Join Us to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius!-
International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora 2018 – Organised by
The University of Mauritius – 20, 21 and 22 February 2018

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 the 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. It is with immense pleasure that we invite you to join us in February 2018 to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of our country’s Independence. We would be greatly honoured by your participation in our International Conference of the Mauritian Academic Diaspora.

Day Plans
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, Arts and Humanities
Conference Programme: To be communicated in due course
Registration and Abstract Submission (Oral or Poster Presentations)
All submissions should be forwarded via email mdc@uom.ac.mu

Deadlines
Abstract Submission: Friday 03 November 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Friday 17 November 2017
Registration deadline: Friday 01 December 2017

Communication
We encourage you to circulate this notice to colleagues of the Mauritian Diaspora and encourage them to participate in this Conference which is targeted especially for you. We invite you to go to our dedicated website http://www.uom.ac.mu/mdc2018 for more information or contact us by email: mdc@uom.ac.mu

We look forward to hearing from you!
Professor Dhanjay JHURRY, CSK
Vice-Chancellor & Chair, Organising Committee

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