Faculty of Ocean Studies
Status of initiative: Completed
August 2015
August 2015
February 2015
Description/achievement of initiative

As the understanding of the ocean and marine environment is critical for the sustainable development of SIDS, Mauritius, in line with the Ocean Economy Roadmap, is spearheading the establishment of a Faculty for Oceans which would not only help build the skills base of youth and mature students from SIDS and landlocked countries like, but also significantly enhance the technical and normative knowledge around ocean matters. The Faculty would also serve to develop a knowledge platform and intensify research and teaching in SIDS whilst empowering SIDS to undertake their own benchmarking practices for a variety of ocean parameters.

Implementation methodologies

- Exchange of staff and postgraduate students- Opportunity for partnerships in terms of joint research projects and sharing of equipments- The faculty will also work out the equivalences.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

- Blended / Face to Face ( Distance Education/ Mixed Mode)- Scholarships for SIDS students will be worked out.- Small Groups- Continuous Professional Development

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

University of Mauritius will overview the expansion of partnerships through signature of MOUs, action plans, activities, which will also be overseen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the parent Ministry, the Ministry of Tertiary Education Research, Science and Technology.


University of Mauritius - Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI) - Board of Investment (BOI) Planned Partnerships - University of Aberdeen - University of Southampton - University of Delaware - IIT Madras
August 2015
August 2015
Degree Courses
February 2015
Short Courses
Resources devoted to implementation
Staff / Technical expertise
Existing and upcoming experts in ocean-related fields
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Date of completion: December 2015
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Professor Romeela Mohee, vc@uom.ac.mu

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