The Award ceremony for the 2nd Edition of the Best Mauritian Scientist was held in the Cybertower 1 conference room at Ebene on 25 November 2013.The Best Mauritian Scientist Award is meant to recognise and reward the work of the best scientist in any form of science, including Natural and Social Sciences. In an era where science and technology is evolving rapidly, it is of paramount importance t...
The Mauritius Research Council (MRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the IIT Delhi, on Tuesday 19 November 2013, with a view to set up an IIT like institution in Mauritius. This will help to promote scientific excellence and scientific development in Mauritius, through Scientific and Technical Research and generate new knowledge in the field of engineering. In essence, the IIT Research...
Memorandum between Association of Indian Universities and Tertiary Education Commission for recognition of qualifications The Association of Indian Universities and the Tertiary Education Commission signed an MOU on 19 November 2013, for the recognition of Qualifications awarded in Mauritius and India.
The agreement provides for –
a) the facilitation of mutual recognition of higher education...
The Open University Bel Air campus was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Dr. the Hon. Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Thursday 12th September 2013. The launching of a university campus in a rural area is a major achievement, in line with the Government’s mission, through the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, to make tertiary education m...
The Consultative Workshop on the Implementation of the MID Strategy was held with the intention of mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Tertiary Education Programmes.
The full-day workshop benefitted from the presence of Dr François Fortier, representative from the United Nations Organisation for Sustainable Development, whose key-note address helped in focussing the discussions on the...
The laying of the foundation stone of the University Campus at Pamplemousses was held on 11 June 2014 in the presence of the Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam.The project is part of Government’s national strategy for tertiary education, which is based on the vision to transform the country into a knowledge based economy by providing every citizen the equal opportunity to achieve higher education and decentralisation of the construction of campuses for higher education to become more accessible. The 50-acre plot of land will house a brand new, 7-storey building and a planetarium built with the collaboration of the Government of India. ...
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) will hold a Regional Meeting of Focal Points for Africa and the Mediterranean in Mauritius. The meeting will be co-hosted by the Ministry of tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology and will regroup the 20 Commonwealth Member States in Africa and the Mediterranean.
The objectives of the three-day seminar are to:
· Share information about the status of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in each participating country;
· Provide a mid-term report of what COL has done in each country; and
· Identify the education and training priorities that COL can support in its forthcoming 2015-2018 Plan.
Click here for more info ...
The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology in collaboration with the Mauritius Research Council is working out a National Policy and Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation 2014 2025. Surveys and consultative meetings have been conducted and a draft document has been prepared.
In this context, a National Workshop on the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Strategy will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014 at La Cannelle, Domaine Les Pailles to validate the Policy and Strategy. Keynote speakers will be from UNESCO, UK and US.
For a draft programme of the workshop , Click here
Presentation by Dr Oti-Boateng
Presentation by ...
“Talking about Science” is a programme that provides a platform to learn and develop an understanding of science and the role and impact it has in our lives. Inventions, discoveries, state of the art technologies, facts, science topics and so many other items are discussed interactively with the students to build an understanding of what it means to know science and make sense of the world around us.
The Aims & Objectives are
To provide opportunities for schools to acquaint the students & staff with the services and contribution of science in their life.
To provide an incentive and inspiration for the pursuit of scientific knowledge
To boost up the number of students taking ...
Growing concern over the food security issue in Mauritius has led the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, with the collaboration of the Mauritius Research Council, to undertake a feasibility project on wheat cultivation in Mauritius. Following promising results for the first phase of the project in 2011, a second phase was launched in 2013 at St Aubin, St Antoine and Petit Merlot.
Following the harvest ceremony in October, a 3-week Wheat Cultivation and Harvest Programme, from 18 November to 6 December, was organised in collaboration with the National Women Council, Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare. The objectives of the progr ...
The next edition of the National Science Week will be held at Lady Sushil Ramgoolam SSS in Triolet.This event, organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, aims at bringing science closer to the public and sensitise the latter about the importance of science in our daily life. The launching is usually preceded by a “Defile”
A series of sensitising talks by various stakeholders are conducted by Resource Persons from specialised institutions. Youngsters are apprised of available career opportunities in Science & Technology related fields.
Previous Science Weeks were held at Rose Belle, Riviere du Rempart, Flacq, Rodrigues, Quatre Bornes, Bambous, L'escalier and St Pierre.
Please click here to download Application form.
Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting June/July 2015 on the theme of Physics, Physiology/Medicine & Chemistry. Click here for more details.
Expand the Tertiary Education sector to increase access, further enhance Quality and promote Research, Science and Technology to increase our competitiveness.
(i) Invitation for applications for the SSR Chair of African Studies at the University of Mauritius
The University of Mauritius (UoM) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the SSR Chair of African Studies. UoM wishes to take a lead in developing Africa's intellectual resources by promoting African Studies across the continent. The SSR Chair of African Studies will be responsible to promote knowledge creation and dissemination through research and capacity building in areas of pertinence to the African continent.
The closing date for submission of applications is Thursday 30th of October 2014. For more information, please click here.
(ii) Africa Fellowships 2015 from Australian Government
The Australian Government is offering Africa Fellowships in 2015 to African countries, including Mauritius, to foster and strengthen capacity of partner countries. The Africa Fellowships will normally last for 3 months and the fields of study are Agriculture, Extractives, and Public Policy.
The Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms will organise an information session on Friday 17th October 2014 at 10:30 at Fooks House, 6th Floor, Bourbon Street, Port Louis to better prepare prospective candidates both for the application and interview exercise.
Interested candidates are required to show their expression of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by latest Wednesday 15th October 2014. The deadline of submission of preliminary applications is Friday 16th January 2015.
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter, to be informed of the latest news portal, and
new services added.