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Outgoing New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue, HE Kirk Yates (front row far right), with Campus Director Niue Seone S. Lolesio (front row far left), Director of Education Niue & CAC member, Birtha Togahai (next to HE Kirk Yates), Maryanne Talagi (USP Niue Campus Staff, Former Acting CD and Postgraduate Diploma Pacific Studies Student). And some of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Pacific Studies) students, Niue Cohort, Moira Enetama (Director Taoga Niue), Atapana Siakimotu (Former Speaker of Parliament) and Loseligi Siakimotu (Former Director of Education).

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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. ... More »

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.  ... More »

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 »

IAS Director recognised by the Institution of Engineers Australia - 22 Jan 2019 02:36:40 pm
The Director of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Johann Poinapen, has been awarded the status of Fellow by the Institution of Engineers Australia, a trusted authority of the Engineering Profession in Australia. This recognition honours engineers whose skillsare recognised as having served the Australian nation and the world for many years in the field of engineering. Fellows are recognised as the leaders of the industry. They are seen as an elite group of engineers who represent the highest standards of technical and profes... More »

$84 million Australia-USP Partnership Announced - 22 Jan 2019 10:50:43 am
The Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia announced a new partnership of $84 million between Australia and The University of the South Pacific (USP) for the next six (6) years. The announcement was made as part of Prime Minister Morrison’s address at the University’s Laucala Campus on 18 January 2019. The Honourable Prime Minister highlighted that this agreement would see Australia support efforts to invest in the young, passionate, vibrant and intelligent people of the region, through focusing on improving the quality of teacher education and thr... More »

USP Emeritus Professor receives Life time Research Award - 21 Jan 2019 09:33:24 am
Emeritus Professor at The University of the South Pacific (USP) Subramaniam Sotheeswaran recently received a Life Time Research Award from the Asian Symposium for Medicinal Plants, Spices and other Natural Products (ASOMPS XVI) at its International Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Professor Sotheeswaran joined the USP in January 1986 and worked on the plant, kava (Piper methysticum), used by the local people to make a relaxing drink. Kava was also an export crop in great demand in Western Europe. Germany banned the import of kava because of claims that liver toxicity was caused by kava. This affected the economy of m... More »

USP hosts Race for Water Conference - 21 Jan 2019 08:38:11 am
Preserving the ocean against plastic pollution was the message delivered at the Race for Water Conference at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Lower Campus on 15 January 2019. The conference was part of a series of events during the stopover in Fiji by the Race for Water Odyssey, which received an official welcome at the Port Denarau Marina last week. Ms Camille Rollin, Race for Water Foundation Project Manager spoke on how the world is facing an unprecedented environmental disaster on a planetary scale, adding that 80 per cent of this marine pollution stems from... More »

USP hosts Australian PM at Laucala Campus - 19 Jan 2019 02:54:16 pm
The Honourable Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia visited The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 18 January 2019. The event was attended by the Hon. Rosy Akbar, Fiji’s Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts;Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific; Pro-Chancellor and Chair of USP Council, Mr. Winston Thompson; H.E. Mr. John Feakes, the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Heads of Regional and International Organisations; Members of the Private Sector and NGOs; Senior Management, Staff, Alumni and... More »

Australia reiterates its fight against climate change - 19 Jan 2019 02:50:01 pm
Australian Prime Minister Honourable Scott Morrison has reiterated its support for the Pacific in the fight against climate change. He made the remarks during his first visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 18 January 2018. Australia he stated, is not a remote observer of the Pacific. “The Pacific is our home also and we have a stake in what happens here. So we stand with you as we look to this challenge of climate change, knowing that to succeed we must work together,” he said. ... More »

USP marks end of 50th anniversary celebrations - 17 Dec 2018 05:29:43 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) marked the end of its 50th year Anniversary celebration with a dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on 14 December 2018. Those who attended included His Excellency (H.E) Jioji Konrote, President of Fiji with the First Lady; Winston Thompson, Pro Chancellor and Chair of the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee; Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President of USP; Vice Chancellor Designate, Prof. Pal Ahluwalia; Honourable Ministers including Hon Ashneel Sudhakar, Minister for Lands & Mineral Resources; H.E Mr John Feakes, Australian High Commissioner to Fiji; ... More »

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