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Délégation chinoise de la Province de Shanxi à l’université de Maurice - 12 Mai 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 4:52 AM by Amreeta Nivault

Un protocole d’accord a été conclu le 12 Mai 2017 lors de la visite de la délégation chinoise des universités de la Province de Shanxi. Ce protocole comprend notamment les possibilités d’échange et de mobilité, des étudiants et du personnel académique, ainsi que des perspectives de coopération dans les secteurs de la recherche.

Le Vice-chancelier de l’UoM, Prof. Dhanjay Jhurry, CSK, a fait une présentation de l’université et des différentes facultés, et il a souligné les secteurs de recherche pertinente à chacune d’elle, où la collaboration avec les universités de Shanxi serait bienvenue. Il a également accueilli la proposition d’une collaboration avec le département français de l’UoM dans le domaine de l’enseignement.

Pour sa part, le Vice-gouverneur des universités de la province de Shanxi, M, Zhang Fuming, précisant la carrure et l’expertise acquise par ces dernières de par leurs nombreuses années d’existence, leur position dans le classement des universités, a montré que cette collaboration sera avantageuse pour l’université de Maurice.

Le pro-Chancelier, M. P. Chitamun CSK, qui présidait cette rencontre, a remercié la délégation pour leurs présentations et leur visite à l’université de Maurice et a formulé le souhait de futures collaborations.

Workshop on Baseline Coastal Data Acquisition, Management and Application to Decision Making . 8 May 2017

posted May 9, 2017, 8:26 PM by Amreeta Nivault

Initiated in September 2014 the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University of Mauritius and the University of Western Australia/Oceans Institute (UWA/OI)  has enabled collaborations in various sectors of the Ocean Economy and  Researches and Scientists of both Universities are  now sharing their knowledge and expertise.

In the opening ceremony of the Training workshop on Baseline Coastal Data Acquisition organized by the Faculty of Ocean Studies, UoM , in collaboration with the (UWA/OI) ,  Prof Jhurry recalled that despite shortage of funds UoM is endeavouring to support the development of the emerging ocean economy for the Republic of Mauritius.  “Not an easy task” he says. Hence the collaboration with a strong partner such as the (UWA/OI) is of great importance. He invited Prof Erika Techera, Director UWA Oceans Institute for further discussions regarding tech transfer and to show to the industry tangible possibilities for development in the ocean sector.

CONGRATULATIONS CEREMONY TO JANE CONSTANCE- 6 MAY 2017 @ POWA

posted May 8, 2017, 11:17 PM by Amreeta Nivault   [ updated May 8, 2017, 11:23 PM ]


Prof D. Jhurry,  précise clairement  au cours La Cérémonie de Félicitations de Jane Constance sélectionnée comme Artiste d Paix, que depuis sa prise de fonction comme Vice Chancelier, il affirme que L’Université doit être considérée comme un partenaire incontournable du secteur privé et publique, pour le développement économique et social du pays ; Mais que cela va de pair avec la prise en compte de la dimension humaine, d’où la collaboration avec les ONG pour mieux servir la communauté.

Ainsi sans hésiter, Il a vivement soutenu l`initiative du Global Rainbow Foundation d`organiser en collaboration avec l’Université de Maurice, cette cérémonie afin d’honorer Jane Constance, la  non voyante  avec un extraordinaire talent de chanteuse, qui a été sélectionnée par UNESCO comme artiste de paix.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

posted Apr 26, 2017, 3:37 AM by Amreeta Nivault   [ updated May 3, 2017, 4:22 AM ]

From Smart University to Smart City.

The knowledge sharing Talks Series (KSTS) is an initiative of the Vice Chancellor, Prof Jhurry to set up a monthly platform for sharing of knowledge for the benefit of the UoM’s Community.

The second talk entitled “From Smart University to Smart City” was given by Associate Professor Tan Xu dong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Mauritius.

The latter explained how the Smart card replaced all the ID cards used by students at the Hang Chow University facilitating access to all services needed during their university life.

In the second part of his presentation he focused on the different applications through internet of things which can be directly accessed on the mobile rendering life of every citizen comfortable and easy. One may witness how the Citybrain system regulating traffic flow reveal the smartness of the City.

 Prof Dhanjay Jhurry,Vice Chancellor,UoMAssoc Prof. Tan Xu dong, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, UoM

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Mardi 28 mars 2017

posted Apr 19, 2017, 2:06 AM by Amreeta Nivault   [ updated May 3, 2017, 4:25 AM ]


Chose promise chose due

Comme il l’avait annoncé à sa prise de fonction, le personnel non académique aura droit à des sessions d’interaction, avec des intervenants extérieurs afin de parfaire leurs connaissances.
Ces conférences auront lieu mensuellement. Un planning a été déjà mis sur pied jusqu'au fin décembre 2017.

Le coup d’envoi a été donné ce 28 Mars au POWA par M. V MOONEEGAN, Managing Director of Ceridian Mauritius Ltd et la conférence s’intitulait « Digital Transformation and Cashless Society »

Talk by V Mooneegan

Friday 24 March 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 5:08 AM by Amreeta Nivault

Meeting with Mr Shridhar Nagarajan,CEO MauBank and Mr  Vishuene Vydelingum, Executive Head Corporate & Institutional Banking, together with
Prof R V Sannassee, Faculty of Law and Management.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss about collaborating with MauBank to mount a Graduate Programme under the Graduate Training and Employment Scheme (GTES). The proposed MauBank Graduate Programme is expected to target 10 unemployed graduates registered with HRDC on the GTS Scheme on a yearly basis.

The interesting feature of this programme is that MauBank will be committed to employ the graduates upon satisfactory completion of the programme, which will be assessed by UoM.

The Vice-Chancellor welcomed this initiative and expressed his wish of using this model to showcase and invite other companies to provide similar programmes for other fields.

He also emphasized on the need to work closely with Industry to be able to bring the country to greater heights.

The idea of setting up of an incubator at UoM was also discussed and both parties were agreeable to work together and look into the possibility of signing a general MoU.

The Vice-Chancellor thanked Mr Shridhar Nagarajan and Mr Vishuene Vydelingum for their visit and reiterated the interest of the University to collaborate with MauBank on various projects.

Le 4 avril 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 4:14 AM by Amreeta Nivault

    Les points saillants du message du Vice-Chancelier à la première activité de la faculté d’ICDT

Ayant pris note de l’évolution dans le monde digital et dans tout ce qui se fait à L`université dans ce domaine, en particulier, le fait d’avoir une adresse IPv6 déjà réservée, le vice-chancelier a mis l’accent avec beaucoup d'ardeur sur les points suivants:
-Le fait que l`université devrait se démarquer en proposant des formations innovantes dans  le domaine des TIC.
-Que les TIC constituent un domaine de prédilection pour des collaborations secteurs privés et publics et que L’université possède le capital humain indispensable pour faire avancer des projets.
-Que les recherches entreprises à la nouvelle faculté devraient impacter sur la population mauricienne, par exemple, dans le domaine des apps pour le diabète.
-Que l’Université se doit de voir ses partenaires institutionnels plus souvent comme des collaborateurs que des compétiteurs. De ce fait le support matériel, pédagogique et  financiers de L`Agence de la francophonie  est très apprécié. 

Wednesday 22 March 2017

posted Mar 26, 2017, 11:00 PM by Amreeta Nivault



Professor Jhurry meets RUFORUM Vice-Chancellors

Professor Jhurry met with Vice-Chancellors from 4 African Universities (Senegal, Uganda and Cameroon), who are Members of RUFORUM and the Deputy Executive Secretary of RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture). The Vice-Chancellors were participating in the African Economic Platform held in Mauritius from 20 to 22 March 2017,organised by the African Union Commission with the main mission of fostering policy dialogue between government,the private sector and the academia in African countries.  

The objective of Vice-Chancellors participating in the AEP was to use the platform to put forward key messages from Academia to the attending Heads of States to champion development of Education Science Technology in Africa. They shared with Professor Jhurry the main issues discussed during the forum.

Although he could not participate in the AEP due to time constraints, Professor Jhurry reassured his Vice-Chancellor colleagues of his full support of the ideas put forward by them. He shared with them some of his own ideas for the promotion of research and innovation for Mauritius through positioning of the University of Mauritius as a provider of intellectual capital working closely with the Government and Industry.

 Professor Jhurry also talked about the concept of a Corporate Scientific Responsibility Scheme as part of the current Corporate Social Responsibility dedicated for the development of research and innovation. 
The visiting Vice-Chancellors found the concept very interesting and innovative and agreed to bring it to the knowledge of African leaders and governments. 

To conclude, the Visiting Vice-Chancellors extended an invitation to Professor Jhurry to join them at the next Meeting of the 10 Heads of State scheduled for October 2017 in Malawi.


Friday 17 March 2017

posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:26 AM by Amreeta Nivault

VC’s First Council Meeting

The Vice-Chancellor attended his first Council Meeting. He was introduced to Council Members by the Chairperson of the Council.  In his PowerPoint Presentation, the Vice-Chancellor expounded his vision for the University and how he intends to achieve the goals thereby set up.

He emphasised on the Triple Helix Model which he intends to use to make the UoM play fully its role in terms of diffusion and production of knowledge and of being a leader in the field of Innovation. Members were apprised of strategic actions that he would take and of actions already taken upon assumption of duty.
 
He reassured Council Members that he wants to uphold the image of University by instilling trust among staff, students and other stakeholders.

Council Members commended his priorities and gave full support to his vision of transforming the University of Mauritius into a leading international tertiary education provider and a research-led University.

Monday 20 March 2017

posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:22 AM by Amreeta Nivault   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 2:34 AM ]

Meeting with the University of Mauritius Academic Staff Union (UMASU)

The Vice-Chancellor met with Executive Members of the UMASU in his office.
He  reiterated his vision for taking the University of Mauritius to greater heights, through quality curriculum, vibrant research, stronger impact on the national level and closer service to the community.
 
Issues discussed at the meeting pertained to the adoption of the Total Workload Model for academics and its pilot implementation, the proposed mechanism for allocation of research funds and the introduction of a Research Assessment Exercise to gauge the research status at the UoM before considering the Research Credit policy. 

Both Management and UMASU have agreed on working together in the interest of the institution and in enhancing academics’ contribution to research.

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