New building enhances University presence in Mauritius

More than 120 students currently study with the University in Mauritius and the new Branch Campus building will enable this number to expand significantly.

Based in the rapidly-growing Cyber City, Ebene, on the outskirts of Port Louis, the development is part of a partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Education Trust.

Helen Lloyd Wildman, University of Wolverhampton Registrar and Secretary, said: “Our vision for the Mauritius Branch Campus is for it to become our African hub, attracting students from across the continent. The campus also gives staff and students from Wolverhampton the chance to work and study in Mauritius.

“In November, we will host our first graduation ceremony there and this will also act as the official launch of our new building.

“Our key aim now is to further develop our course offer and grow student numbers, offering a fantastic student experience in the heart of Mauritius.”

Courses being run there currently include law, education and sports management. The courses are validated by the University of Wolverhampton and accredited by The Mauritius Tertiary Education Council.

The Mauritius Branch Campus enhances the University’s internationalisation agenda and was the first of the University’s international branch campuses.

Through the Ramnath Jeetah Trust on the island, which funded the new build, the University began to deliver courses about a year ago. The University and the Trust share aims to advance education and widen participation.

The Mauritius Alumni Association was launched in 2010, led by The Hon. Yatindra Nath Varma, the Attorney General of the Government of Mauritius and a former University of Wolverhampton graduate.

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For more information please contact Emma Pugh in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322736.

Date Issued: May 21

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