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On Monday the 2nd of December 2019 the UNDP and UNESCO driven ‘Multi-disciplinary Research Initiative’ which is the third component of the Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative Project  was  launched  at the National University of Samoa School of Maritime Training and Marine Research Centre  Campus located at Mulinu’u. The launch was conducted through a training which included researchers from the NUS, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the University of Abu Dhabi and the New York University. The Multi-disciplinary Research Initiative component is a pilot study addressing the environment-health nexus in Samoa through conducting sample collections with the partnering institutions in biosecurity of fresh water to inform policy revision in biodiversity conservation and public health. The multi-disciplinary research platform will foster partnerships with the universities and the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library’s open research team to further initiate and conduct joint research. The official launch of the Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative Project  is scheduled on the 20th of December 2019. 

 

Talofa Lava!

The National University of Samoa is currently in transition. We are awaiting the start of our newly appointed Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Alec Ekeroma who will officially begin his three-year term with us on 2 February 2020.

At the 62nd Meeting of the NUS Council held on the 3rd and 4th October 2019, Council endorsed the selection of Professor Alec Ekeroma as the new Vice Chancellor and President of the National University of Samoa. The recommendation was then submitted to Cabinet for their approval as is the practice for all Chief Executive Officer positions of Government Ministries and State Owned Entities. Cabinet at its meeting on 9 October 2019 issued its Directive FK (19)36 the selection of Professor Alec Ekeroma to the position of Vice Chancellor and President of the National University of Samoa.

Professor Alec Ekeroma attained his PhD from Auckland University (NZ), MBA from the University of Keele (U.K.), MBBS from the University of PNG, FRCOG (Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology United Kingdom), RANZCOG (Royal Australian and New Zealand College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists), and DipObs from University of Auckland.

Caption: Newly appointed NUS Vice-Chancellor with NUS Council Chairman A'eau Chris Hazelman and Council member Hon. Luamanuvae Winnie Laban

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He has proven himself in Business entrepreneurship, an asset that the Council looked favorably upon in his ability to market NUS beyond Samoa. His commitment and passion in education is to be admired and we look forward to his leadership of the NUS in the next three years.

NUS once again Congratulates Professor Alec Ekeroma on his appointment and look forward to working with him. 

FOUNDATION CERTIFICATES

 

The list for all Foundation students who have completed the requirements of the Foundation programme has been posted at  the Taputoi Foyer at  Le Papaigalagala Campus.   To avoid large gatherings and to expedite  applications to overseas universities, certificates for students

 

awarded Scholarships to study overseas can be  uplifted  on Tuesday, 3 December and Wednesday 4 December 2019. Remaining students are to please note the schedule for release of certificates.  As per the  State of Emergency precautions,   students are not permitted on campus.  Parents or a family member 20 years and above can uplift the certificates.  They must present their valid  ID together with the valid ID of the student whose certificate they are uplifting.

 

For  more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel. 20072 Ext 126. 127, 297, 293 and 132.

 

Monday, 9 Dec 2019             Foundation Science

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019           Foundation Arts

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019     Foundation Commerce & Education

Thursday, 12 Dec 2019         Foundation General

Friday, 13 Dec 2019               Foundation Nursing

 

Faafetai and congratulations on your academic achievement.

 

NUS MANAGEMENT

With the coordination support of the School of Nursing, the National Kidney Foundation provided free kidney screening for staff and students at the National University of Samoa’s main campus at To’omatagi. The screenings were held on April 4th and April 11th between 10 am – 2pm. The process involved urine analysis, blood pressure testing, body mass index calculation, waist circumference measurement and blood analysis (focused on HbA1c and Creatinine). Participants were provided with counseling and advice based on the screening results. Staff and students were enthusiastic that the screening was provided and the attendance was steady throughout the clinic times. Many of the chronic illnesses and conditions which affect Samoans such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity are risk factors for kidney disease. If allowed to progress to the later stages of the disease, a person may require dialysis or a kidney transplant. The good news is that screening can help to detect kidney disease in its early stages, when it can be managed. If you need more information about Kidney Health please visit the National Kidney Foundation of Samoa’s website at https://nkfsamoa.org.ws/.

Caption: School of Nursing and the National Kidney Foundation staff  at Le Papapigalagala Campus

 

The team from Nagano College of Nursing Japan which comprised two members of faculty and three third year students recently completed the students’ two week exchange program in Samoa. The exchange program between the two institutions commenced after a Memoranda of Understanding was signed in 2001 and was reviewed in August, 2018. In the early years of this initiative, faculty members from the NUS’ School of Nursing went to Japan and circa 2004, the exchange program began to include nursing students. It continues to see nursing students from Samoa and Japan having the opportunity to experience the nursing practice in a different culture, with each institute taking turns on alternating years. The Nagano School of Nursing generously covers the cost of the exchange program for one of NUS’ School of Nursing students and the other student is accommodated by funds raised by the NUS’ School of Nursing faculty and students. At the end of the attachment, students and faculty share their experiences with the host institution and upon their return to their home institution, are able to share the wealth of knowledge and experience gained.

 During their attachment in Samoa, Nagano’s School of Nursing students visited the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital in Moto’otua and the Safotu District Health Facility in Savaii. They observed the practice of their nursing counterparts and accompanied nursing teams on their work in the community and schools. See below several photos from the presentation of Nagano College of Nursing students and faculty staff and students from the School of Nursing on Monday March 7th 2019 at the Fale Samoa.

Caption: Nagano College of Nursing Students present to faculty and students of the School of Nursing at the Fale Samoa 

Caption: Faculty and students of  the School of Nursing listen intently to the exchange student's presentation

Caption: Faculty and students from the Nagano College of Nursing share their thanks with the audience

Caption:  Staff of the School of Nursing National University of Samoa with students from the Nagano College of Nursing

 

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Thumbnail On Monday the 2nd of December 2019 the UNDP and UNESCO driven ‘Multi-disciplinary Research Initiative’ which is the third component of the Samoa Knowledge Society Initiative Project  was  launched  at the National University of Samoa School of Maritime Training and Marine Research Centre  Campus...
Thumbnail Talofa Lava! The National University of Samoa is currently in transition. We are awaiting the start of our newly appointed Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Alec Ekeroma who will officially begin his three-year term with us on 2 February 2020. At the 62nd Meeting of the NUS Council held on...
Thumbnail FOUNDATION CERTIFICATES   The list for all Foundation students who have completed the requirements of the Foundation programme has been posted at  the Taputoi Foyer at  Le Papaigalagala Campus.   To avoid large gatherings and to expedite  applications to overseas universities, certificates for students...
Thumbnail With the coordination support of the School of Nursing, the National Kidney Foundation provided free kidney screening for staff and students at the National University of Samoa’s main campus at To’omatagi. The screenings were held on April 4th and April 11th between 10 am – 2pm. The process...
Thumbnail The team from Nagano College of Nursing Japan which comprised two members of faculty and three third year students recently completed the students’ two week exchange program in Samoa. The exchange program between the two institutions commenced after a Memoranda of Understanding was signed in 2001...
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