From L-R: Mr Taitusi Vakadravuyaca, Permanent Secretary, MITDMMS; Ms Yukari Ono, JICA Resident Representative; and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, VC&P USP welcomed following the handover of the EPS.
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JICA hands over EPS to USP - 9 Jul 2019 03:17:15 pm
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over the Ecological Purification System (EPS) to The University of the South Pacific (USP) in an official ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 8 July 2019.
This is a collaboration between USP, JICA, Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services (MITDMMS) and the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) for the purpose of installing and operating an EPS at the Laucala Campus.
Invented by Professor Nobutada Nakamoto, the EPS is designed to make a germ free safe drinking water by wise use of natural... More »
USP Tuvalu students in top 50 in Globus Online Simulation Game - 9 Jul 2019 01:33:20 pm
Four students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus studying under the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme scooped the Industry Champions in Globus Simulation Tuvalu Online Game (Globus) in MBA 440 Strategic Management.
Led by Mrs. Fetagisi Faimalaga Titivalu, the win was a well-deserved achievement for their group and for MBA and they were proud to make it to the top 50 and ranked the best world-wide during the week (27 May – 2 June 2019).
The team achieved the best overall to score to date performance; 2nd best Earnings pe... More »
USP Professor is new Norway-Pacific Research Chair in Oceans & CC - 5 Jul 2019 01:53:06 pm
The University of the South Pacific and the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway are pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Elisabeth Holland as the inaugural incumbent of the Norway-Pacific Research Chair in Oceans and Climate Change.
Professor Holland’s appointment to this jointly funded position represents a major outcome of the long-standing collaboration between the two Universities.
At the UN Oceans Conference in June 2017, UiB and USP hosted a joint side event and submitted a joint Voluntary Commitment for the Norway-Pacific Chair in Oceans and Climate Chang... More »
USP hosts 2019 Pacific Update - 4 Jul 2019 08:07:31 am
The 2019 Pacific Update began on 3 July at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus, hosted by the University’s School of Economics and the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre.
The conference, a premier forum for the discussion of important public policy issues in the region, gathers policymakers, academics and researchers, business people, and development practitioners to discuss economic, social, political, and environmental developments in the Pacific.
In his welcome address, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor &... More »
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 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 »