Quality Audit exercise on campus

May 25, 2012

Quality Audit is the most common and widely used process which lays emphasis on continuous improvement. Audit scans are tools that ensure accountability of organizations and enable them to fulfill their actions in transparency.

All public-funded Tertiary Education institutions in Mauritius are required to undergo verification of their institutional quality assurance systems and this exercise had been conducted for the first time at the UoM in May 2005. The University has been preparing for the follow-up evaluation since 2011 and the second cycle audit was held from 8 to 11 May 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

University of Mauritius partners with University of Cape Town initiative to boost profile of local research

May 18, 2012

This week, the University of Mauritius has partnered with a University of Cape Town (UCT) programme to boost the profile of local research and enhance our collaborative opportunities with scholars around the world.

In conjunction with the Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme (SCAP) at UCT, the UoM launched a pilot initiative, called Profiling Academics Online (PAO), which uses Web 2.0 technologies to promote university scholarship and international collaboration. It was launched to ensure that Mauritian research continues to contribute to the global marketplace of ideas in the Internet age. Read the rest of this entry »

Sustainable Marine Environment Special Issue

May 9, 2012

The UoM Research Journal special issue on “Sustainable Marine Environment” Vol 18A published in 2012 was cited in the Nairobi Convention & UNEP Marine & Coastal news round-up of May. The news round-up helps disseminating information on news, events, activities and publications on the Western Indian Ocean region.

This issue compiles the findings of several UoM researchers and international experts. Their scientific contributions put in evidence the great potential of the Mauritian sea flora and other unexplored utilization of the resources in our vast ocean. They also raise the pertinent issue of global warming and its related impacts on the oceans such as ocean acidification and degradation of the coral environment among others. Addressing this issue, the scientific community proposes the creation of a coral nursery to encourage conservation and rehabilitation of the reefs.

“This Special Issue is aimed at improving scientific knowledge to promote a sustainable marine environment. It will hopefully foster further knowledge generation in the coming future to inform ‘Maurice Ile Durable’ concept in the Republic of Mauritius” Editorial on Sustainable Marine Environment of Mauritius- Dr Ranjeet Bhagooli and Prof Theeshan Bahorun from the Department of Biosciences, UoM, and Okezie I Aruoma, School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Pharmacy, American University of Health Sciences, USA

 The Research papers are available on the UoM Research Journal website:

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