University of Mauritius (UoM)

Starting as the College of Agriculture, the University of Mauritius (UoM), established in 1965 is the leading institution in the Tertiary Education Sector in Mauritius. Originally, it 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. It has also a Centre for Medical Research and Studies, a Centre for Distance Education, a Centre for Information Technology and Systems, and a Consultancy Centre. The core mission of the University is the creation and dissemination of knowledge and understanding for the citizens of Mauritius and the international community.

The UoM has undergone rapid expansion over the last decade and is continuing to expand with a student growth rate of about 10% annually. Programmes have changed steadily from sub-degree certificate/diploma levels to undergraduate and taught masters Programmes, as well as research at postgraduate level. Around 10,000 students enrolled on various programmes that were offered at the UoM for the academic year 2009/2010.

The Chemical and Environmental Engineering department, under the Faculty of Engineering, is the local active partner of the CODWAP project. The department offers Chemical Engineering as the core programme and allows students with the choice to specialize in either Environmental or Renewable Energy engineering at the end of their fourth year of studies. A module in Solid Waste Management, comprising of course contents related to integrated solid waste management principles, recycling, composting, incineration and landfilling is offered to final year students graduating in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. The department has an environmental Laboratory and a composting laboratory which provides facilities for pedagogical teaching & learning and research oriented experiments and studies to be carried out. The department is especially renowned for its high level research and publications in composting.


Contact person: Prof. Dr. Romeela Mohee