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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 »

Huge turnout at FALE orientation - 28 Jan 2020 02:32:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Australia-Pacific Lecture Theatre was filled to the brim with new students turning up for orientation by the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) on 28 January 2020. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP welcomed students saying they had made a good decision to come to the University. “This is your opportunity to make lifelong friends. The friends I have today are the ones I made during my first day at university,” he shared. According to Profess... More »

USP’s FSTE welcomes new students - 28 Jan 2020 10:49:51 am
The Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) at The University of the South Pacific (USP), held its 2020 Orientation at the University’s Australia- Pacific Lecture Theatre at the Laucala Campus, on 27 January.   Close to 500 students gathered to get familiar with FSTE, know the services available and meet the key people who can assist in their studies. FSTE Orientation programme was designed to smooth student’s transition to university life which plays a critical role in the overall success at USP.... More »

Teachers use USP literacy & numeracy resources - 27 Jan 2020 12:11:27 pm
Participants of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Solomon Islands Teachers in Training programme are currently using literacy and numeracy resources in an effort to improve lesson learning and delivery. The Australian Government had recently handed over to USP two sets of literacy and numeracy kits, comprising a range of resources for students in Year 1-4 in Fiji. This initiative was a product of the Australian Government, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, in supporting Fiji’s Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) to produce better literacy and numeracy outcomes for children a... More »

USP student scoops prestigious Chemical Award - 15 Jan 2020 04:27:20 pm
A student of The University of the South Pacific (USP) scooped the prestigious Best of the Best prize medal for a conference paper presentation at the 18th Asian Chemical Congress in Taipei, Taiwan in December 2019.   Shavneet Mani’s paper was titled, “Assessment of fine particulate matter in heavy traffic areas in Fiji”.   He explained that fine particulate matter or PM2.5¬ are particles that have an aerodynamic diameter equal or less than 2.5 µm (about 28 times smaller than the average d... More »

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