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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

‘Participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting – Physiology/Medicine 29 June – 4 July 2014’

Participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting – Physiology/Medicine
29 June – 4 July 2014
The Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting, which aims at bringing together young scientists from all over the world to meet and interact with Nobel laureates, is held annually in Lindau, Germany. The next meeting is scheduled from 29 June to 4 July 2014 on the theme of physiology/medicine.
The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, which is listed as one of the academic partners of the Lindau Nobel laureates meeting, proposes to nominate one candidate from Mauritius and will meet 50% of the cost of participation while the organisers will meet the remaining 50% of the cost.
In general, young scientists are eligible to be nominated if:
 they are under 35 years of age,
 they study, graduate or have graduated in physiology/medicine or closely related disciplines,
 they can provide records of distinctly above-average academic achievements, and
 they can provide at least one letter of recommendation.
More details about the selection criteria may be obtained from the website:
www.lindau-nobel.org .The nomination process is web-based. Please note that a nomination does not necessarily lead to an invitation to participate in the meeting. The Organising Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will only select the most talented applicants to participate. Applications will not be accepted after 31 October 2013.
Eligible candidates are invited to send their applications by email to the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology, on email address tertiary@mail.gov.mu by 24 October 2013 at latest. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV and their email address.
Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology
26 September 2013

'As long as the people are ignorant, they will be exploited by society. Only through the spread of knowledge is it possible for the ordinary man to appreciate his heritage and at the same time master the environment in which he is living.' Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

‘Courtesy Call’


Dr Francois Fortier, from the United Nations Organisation for Sustainable Development paid a courtesy call upon me. He was actually in Mauritius in the context of the Consultative Workshop on Implementation of MID Strategy - Mainstreaming of Sustainable Development in Tertiary Education Programmes.

‘Opening Ceremony of CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTS IN MAURITIUS Consultation Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development at the ‘Université des Mascareignes’, Rose Hill Campus’


I would like to thank the Southern African Regional Universities Association for the holding of this meeting in Mauritius within its five year programme for Climate Change Capacity Development. This programme which is endorsed by 61 universities is of significant importance to all our countries, and in particular to small island states. The aim of this programme is to strengthen and increase higher education research and innovation, through expanded inter-institutional collaboration and capacity building initiatives throughout the Southern African Development Community region. The forum is one of the instances that will contribute in identifying the issues, in analysing them and develop the way forward in the face of climate change.