Dr Mo’ale ‘Otunuku presenting Tapuakiloua ‘Ioane his award.
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Niuean Australian Awards Scholarship Recipients Encouraged to Continue Online Studies - 16 Jun 2021 11:20:27 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Niuean Government representatives successfully concluded a meeting with the Australian Government representatives to discuss the status of its Australia Awards Scholarship sponsored students who are currently studying online from Niue.
There are currently five Niuean students studying at USP’s Laucala Campus in Fiji who are sponsored through the Australian Awards scholarship. Two new Award recipients are to begin their studies at the Laucala Campus in Semester 2, this year.
The five USP students had returned to Niue, in Sem... More »
USP Ranked 11th in Crisis Management amongst the Top 100 Universities in the World Universities Real Impact (WURI) Ranking System - 11 Jun 2021 04:17:19 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has been ranked 11th against some of the top Universities of the world in the area of Crisis Management by the World Universities with Real Impact (WURI) 2021 global ranking.
The University’s world standing was officially cited in a virtual conference by Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University and Founding Director of the WURI ranking, Moon, Hwy- Chang early this morning.
WURI is the latest University ranking system established in 2020. The WURI ranking system was developed by the Organising Committee of th... More »
USP Assists Private Students Through its Student Bursary Scheme - 9 Jun 2021 04:27:33 pm
A total of 281 private students studying at The University of the South Pacific (USP) have received financial assistance under the USP Student Bursary Scheme.
The Bursary Scheme is a tuition fee assistance scheme available to USP’s private students facing financial hardships. Successful recipients of the Scheme had 50% of their tuition fees paid for in either Semester 1 or Trimester 1, this year.
For Bursary Scheme recipient, Inise Taweketini, to be assisted at a time when many families in the Pacific are struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic w... More »
USP EUPACRES implements tree planting for sustainability initiatives to communities in Vanuatu - 7 Jun 2021 01:57:29 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) European Union Intra-African, Caribbean and Pacific Global Climate Change Alliance and the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) successfully organised a three-day tree planting workshop for a number of communities in Vanuatu.
Participants were from communities surrounding the Tagabe River, Tanvasoko Area Council's Blacksands communities, Port Vila Northern Ward's Tagabe and Ohlen communities.
The workshop aimed at enhancing the understanding and capacity of change agents from provincial, municipality offices and communities with regards to tree planting and nurt... More »
USP’S Collaborative Research Project, PACPATH awarded Belmont Forum funding - 2 Jun 2021 08:53:55 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) collaborative research project, Pacific Ocean Pathways in Support of Sustainable Development: an Integrated Approach (PACPATH) has been awarded funding through the world renowned Belmont Forum.
PACPATH will be funded under the multilateral, transdisciplinary Collaborative Research Action (CRA) focusing on “Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability”.
The University of the South Pacific, as the leading research university of the Pacific Islands, joins 8 leading research universities, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, one private sector company and the New Cal... More »
USP Develops Low-Cost Emergency Ventilators - 27 May 2021 08:34:39 pm
A multidisciplinary engineering design and fabrication team of staff and students from The University of the South Pacific’s School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP) at Laucala Campus have developed a low-cost emergency care ventilator prototype for use in local hospitals.
Ventilators are complex, expensive machines used to support critically ill COVID-19 patients by forcing high oxygen content air into their lungs, under the direct supervision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) medical staff. Commercial hospital-grade ventilators are priced between $50,000 - $100,000 FJD.
In developing countries like Fiji, the ava... More »
USP’s Dr Rajni Chand appointed Regional Focal Point on Quality for the ICDE - 25 May 2021 09:06:06 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Director for Flexible Learning, Dr Rajni Chand has been appointed the new Regional Focal Point on Quality for the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
The ICDE is a global community made up of leaders and professionals in the field of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning (OFDL) at all levels.
The ICDE network consists of seven Focal Points on Quality (FPQs), who have a leading and coordinating role for quality enhancement of open, flexible and distance education within their institutions and in their respective regions.
Dr Chand has worked extensively in the USP region and... More »
60 Primary School Students Complete Computer Course - 17 May 2021 02:45:14 pm
Sixty primary school students in classes 3 to 6 from Nauru College and Kayser College were presented with their certificates on 16 April after completing a computer course, offered and delivered at the Nauru USP campus.
The week-long computer course focused primarily on improving participants keyboard skills in typing and teaching them how to place their fingers correctly on the keyboard to type smoothly.
They were also provided basic lesson on how to use a computer such as how to switch on and shut down the computer; how to save files; open Windows applications; access internet and using the mouse.
The USP Campus delivered the computer course spe... More »
Thirty-one students rewarded for their outstanding achievement - 17 May 2021 12:45:54 pm
The School of Accounting, Finance and Economics (SAFE) recently honoured its outstanding first year students of 2020.
Their success was celebrated at an event held on Friday 9th April 2021, in partnership with the Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA).
USP was represented by the Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Dr Guilio Massaso Paunga while the FIA was represented by its Vice President, Mr Tarlochan Singh.
Other guests at the event included the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Professor Jito Vanualailai; Director of the Centre for Flexible Learning, Dr Rajni Chand; staff of SAFE; FIA Secretariat; award recipients and their families.
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APTC and USP advance collaboration for Pacific skills development - 21 Apr 2021 12:08:09 pm
A new partnership between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) was signed on Tuesday 20 April, 2021 at Laucala Campus, Suva.
The partnership will enable the two institutions to work collaboratively for quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) delivery and better employment outcomes for Pacific people.
Australia supports the work of USP as a key regional training centre for skills in the Pacific and the virtual signing yesterday reaffirms the longstanding partnership between USP and APTC, bui... More »