Mr Hasmukh Lal, Executive Director, Pacific TAFE.
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USP’s Marine Collection registered with Global Biodiversity Information Facility - 5 Dec 2017 09:25:01 am
The Marine Collection Unit of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Marine Studies (SMS) has been officially registered with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), an open-data platform which provides biodiversity data on all types of animals and plants from around the world.
USP is now part of an international network of 1,130 biodiversity data publishers, which include the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, America and the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom.
The Marine Collection at the University’s Lower Campus in... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus develops inaugural MBA cohort - 5 Dec 2017 09:20:30 am
It was a dream come true for seventeen (17) students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus to be part of the inaugural Master of Business Administration (MBA) cohort on 13 October, 2017.
An elated Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director said the students waited two years before their dream of taking MBA became a reality.
This follows the successful negotiation by Dr Lagi with Mr Fakavae Taomia, the then Acting Secretary to the Tuvalu Government for the funding of the cohort.
Dr Lagi spoke of how gra... More »
USP holds Annual Risk Focus Workshop - 5 Dec 2017 09:17:29 am
The University of the South Pacific successfully completed its Annual Risk Focus Workshop in Suva, Fiji on 27 – 28 November 2018.
The workshop brought together members of the University’s key functional areas including the Senior Management Team (SMT), directors from selected regional campuses, members of the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC), Council and members of the Internal Audit Function.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice Chancellor & President officially launched the workshop and set the tone for the two-day programme.
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USP Engages with its Development Partners - 30 Nov 2017 09:30:24 am
A forum to facilitate discussion between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and its Development Partners was held on 24 November, 2017 at the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre at the Laucala Campus in Suva.
Development Partners present at the forum included from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Delegation of the European Union in the Pacific (EU), France, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Asian Development Bank (ADB), United States of America (USA), World Bank, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Indonesia, Trade Mission of Taiwan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and... More »
USP Tuvalu Campus Director presents use of traditional knowledge - 28 Nov 2017 04:51:50 pm
The use of traditional knowledge approach to promote social and emotional learning competencies was presented by Dr Rosiana Lagi, The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus Director at a recent workshop organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Lautoka, Fiji.
Authored by Professor Derrick Armstrong, USP’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and International and Dr Lagi, the presentation was made during the UNFPA Family Life Education Curriculum Mapping workshop at the Waterfront Hotel in Fiji on 18 November, 2017.
According to Dr Lagi, t... More »
Successful WSCUC Mock Seeking Accreditation Visit for USP - 28 Nov 2017 04:30:09 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted a successful WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Mock Seeking Accreditation Visit (SAV) from 13 to 16 November 2017 in preparation for the Seeking Accreditation Visit 1 (SAV1) to be held in April next year.
The Mock Visit Team consisted of four (4) members including; Dr. Denis Meerdink, Associate Dean, University of the Pacific (Chair); Dr. Mike (Ming-Tung) Lee, Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs, California State University, Sacramento; Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Trident University International; and... More »
USP Professor edits Invasive Apple Snails publication - 28 Nov 2017 12:06:45 pm
A Visiting Adjunct Professor at The University of the South Pacific (USP), Dr Ravindra Chandra Joshi recently edited a second book on Invasive Apple Snails, published by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice).
In the book’s foreword, Dr Daniel Simberloff of the University of Tenesse, said Biology and Management of Invasive Apple Snails serves not only as an authoritative source for those trying to understand Pomacea impacts, how to manage them, and how to prevent further introductions, but as a model for invasion as scientists begin to comprehend and grapple with the complexity of many of the most imp... More »
USP acknowledges Corporate Partners - 27 Nov 2017 05:39:10 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an evening for its Corporate Partners at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies at the Laucala Campus on 23 November, 2017.
This was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, members of the Fijian Government, Tertiary Education Loan Scheme (TELS) Board, development partners, business leaders, civil society organisations, staff and friends of the University.
Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President in his remarks said USP’s success depends strongly on their engagement, as... More »
Open Day Essay Competition Winners Awarded - 27 Nov 2017 09:37:38 am
Six (6) secondary school students have been awarded prizes for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Open Day Essay Competition which ran from June to September 2017.
Students from around the Pacific were encouraged to submit essays on “How USP contributes to the sustainable development of the Pacific region with examples and how you see USP shaping the future of youths in the region” in two categories. The Category 1 competition was for Year 10 and 11 students with a word limit of 1000-1500 words and Category 2 was for Year 12 and 13 students who had to write 2000-2500 words.
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USP student wins medal in global essay competition - 24 Nov 2017 10:39:27 am
A final year law student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) is the first Pacific student to receive a medal in the Global Climate Law and Governance Legal Essay Competition 2017.
The competition is jointly organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the Faculty of University of Nairobi, the CR2 at the University of Chile, the Ateneo School of Governance in Manila and others, and is supported by the partners of Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) 2017 whi... More »