- 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
Laying of Foundation Stone of the University Campus, Pamplemousses today 11th of June 2014 at 1630 hrs
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 7:28 AM
During his meeting with the Prime Minister in 2012, Professor Robert Huber, Nobel Prize Laureate, Chemistry mentioned the possibility of Mauritian scientists to participate in the landau Nobel Laureates Meeting. The Lindau Nobel Laureates meeting, which dates back to 1951, aims at bringing together young scientists from all over the world to meet and interact with Nobel Laureates. Every year, about 600 young scientists can participate in the meetings, which are attended by about 20 to 35 Nobel Prize winners. The meetings are inspired by the guiding principles “Educate, Inspire, Connect”. They focus alternately on a different discipline. Last year the discipline was Chemistry and the meeting was attended by two Mauritian candidates (i) Ms Bibi Naziah Jaufeerally from the University of Mauritius (ii)Ms Aazraa Oumayyah Pankan from Nottingham University, Malaysia. Nominations should be done by academic partners who organise only the first stage of the selection process. The final decision is taken by the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Council panel. The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology has signed a MOU with Lindau Nobel Laureates Council to become and academic partner. 50 % of the cost of participation is met by the ministry and 50% by Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Council. This year, Dr Arnaud Dominique L’Omelette and Mr Keshav Beeharry have been selected by Lindau Nobel Laureates Council.
Posted by Rajesh Jeetah at 6:53 AM