Message from Dean FOE

September 1, 2009

Dean FOE Pg 1Established in 1968, the School of Industrial Technology which changed its appellation to that of School of Engineering in 1989 and subsequently to Faculty of Engineering has played an active role in the unprecedented industrial revolution which Mauritius has known. It has always aspired to reflect the priorities of the country and to produce engineers and graduates who are highly versatile and who possess core skills relevant to the world of professional practice.

The Faculty of Engineering consists of six departments namely: Department of Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical & Production Engineering, Textile Technology, Chemical & Environmental Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering. Each department has its own specific laboratories and workshops. A strong team of academic staff, assisted by well qualified technicians and supporting staff, provides the inherent motivation to excel while regular visits by External Examiners, Researchers and Visiting Professors from overseas Universities ensure the maintenance of international standards of quality education.

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Visit of delegation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine

September 1, 2009

Visit of delegation from Univ of Maryland (45)A delegation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) came on a mission to Mauritius from 29 June to 9 July to carry out a fact-finding exercise and to provide advice to a Commission established by the Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Dr N C Ramgoolam, GCSK & FRCP. The objectives of the Commission are to provide enhanced medical education programs and quality care in Mauritius, and to improve access to health care throughout the Republic.

The UMSOM delegation comprised of Prof M R Mehra, Dr D B Maillot and Mr J D Carr. The University of Mauritius was represented in a meeting with all stakeholders on the 1st July and at the debriefing session on 9th July held in the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life (MOH&QOL).

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Sustainable Land Management

September 1, 2009

Certificate A C Sustainable Land Mgt Pg 4 (2)A Certificate Award Ceremony rewarding 159 participants of the training courses on Sustainable Land Management was held on Thursday 18 June 2009 on UoM Campus. These programmes were mounted by the University of Mauritius under the project “Capacity Building for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Mauritius including Rodrigues”, funded by the UNDP/GEF/FAO/GoM. The event also hosted the official launching of a booklet on Sustainable Agricultural Practices. The Hon. S V Faugoo, Minister of Agro-Industry, Food Production & Security and the Hon. L Bundhoo, Minister of Environment & National Development Unit and representatives from the UNDP & the Agricultural sector were present.
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Colloque- “Frère de cœur, frère de plume : Auguste Lacaussade à Maurice”

September 1, 2009

Dans le cadre de la semaine du livre, un colloque international, sur le thème Frère de cœur, frère de plume : Auguste Lacaussade à Maurice, a été organisé les 15, 16 et 17 juin à l’Université de Maurice. Les coordonnateurs de ce colloque étaient Mme S Boolell et Mons P Eve de l’Université de la Réunion.

2 Colloque Frere de coeur Pg 4Les intervenants de la séance inaugurale, ont tous souligné les liens étroits entre Auguste Lacaussade et l’île Maurice : liens familiaux et culturels.

Les différentes séances portaient les thèmes suivants:

– Contexte historique de Maurice en 1842.
– Relations entre les deux îles sœurs au début du XIXème siècle.
– Lacaussade dans la presse mauricienne, réunionnaise et française.
– Analyse de la poésie lacaussadienne et de la fraternité lacaussadienne.
– Auguste Lacaussade, Auguste Brizeux, Marceline Desbordes- Valmore et Charles.
– Lacaussade et les poètes mauriciens.
– Lacaussade, traducteur d’anglais et de polonais.
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Zachariah Rapola Winner of the Noma Award 2008

September 1, 2009

Z Rapola winner noma award 2008Mr Zachariah Rapola, a South African born freelance writer and filmmaker, has won the 2008 Noma Award, for his book, “Beginnings of a Dream”, published in 2007 by Jacana Media, South Africa. 

The Award, under the patronage of the UNESCO was presented to the South African author at a special ceremony held on 20 June 2009 at the Grand Baie Conference Centre in Mauritius. 40 publishers, from 10 African countries, submitted titles in 6 languages for the 2008 competition. The Noma Award Jury was chaired by Mr Walter Bgoya from Tanzania, one of Africa’s most renowned publishers, with wide knowledge of both African and international publishing.
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