National University of Samoa (NUS)

The National University of Samoa (Le Iunivesite Aoao o Samoa) is the only national university in Samoa. The university houses a small collection of herbarium specimens used in teaching botany.
Established in 1984 by an act of parliament, it is coeducational and provides certificate, diploma, and undergraduate degree programs, as well as technical and vocational training. About 2,000 students were enrolled in 2010 with an estimated 300 staff. It offers a wide range of programmes including Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship, Education, Science, Nursing, Engineering and Maritime Training. The Centre for Samoan Studies, established in the university for the teaching of the Samoan language and culture, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as the world's first degree in Master of Samoan Studies.
Contact: Roberta Faasavalu (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: National University of Samoa
Access Rights: Public Domain
Collection Statistics
  • 635 occurrence
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 169 (27%) identified to species
  • 87 families
  • 72 genera
  • 82 species
  • 82 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics