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.
Degrees in law and education will be offered.
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
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
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.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren, Media and
Communications Manager, on 01902 32 2736.
Date Issued: Wednesday, 28 March 2012