KOICA volunteers and tutors along with Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, FALE Dean (sitting, middle) and Ms Asela Tuisawau (sitting, far left).
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USP Student awarded Best Paper at International Meet - 21 May 2018 11:27:23 am
A Tuvaluan PhD student from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was awarded the Best Paper along with a complementary monetary prize at the First Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops – Pacific Branch (ISTRC-PB), held at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, Fiji from 24-27 April 2018.
The award is a reward for Taniela Kepa Siose’s collective assiduous work, his supervisors and colleagues at the Soil Science Department as well as the support from the SAFT Head of School.
Mr Siose presented three papers from his thesis:
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Pacific TAFE launches customised retail package - 21 May 2018 11:24:03 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) launched its inaugural Certificate of Competence programme at the Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) in Suva on 14 May 2018.
The Certificate of Competence programme is a new approach by the institution to align business results with an individual’s capacity and capability to deliver those results.
Mr. Hasmukh lal, Pacific TAFE Executive Director said that what really matters is “the individual outputs or accomplishments that lead to the achievement of organisational goals".
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USP to hold 86th Council meeting in Nauru - 18 May 2018 12:39:46 pm
The 86th Council meeting of The University of the South Pacific (USP) will be held at USP’s Nauru Campus in Yaren District from 22 - 23 May 2018.
USP Council is the highest decision-making body of the University, and meets twice a year to discuss the affairs of the University.
The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Pro-Chancellor and Chair of Council, Mr Winston Thompson.
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Chinese Ambassador to NZ visits USP-CI Cook Islands - 18 May 2018 11:00:27 am
Her Excellency Ambassador Wu Xi, the newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand visited the Confucius Classroom at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Cook Islands Campus on 4 May, 2018.
Ambassador Wu, who has responsibility for China’s relations with New Zealand, the Cook Islands and Niue, was in Rarotonga to present her credentials to the Queen's Representative, formally commencing her tour of duty.
The Ambassador met with Dr Roderick Dixon, USP’s Cook Islands Campus Director, the Chair and members of the USP Cook Islands Advisory Committee... More »
USP Convention to soon come into effect - 17 May 2018 12:13:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) further embedding within its 12 member countries will soon be formalised with the imminent coming into effect of the USP Convention on 16 June 2018.
This following the deposit of two more Instruments of Ratification with the Government of Fiji, through His Excellency Ratu Tui Cavuilati, the Roving Ambassador at Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 17 May 2018.
Tuvalu and Vanuatu became the 6th and 7th member countries respectively to ratify the USP Convention.
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USP assists Tonga Health Ministry with health messaging - 17 May 2018 10:11:10 am
A key project aimed at improving and supporting the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through health messaging in Tonga is being made possible through The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Education (IOE).
IOE has been assisting Pacific countries to achieve quality education through its Research & Development programme, Professional Development & Learning programme, and the Waka Publications programme since 1976.
The Waka Publications programme has been publishing children’s reading books, teacher guides, and classroom re... More »
CI-USP holds successful 17th Chinese Bridge competition - 15 May 2018 10:47:59 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) held a successful 17th Chinese Bridge Competition at its main Laucala Campus on 12 May 2018.
Ilaisa Senimoli, 27 and Sofia Adituraga Mucunabitu, 21, will participate in the final competition in Changsha, capital city of China's Hunan province in July this year after scooping the first and second prizes respectively.
The Chinese Bridge is a Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and is held every year for Foreign College Students who are learning Chinese. The theme of this year... More »
Call to preserve Pacific Culture, Arts - 14 May 2018 10:34:44 am
The story of Oceanic cultures and their arts is a story of struggle, a story that has continued to go unheard, not for a lack of tellers but a lack of listeners.
This was the sentiment expressed by Professor Konai Helu Thaman, renowned Pacific poet and educator for over four (4) decades during her presentation at the second seminar on “Our Sea of Islands” held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 9 May 2018, as part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations.
The Seminar Series attempts to capture the line of regional thin... More »
USP’s media development trainer assists capacity-building in Solomon Islands - 14 May 2018 10:26:36 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) School of Journalism Coordinator, Dr Shailendra Singh was the lead facilitator at a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-sponsored week-long anti-corruption training for news media in the Solomon Islands from 9 to 13 April, 2018.
The workshop, organised by the Solomon Islands Media Association (MASI), was attended by about 20 participants from the news media sector and civil society organisations.
Topics ranged from the role of media in government accountability; standards and values of journalism; investigative reporting; go... More »
USP facilitates Thematic Session at Regional Forum on ICT for Agriculture - 14 May 2018 10:22:01 am
A team from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) facilitated the workshop on ICT4Ag Innovations for Value Chain Development at the Regional Forum on Developing Pacific Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains, which was held from 7 to10 May at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji.
USP’s team of staff and students led by Associate Professor Bibhya Sharma, were part of one of four (4) thematic workshops and included discussions on the role and impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Agriculture, Novel ICT application... More »