University of Mauritius
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
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