Rapid e-Learning and Interactive Materials Development

July 25, 2012

2012 has marked a year where the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) has engaged into a series of Capacity-Building Workshops on Rapid e-Learning and Interactive Materials development for e-learning. The main targets were educators of the primary and secondary schools who are exposed to technology in the classroom but who cannot use them in innovative and creative ways. 

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SARIMA Workshop: Increasing External Funding for Research

June 29, 2012

Researchers were kept abreast of the best international practices and strategies to help them secure funding for their research work during this two-day workshop, targeting Research Managers and researchers, responsible for supporting externally funded research. The Southern African Research and Innovation Association (SARIMA) in partnership with the Consultancy and Contract Research Centre (CCRC) of the University of Mauritius organised the SARIMA workshop on 12 and 13 June 2012 at the UoM.

Research Management is not an easy task and looking for research grants both locally & externally can quickly become daunting for any researcher. The workshop thus aimed at equipping research protagonists with the latest techniques in this area. Read the rest of this entry »

Training Programmes for the Mauritius Police Force

October 6, 2011

The University of Mauritius (UoM) and the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) propose to collaborate to offer tailor-made courses in the context of the current Police Reform Programme under the National Policing Strategic Framework. A Memorandum of Understanding was thus signed on Friday 30 September 2011 in the Council & Senate Room of the University in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr T. Seerungen. A number of training programmes have been identified and for which funding has already been approved by the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Defense, Home Affairs and External Communications. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten years of hard work and sustained effort rewarded

December 9, 2010

After being a finalist in the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards in 2009 (Qatar Foundation), the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) gets worldwide recognition by the Commonwealth of Learning for its work in the educational technology field. The quality of the learning materials designed for the Diploma in Web and Multimedia Development was commended by the International Adjudication Panel setup by the Commonwealth of Learning.

The award was conferred upon to the VCILT, University of Mauritius, in the PCF6 forum on the 25th November 2010. This award demonstrates that Team Building is a major determinant of success. In fact, this project driven by Mr M I Santally, Officer-in-Charge of the VCILT, has been developed with the support and critical feedback of students, academic and non-academic staff.

The VCILT is proud to bring this recognition to the University of Mauritius.


Capacity Building for the Financial Sustainability of ACP Higher Education Institutions

August 31, 2009

A consortium of Universities in ACP States are partnering with their EU counterparts in the EDULINK (ACP-EU) Funded Project, geared at strengthening the capacity of the member Universities in the area of financial sustainability. The project was officially launched on 22 May 2009 at the CNF (Campus Numérique Francophone), University of Mauritius and the local project leader is Prof A Gurib-Fakim, Pro-VC T & L. The ceremony was conducted via videoconference with the consortium including the University of Technology Jamaica (Project Leader), Universities of Surinam, Guyana, Belize, South Pacific and Warwick with the participation of the major stakeholders in the tertiary education sector in Mauritius. The European Union has financed this project up to 350,000 Euros.
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La Semaine Logistique

July 21, 2008

The University of Mauritius (UoM) and the Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) organised jointly the ‘Semaine de la Logistique’ from the 26 to 30 May 2008. The objective of the event was to sensitise stakeholders, professionals, academia and the public on the importance of logistics as a core competitive factor in productivity enhancement and on the need for appropriate training to meet the training gaps in this emerging sector. A delegation from Université du Havre and SOGET were also present to share their experience with Mauritian stakeholders.

Main events of the ‘Semaine de la Logistique’ included ratification of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities, a workshop on key issues in international logistics, a live programme on MBC on training and careers in logistics, exhibitions and talks for students/job seekers and the launch of a Logistics Award.

The Human Resource Development Council, another major partner in this ‘ Logistics Adventure’ is in the process of carrying out a training needs analysis; training programmes mounted will be based on the report submitted.

R.D. Rampersad, CPDL

For more details: Mr A Parahoo (Director of Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning)
E-mail: aparahoo@uom.ac.mu Tel: 454-1041 (Ext 1204) Fax: 465-6977