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Mr. Rajendra Prasad, Team Leader at Educational Quality & Assessment Programme (EQAP), presented the letter to Dr. Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer Pacific TAFE at Statham Campus on 19 March 2020.

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USP hosts seminar to share PEUMP findings - 4 Jul 2019 08:05:34 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a seminar on 28th June, 2019 to share preliminary findings of the Marine and Fisheries Management training needs and gap analysis in 15 Pacific countries, conducted under the Pacific European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme. The USP is one of four key implementing partners of the PEUMP programme, which is funded by the European Union (EUR 35 million) and the government of Sweden (EUR 10 million). The USP is specifically addressing Key Result Area (KRA) 6, focusing on capacity development.  The seminar, which was at... More »

Nadi School wins Robocon High School Competition - 2 Jul 2019 10:53:11 am
Nadi-based Sangam SKM College won the Robocon High School Poster Competition when they introduced “SASAMAKI” at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 28 June 2019. “SASAMAKI” is an i-taukei phrase that means clean-up. Over the decades there have been numerous competitions such as clean-up Fiji, Waidamudamu clean-up campaign, Solevu Clean-up campaign and 3R campaign within high schools and nationally. Using this concept and Fiji’s love for rugby game, their concept was to clean the rugby pitch after the match using robots. Just as in a match there are two team... More »

USP hosts meet on development challenges - 2 Jul 2019 08:43:15 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment and the Commission on Local and Regional Development of the International Geographic Union (IGU) hosted a conference on Development Challenges in Rural and Urban Areas at the Marine Campus from 25 -28 June 2019. The conference attracted participants from Australia, China, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Poland, Romania, and the USA to discuss various issues of rural and urban development. It began with a trip around the eas... More »

USP wins inaugural Domestic ROBOCON Competition - 27 Jun 2019 01:49:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) team scooped first place at the inaugural Domestic ROBOCON competition on 28 June 2019. USP’s MR1 robot faced off against the Fiji National University (FNU) robot (MR1) in an all-out final battle round and managed to complete the tasks, miles ahead of its competitor. USP’s winning team included; Vivek Shankaran, Giraldeau Erone, Shyamal Chand, Sonal Muni, Deepikesh Sharma and Shivan Singh. As a result, USP will represent Fiji for the International Asian-Oceania ROBOCON competiti... More »

New Campus Directors to help promote MBA - 27 Jun 2019 10:14:26 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business was pleased to host Dr. Joeli Veitayaki and Dr. Robin Havea, the newly-appointed Campus Directors for Alafua and Tonga respectively at the GSB Board room on 20 June 2019. Both directors were welcomed by Professor Gurmeet Singh, the Head of School and Director of MBA, accompanied by Dr. Halahingano Rohorua, Deputy Head of School and academic and support staff. This meeting was part of their USP orientation programme and the duo were briefed about the MBA offerings in the region, future plans and other i... More »

GNSS workshop kicks off at USP - 24 Jun 2019 12:27:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is hosting the week-long Applications of Global Navigation Satellite System workshop (GNSS) which began at the Laucala Campus on 24 June 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP Vice-Chancellor & President extended a warm welcome to the participants and acknowledged the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in partnering with the University in organising this event. A special welcome was also extended to the Chief Guest, Honourable Jone Usamate, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological... More »

USP, SPTO MOU to ensure tourism sustainability - 24 Jun 2019 09:19:24 am
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will ensure that tourism remains a genuine tool for sustainable, social and economic development for the people of the Pacific. The signing was done by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr. Christopher Cocker, Chief Executive Officer, SPTO at USP’s Laucala Campus on 21 June 2019. Professor Ahluwalia extended a warm welcome to Mr Cocker and his team and mentioned that both institutions have some great opportu... More »

USP to host Global Navigation Satellite Systems workshop - 21 Jun 2019 02:58:58 pm
A workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) will be held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus from 24-28 June 2019. The event will officially be opened by Honourable Jone Usamate, Fiji’s Minister for Employment Opportunities, Productivity and Industrial Relations. Hosted by the USP in partnership with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the workshop is geared towards addressing the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in particular for deve... More »

USP’s Emalus Campus hosts international workshop - 21 Jun 2019 12:29:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu hosted an international workshop as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme from 10–14 June, 2019.   USP students and staff, Dr Krishna Kotra, Dr Gilianne Brodie and Dr Katy Soapi along with Cefas staff Dr Michelle Devlin, Dr Lisa Benson, Dr Marta Vannoni and Mr Jon Hawes had overseen the arrangements and running of the workshop. The workshop was part of the ongoing collaborative research in accordance with the MoU being established between USP and Cefas, London, UK. ... More »

USP & UNW sign research project on VAWG - 20 Jun 2019 11:37:27 am
A Research Project between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Women (UNW) will explore the connections between gender (in) equality, Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and sports, especially rugby in the Pacific Islands, focusing on Fiji and Samoa. This follows the signing of a consultancy contract between Ms Sandra Bernklau, Representative from the UN Women and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP at the Laucala Campus on 20 June 2019. Professor Ahluwalia said the University and UN Women have had a very constructiv... More »

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