 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won medals at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2018 held at the Fiji National University (FNU) Nadi Campus from 16th to 19th of October.
Rebecca Dass and Sofia Takalaivuna, who are completing a Certificate III in Patisserie (Bakery and Pastry) won silver medals respectively in the Class 2, student category, while Dillon Fihaki who is completing Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management (Level 5) won a bronze medal in the Class 16, open category, which means he was up against full time industry ... More »
USP Journalism Student Awards recognise excellence in journalism - 19 Oct 2018 12:44:16 pm
Distinguished media academic, Professor David Robie, and two prominent USP Journalism alumni, will be the chief guests at the USP Journalism Student Awards at Laucala campus today.
Organised by The University of the South Pacific Journalism Programme, the event in its 18th-year is the longest running journalism awards in the region. It is the only awards for journalism in Fiji at the moment.
Keynote speaker Robie has 40 years of international journalism experience and is a noted researcher in Pacific media.
The event is supporte... More »
Successful partnership between USP Pacific TAFE and USAID’s Climate Ready Project - 19 Oct 2018 12:41:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), through its Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), continues to strengthen its partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Ready Project.
Under the Letter of Agreement, signed late last year, USP through Pacific TAFE has been able to partner and support the delivery of accredited training and cohort programmes in Project Management to government, private sector and non-government organisation staff in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs).
Pacific TAFE, College of B... More »
USP & FFA continue to up-skill fisheries officers in the region - 18 Oct 2018 03:30:54 pm
Ensuring appropriate Pacific Island capacity to effectively address the increasing complexity and importance of regional tuna fisheries management, development and enforcement, The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), and the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are collaborating to develop certified oceanic fisheries training programmes for the Pacific region through a signed Memorandum of Understanding in May 2015.
The first of these professional certification programmes is a Certificate IV in Fisheries Enforcement and Compliance offered by USP and ce... More »
Monash welcomes USP’s PhD visitors - 17 Oct 2018 09:49:41 am
Two staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) who are PhD candidates made positive contributions to the postgraduate Spring School at Monash University and the Monash Education Research Community Conference recently.
“It was our great pleasure to welcome Ms Fulori Sarai and Mr Lalesh Sharma to Monash,” said Associate Professor Graham Parr, Associate Dean (International) at Monash’s
Faculty of Education.
He noted that his schedule only allowed him to see a few of the presentations they did in various forums ove... More »
FALE envisions quality education - 16 Oct 2018 09:00:22 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) has placed an emphasis on quality education, relevance and Pacific consciousness from 2019-2024.
These were the words of Dr. Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean FALE, while visiting USP’s Labasa Campus and Savusavu Centre at a roundtable discussion with postgraduate students from 28-29 August, 2018.
“FALE is aiming to provide the best for our students, we are aiming for quality and in doing so, our students will be able to get as much assistance as possible,” she advised.
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Postgraduate students at USP Labasa attend IRS workshop - 16 Oct 2018 08:56:42 am
Several new postgraduate students at The University of the South Pacific’s Labasa Campus completed a 14.5-hour Information Research Skills (IRS) workshop to assist them with their postgraduate demands for research and information gathering.
Ms Vilimaina Vakaciwa, senior librarian from the Laucala Campus conducted a two-day training with the eight (8) Postgraduate students from 24-25 August, 2018, at the PG Lab in Labasa.
Ms Vakaciwa said the training demonstrated how students can navigate their way around the Library Databases and be able to gather information that is read... More »
USP Youth Leadership Forum 2018, a success - 15 Oct 2018 08:28:48 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) 2018 Youth Leadership Forum held at the Laucala Campus on 28 September 2018 was a great success with over 200 student leaders attending from tertiary institutions in Fiji.
Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE), warmly welcomed the student delegates and guests to USP and to the Forum. She reminded the participants that “you are living in the age of digitisation, entrepreneurship and innovation and can no longer be satisfied with only what they are studying in their discipline.
“You need to... More »