Research is at the centre of our University’s forward strategy. Indeed, the vision of the National University of Samoa (NUS) is to be a `vibrant and innovative University of Excellence in Research, Samoan Studies, and Quality Education and Training, which is responsive to National Development Needs.’
Research is the dynamic stimulus for the University’s intellectual life. It is designed to feed into the University’s multidisciplinary teaching, reinforce and enrich it, and explore ways and means of manifesting ideas in practical solutions for Samoa, the Pacific region, and the world.
As the Vice Chancellor and President of the NUS, I commend our University Council for the wise vision, as well as the University Research and Ethics Committee (UREC), our academic staff and researchers for their commitment to an essential undertaking.
With the increasing vertical and horizontal integration of our research activities, I look forward to a more concerted approach towards deepening the intellectual foundations and extending the scope of our research function. Ex hypothesi, without any plan, any path will do. We have a plan.
Professor Fui Le'apai Tu'ua 'Īlaoa Asofou So'o
Vice-Chancellor and President
National University of Samoa
UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND ETHICS COMMITTEE (UREC)
The vision of the National University of Samoa (NUS) is to become an internationally recognised institution of excellence in Samoan studies and to provide a diverse and quality public tertiary education. To fulfil this vision, NUS established the University Research and Ethics Committee (UREC) to enable its members to increase the performance and quality standing of research and consultancy within the University.