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Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS) signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National University of Samoa (NUS).

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Story and photos by SROS IT Division and Marketing Section

The National University of Samoa “Research Forum” program was officially opened with a speech from the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Aiono Malielegaoi, and he emphasized the importance of the development of our country through quality scientific research and the application of findings and results to formulate new ideas and add value to our primary products. He added this scientific process will easily generate more financial benefits to our local people especially the local farmers and growers.

Therefore, the NUS and SROS have taken a step further in achieving this goal delivered by the Prime Minister. Through mutual interest and agreement, both organizations have signed an MOU to strengthen their research collaboration and working relationship in the future.

This collaboration agreement between two government agencies will ensure the exchange of information, activities, and other materials in alignment with national and regional priorities. According to SROS’ Chief Executive Officer Dr. Seuseu Joseph Tauati, he welcomed this partnership with NUS because both institutions shared the same interest in scientific research to assist the development of Samoa’s economy.

NUS President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alec Ekerom, said in an interview that SROS has established itself as the premier research organization in Samoa with internationally accredited laboratories. According to Professor Ekeroma, such credentials by SROS will assist NUS Science students to improve their research skills.