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USP Pacific Flying Labs scoops award at GIS Conference - 16 Dec 2019 01:28:44 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Flying Lab won the overall award for the Tradition and Technology Project at the Pacific Islands GIS Remote Sensing Conference Awards at its Laucala Campus on 28 November 2019.
The award was for the People and Community Category of the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, judged by a panel of experts from Australia, New Zealand and Asia and is competitive across all countries.
The Pacific GIS & RS Conference is the largest opportunity for Pacific Islands and related stakeholders to share experiences and knowledge i... More »
USP MBA course secures top 100 place in GLO-BUS - 10 Dec 2019 12:10:48 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Strategic Management course (MBA440) at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) has earned Global top 100 ranking in GLO-BUS, a business simulation game.
GLO-BUS is an online exercise where teams of students put strategy and decision-making skills to the test as they develop business plans and compete against each other for market share. Each week, GLO-BUS lists the top 100 Global Performers in four categories: overall score, earnings per share, return on equity and stock price.
Within the 10-week simulation exercises, all MBA440 L... More »
A new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) station for Ionospheric Monitoring and Precise Point Positioning Research - 10 Dec 2019 11:43:55 am
A new Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) station for Ionospheric Monitoring and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) Research has been installed in Physics under an MoU between School of Engineering and Physics (SEP), The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the School of Electronics and Information Engineering (SEIE), Beihang University, China.
Professor Sushil Kumar from SEP, Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and Professor Shi Chuang, from SEIE, Beihang University coordinated this joint project. The cost of installation of a new GNSS station was supported by Beihang Univers... More »
345 students graduate from USP Emalus - 3 Dec 2019 04:26:30 pm
A total of 345 students graduated from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus held at Epauta Multipurpose Hall in Port Vila on 29 November 2019.
Of this number, 111 were from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE); 65 from the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE); 47 from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) and 122 from Pacific TAFE.
The ceremony was attended by Hon Jean-Pierre Nirua, Vanuatu Education Minister; Hon. Ralph Regenvanua, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade; Justice Vincent Lunabek, Chief Justice of Vanua... More »
Japanese Cuisine Exposure for Students - 28 Nov 2019 03:08:26 pm
Chef Yushi Yokata an artisan in the area Japanese Cuisines was impressed with the quality and standard of hospitality and tourism programmes offered by The University of the South Pacific (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education.
Chef Yushi who is in the country courtesy of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said, he was fortunate to be part of the Pacific TAFE hospitality and tourism programme specifically assisting students learn Japanese cuisine.
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Tuvalu Campus Staff plan ahead based on SP 2019-2021 - 27 Nov 2019 01:27:11 pm
Staff of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus staff took part in a consultation on 15 November 2019 to deliberate on the new 2019 – 2021 Strategic Plan and design the Tuvalu Campus 2020 Development Plan.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, Tuvalu Campus Director stated that the Strategic Plan is simple to understand and the workshop was held to allow the staff to better familiarise themselves with the values and priorities of the University.
She said it was also a platform for the staff to share their views on what they need the Tuvalu Campus to do, in alignment t... More »
Tuvalu youth attend Climate Change workshop - 27 Nov 2019 01:07:39 pm
A total of forty-five (45) Tuvalu youth and primary school students attended a weeklong Climate Change Creative Writing writeshop at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Tuvalu Campus from 16-25 October 2019.
The writeshop was organised by USP Tuvalu Campus in collaboration with a Fulbright Scholar from the University of Adelaide, Australia, Daniel Sherrell. Participants received certificates of participation.
Dr. Rosiana Lagi, USP Tuvalu Campus Director said the main purpose of the writeshop was to assist young people to be able to express their opinions explicitly... More »
Team Fiji wins 5 matches at FIRST Robotics Challenge in Dubai - 26 Nov 2019 03:04:30 pm
Team Fiji comprising eight students from four secondary schools in Suva won five consecutive matches at the second annual “FIRST Global Challenge” held in Dubai from 24-27 October 2019.
Year 13 students from Suva Grammar School, Yat Sen Secondary School, Jai Narayan College and MGM High School had represented Fiji and its stand on Ocean Pollution and technological awareness. Each school had nominated two students, comprising one male and one female. Their participation was fully sponsored by FIRST Global and the Government of the Emirate of Dubai.
Mr Dean Kamen, the ... More »
USP researchers awarded at 8th Research Excellence Awards - 25 Nov 2019 11:35:44 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) rewarded its best-performing academic staff and students for their high quality research outputs in 2018 at a special Research Awards Evening on November 21 2019.
Dr Shailendra Singh, Senior Lecturer & Coordinator of USP's Journalism programme, scooped the 2018 USP Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for Best Research Output for a "Research into the Condition of Journalism in Fiji", 10 years after the 2006 coup and six years under the punitive media decree.
Dr Singh said it was such an incredible honor “especially given... More »
“Emerging and Pressing Issues at the UN Human Rights Council” - 25 Nov 2019 08:52:41 am
His Excellency Coly Seck, President of the Human Rights Council paid a visit to The University of the South Pacific (USP) to give a Public Lecture on “Emerging and Pressing Issues at the UN Human Rights Council” on 20 November.
The Public Lecture was organsied by Office of United Nations Human Rights in collaboration with USP. The visit also reinforced the longstanding relationship that the University has with the UN.
During his welcoming speech, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice Chancellor and President (VCP) of USP welcomed H.E Seck, Dr Chit... More »