Message from Dean FSSH

May 28, 2009

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The Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities has emerged from what used to be called The School of Administration established in 1970. Though physically it has remained within the same building, the School went through significant and remarkable developments in the late 1980s with the establishment of specific degree programmes, such as the BSc (Hons) Economics will be a twenty-year old course this year. The inception of this programme was subsequently followed by that of the Humanities and of the Social Studies.
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Entrepreneurship Day 2009

May 27, 2009

14 April 09 AIESEC Seminar on entrepreneurship (24)This was a joint initiative of students of the youth organisation AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) and the Public Relations Office of the University of Mauritius on 14 April. The theme of the workshop was: “Awakening the Entrepreneurship Spirit in the Youth”. The aim of the organisers was to instil the entrepreneurship drive in students of tertiary institutions.
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Students from Biosciences Department win Emtel Competition

May 27, 2009

Prize winners emtel competitionThree BSc (Hons) Biology year 2 students are the winners for the first prize for the Emtel project competition 2008 at tertiary level. The Award ceremony held in February focused on the theme ‘A Micro-Project Designed to Protect the Environment in Mauritius’. The runners up were year 1 Bsc (Hons) Biology students from the Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science.
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Establishment of a Teaching Museum: A Historical Event

May 27, 2009

teaching museum

2 March 2009 was the date of the signature of an MOU between the University of Mauritius and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Human Resources in the presence of the Hon. Minister Dr V K Bunwaree at the Renganaden Seeneevassen Building, Port-Louis, concerning the maintenance of a teaching museum on the UOM campus. This agreement provides for the use of the ex-post office building located at Réduit and belonging to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Human Resources for a teaching museum.
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A new way of giving blood

May 27, 2009

Blood donors launching of couches prize giving (58)
In a familiar environment: your workplace
In a comfortable manner: on inclined couches
As a pleasurable experience: with music on air

Une journée dédiée au don du sang a été organisée par le Ministère de la Santé et de la Qualité de la Vie conjointement avec la Blood Donors Association et l’Université de Maurice le 15 avril au Raised Plaza. Des invités d’honneur tels que l’Honorable R Jeetah, Ministre de la Santé et de la Qualité de la Vie, le Professeur I. Fagoonee, Vice-Chancelier de l’Université, le président de la Blood Donors Association, et d’autres personnalités étaient au rendez vous.
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Glory to Motherland

May 27, 2009

Glory to motherland 1
This year’s celebration of the 41st Anniversary of the Independence Day and the 17th Anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius on 11 March 2009 in the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium was really festive: the POWA wore the colours of the flag and the décor was specially designed by Mr G. K. Bahadoor from the Textile Department and Mr S. Sookun from the Services Section to mark the event, which was meticulously coordinated by the Public Relations staff. The University had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. the Hon V. K. Bunwaree, the Minister of Education, Culture and Human Resources as guest of honour.
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OPEN NIGHT AT BRAS-D’EAU

May 27, 2009

Around 300 have visitors have attended the open night session that was held at the Mauritius Radio Telescope at Bras D’eau on 4 April 2009. Three optical telescopes were made available for night sky viewing and there was a relatively clear sky from 7pm to 9.30 pm. Mr Jean Louis Heudier from the Observatoire de Nice, also conducted a talk entitled “Ces nombres tombés du ciel” in the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium on 7 April 2009, addressing himself to an audience composed essentially of students from schools. These events form part of a set of activities marking the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.

Dr N Heeralall-Issur
Assoc Prof, Dept. of Physics, Head MRT


Counselling Days @ UoM

May 27, 2009

Counselling Week

Two days after the HSC results were proclaimed, the University of Mauritius, organised its Counselling Days at the Raized Plaza. The event, spanned over 4 days, from 10 to 13 February 2009, proved to be successful and showed a marked improvement in UOM’s marketing strategy and its will to attract more students. The Raised Plaza was transformed into a huge Counselling venue, with counters for each Faculty, Centre and Admission Students and Records Office. Posters on the University’s Application and Admission procedures were placed at strategic points to ensure maximum propagation of information to potential candidates. Computers allowed about 6,000 students attending the event, to access the web page of the Admissions and Student Records Office.
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FUND RAISING FOR GAZA

May 27, 2009

fundraising gazaThe victims of the war on Gaza touched the hearts of each and everyone one of us. It was an eye opener to those less fortunate than ourselves, who deserve, and are in need of the world’s help. With the aim of helping those affected by the recent war, the Campus Culture Society made an appeal to the staff and students of the University of Mauritius.
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Seminar on Roselle – Agribusiness Opportunities

May 27, 2009

The Faculty of Agriculture (FoA) of the University of Mauritius and Agricultural Research and Extension Unit (AREU) of FARC jointly organized a seminar on the 20th of November 2008 to increase awareness on the agribusiness opportunities offered by Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Malvaceae) production and processing.
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