Education

January 05, 2012

UoM Offers New Courses

The year 2012 will open up new opportunities for students who are planning to pursue their higher education at the University of Mauritius (UoM).

Music, art, philosophy, architecture, sociology and specialization in gender studies are some of the new courses that will be offered for the new academic year.

Education and training are considered the bedrock of the country’s competitiveness and initiatives are being taken to realize the government’s vision of transforming Mauritius into a knowledge hub in the region.

The availability of new courses will also help to attract more foreign students to the island.

For the minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Dr Rajesh Jeetah, “New programs will facilitate in further democratizing access to tertiary education and will also ensure more employment opportunities for students.”

The University of Mauritius was recently ranked among the 20 top universities in the African region. We are expecting it to be among the top 10 very soon, stated the minister.

The UoM has also been proclaimed as the only centre of excellence in the Indian Ocean, with the setting up of the first centre for biomedical and biomaterials research.

The vice chancellor of UoM, Professor Konrad Morgan pointed out that the UoM has been continuously expanding over the past years. “We are very proud to be able to help in the development of the nation,” he said.

Besides this other existing tertiary institutions will also be offering new courses very soon.

These include biotechnology, nanotechnology, aeronautical engineering, health sciences, sustainable development and renewable energy, pilot training and marine engineering.

Text by the Independent
 

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