The 10th edition of the UoM Research Week reflects the continuity of a successful research culture that has continued to develop and to move to new heights. In line with becoming a more research-oriented University, the UoM tries to nurture this culture among its talented academics who are encouraged to deepen their engagement in research. The Research Week remains the major platform which continues to allow for a greater involvement of academics and researchers all across the different Faculties and Centres.
This 10th edition, in addition, to extending the horizon to include centres falling under the purview of the UoM, goes beyond to extend the calls of Abstracts to other local and regional universities as well. Such interaction will breed more interaction among local and regional centres of learning and research thus providing avenues of future collaboration among the researchers.
Moreover, the different sessions will also provide opportunities for researchers benefiting from different funding schemes to showcase their research endeavours and achievements. Opportunities will be provided to specific research groups with respect to their funded research projects locally and internationally. In particular, this year Principal Investigators from the five major projects funded by the UoM will be invited to elaborate on their achievements and to discuss the way forward.
The Research Week must not be meaningful only to the academic community but to the outside world too. It is thus expected that more people from the industry, policy-making circles and the community at large will have the opportunity to take cognizance of the research deliverables of UoM’s researchers and to what extent can these have an impact on them. Altogether, this interaction must consolidate the linkage between the various researchers and the different stakeholders mentioned and beyond.
We wish you well for an insightful, thought-breaking, impactful and fruitful Research Week 2017.
Prof Sanjeev K Sobhee
The 10th Edition of the UoM Research Week will be organised by the University of Mauritius from 18 to 22 September 2017. This year the Research Week Theme retained is “Connecting Research to the Industry and Community”.
The Research Week aims at providing a consolidated platform for staff, students and researchers to interact and carry out peer discussions on ongoing or emerging research. The main objective of the Research Week is therefore to showcase research being undertaken in the country.
Academic Staff members, Students, Researchers from other Tertiary Education Institutions and the Region and other Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts for oral presentations and poster sessions. Stakeholders from private and public sectors including alumni are welcome to participate.
Registered MPhil/PhD Students at UoM should compulsorily make a presentation of their Research Work/ Work in Progress/ Proposal.
Centres (CBBR, CRSI and ICSTH), Poles of Research Excellence and Principal Investigators for both Externally and Internally Funded Research Projects should mandatorily have a Poster and/or Oral Presentation under their respective Faculty.
Faculty, students, and affiliated researchers are invited to submit up to five (5) abstracts inclusive of oral presentations and poster sessions (either as author or co-author). However, only up to two (2) oral presentations will be allowed per presenter. Oral presentations will be of a duration of 20 minutes (including question time). Poster presentations should be in A1 format.
In case an abstract is not accepted the author may consider submitting same for a poster presentation.
Extended abstracts should be submitted online at latest by 7th August 2017and should include the following details:
The extended abstract should comprise the background and objectives of the study, approach and methodology, major findings of the research work, conclusion and significance, and up to five (5) keywords.
All extended abstracts will be blind reviewed and the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance at latest by Monday 28th August 2017. All abstracts should be formatted as per the template (English |French) and submitted via the online submission system.
Online submission opens on Friday 14th July 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday 7th August 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Monday 28th August 2017
Opens on Friday 14th July 2017
Deadline: Monday 7th August 2017
Notification of Acceptance:
Monday 28th August 2017