Fiji Time: 10:18 PM on Saturday 5 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'Dream a bit more'

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, February 15, 2014

UNIVERSITY of the South Pacific vice-chancellor Professor Rajesh Chandra wants to see more practical things from the School of Engineering following the purchase of two new 3D printers this week.

Prof Chandra said the printers leveraged USP's profile as it moved into a more competitive environment that could put them further ahead in the game.

"It's about recognising the potential of emerging technology.

"I would like our School of Engineering to do more practical things because this is the bridge between academia and industry, that's very important.

"I'd like our students to design new products."

He said the printers meant students could visualise and feel what a particular design was.

"This is also a signal that the university will invest in ensuring that it is leaping ahead more and more in utilising all of the technology available for our students, for industry and for research.

"As we get into a more competitive environment, what makes us successful is where we are, and in technology, we are far ahead of the game."

He challenged those who will use the printers to dream a bit more, experiment and engage in the industry.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61460.5956
JPY 56.533653.5336
GBP 0.30500.2970
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.73410.7011
AUD 0.66670.6417
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. First for USP
  2. Fijians to wear white
  3. Fijians hurt
  4. Kirwan praises Fijians
  5. Studying in England
  6. Flying Fijians team to face Canada named
  7. Khan for $217m sugar loan talks
  8. End to democracy for cane growers
  9. Call to monitor children
  10. Japan unites with Pacific on climate change

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  5. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  6. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  7. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. $14b man Thursday (03 Sep)
  9. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  10. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years Thursday (03 Sep)