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The Ambassador of the European Union for the Pacific and to Fiji, H.E Sujiro Seam and USP Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Regional Campuses and Estates & Infrastructure, Dr Giulio Paunga with participants of the workshop.

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USP takes advantage of vaccination drive - 20 Nov 2019 02:33:05 pm
Staff, students and families of The University of the South Pacific (USP) turned up in numbers for their free measles vaccination at the Campus Life Health & Wellness Centre in Laucala on 15 November 2019. In response to the current measles outbreak in some parts of Fiji, USP’s Campus Life section organised the free vaccination drive on campus in partnership with the Ministry of Health & Medical Services. Approximately 1000 staff, students and their families were able to get vaccinated on campus during the day. “We had ... More »

SI Education Minister lauds USP’s SOEd - 19 Nov 2019 09:26:18 am
Solomon Islands new Minister for Education Honourable John Moffat Fugui has commended The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) School of Education (SOEd) for its work in the region. Hon Fugui met Professor Govinda Lingam, Head of the SOEd when he attended the 89th USP Council meeting on the 6th-7th of November at Suva’s Holiday Inn. During their meeting, Professor Lingam, congratulated Hon Fugui for taking up the role as the new Minister for Education in the Solomon Islands. Professor Lingam provided a brief description of t... More »

CommonSensing workshop hosted at Emalus Campus - 19 Nov 2019 09:23:03 am
A week long CommonSensing Workshop held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 11-15th November, 2019 is one of the many events organised by the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) as part of the ongoing collaboration between the CommonSensing project and USP. CommonSensing is an innovative international project funded by the UK Space Agency (UKSA) through the International Partnership Programme (IPP) based on a partnership between Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; and a consortium of international partners led by UNITAR-UNOSAT, working together... More »

USP at KIREC2019 - 19 Nov 2019 09:20:24 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) took part in the Korea International Renewable Energy Conference (KIREC) held in Seoul, South Korea from 23rd -25th October 2019. KIREC2019 was the 8th conference in the IREC series organised by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st century (REN21), a think tank and global multi-stakeholder network which is focused on renewable energy policy. Dr. Atul Raturi from the School of Engineering and Physics was invited to speak at KIREC2019 by the REN21 and Korea Energy Agency. He was a speaker on the panel entitled ‘Social dim... More »

Pacific involvement in IPCC urged - 15 Nov 2019 11:32:48 am
“There is an urge for Pacific island countries to engage with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC,” says academic, Dr Morgan Wairiu. Dr Wairiu is acting director at the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) and lead author of the IPCC 1.5 degrees special report which was published in October 2018.   He is also the coordinating lead author for the Small Islands chapter of the IPCC working group 2 (AR6). ... More »

USP Hosts Dialogue on Substance Abuse - 15 Nov 2019 11:24:19 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) hosted an informative National Dialogue on Substance Abuse on 13 November at the AusAid Lecture Theatre, USP. Leadership Fiji in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and National Security held the National Dialogue to address and raise awareness on issues surrounding drugs and substance abuse. The event titled “Substance Abuse- Let’s Talk About it! Finding a Fijian Solution!” brought together various stakeholders who are involved in trying to combat drugs and its abuse. The exciting three plenary sessions was focu... More »

Kadavu cohort students progressing well - 12 Nov 2019 03:26:51 pm
Twenty six (26) students who were part of the inaugural maritime Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) cohort in Kadavu earlier this year. In April earlier this year (April 22 – May 4), The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) ECEC Assistant facilitator Alelia Nagatalevu facilitated an ECEC cohort at the Vunisea Secondary School in Kadavu.   Students that were part of this cohort have since progressed well as a few have been able to find e... More »

First batch of students to graduate with Diploma in Information Technology at Emalus Campus - 12 Nov 2019 03:22:25 pm
Twenty four (24) students will be part of the first batch of students graduating with Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5) from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) Emalus Campus, Vanuatu on 29 November 2019. The Vanuatu Government sponsored all 24 students to pursue the qualification. The qualification is internationally recognised by the Skills International New Zealand and nationally accredited on the Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). It is also registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications a... More »

Quality led students to win in open culinary category - 12 Nov 2019 02:42:52 pm
Three students from The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) won medals at the Moffat National Salon Culinaire 2019 held at the Fiji National University (FNU) Nadi Campus from 22 to 25 October 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP) awarded the students certificates of recognition, at an event organised at the USP Pacific Fusion restaurant Laucala. Ashneel Kumar won gold Medal in Open Category Seafood Mains and a bronze Medal in Open Category Beef Mains. Adi Salote Vakaotia won... More »

Handover of Literacy and Numeracy Kits to USP - 12 Nov 2019 12:15:50 pm
Australia’s High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes and the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA), Alison Burchell handed two sets of literacy and numeracy kits, valued at FJD 14,000, comprised of 800 graded readers for students in Year 1-4 and a range of numeracy and learning resources to The University of the South Pacific (USP) on 8 November.   The Australian Government, in partnership with the Government of Fiji, is supporting Fiji’s Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts (MEHA) to produce better literacy and nume... More »

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