On 12 March 2018, Mauritius will be celebrating a momentous milestone – the 50th Anniversary of Independence. This Golden Jubilee is a historic occasion which will, undoubtedly, be celebrated with great pride by all Mauritians, without distinction. In this context, a series of National Events and Activities are being organised to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our country’s accession to Independence to culminate in March 2018.

To give due recognition to Members of the Mauritian Diaspora who have forged their way far from their motherland, the University of Mauritius is organizing an International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora. The Conference will take place on Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2018 at the University of Mauritius.

Conference Theme
The theme of the Conference is “Mauritian Diaspora: Showcasing International Success”. Since Independence, many Mauritians have left the shores of their home country to settle abroad and are today very successful in their career. This International Conference aims to bring together Members of Mauritian diaspora from the scholarly and academic fields to engage with their counterparts at the University of Mauritius and other local Universities. It will be a unique forum for sharing of professional experiences and discussing future joint projects. Beyond Academia, this forum aims to build effective Diaspora relationships and opportunities for engagement for the progress of our motherland.

We invite you to join us in February 2018 to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of our country’s Independence!

Day Plans
We plan to dedicate one day of the Conference to each of the following selected disciplines:
Day 1: Tuesday 20 February 2018 – Science & Medicine, Technology & Innovation
Day 2: Wednesday 21 February 2018 – Economics, Business, Finance and Law 
Day 3: Thursday 22 February 2018 – Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

We are looking forward to your positive confirmation to the Organising Committee by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., making reference to any one of the following academic field/disciplines:

  • Science & Medicine, Technology and Innovation
  • Economics, Finance, Business and Law
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Registration and Abstract Submission (For Oral or Poster Presentations)
All submissions should be forwarded via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract Submission: Wednesday 15 November 2017 (as per sample : French Version | English Version)
Notification of Acceptance: Friday 24 November 2017
Registration: Friday 01 December 2017

All participants are required to register. We thank you for kindly registering by filling in the Online Registration Form as early as possible. This will help us plan logistics and catering in advance.

Conference Fees
The Pre-Conference Cocktail/Reception, the Conference Registration and the Gala Dinner are free of charge for participating Members of the Mauritian Diaspora, thanks to the support from the Mauritian Government and our Platinum and Gold Sponsors. 

We encourage you to circulate this notice to colleagues of the Mauritian Diaspora and encourage them to participate in this Conference, targeted especially for you. For more information, please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.