The University of Mauritius (UoM) will celebrate its golden jubilee on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, shall open the official ceremony at the Paul Octave Wiehe Auditorium.
A series of activities is planned for this special day: the unveiling of a commemorative plaque; Book launch deceased Professor Mathur Hansraj entitled parliament and political institutions of Mauritius; the screening of a film and a photo exhibition on the development of the University of Mauritius since its infancy with the opening of the Faculty of Agriculture.
On this day, students and staff of the UoM planning a show, a lunch for former employees of the institution, a gala dinner with the Convocation (old university graduates) in a large family gathering at 'Aventure du Sucre. The celebrations will highlight alumni of the University who have now become important personalities in the country, including the Speaker of the National Assembly, Maya Hanoomanjee, former President of Mauritius Cassam Uteem and the textile entrepreneur François Woo.
At their level, the faculties also organize activities to highlight their particular research. Thus, the Agriculture Faculty will opt for a demonstration of laboratory activities, an exhibition of products of the university farm, research students, an exhibition and sale of products by students including international students. That of Law and Management will organize a Stakeholders Meeting and environmental clean-up campaign by students. The Faculty of Oceanic Studies will address a workshop on "Capacity Building in the Ocean Economy" with guest of honor Geoffrey Boulton Professor; that of Social and Human Sciences will offer a photo exhibition on history. The Centre for Innovative Lifelong Learning will host a workshop on the concept of Smart-Mauritius Island and Hour of Code Community Outreach activity.
Sports activities are also on the program: football tournaments, beach volleyball, badminton and table tennis.