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USP ENTREPRENEUTRIAL FAIR 2020 - 19 Feb 2020 04:28:54 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) with its diverse student background understands the need to encourage and assist its students, graduates and members of the community to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and relevant skills.
Due to the growing importance of the need to develop and promote entrepreneurial awareness and skills for all our stakeholders in Fiji, USP organised its second standalone Annual Entrepreneurial Fair which officially began on 17 February.
In one inspiring week, USP’s inaugural Entrepreneurial Fair brought together ... More »
First year student wins Smartphone with Campus Life - 13 Feb 2020 11:11:19 am
First Year Student, Nacanieli Kubu was happy as he received his prize of a Samsung A70 Smartphone.
Nacanieli had the most points on the leaderboard of the USP Orientation App 2020 for posting stories and pictures of his experience at the USP Orientation Week 2020.
Nacanieli said he enjoyed spending time with his first year friends during orientation week and he would like to appreciate the Staff and student for the amazing start to University life.
The USP Orientation App 2020 was introduced by USP Campus Life Office to ensure a more effic... More »
USP Hosts High-Level Ministerial Panel on Trade - 12 Feb 2020 01:00:29 pm
A High-Level panel organised by the Ministry of Industry, Trade & Tourism (MITT), The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) as a Side Event of the Forum Trade Ministers Meeting was held at the Laucala Campus on 11 February 2020.
Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor & President, moderated the panel, with the theme, Pacific Trading Nation: From Surviving to Thriving.
In her opening remarks Ms Cristelle Pratt, PIFS Deputy Secretary General commended the MITT for convening the dialogue to have constructive exch... More »
USP researchers lead Agri-tourism study in Samoa - 11 Feb 2020 11:46:14 am
Two leading academics from The University of the South Pacific are undertaking research that will assist Samoa maximise its long term agri-tourism potential.
Professor Stephen Pratt, the Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and Dr Alminda Fernandez, Lecturer in Food and Crops technology, are currently in Samoa to help Samoan farmers develop ideas that will boost its agri-tourism potential.
Prof. Pratt stated that “we want them to make evidence-based decisions, based on robust research so they have the justification and can use it moving forward&rdquo... More »
UK’s Envoy to Commonwealth visit to The University of the South Pacific - 7 Feb 2020 03:40:49 pm
UK government’s Envoy to the Commonwealth, Mr Philip Parham paid a visit to The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), School of Marine Studies on 3 February, 2020.
A Panal of discussion on the Role of Commonwealth in the Modern Day was led by by Mr Parham. The panel included the Pacific Commonwealth High Commissioners for Papua New Guinea and Kiribati and Associate Professor Nick Rollings from the School of Geography, USP. After an intensive discussion, Q&A also took place with the Postgraduate students.
Philip Parham was appointed the UK governmen... More »
USP Emalus Campus Hosts Food Systems Training Workshop - 7 Feb 2020 11:47:21 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu recently hosted a Food Systems Training Workshop from 28 January-1 February 2020.
In his opening address Mr Mosses Amos, Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biodiversity, stated that although the population of the 22 Island States is less than three million, the countries face challenges such as rapid population growth and urbanisation.
DG Amos said, “Many island countries depend heavily on imported foods that are ener... More »
Strengthening partnerships through research - 4 Feb 2020 03:14:10 pm
An ongoing research in Samoa by The University of the South Pacific (USP), Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Samoa Culture Centre (SCC) is examining indigenous notions and measurements of sustainable development for Samoa.
The response from one of the 30 participants during the research conducted on 3-14 December 2019, was that Samoa had lost their front line primary health care system, with regards to the measles outbreak that shook the country since last September. A State of Emergency was declared from 15 November-29 December in efforts to contain the virus and improve vaccination rates which were on ... More »
Pacific TAFE Orientation, a success - 30 Jan 2020 04:38:05 pm
Students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific TAFE were welcomed warmly by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP at their 2020 Orientation at the Laucala Campus on 30 January.
Professor Ahluwalia said it was a pleasure to meet all of them face-to-face adding that they had made the right choice by choosing to study at USP.
“We are a dual-sector university as we also offer vocational training. Pacific TAFE is a very important part of USP which has two purposes, one is for you to do foundation studies to come into USP which is... More »
FBE holds orientation for new students - 30 Jan 2020 08:28:37 am
More than 500 new students attended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) orientation session at the Australia-Pacific Lecture theatre on 29 January, 2020.
FBE, the largest faculty at USP, comprises eight (8) schools, namely the School of Accounting and Finance, Graduate School of Business, School of Land Management & Development, School of Economics, School of Government, Development & International Affairs, School of Management & Public Administration, School of Tourism & Hospitality Ma... More »
Health Minister launches My Kana Garden App - 28 Jan 2020 02:56:43 pm
The My Kana Garden App developed by The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, Honourable Minister for Health and Medical Services at the Holiday Inn in Suva on 27 January 2020.
While launching the app, Hon Waqainabete said Fiji faces a number of challenges in public health and a critical one is food and nutrition security.
“Core to addressing this definitively is an integrated solution which entails working together with our partner organisation including Government ministries, civil society, priv... More »