I was very happy to be at the wonderful venue in the final Collaborative Mauritius Network 2011 and to give the support of my Ministry, to the Collaborative Mauritius Network initiative. This long awaited initiative aims at fostering cross collaboration between key Mauritian public sector institutions and organisations. “Collaborative Mauritius” in its actions has so far proven its importance as an overall mechanism for the identification of Innovative projects of commercial potential. It is via the collaborative efforts of this network that the research-industry ’gap’ can be narrowed for the benefit of the economy and enhancement of our knowledge base. I envisage the Collaborative Mauritius Network Initiative to set the new standards for Innovation in this country and lead it to new heights. In parallel, Collaborative Mauritius will also serve to promote a fundamental and important innovative mindset change necessary for the running of an innovation platform that propel Mauritius into an exciting Future.
- 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 proceeded to the opening ceremony of the Author’s Workshop organised by (Elsevier) Science Direct. The Central on-line library which comprises of two major providers of e-journals namely Emerald and EBSCO was launched on 04 February 2010. The databases from these two providers enabled access to more than 17,000 articles and journals and to 560 volume titles of eBooks collections (Emerald). The eBooks collection covers subjects such as: Strategy, Accounting and Finance, Organizational Studies, Economics, Politics, Linguistics, Sociology and Healthcare and Education. At the request of academics the Tertiary Education Commission took the initiative in March 2011, of subscribing with Elsevier (Science Direct). This subscription provides access to more than 1,800 international peer reviewed e-journals and more than 8,000 articles. My Ministry fully supports the initiative to open access to e-journals and eBooks as this will definitely help in the positioning of Mauritius in the region as a world class knowledge hub and the gate way to post secondary education. Furthermore, this will surely act as a catalyst to enhance teaching & learning and research.
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