How African universities can boost research uptake

By Romeela Mohee African institutions can learn from the University of Mauritius’s push to make science visible, says Romeela Mohee. Knowledge transfer from universities to the world of policy and practice has always been a challenge around the world. In fact, donors see it as a strategic issue, so it has become a source of …

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Link African labs to industry, says Mauritian president

By Imogen Mathers If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.Africa’s 54 countries have wildly differing economic outlooks and research landscapes. But across the board, they suffer from a shortage of local scientific skills needed to improve access to water, energy, nutritious food and reliable …

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Mauritius hosts institute aiding African S&T training

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT LOUIS] An international charity and non-governmental organisation that works to promote Africa’s scientific independence has launched a local office in Mauritius to help boost research and development (R&D) on the continent. The opening of a local office of the UK-headquartered Planet Earth Institute (PEI) late last year (23 November) is to …

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Mauritius launches online weather portal for farmers

By Nasseem Ackbarally [PORT LOUIS] Mauritius has launched an agricultural decision support system (ADSS) to collect and disseminate timely and accurate information on weather and climate change. The ADSS will relay information about temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind speed and direction and solar radiation to farmers, university students and researchers. With the system, data collected by …

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What islands can learn from Mauritius about tourism and entertainment

Vanessa GB Gowreesunkar, Mauritius Institute of Education Tourism remains incredibly important for island destinations – and that trend shows no signs of slowing down or reversing. The tourism industry provides business opportunities and contributes to economic development on islands. But research shows that the tourists of the 21st century are more demanding and have different …

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