An elated Ms Luisa Tuilau is pictured here with her mum Ulina (right) and Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of FALE.
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USP VC Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - 4 Jun 2019 02:47:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Pal Ahluwalia has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the University of California (UC), Riverside for his distinguished contribution to the promotion of Sikh Studies in the Diaspora.
Professor Pal received the Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies award during the 6th Sikh Studies Conference held at the University of California, Riverside on 3 May 2019.
The award enables faculty and students to explore the culture, religion, history, literature, art, eco... More »
Niue begins first MBA cohort - 29 May 2019 11:35:51 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Niue Campus is excited to welcome its inaugural Master of Business Administration (MBA) Niue cohort.
Following orientation on 13 May 2019, MBA 423 (Human Resource Management) and MBA 435 (Organisational Behaviour) have been going on well with Dr. Sunia Vosikata from the Laucala Campus.
Dr. Sunia is currently moulding the students back into learning mode as almost all are matured students and have been away from the classroom for quite some time.
So far 27 students have been regi... More »
Pacific TAFE students recognised for participating at ADB meet - 29 May 2019 11:15:13 am
Around 30 students from The University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE), Nadi Hospitality Tourism and Training Centre (NHTTC) received certificates of participation for providing hospitality and etiquette services during the Asian Development Bank meeting on 1-5 May 2019 in Nadi.
While presenting the certificates, Ms. Sue McIndoe, Conference Personnel Manager at Rosie Holidays, acknowledged and thanked the students for their participation.
“I would like to congratulate the Pacific TAFE students for a job well done,” s... More »
USP & University of Canberra sign MOU - 29 May 2019 08:41:43 am
A delegation from The University of the South Pacific (USP), led by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President paid a courtesy visit to the University of Canberra (UC) on Friday, 24 May 2019.
The delegation was received by Professor Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor and President of UC and key senior officials of UC including Professor Dharmendra Sharma, Chair of Academic Board and Professor of Computer Science; Dr Scott Heyes, Associate Professor Landscape Architecture; and Mr Frank Guo, International Relations Officer.
Both Professor Ahluwalia and Professor Saini acknowl... More »
USP hosts inaugural Talanoa on PEUMP - 28 May 2019 09:11:05 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an inaugural talanoa session to discuss the Pacific European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) Programme at its Lower Campus in Suva on 17 May, 2019.
PEUMP is a multi-partnership programme implemented by USP, the Pacific Community (SPC), the Forum Fisheries Agency (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and in close collaboration with several international and regional NGOs.
USP is implementing the capacity building through the education, training, research and development component of the progr... More »
USP lauds EU support for GHG emission reduction - 28 May 2019 09:08:04 am
The European Union’s (EU) new initiative to support the Pacific Region's preparation and effective participation in the negotiations on Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction from international shipping held at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has been commended by The University of the South Pacific (USP).
According to the EU, the new initiative will provide capacity building and support to the Pacific IMO delegations during the 2019 and 2020 periods.
A first delegation of 15 Pacific participants has just returned from London where they participated in... More »
USP supports skills development project - 27 May 2019 02:38:22 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) in partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (COL), and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) is embarking on a project to support skills development and capacity building among small island states of the Pacific with open, flexible and distance learning methods.
The focus of this engagement will be on the following areas:
• Skills development;
• Resilience education;
• Secondary education; and
• Youth development
A particular focus... More »
USP Tuvalu students win World Tuna Day competition - 27 May 2019 11:00:02 am
Two students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus scooped first and second prizes at a Public Speaking Competition to mark ‘World Tuna Day’ celebration in Tuvalu on 1 May 2019.
Ms. Fagasele Kiatoa, Ms. Lilipeti Suiti and Mr. Apisai Apisai, all Foundation Arts students, were selected to speak on the theme, “Tuna is Health”. They competed in the second category - ‘Form 7 and Foundation’ and grabbed the first and third awards.
Ms Kiaota walked away with the first prize of AUSD500.00 while the third prize of AUSD$20... More »
GSB hosts Project Management Workshop - 27 May 2019 09:24:23 am
A Project Management Workshop was successfully hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business (GSB) at the Statham Campus on Monday, 20 May 2019.
The workshop was designed for employees involved in roles such as project planners, project controllers, project management office (PMO) members and project team members particularly in areas of IT, Finance, Legal and HR.
Course coordinator, Dr. Ofer Zwikael, from the Australian National University, stated that the workshop was designed to give new project managers and project team members... More »
USP hosts 2019 - 2020 ROBOCON Competition launch - 24 May 2019 09:55:46 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Engineering & Physics (SEP) hosted the launch of the 2019-2020 School Competitions for the 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON Competition at the Laucala Campus on Wednesday, 22 May 2019.
Honourable Rosy Akbar, Minister for Education, Heritage & Arts who was Chief Guest at the occasion, launched the competition in the presence of secondary school students and teachers including staff and students of USP.
The launch follows approval by the Fiji Government to host the 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition, which is expected... More »