Fire fighters entering the “burning” building as part of the fire drill.
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USP and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology starts Collaborative Research - 13 Mar 2020 04:04:35 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) represented by the Transdisciplinarity Lab (TdLab) last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborative research and currently work being started in this regard.
The MoU was signed last year by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President (VC&P) of USP and counter signed by Dr Pius Kruetli, Co-Director, TdLab of the Department of Environmental Systems Science of ETH Zurich.
Upon the invitation of Dr Krishna Kotra, Science Programme Coordinator at U... More »
Westpac Buddy of The Year shares experience - 13 Mar 2020 08:25:56 am
A final year Education student, Mr. Niraj Singh of The University of the South Pacific (USP) was overwhelmed after returning from attending a week long orientation programme at Australia’s Macquarie University last week. He attended the weeklong event after scooping the Westpac Buddy of the Year award in 2019.
The Buddy Programme is an initiative organised by USP aimed at smoothing the transition of first year students by linking them with senior students of the university. This linking process takes place during the University’s orientation week and helps first year students better adjus... More »
USP School of Tourism & Hospitality Management & University of Tartu Pärnu College participate in Erasmus + Higher Education Mobility Programme - 13 Mar 2020 08:21:17 am
The Erasmus + programme provides students and staff an opportunity to experience global education at any University under the EU Member states.
Facilitated by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) International Office, Professor Stephen Pratt from the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management participated in Erasmus + Higher Education Mobility Programme by visiting the University of Tartu’s (UT) Pärnu College in Estonia for seven days in February 2020.
The objectives of the mobility programme are to deepen the cooperation between both universities, sp... More »
Speech by New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to USP staff and Students - 27 Feb 2020 01:50:55 pm
New Zealand Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern delivered a speech to invited guests, staff and students at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) at Japan- Pacific ICT Multi- Purpose Theatre, Laucala Campus, on 26 February 2020.
She shared her experience of upbringing in a small town called Murupara and how that taught her about inequality. She stated when she became the Prime Minister, how she made herself the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction in order to right the wrongs she saw as a child.
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USP awards CHEC Civil Works Contract for new Solomon Island Campus - 27 Feb 2020 11:49:19 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) has awarded China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) Limited the contract for civil works for the construction of a new Solomon Islands Campus.
The USD $12m contract was awarded on 22 January 2020. On Thursday, 20 February 2020, the contract was signed by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President (VCP) of USP and Mr. Ma Jianhua, Executive Director of CHEC South Pacific.
Professor Ahluwalia said that he was pleased with this development as this has been a long-awaited project that would greatly b... More »
Launch of the Pacific Regional Innovation Network & Building the Pacific Future We Want - 27 Feb 2020 11:38:11 am
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The University of the South Pacific (USP) launched the Pacific Regional Innovation Network (PRIN) together with UN75 Building The Pacific Future We Want, at Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, USP on 24 February, 2020.
PRIN is expected to foster a culture of creativity across the region by localising innovation at the country level and strengthening collaboration amongst stakeholders. UN75 is an initiative to commemorate the United Nations’ 75th anniversary in which UNDP and USP would be holding online dialogues and campaigns with Pacific stakeholders on how we can build... More »
SOEd Early Childhood Students Display Teaching Resources - 25 Feb 2020 02:33:27 pm
The Early Childhood section of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) did a wonderful display at the Laucala Campus as part of the ED300 ECEC Strand Practicum requirement.
The students were given two weeks of preparation space for lesson plans and accompanying teaching resources to support their teaching.
Dr Lavinia Tiko, Lecturer & Programme Coordinator said the ED300 ECE practicum has six specifications which students are to adhere to when they teach and these are:
Psychology and child d... More »
Traditional Knowledge Important for Survival: Dr Lagi - 24 Feb 2020 10:10:00 am
The significance of the use of Traditional Knowledge (TK) for Weather Forecast and Traditional Mitigation and Adaptation Approaches to Climate Change in Tuvalu and the Pacific region was highlighted at a workshop hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on January 24, 2020.
Titled, Resilience in the Face of Rising Sea Level: Harnessing Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in The Pacific Island of Tuvalu, the workshop was supported by Global Environmental Facilities-Small Grant Programme (GEF-SGP).
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director, attended the worksh... More »
Good Time Management stressed at USP Tuvalu Orientation - 24 Feb 2020 09:36:52 am
The importance of time management was stressed to students of The University of the South Pacific’s Tuvalu Campus during their 2020 Orientation on 10 February.
Dr Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director stated that time management is essential to avoiding failing and getting good grades.
Many students she said, do not complete their courses and programmes simply because they do not manage their time well.
“To have a balance in life, you must set aside time for everything important and be committed to your plan,” ... More »
Opening of USP’s new entrance - 20 Feb 2020 08:13:53 am
The new entrance for The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) was opened on 19 February, 2020 by Honourable Siaosi ‘Ofa Ki Vahafolau Sovaleni, Minister for Education & Training, Tonga.
The University’s new entrance road from the Queen Elizabeth Drive fundamentally reshapes the orientation of the University and is in line with USP’s Masterplan, to ensure a more organised and planned campus infrastructure.
Honourable Sovaleni showed appreciation to the Pro-Chancellor & Ch... More »