Building pan-African Bioinformatics Capacity

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    University of Mauritius, Department of Digital Technologies (Member Node)

    Established in 1965 by an Act of Parliament to assist in the development of the country, the University of Mauritius (UoM), is the premier University of the Republic of Mauritius. The former College of Agriculture which was set up in 1914 became the foundation stone on which the bases of the UoM were laid. Initially consisting of the Schools of Agriculture, Administration and Industrial Technology, the UoM has grown significantly over the past five decades and presently comprises of the Faculties of Agriculture, Engineering, Law & Management, Science, Social Studies & Humanities, and Information, Communication and Digital Technologies. The University also comprises 6 Centres: Centre for Innovative and Lifelong Learning, Centre for Biomedical and Biomaterials Research, Centre for Professional Legal Studies, Centre for International Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality, Centre for Research on Slavery and Indenture and the Centre for Information Technology and Services. Other units are the Doctoral School, a Knowledge Transfer Office and a Confucius Institute. The UoM is the largest University of the country both in terms of student population and programmes offered, having a student enrolment figure of around 10,500, offering 226 programmes of studies (181 undergraduate programmes and 45 postgraduate programmes) as well as MPhil/PhD programmes. It has a full time staff of about 1000 (with around 300 academic and rest consisting of administrative, technical and support staff). The UoM also employs a significant number of industry professionals on a part time basis to support full time academics.

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