Fundraising for distressed population of Somalia

September 21, 2011

While millions of people suffer from the most severe famine crisis ever known in Somalia, the local government and institutions rally in urgency to bring their contribution. Thus, during two days, from 8 to 9 September 2011, dedicated to raising funds for the distressed population of Somalia, the University of Mauritius has raised Rs 23,931 for this noble endeavour, thanks to the generosity of the University staff. To date, the United Nations fears that more than 750,000 people are at risk of starvation, with a rising death toll each day.

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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Message from Dean FSSH

May 28, 2009

The Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities has emerged from what used to be called The School of Administration established in 1970. Though physically it has remained within the same building, the School went through significant and remarkable developments in the late 1980s with the establishment of specific degree programmes, such as the BSc (Hons) Economics will be a twenty-year old course this year. The inception of this programme was subsequently followed by that of the Humanities and of the Social Studies.
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Maurice Ile Durable Week

April 27, 2009

MID CCSD (26)After all, what is MID? It is likely to be an attitude rather than a project, a state of mind rather than an idea, a culture of consciousness rather than a programme. In other words, this means that every decision we take should be carefully pondered, taking into account our common future. That way of being, when it permeates into all fields of our life, will make MID a reality…
This may be the most important conclusion reached at the end of the MID Seminar held at the University of Mauritius from 16 to 18 March 2009 in the context of the MID Week proposed by the Government. The Seminar aimed at presenting the first results of the ongoing research on MID.
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October 9, 2008

The 4th Edition of the Sports Week, held from 1st to 6th September 2008, was organised jointly by the Sports Unit / Sports Committee in close collaboration with the Students’ Union. Since its inception, this Sports Inter Faculty Meeting has gained momentum. Some minor changes have been brought to the overall program to enhance participation. It is indeed the first time that the Sports Week is being held in the first semester in order to satisfy the great demand of final-year students, who are too busy with their project and thesis in the second semester. Moreover, women’s football was added so as to bring equity in sports activities.

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Testing blog for UOM newsletter

March 15, 2007

This blog has been created as a test for the UOM newsletter by Christina Chan-Meetoo.