The 26th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the President of Marshall Islands, Her Excellency Hilda C. Heine (middle – front row) had the official visit at the University’s Laucala Campuses on 16 and 17 September 2019.
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USP’s Six Sigma launch to strengthen business approach - 5 Feb 2019 02:09:31 pm
A Six Sigma Training and Certification programme of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Workforce Development Training Unit’s (WDTU) was recently launched by Professor Richard Coll, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education.
WDT is a unit under the University’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), based in Walubay, Suva.
The Lean Six Sigma programme, which is being delivered in partnership with Six Sigma Academy, is a two-staged business approach to continual improvement, focusing on reducing waste, and product variation from manuf... More »
Pacific TAFE orientation a success - 4 Feb 2019 11:37:04 am
“Our students are our priority here at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) and we endeavour to ensure our students receive the best knowledge and skills from the most experienced and qualified staff”,
This was the message by Mr Hasmukh Lal, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific TAFE, while addressing students at orientation day.
More than 600 students took advantage of the Pacific TAFE orientation at the Laucala Campus on 31 January 2019.
The orientation was cond... More »
USP’s FSTE welcomes new students - 4 Feb 2019 11:36:07 am
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific, held yet another successful orientation at the University’s Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre at the Laucala Campus on 30 January 2019.
Dr Bibhya Sharma, Acting Dean of FSTE welcomed all students to the Faculty and talked about the Faculty’s vision, mission, disciplines and programmes that are on offer by the different schools in the Faculty.
USP’s FSTE includes School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences, ... More »
USP, UNDP launch Innovation Hub - 1 Feb 2019 04:09:35 pm
An Innovation Hub and co-working space was launched by The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the Laucala Campus on 1 February 2019.
The event was attended by Mr Bakhodir Burkhanov, UNDP Resident Representative for the Pacific; Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP VCP, H.E Mr John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner; H.E Mr Johnathan Curr, NZ High Commissioner; USAID Programem, Ms Maria Elder, members of USP’s SMT, representatives from civil society, international and regional organizations, entrepreneurs and innovators and staff and students.
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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 »