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 »

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 »

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 »

Honorary ranks conferred upon University academics

April 4, 2012

On the occasion of the National Day 2012, the Rt Hon. Sir Anerood Jugnauth, G.C.S.K., K.C.M.G., Q.C., President of the Republic has conferred the awards of Commander of the Order of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (C.S.K.) to Prof Dhanjay Jhurry and Officer of the Order of the Star and Key (O.S.K) to Dr Louis Arnaud Carpooran.

Prof Dhanjay Jhurry, National Research Chair, Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research of the UoM, has been honoured for his contribution in the fields of research and tertiary education. Dr Arnaud Carpooran, from the Department of French, whose research work led to the publication of the first and most comprehensive dictionary of Kreol Morisien, was awarded the honorary title of O.S.K. for his contribution in tertiary education.

Professor Jugessur appears in Mail & Guardian – 4 November 2011

November 21, 2011

Mail and Guardian recently published an article on Prof Soodursun Jugessur,

Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University council, who was the finalist of the Drivers of Change Award 2011 in the individual award category. This prestigious award is organised by the Mail and Guardian and the South Africa Trust ‘to recognise companies/individuals from across the Southern Africa region that are making a real impact on the lives of people living in poverty, through the development and implementation of effective public policies and strategies, to overcome poverty’.

Prof Jugessur’s contribution to the country is acknowledged in a supplement to the Mail and Guardian, which portrays his career path as a scientist and engineer. Prof Jugessur also served at the United Nations as chief of science and technology for the African region in 1982. Wanting to change the mindsets in a society oblivious of family values, Prof Jugessur launched the movement Sukhi Parivaar – Happy Family in 2006, with the aim of bringing peace and harmony at home.

Changing societies by Alf James, Mail & Guardian online (4 November 2011) Read the rest of this entry »

SAWYERs victorious of the Youth Excellence Award 2011

November 11, 2011

The Students At Work (S.A.W.) team won under the “Youth in Leadership and Community Work” category against 37 other teams who had been nominated for the Youth Excellence Award (YEA) 2011. The fourth edition of the YEA was held on Saturday 5 November 2011 in the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGCIC) in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, the Hon. Devanand Rittoo and the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Prof Soodursun Jugessur. The award ceremony was the culmination of one year of hard work and effort for this team engaged in fighting taboos in the Mauritian society. Read the rest of this entry »

Semaine de L’étudiant

November 11, 2011

The University being fully supportive of this laudable event has officially earmarked the seventh week of the first Academic Semester to be dedicated to the ‘Semaine de L’étudiant’ annually, an event which marks the lives of students at the university. This year’s event took place from 19 to 24 September. The main aim of the ‘Semaine de L’étudiant’ is to develop and strengthen sports culture among students and staff of the University, whereby it provides a solid platform to have fun, excitement and motivation and on which they can express their talents and abilities. Read the rest of this entry »