I was at the official launching of the 2011 Book Fair organized by ‘Editions Le Printemps’ in presence of eminent personalities. The International Book Fair 2011 is a platform for stakeholders in the book and edition industries, and I hope teachers, students and the public in general will take the opportunity of this Fair to reach out and communicate with major players in the field. This initiative of the ‘Editions Le Printemps’, is also a good example of public/private partnerships in support in our educational system. As part of their social responsibility, other institutions should come up with similar initiatives, thereby illustrating the importance of dissemination of knowledge at all levels through a diversity of channels. I am confident that this 6th Book Fair will have a wide publicity and will encourage students to read in an increasingly knowledge intensive, scientific and technological world of today. This event is also targeted towards the population at large, providing an exposure to more affordable reading materials in particular in areas of Science, Technology and Research. I urge you to seize this opportunity to learn more about the world of books and the electronic media in particular in areas of Science, Research and Technology. I wish the Book Fair 2011 all the success it deserves!
- Rajesh Jeetah
- Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology
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I launched the ‘MRC Research Grant Application Course’, today at the Ebène Heights, Ebène. The Research Grant Application Course is yet another initiative that we are organizing in order to promote a research culture that we want to see established in our tertiary institutions. The main objective of this course is to impart participants the skills of proposal write-up for submission to local and international funding institutions and I am pleased to learn that this course which targets young academics and research students from a wide range of disciplines has already attracted a lot of interest. The disciplines that we are covering include the life sciences, economics and finance, agriculture and environment, sustainable development and environmental modeling, engineering and ICTs. The onus rests with researchers/applicants to make use of the tools to achieve further academic excellence that hopefully will also have an impact on society. Perhaps as a first step I may even suggest our young bright Mauritian minds to make use of the current MRC research grant schemes to exercise their newly acquired skills.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 4:32 PM