From R-L: Ms Savina Nongebatu, Deputy CEO Pacific Disability Forum; Prof Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation, and International), USP; Mr J. Maritino Nemani, Permanent Secretary, Fiji Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr Vineet Bhatia, Interim Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office; Ms Anna Dorney, Australia Deputy High Commissioner to Fiji and
Mr Donglin Li, ILO Director for Pacific Island Countries.
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USP acknowledges UK Govt grant on GHG emission reduction - 23 Apr 2019 03:40:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is grateful to the UK Government for the support signed on 29 March for the University’s work in providing technical assistance to Pacific Island governments on the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping.
The grant, from the UK Department for Transport, follows on from a similar grant from the British High Commission in Suva last year.
The grant is expected to support Pacific IMO delegations to enable their active involvement in IMO meetings in May 2019, to progress development and implementation of... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus marks International Women’s Day - 23 Apr 2019 03:36:14 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus hosted a celebration to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March 2019.
Initiated by Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director, the event was organised to acknowledge the contribution of women in society and to motivate young girls to strive for success.
Seven significant female leaders in Tuvalu women were invited to speak to share their experiences and achievements as women. These women were Dr Lagi; Mrs Temukisa Hauma, President of Tuvalu National Council of Women (TNCW); Mrs Lanuola Fasiai, Direc... More »
SOEd participates at Global Early Childhood Education Forums - 16 Apr 2019 04:30:42 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) was recently represented at two major international conferences - the International Biennial Conference and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Seychelles from 21 - 23 February 2019 and the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Macao, China from 8-11 April 2019.
‘Big Data for Small Children: Monitoring Holistic Early Childhood Development’ was the theme at the conference, where world renowned ECD practitioners and experts including Fiji’s Ministry of Education, engaged in dialogue and shared knowledge and exper... More »
USP Journalism secures $US20k grant to boost environmental reporting - 16 Apr 2019 12:45:02 pm
The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific has won major recognition through a $US20,000 ($F42,617) grant in a boost for environmental reporting in the Pacific.
The programme was one of 14 recipients of the competitive Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal media grants, 2019.
The EJN sees the grant programme as an opportunity for media, civil society organisations and academic institutions throughout Asia-Pacific to think critically and creatively about how to build local resources for reporting climate change, natural resou... More »
Top Law students receive prestigious scholarship - 15 Apr 2019 11:20:15 am
Two high-achieving law students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) have been awarded scholarships under the prestigious DLA Piper’s Global Scholarships Programme.
Talitha-kumi Geparo and Litia Baleleivuka, the new DLA Piper Global Scholars are both third year law students at USP Emalus Campus, Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
Talitha, who is from Lae, Morobe Province in PNG, is the youngest in her family. She was home-schooled and grew up witnessing a number of injustices happening in her community, such as domestic violence, police brutality and corruption.
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USP hosts Project Management cohort in PNG - 12 Apr 2019 03:30:41 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), facilitated a cohort in Certificate IV in Project Management in Papua New Guinea with a total of 69 participants registered in the programme.
The programme, which is also a first for PNG is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s partnership with USP and Pacific TAFE, through its Climate Ready Project, to improve project management skills in the Pacific Island countries to better manage climate resilient projects.
It was delivered in two cohorts with ... More »
Pacific TAFE strengthens partnership with Fonterra/Punjas - 12 Apr 2019 02:27:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has further strengthened its partnership with Punjas.
The main objective of the partnership is to introduce students to high quality products – Anchor full cream milk and whipping cream and Punjas bakers and normal flour.
The partnership initially commenced in March 2017 and was set up by Greg Cornwall, a Fijian hospitality executive, hospitality training consultant and Wayne Hansell, Market Manager Pacific Export for Fonterra New Zealand.
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USP Seals Deal for Pacific Internship Programme - 11 Apr 2019 01:27:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian Internships Pty Limited, an Australian based global internship provider with over 20 years experience offering internships in almost all academic disciplines for candidates from over 80 countries around the world.
The University is currently working with Australian Internships to introduce the “Pacific Internship Programme” - a “buddy system” whereby local USP students will be paired with an international university student and attached to a local host organisation for the duration of their internship... More »
Norway Crown Prince visits USP - 9 Apr 2019 03:20:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus was visited by the Crown Prince of Norway, His Royal Highness Haakon Magnus on 9 April 2019.
Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & International extended a warm welcome to HRH Magnus and his delegation saying it was an honour to be able to host them.
“The University is privileged to be working with the Norwegian Government and the University of Bergen to address the needs of the Pacific region, mainly in the critical areas of climate change, marine and oceans,” h... More »
Emalus Campus hosts Climate Change Lecture Series - 8 Apr 2019 10:19:50 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) based at the Emalus Campus in Vanuatu organised two public lectures as part of a “Climate Change Public Lecture Series” which began last year.
The lecture, “EcoAdapt in the Pacific: Microeconomic Analysis” was delivered on 3rd April 2019 by Professor Christopher Fleming of Griffith University.
“EcoAdapt” is five-year research project that aims to identify appropriate adaptation interventions in the coastal zone of Pacific Island states and ... More »