With the aim of providing support structures to facilitate Knowledge Transfer, Research Uptake and Intellectual Property Rights and forging strong links and contacts between research groups, the industry and stakeholders, the University of Mauritius officially launched a Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO), during a ceremony held on Thursday 28 April 2016, in the RBLT, University of Mauritius. Honourable (Mrs) Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research and Dr John Kirkland OBE, Deputy Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and other dignitaries was present at this launching ceremony.
In line with the Strategic Plan 2015-2020, the Knowledge Transfer Office further endevours to raise the visibility and relevance of the knowledge created by university staff and students of the UoM thereby increasing the quantity and improving the quality of collaborative research activity together with meeting the needs of the society at large.
Professor Romeela Mohee, CSK, Vice-Chancellor of the University initiated this project as a means to attract talented and enthusiastic researchers to deliver world-class research, cutting-edge technologies, and paradigm-shifting ideas. She further stresses that the office will support researchers and their collaborators with a wide range of services, and facilitates the integration between knowledge creation and knowledge transfer.
Vice Chancellor’s Office
27 April 2016