Mauritius makes headway to be education hub

12 years, 12 months ago - March 04, 2011
Over the past few months, several higher education institutions have been set up in Mauritius including JSS Academy of Technical Education, Middlesex University and JR School. According to the BOI, there are a number of new knowledge projects in the pipeline and should materialise in the next three years.

Over the past few months, several higher education institutions have been set up in Mauritius including JSS Academy of Technical Education, Middlesex University and JR School. According to the BOI, there are a number of new knowledge projects in the pipeline and should materialise in the next three years. 

A hall of residence will be set up to accommodate the increasing number of international students while new and attractive study programmes would be developed.

Study Mauritius, a one-stop-shop for tertiary education set up to provide access to information for both potential local and foreign students, is now operating at full speed.

Officially inaugurated last week by the Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Mr Rajesh Jeeta, Study Mauritius will contribute to making Mauritius a regional hub for tertiary education.

The Study Mauritius office will be instrumental in putting Mauritius on the world higher education map by assisting in destination branding and building a regional reputation.

“This trend is a clear signal that Mauritius is on the right track to transform itself into a knowledge hub and attain its objective of increasing the gross tertiary enrolment rate to 70% by 2015 and attracting 100,000 foreign students by 2020,” the BOI said.

 

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