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 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.
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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
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“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.
The Ministry is organising the “Assise de L’Enseignement Supérieur as a national consultative forum on Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October 2013, in the Cybertower 1 Conference Room, Ebene.
The objectives of the forum are to obtain the views of all stakeholders in order to identify new and innovative strategies to:
(i) address the issues of relevance of tertiary education to labour market needs and employability;
(ii) ensure that quality and standards of tertiary education are responsive to the national and international needs; and
(iii) create a synergy to ensure that research and higher education fulfill their roles in society, the economy and the ecological transition of our ...
Application for the Mauritius Scholarships to African Students2014 is now open. Click Here for more information. Deadline: 30 June 2014
Expand the Tertiary Education sector to increase access, further enhance Quality and promote Research, Science and Technology to increase our competitiveness.
African Union Scholarship SchemeThe Commission of the African Union is offering postgraduate scholarships to female citizens of the AU member states. Click here for more details. Deadline: 31 May 2014
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