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University of Mauritius

The University of Mauritius (UoM) is the oldest and also the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curricula offered. It has built its reputation on its standing as the premier national Higher Education Institution in Mauritius contributing towards innovation and sustainable development. UoM is situated in Réduit, a small town in the heart of Mauritius and was founded in 1965 with an essentially national perspective.  

Initially, the university had only three Schools, namely that of Agriculture, of Administration and of Industrial Technology. It has since grown and now comprises six Faculties - namely Agriculture, Engineering, Law & Management, Science, Social Studies & Humanities, and Ocean Studies, the latter being a new Faculty introduced in 2014. In order to enhance its traditional face to face teaching mode UoM has introduced Innovative Learning Technologies such as distance education and online learning. The university has also incorporated various specialised centres such as the Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL), the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), the Research Centre for Slavery and Indenture (RCSI), the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Bio-materials and Biomedical Research (CBBR) and the Centre for Professional Legal Studies (CPLS).

Today UoM offers 42 postgraduate and 154 undergraduate degree programmes, all of which are internationally recognised and include quality assurance mechanisms such as the external examiner system and links with renowned Universities worldwide.  Currently the student population is around 12 000, which comprises about 70 international students. The university employs approximately 295 full-time academic staff, around 500 part-time academic staff and 721 non-academic staff.

The ESEFA initiative at UoM is being coordinated by a team in the Software and Information Systems Department in the Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies; a newly created faculty since 2017 . Through this partnership UoM aims to inculcate the use of a SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system to its undergraduate students.  Initially the ES Fundamentals curriculum started as a short course open to all tertiary students and has provided integration of the ESEFA curricula, since 2016, into study programmes at UoM.

Website Links

University of Mauritius website:  www.uom.ac.mu/​  

Software and Information Systems Department:  http://www.uom.ac.mu/foicdt/index.php/sis

Faculty of Information, Communication and Digital Technologies:  http://www.uom.ac.mu/foicdt/

ESEFA coordinators

Mrs Zarine Cadersaib:  z.cadersaib@uom.ac.mu                                                      

Dr Baby Gobin-Rahimbux:  b.gobin@uom.ac.mu