The University of Mauritius

The University of Mauritius (UoM) is the oldest and also the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curricula offered. It has built its reputation on its standing as the premier national Higher Education Institution in Mauritius contributing towards innovation and sustainable development. UoM is situated in Réduit, a small town in the heart of Mauritius and was founded in 1965.

Initially, the university had only three Schools, namely that of Agriculture, of Administration and of Industrial Technology. It has since grown and now comprises six Faculties - namely Agriculture, Engineering, Law & Management, Science, Social Studies & Humanities, and Ocean Studies. In order to enhance its traditional face to face teaching mode UoM has introduced Innovative Learning Technologies such as distance education and online learning. The university has also incorporated various specialised centres such as the Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL), the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), the Research Centre for Slavery and Indenture (RCSI), the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Bio-materials and Biomedical Research (CBBR) and the Centre for Professional Legal Studies (CPLS).

Today UoM offers 42 postgraduate and 154 undergraduate degree programmes, all of which are internationally recognised. Currently the student population is around 12 000, which comprises about 70 international students. The ESEFA initiative at UoM is being coordinated by a team in the Mechanical and Production Engineering Department in the Faculty of Engineering.

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