Sep 17, 2015

8th Edition of the University of Mauritius Research Week - 21 to 25September 2015

The forthcoming Higher Education Bill will definitely encourage a culture of research across institutions, stated the Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, yesterday at Engineering Lecture Theatre 2, Prof Sir E Lim Fat Engineering Tower, University of Mauritius (UoM), in Réduit.

The Minister was speaking at the launching of the eighth edition of the UoM's Research Week which aims at showcasing ongoing research undertaken at inter and intra-departmental levels across the UoM.

In her address, the Minister stated that by providing a strong legal framework and regulatory body, her Ministry intends to pass on the message that it is healthy for all the country's Tertiary Education Institutions to embark on new research ventures and to innovate, especially through relevant research that aligns itself to the local and regional needs.

The tertiary education sector, said the Minister, is now seen as the driver par excellence of economic competitiveness in an increasingly knowledge-dominated global economy. Universities, therefore, are compelled to go much beyond their traditional role of being mere purveyors of knowledge, she stressed.

Minister Dookun-Luchoomun also expressed confidence that the UoM will stand guided by its experience and will, through its various interactions with the public and private sectors, continue to contribute to our country's progress.

Research Week 2015

Organised by the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia) UoM, the five-day Research Week is focusing on showcasing the research undertaken at the UoM through various events being attended by staff, students and other stakeholders. Each Faculty and Centre is having its own research day. Exhibition of posters, oral presentations and discussions are also being held.

The Research Theme for the Week is 50 Years and Forward: Advancing Research and Innovation, given the fact that 2015 marks the 50 years of existence of the UoM.

The Faculty of Agriculture Research Day 

was held 
Tuesday 22nd September 2015  
  • THEME: Innovation and Technology Transfer: Advancing Sustainable Agri-Food Production
 Given that this year marks the 50 years of existence of the UoM, the Research Theme for the Research Week 2015 is '50 Years and Forward: Advancing Research and Innovation'. This 8th Edition of the Faculty of Agriculture focuses on showcasing its research portfolio undertaken by staff, students and other stakeholders. This year research week papers and posters covers various areas in the following themes: 


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