University of Mauritius

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.

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.

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The first female president of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, at the Budapest Water Summit in 2016. She left office in 2018. Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Why very few women go into politics in Mauritius

In Mauritius there's been little change in cultural norms and values to genuinely support gender egalitarianism.
Professor Amivi Kafui Tete-Benissan (left) teaches cell biology and biochemistry at the University of Lomé, in the capital of Togo. Stephan Gladieu/World Bank/Flickr

How Africa can empower more women to become leaders in science

Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields is a process that involves many parts of a society. Several African countries are setting the pace.

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