The 88th USP Council was opened by Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai, on Thursday 16 May 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Port Vila. Source: Kizzy Kalsakau, Vanuatu Daily Post.
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Vanuatu Prime Minister opens USP’s 88th Council Meeting - 17 May 2019 08:47:15 am
The 88th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Honourable Charlot Salwai, on Thursday 16 May 2019 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
In his welcome address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Council, Mr Winston Thompson acknowledged the Prime Minister for availing himself to officiate over the opening of the meeting and addressing the Council members.
“The Council meets in member countries on a rotational basis once a year. It has met in Vanuatu before and it was a pleasure that the Council accepted the i... More »
Vice Chancellor & President Meets USP Emalus staff - 17 May 2019 07:47:59 am
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) in Vanuatu met with Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President at the Emalus Campus on Monday 13 May 2019.
Professor Ahluwalia, who is in Vanuatu for the 88th Council meeting, thanked all staff for their contribution to the success of the University.
Staff were informed that apart from the revised New Strategic Plan (NSP) 2019-2024, he is seeking a revision of the vision, mission and value statements.
These he said, could be simplified for people to better understand ... More »
FALE’s Fijian Language Programme Receives Funding - 14 May 2019 11:18:25 am
The Fijian language programme at The University of the South Pacific (USP) continues to be sustained following funding to the tune of $22, 220 from the iTaukei Trust Fund Board (TTFB).
A cheque was presented in this regard by Dr. Apolonia Tamata, Senior Program Specialist of TTFB, to Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) on 29 April 2019.
Dr Kedrayate acknowledged the funding saying it would help sustain the programme and that “FALE is pleased with the collaboration with the iTaukei Trust Fund Board and their continued support for the ... More »
Pacific TAFE opens additional facility at Lautoka Campus - 14 May 2019 11:16:11 am
The increasing demand for more quality programmes with The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical & Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has led to the securing of an additional facility at the University’s Lautoka Campus.
The new facility will have teaching rooms and staff workstations whilst Library, ITS and other services and will be accessed from Lautoka Campus. This facility will allow Pacific TAFE to start new programmes and increase enrolments in existing offerings.
In 2016, Pacific TAFE had 1,069-registered student, which significantly incr... More »
USP hosts successful 18th Chinese Bridge Competition - 8 May 2019 09:00:11 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute held a successful 18th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition at the Laucala Campus on 6 May 2019.
With 10 student participants from USP, the theme of this year's competition is "One World, One Family".
The competition, which was won by Natasha Chan, 18, a student majoring in Law, featured speeches and a talent show. In second place was Tania Wickham, 23, also a Law student.
On behalf of Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Art... More »
Student journos call for quality, factual reporting - 8 May 2019 03:04:50 pm
Links between quality information, elections and democracy topped discussions among panelists at this year’s World Press Freedom Day celebration hosted by The University of the South Pacific’s Journalism Programme at Laucala campus in Suva.
Reflecting on the universal theme, “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation, final-year journalism student Kirisitiana Uluwai said the existence of the media as the fourth estate guaranteed the presence of democracy in the country.
“More and more democratically-elected leaders no longer... More »
Strengthening Disaster Resilience seminar - 8 May 2019 08:16:19 am
A public seminar on the “Asian Development Outlook 2019: Strengthening Disaster Resilience” was held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 6 May 2019.
Organised by USP’s Centre for Economic Policy & Modeling and the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Pacific Sub Regional Office, Professor Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist presented an update on the ADB’s latest flagship report Asian Development Outlook 2019.
Dr Neelesh Gounder, Senior Economics Lecturer at USP acknowledged the audience and extended a special welcome t... More »
1st 2019 Staff Forum well attended - 8 May 2019 08:01:05 am
The first Vice-Chancellor’s Staff Forum for 2019 held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 25 April was one of the best attended forums.
Also in attendance was Mr Winston Thompson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council and members of the Senior Management Team (SMT).
In his opening remarks, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President welcomed the opportunity to directly meet with staff and emphasised his open-door policy.
He confirmed that there is regular reporting by t... More »
USP holds 1st Student Forum for 2019 - 8 May 2019 07:47:39 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted the first Vice-Chancellor’s first Student Forum at the Laucala Campus on 25 April 2019.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President extended a warm welcome to the students saying it was a pleasure to be able to meet with them directly to hear their concerns and emphasised his open-door policy.
With regards to the use of computers at the labs, he mentioned that ITS staff have been instructed to check all labs twice a day to ensure access to computing facilities. Students were also requested to promptl... More »
Opening of 2019 Health and Wellness Week - 6 May 2019 04:42:34 pm
The Fijian Minister for Health and Medical Services, Honourable Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete officially opened The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Annual Health and Wellness Week on 29 April 2019.
The Health and Wellness Week, which is being run from 20 April – 2 Mayis aimed at bringing together staff and students with a major focus on encouraging, discovering, improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle on a budget.
This is the seventh year that the University has adopted this idea of wellness and fitness by engaging the staff and students to move towards... More »