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 »

Celebrating Fusion among Cultures for the Independence Day

April 4, 2012

This year marked the 44th Anniversary of Independence and the 20th Anniversary of the Republic of Mauritius. The celebrations of the Independence Day, orchestrated by the Public Relations Office, were for all a precious moment to share in unity amongst the staff, students and the UoM community in the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium on Friday 9 March 2012.

The podium was adorned with the colours of the National Flag: red, blue, yellow, green roses and lush overhung the scene and was surrounded on each side by columns of candles. “March 1968 is a day to be engraved in the memory of each of us as that was the date when each citizen could freely and proudly say they were Mauritians!” resounded the voice of Kishan Bugul, accompanied by the lighting of the candles by UoM boys, symbolising the flame of patriotism. A cultural show on the theme ‘Fusion among Cultures’ was held in line with the national theme on Maurice Ile Durable. Read the rest of this entry »

Graduation Ceremonies and Conferment of Honoris Causa

April 21, 2011

The University of Mauritius held its Graduation Ceremonies on 22 and 23 March 2011 at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium, where 741 undergraduate and 272 postgraduate students graduated from the different Faculties of the University and institutions jointly running courses with the University. On that same occasion, Mr Bernard Gruson, Chief Executive Officer, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) and President of the Comité de Direction, was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law honoris causa in the presence of Dr The Hon Rajeshwar Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology.

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Rapid response to curb Pulmonary Tuberculosis on UoM campus

April 21, 2011

On 23 March 2011, the University of Mauritius was informed by the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life that four of our students had been diagnosed as suffering from Tuberculosis and had been placed under good care for treatment at the Poudre D’Or Hospital. The University of Mauritius immediately set up a step by step action plan to ensure that the campus remained a safe environment for work and study.

Working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life and the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, the University took necessary control measures to address the problem. The day following detection of Tuberculosis, medical experts from the Ministry of Health with the assistance of UoM medical staff carried out preliminary screening tests among students and staff who had been in close contact with the infected students as per the protocol of Infection Control.

Concerns of staff and students were addressed by the medical team during a series of briefing sessions where medical experts explained about the disease and its control measures. The media was also convened to a press conference with the Vice-Chancellor, the Public Relations Officer and Dr Rajiv K Janjua, respiratory physician from the Ministry of Health, to reassure parents and the public that the situation was under control and was closely monitored by the authorities.

Interview with the Vice-Chancellor

March 11, 2010

This is an interview with Professor Konrad Morgan, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, which was made on 1st March 2010.

In this video, the VC talks about key challenges he has already identified at the University, namely communication which he thinks is one of the key issues both within the institution and for the external publics, especially the media. He says that immediate problems which have retained his attention are Internet connection, parking and campus space.

About research, he says that there has been a lot of unfair criticism as he thinks there are areas where worthwhile and relevant work is being done but UOM has probably failed to promote these. He highlights the importance of a systematic strategic approach.

About teaching, the VC says there should be a differentiated approach with targeted allocation of resources and strategic intake rather than blanket increases in enrolment.

Prof Morgan also stressed on the fact that the consultation process with all Faculties and staff is very important in helping shape the strategic directions proposed for UOM.

C. Chan-Meetoo
Mediacom Studio – FSSH

UOM Research Week 2010

February 16, 2010

An interview of Prof S. Rughooputh, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Convenor
of the UOM Research Week 2009-2010.

The theme for this year’s Research Week is: Sustainable Green Intelligent Innovative Island.

Further information can be seen on the UOM website at:

and the conference website at:

For enquiries, please call at Pro-VC’s office on 403 7400 or email on sdr@uom.ac.mu or researchweek@uom.ac.mu

Please note that the event is open to the public and free. The detailed programme is available at:

Visite au Centre de Réhabilitation Chrysalide

August 31, 2009

crys 9

Le 22 avril 2009, le Bureau de Relations Publiques de l’Université a entrepris avec des étudiants, une visite au Centre de Chrysalide de Bambous. Celle-ci faisait suite à une conférence organisée par le Bureau, le mois précédent, sur les effets psychosociologiques de la toxicomanie.

Chrysalide est un centre de réhabilitation pour les femmes ex-toxicomanes. Bien plus que la dispense des soins, sa mission principale est d’aider celles-ci à se réinsérer dans la vie sociale et professionnelle.
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Career Fair

August 31, 2009

The PR’s Office participated in a Career fair organised by St Esprit College on 20 May 2009. Some 250 students from Form V to Upper VI have participated. Among the educational institutions, 5 universities from the UK and of Australia, as well as local institutions as the IVTB and the Institut Supérieur de Technologie were present. The general presentation of the University was followed by an interactive session with students on course requirements and job prospects in the different fields of study. From feedback received, this has been a very good marketing exercise for the University of Mauritius and contributes to give a good image of the University, which is essential given the competition around.

Public Relations Office

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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