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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 wins inaugural Domestic ROBOCON Competition - 27 Jun 2019 01:49:12 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) team scooped first place at the inaugural Domestic ROBOCON competition on 28 June 2019. USP’s MR1 robot faced off against the Fiji National University (FNU) robot (MR1) in an all-out final battle round and managed to complete the tasks, miles ahead of its competitor. USP’s winning team included; Vivek Shankaran, Giraldeau Erone, Shyamal Chand, Sonal Muni, Deepikesh Sharma and Shivan Singh. As a result, USP will represent Fiji for the International Asian-Oceania ROBOCON competiti... More »

New Campus Directors to help promote MBA - 27 Jun 2019 10:14:26 am
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Graduate School of Business was pleased to host Dr. Joeli Veitayaki and Dr. Robin Havea, the newly-appointed Campus Directors for Alafua and Tonga respectively at the GSB Board room on 20 June 2019. Both directors were welcomed by Professor Gurmeet Singh, the Head of School and Director of MBA, accompanied by Dr. Halahingano Rohorua, Deputy Head of School and academic and support staff. This meeting was part of their USP orientation programme and the duo were briefed about the MBA offerings in the region, future plans and other i... More »

GNSS workshop kicks off at USP - 24 Jun 2019 12:27:57 pm
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is hosting the week-long Applications of Global Navigation Satellite System workshop (GNSS) which began at the Laucala Campus on 24 June 2019. Professor Pal Ahluwalia, USP Vice-Chancellor & President extended a warm welcome to the participants and acknowledged the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in partnering with the University in organising this event. A special welcome was also extended to the Chief Guest, Honourable Jone Usamate, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological... More »

USP, SPTO MOU to ensure tourism sustainability - 24 Jun 2019 09:19:24 am
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will ensure that tourism remains a genuine tool for sustainable, social and economic development for the people of the Pacific. The signing was done by Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor and President and Mr. Christopher Cocker, Chief Executive Officer, SPTO at USP’s Laucala Campus on 21 June 2019. Professor Ahluwalia extended a warm welcome to Mr Cocker and his team and mentioned that both institutions have some great opportu... More »

USP to host Global Navigation Satellite Systems workshop - 21 Jun 2019 02:58:58 pm
A workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) will be held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus from 24-28 June 2019. The event will officially be opened by Honourable Jone Usamate, Fiji’s Minister for Employment Opportunities, Productivity and Industrial Relations. Hosted by the USP in partnership with the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the workshop is geared towards addressing the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in particular for deve... More »

USP’s Emalus Campus hosts international workshop - 21 Jun 2019 12:29:52 pm
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Emalus Campus in Vanuatu hosted an international workshop as part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies (CME) Programme from 10–14 June, 2019.   USP students and staff, Dr Krishna Kotra, Dr Gilianne Brodie and Dr Katy Soapi along with Cefas staff Dr Michelle Devlin, Dr Lisa Benson, Dr Marta Vannoni and Mr Jon Hawes had overseen the arrangements and running of the workshop. The workshop was part of the ongoing collaborative research in accordance with the MoU being established between USP and Cefas, London, UK. ... More »

USP & UNW sign research project on VAWG - 20 Jun 2019 11:37:27 am
A Research Project between The University of the South Pacific (USP) and the United Nations Women (UNW) will explore the connections between gender (in) equality, Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and sports, especially rugby in the Pacific Islands, focusing on Fiji and Samoa. This follows the signing of a consultancy contract between Ms Sandra Bernklau, Representative from the UN Women and Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President of USP at the Laucala Campus on 20 June 2019. Professor Ahluwalia said the University and UN Women have had a very constructiv... More »

USP participates in 2019 World Oceans Day celebration - 19 Jun 2019 11:50:09 am
The University of the South Pacific participated in the 2019 World Oceans Day celebration, with the theme “Gender and the Ocean” at the My Suva Park on 7 June 2019. The event included a march, an Ocean Day fair, public seminar and mangrove seedling planting. The Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment’s (FSTE), School of Marine Studies (SMS), represented the University, and made use of the opportunity to showcase teaching and research activities at the School. Ms Wendy Powell, USP Master of Science student, parti... More »

ANU delegation meets USP VC - 14 Jun 2019 11:21:16 am
A delegation from the Australian National University (ANU) led by its Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt met with Professor Pal Ahluwalia, Vice-Chancellor & President at the Laucala Campus on 12 June 2019. Professor Pal warmly welcomed Professor Schmidt and his team to USP saying it was a pleasure to host them and talk about areas of possible collaboration. He noted that USP has had a fantastic collaboration with ANU over the years and a large proportion of USP staff has had some kind of connection with Australia, and in particular ANU. ... More »

Fiji Government commends Wildlife book by USP researchers - 14 Jun 2019 10:48:15 am
A book entitled “Colo-i-Suva Forest Park Wildlife” compiled by a team of researchers from The University of the South Pacific (USP) was launched by Honourable Osea Naiqamu, Minister of Forests at the Fiji Museum last week. The book contains records of the presence of several unique plants and animals in the world which can be found at the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park. Dr Mele Paea, USP’s Innovation & Research Development Coordinator, on behalf of Professor Jito Vanualailai, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor, handed over the book to the Honourable Minister for launch... More »

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