A leading publishing company has expressed interest in a potential partnership with the National University of Samoa (NUS) in pushing areas of teaching, learning and research.

The NUS was recently visited by SAGE representatives Ms Rosalia Da Garcia and Ms Alicia Solofa earlier this week. 

It is one of the world’s leading publishers that provide a range of academic and professional resources and services. 

They publish across a broad range of subject areas with a commitment to inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers and students.

Ms Garcia, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing (SAGE Singapore), along with Ms Solofa, Sales Executive, met with the Deputy Vice Chancellors of the University as well as staff representatives from the Faculty of Medicine and the University Library. 

During the visit, the pair introduced several opportunities for potential partnership with NUS. which strongly linked to the University’s core functions.

Ms Garcia expressed a passion for culture, community and enabling opportunities that brings positive impact on society through research.

SAGE Publishing supported various universities throughout the world with Research Awards, Annual Research Conference Attendance, as well as Research Capacity Building Initiatives. 

One of their most popular research tools included the online SAGE Research Methods resource.

The visit concluded with a presentation of gifts from publishing giant to NUS.

Two MacBook Air Laptops were presented to the Deputy Vice Chancellors for the NUS Library. 

The University plans to dedicate an area in its library for the use of these SAGE Research Laptops to both acknowledge the kind gesture from SAGE as well as support the promotion of research, online resourcing and learning.

Caption: Left to right: Alicia Solofa, Rosalia Garcia, TunumafonoTolugauvale Matai-Uatisone (Assistant Chief Librarian), Cheri M Robinson Moors (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Corporate Service), Peseta Dr Desmond Lee Hang (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Research), Dr Dyxson Hansel (Faculty of Medicine).

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