University of Mauritius

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University of Mauritius
University of Mauritius.jpg
Motto Transforming lives, inspiring change
Established 1965 (1965)
Type Public
Chancellor Sir Ramesh Jeewoolall
Vice-Chancellor Professor Romeela Mohee
Admin. staff 1,048
Students 15,227[1]
Location Réduit, Moka, Mauritius
Coordinates: 20°14′1.9968″S 57°29′49.3″E / 20.233888000°S 57.497028°E / -20.233888000; 57.497028
Colours White and Blue         
Website www.uom.ac.mu

The University of Mauritius (UOM) (French: Université de Maurice) is a national University in Mauritius. It is the oldest and largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. The public university's main campus is located at Réduit, Moka. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was accompanied by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, inaugurated the University on 24th March 1972.[2]

Faculties[edit]

Originally, the university had three schools, namely Agriculture, Administration and Industrial Technology. It has since expanded to comprise five faculties, namely Agriculture, Engineering, Law and Management, Science, and Social Studies & Humanities. The programmes of the University are internationally recognised and include quality assurance mechanisms such as the external examiner system and links with renowned Universities worldwide.[citation needed]

Students Union[edit]

The Students Union, established in 1971, is run by and for students. It works for the interest of students. Four student form part of the student union, the membership fee being included in the registration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 12.16 - University of Mauritius - Enrolment and new admissions and output by course level and faculty". Statistics Mauritius. p. 152. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "History". University of Mauritius. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 

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