21 July 2021 Apia Samoa. The National University of Samoa (NUS) is pleased to announce the reappointment earlier this year by the University of Otago, New Zealand, of Aiono Professor Alec Ekeroma as Honorary Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health until February 2024.
“We are proud to have our NUS Vice Chancellor recognised for his dedicated academic leadership and significant contribution to the University of Otago in his chosen field” said Pro Chancellor Letuimanu’asina Dr. Emma Kruse Va’ai.
The University of Otago’s Honorary Professor awards are offered to those employed by another University and are made to individuals who are leading academics in their field and will provide significant ongoing research contribution and partnership that will be of benefit to both the University of Otago and the National University of Samoa. Professor Aiono was a professor at the University of Otago before taking up his current appointment as the NUS VC since January last year.
Faumuina Professor Faafetai Sopoaga, of the University of Otago said, “Professor Aiono has the privileges associated with being a member of the University of Otago. This is afforded to a few select people from other institutions the University of Otago considers to be esteemed academic members with outstanding international reputation.”