The University of Wolverhampton

New Mauritius branch campus launched

The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new branch campus in Mauritius as part of its commitment to partnership and development for the global economy.

The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new branch campus in Mauritius as part of its commitment to partnership and development for the global economy.

Degrees in law and education will be offered.Hon Dr Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science Research and Technology, Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Mr Ramnath Jeetah Trust and Hon Dr Arvin Bollell G.O.S.K, Minister of Foreign affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade sign the agreement

The official launch of the new campus took place on Monday, 26 March 2012 and was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Dr The Hon. Arvin Boolell, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, Hon Rajesh Jeetah and the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer.

They signed a partnership agreement sealing the relationship between Wolverhampton and Mauritius.

Work is currently under way on the brand new campus in the Cybercity at Ebene, which will be run in partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Trust.

The University also launched a Mauritius Alumni Association, with Wolverhampton graduate The Honourable Mr Yatindra Nath Varma, the Attorney General of Mauritius, as its Honorary President.

The launch at the Hennessy Park Hotel featured a welcome address via video from the University’s Chancellor, The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC, which highlights Wolverhampton’s commitment to expanding education provision in Mauritius. The video was produced by students with support from the University’s Institute of Media Arts.

Lord Paul said: “The Wolverhampton initiative in Mauritius responds to one of the most significant trends in the area of higher education – the internationalisation of learning and the value of transferring and sharing knowledge.“

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “Our focus at the University of Wolverhampton is to provide an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students, whether they study with us in the UK or overseas.

“We are proud to have many successful graduates from Mauritius, and are looking forward to building closer links with them through our new business graduate club.

“The launch of our campus in Mauritius is a new chapter in our relationship with the country and our key focus is to nurture and enhance educational development.”

The Mauritius branch campus will open later this year. In partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Trust, the University will offer law degrees and an MA in Education.

The University currently has 150 graduates from Mauritius, the majority of whom studied law.

Honorary President, The Hon. Mr Yatindra Nath Varma, is the Attorney General of the Government of Mauritius, a position he has held since 2010. He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with an LLB (Hons) Law in 1998.

The University of Wolverhampton has established links with universities in 30 countries and has over 2,500 international students from over 100 countries living and studying in Wolverhampton.

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Picture: Hon Dr Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science Research and Technology, Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Mr Ramnath Jeetah G.O.S.K, Chairman of the Ramnath Jeetah Trust and Hon Dr Arvin Bollell G.O.S.K, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade sign the agreement.

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