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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 »
USP Confucius Institute graduates 154 students - 22 Nov 2019 03:26:33 pm
A total of 154 students of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Confucius Institute (CI) graduated (Social Courses) in the second semester of 2019. Forty-seven of these were awarded in a special ceremony at the Laucala Campus on 1 November 2019.
Sixteen students graduated from USP’s Lautoka Campus; sixty-six from Emalus Campus in Vanuatu and twenty-five from the Cook Islands Campus.
Ms Joan Yee, Local Director CI congratulated the graduating students saying their hard work and sacrifice had paid off in learning Chinese language and culture.
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USP marks history with inaugural SEDA awards - 22 Nov 2019 09:36:58 am
A total of 62 Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) graduates received their certificates in a first of its kind as part of the programme’s accreditation with United Kingdom-based Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
The awards ceremony, held at The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala Campus on 19 November 2019, marked the first results of this endeavor.
Academics from various tertiary institutions such as the Fiji National University (FNU), who had completed USP’s PGCTT were awarded certificates from its accreditat... More »
USP achieves premier ranking on student satisfaction - 21 Nov 2019 11:36:15 am
The University of the South Pacific (USP) achieved premier ranking for Propensity to Recommend, Good Teachers, Programme Content, Language Support, Employability, and Health Care through a global survey on student satisfaction led by members of International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality (THE – ICE).
Jane Gentle, General Manager and Company Secretary, THE-ICE, stated in a statement that member institutions achieved first place ranking in almost half of the categories.
The statement further stated that “In partnership with i-graduate, THE-ICE conduct... More »
“Ethnic Relations in Fiji: Threats and Opportunities” launched at USP - 21 Nov 2019 11:31:45 am
“Ethnic Relations in Fiji: Threats and Opportunities”, the Dialogue Fiji Publication was launched on 15 November at The University of the South Pacific (USP) by Dialogue Fiji chairman Nemani Buresova.
The book launch was co-organised by Dialogue Fiji and USP’s Journalism Programme, and edited by Dr Shailendra Singh, Journalism Coordinator, USP and Mr Nilesh Lal, Dialogue Fiji (DF) Executive Director.
“Non-state actors have a very important roles to play in bringing about desired social ... More »