The textile, apparel and fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and dynamic industries, knowing barely any regression as there are fast-changing trends and great demand for diverse products. But the industry thrives at the expense of the environment; textile industry is a large consumer of scarce natural resources and thus puts high pressure on the environment. With climate change, ever-increasing water shortages, surging raw materials prices, and depleting resources, encouraging sustainable practices in the textile industry is no more just a cultural trend that is good for business. The International Textile and Apparel Sustainability Conference (ITASC) was held from 16 to 21 July 2012 at the University of Mauritius.
Countries in the ACP and in Small Island Developing States are highly dependent on the imports of fossil fuels to meet their energy needs and are hence seeking an alternate way to become self-sufficient through the use of renewable energies. But this sector cannot develop appropriately at present due to lack of expertise and little access to latest technologies. Therefore, Technology Transfer was the main aim of ICTTRE 2012. The conference, held on 21 and 22 June at le Meridien Hotel, thus promoted the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects and technology transfer activities on renewable energy in some ACP Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Read the rest of this entry »
Le “Efficient Computing Research Group” et le “Computer Club” de l’Université de Maurice ont organisé conjointement un séminaire sur le “Cloud Computing” mardi le 29 mai dans l’amphithéâtre Paul Octave Wiéhé. Durant ce séminaire, des professionnels de Microsoft et Bhumishq Technologies Ltd entre autres sont intervenus et ont donné un aperçu des différents axes du Cloud Computing. Pour rappel, le Cloud Computing est un concept où l’on utilise des serveurs distants et virtuels pour le traitement des données ou le stockage des informations. Ceux-ci étaient traditionnellement localisés sur des serveurs locaux ou le poste de l’utilisateur. Read the rest of this entry »
More with less: Practical daily life example of efficiency improvement in the use of Energy, Water, or Materials. Students of the University of Mauritius (UoM) and the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD) participated together in a joint UoM-MITD students project competition in Engineering. The names of the winners were announced at the Award Ceremony on Thursday 15 March 2012 in the École Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval, Ebène.
The prize winners and participants were awarded by Dr the Hon. Vasant Kumar Bunwaree, Minister of Education and Human Resources and Dr the Hon. Rajeshwar Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology. The winners of the first prize Miss Jamansing Gulshani, Mr Hurwanth Rajiv and Miss Bhangeeruthee Tejsree won Rs 25000 for their realistic prototype on Domestic Grey Water Solar Recycling System. The second ranked project was on Greywater Filtration System, followed closely by a project on Biogas Production for Households. Read the rest of this entry »
UoM’s young scientist, Ackmez Mudhoo, lecturer at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, donated this Friday 28 October three books to the University of Mauritius. The books regrouping articles from other international scientists have been published by the author himself. Mr Mudhoo and his co-editors aimed through this endeavour to share knowledge on Green Chemistry, a relatively young science, and how it can be used to foster safer and more sustainable practices and products which embody environmental stewardship.
His latest publication is entitled ‘A Handbook on Applications of Ultrasound – Sonochemistry for Sustainability’. Prof Morgan, Vice-Chancellor of the University, thanked Ackmez Mudhoo for his donation and has entrusted these three books to the UoM library. The library, he says, “is a storehouse of knowledge where all staff and students can benefit of this knowledge and participate in the progress of further knowledge”. Read the rest of this entry »
Ladies and Gentlemen, today is a great day for the University of Mauritius where we are honoring a real distinguished son of the soil, Prof. Sir Edouard Lim Fat Kt, whose name we are giving to this new Engineering Tower. He has been instrumental in the development of this University, as well as of our country as a whole over the last fifty years. His contribution to education, agriculture, engineering and specially to the industrial and technological development of Mauritius has been tremendous! Even now, in his ripe age of 89, he is still helping us as a Board Trustee of the University of Mauritius Trust. Incidentally, he just celebrated his 89th birthday only this month.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the Father of the nation, had the knack of spotting the rare bright people in every sphere of activity. Way back in 1951 he spotted a young engineer, Edouard Lim Fat, just back after acquiring a coveted degree in Chemical Engineering, and experience at the famous Harwell Atomic Energy Research Establishment in UK, and advised him to stay back and serve the country. His actual words, as Prof Lim Fat recollects were: “Lim Fat you must stay here; you can’t run away when we need people like you.” Thank God these words were taken seriously, and we benefited so much from the monumental contribution of the person we are honoring today. Read the rest of this entry »
Voici une vidéo de la première séance de consultation du forum Maurice Ile Durable (MID) présidée par Francois Odendaal et Khalil Elahee à l’attention des étudiants de l’Université de Maurice:
Established 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.
The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering is currently running the Distance Masters Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering (DSEE) in collaboration with the Department of Energy Technology of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. The purpose of the DSEE Program is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of Power Generation and Energy Utilization by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies.
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Dans le cadre du projet ‘Maurice, Ile Durable’ (MID) lancé par le Premier Ministre, Dr Navin Ramgoolam en octobre 2008, une cérémonie d’échange de Convention de Coopération entre l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC) de France et l’Université de Maurice (UoM) s’est tenue le 15 octobre 2008 à l’UoM. Ce projet bénéficie de l’apport du ‘Fond Maurice Ile Durable’ et de l’Ambassade de France à Maurice.
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