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Joint project with USP to formalise qualifications - 9 Aug 2018 01:09:03 pm
A cohort of students with firsthand knowledge and experience in climate change adaptation and disaster risk management are currently enrolled at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) for a formal qualification. According to Dr. Helene Jacot Des Combes from the Pacific Centre for Environment & Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD), this has been enabled through the support of the EU-PacTVET project, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented in conjunction with The Pacific Community. The $6.2m-Euro project ... More »

New Learning in Management of Marine Protected Areas - 9 Aug 2018 12:53:37 pm
Healthy and successful small Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that harbour healthy coral assemblages become attractive to large coral consumers that could threaten MPA stability and contribute to the dramatic global decline in coral reefs.  These were part of the findings that were presented in a seminar organised by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Research Office and the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) on 2 July 2018 at the USP Lower Campus Lecture Theatre.  The presenters - Professor Mark Hay, the Teasley and Regents Professor at the School of Biol... More »

International Accreditation for USP’s Short Courses - 8 Aug 2018 11:18:33 am
The quality of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training has reached new heights when twenty (20) short courses offered by Pacific TAFE’s Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) received international accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD UK is one of the most recognised and credible short course accreditation agency which has accredited short courses for universities like the University of Oxford, British Cambridge College, Kings College London and many other world renowned universities. ... More »

USP hosts Peace Ark Cultural Performance at Laucala Campus - 8 Aug 2018 08:50:46 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute hosted a successful Hospital Ship Peace Ark Cultural Performance at the Laucala Campus on 3 August 2018. Held at the Australia-Pacific Performance Space, the cultural event was well attended by invited guests including His Excellency Qian Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Fiji and Madam Lu; Dr Giulio Paunga, Vice-President Regional Campuses and Estates & Infrastructure; Dr Akanisi Kedrayate, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE); Dr Yang Hui, Chinese Director of CI; and staff and students of the University. ... More »

98 students graduate from Kiribati Campus - 6 Aug 2018 02:35:57 pm
A total of ninety-eight (98) students of The University of the South Pacific (USP) graduated during the sixth (6th) Kiribati Campus graduation on 3rd August 2018. A notable feature of this graduation ceremony was that sixty-five per cent (65%) of the graduates were females. Forty-seven per cent (47%) of the students graduated with Undergraduate programmes, twenty eight per cent (28%) were from Pacific TAFE, while twenty-four (24%) received Postgraduate qualifications. From the total number of graduates, ninety-three (93) students are Kiribati nationals, ... More »

USP installs 25th Chancellor - 6 Aug 2018 02:30:30 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) installed its 25th Chancellor, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, the President of the Republic of Kiribati during the Kiribati graduation ceremony on 3 August 2018. He attended the installation ceremony along with the First Lady Teiraeng Maamau. Professor Rajesh Chandra, Vice-Chancellor and President warmly welcomed the new Chancellor to the USP family. “I would like to especially welcome our newly installed 25th Chancellor, H.E. Taneti Maamau, and our alumnus, to this very important occasion,&rd... More »

Labasa Campus Open Day 2018 a success - 6 Aug 2018 02:25:49 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Labasa Campus 2018 Open Day held at the Katonivere grounds on 27 July 2018 was a success with thousands visiting and taking an interest in the courses and programmes offered by the University. In honour of USP’s 50th anniversary, the Labasa Campus took a different strategy when it drew on the stories of its prominent alumni and international opportunities that USP offers. Hosting twenty-three (23) secondary schools, with more than one thousand five hundred students (1,500) along the Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove districts, th... More »

STHM programmes re-accredited by THE-ICE - 4 Aug 2018 04:03:23 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) was successfully reaccredited by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) in July 2018. STHM has been an accredited member of THE-ICE, a not-for-profit organisation that provides international programme accreditation, since 2012 after years of hard work enhancing academic quality in teaching, learning, and student satisfaction as well as providing a professional service to STHM students. Associate Professor Thomas Bauer, Acting Head... More »

Hundreds flock to USP’s Rugby for Change event - 2 Aug 2018 11:44:49 am
An event titled Rugby for Change: Celebrating Diversity with Serevi, featuring sevens legend Mr Waisale Serevi and Mr Rocky Khan, former All Blacks halfback at The University of the South Pacific (USP) saw students, staff, the media and members of the public come out in huge numbers at the Laucala Campus on 2 August 2018. Organised by the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education’s (FALE) School of Social Sciences (SOSS) at the Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies (OCACPS), the event was a partnership with the Fiji Association of the Deaf and the New Zealand High Commission. ... More »

Mandela Day celebrated at USP - 2 Aug 2018 11:08:34 am
All leaders require courage which includes both moral and physical courage and the late Nelson Mandela had both. This was the sentiment expressed by Chief Justice Anthony Gates during the Mandela Day Celebration on 18 July 2018, at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Japan-Pacific ICT Multipurpose Theatre, Laucala Campus. Justice Gates, who was the Chief Guest at the celebration, said that certainly Mandela’s was a life to be commemorated. Justice Gates highlighted that Mandela was ‘stubbornly against injustice&rs... More »

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