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Appointment of Vice-Chancellor

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About Research Strategy

UOM subscribes to the widely-held belief that undergraduate teaching should be informed and supported by research active staff. It is thus equally important to encourage and support research throughout the University at a level that will allow all staff a reasonable opportunity to establish a research career, and to make continued access to research time/infrastructure. This will serve to increase the pool of potential researchers and broaden research career opportunities. In a framework of enhancing UOM’s profile, and maintaining and diversifying resources and facilities, the following prime objectives have been proposed for the next 5 years of the development of UOM research:

Foster and grow an active research culture that inspires discovery and innovation with emphasis on research of excellence that is world-significant

  • recognise and support the university’s areas of research strength by putting in place resource allocation models which aim to maximise the opportunities for good researchers to research ; (identify the University’s strongest research areas and by appropriately supporting these areas at a level which will allow them to further enhance their current strength. The objective is to give our successful research areas and our established research “stars” a chance to shine and to reach out to other researchers within the University and externally, nationally and internationally);
  • focus and support research in a few niche areas
  • promote team research through UOM Excellence Park, Specialized Laboratories , Research Units/Observatories/Centres/Institutes, and Research Groups , besides individual projects;
  • increase overall research funding levels and diversify funding sources; rationalise funding stream;
  • develop plans to improve research quality and impact;
  • set criteria for assessing research quality and conduct research assessments;
  • increase citations by raising the profile and accessibility of UOM research;
  • reward excellence and achievement in research;
  • develop outreach activities aimed at enhancing the research and innovation culture nationwide;
  • encourage organization of national and international research events;
  • develop and consolidate pathways to ventilate research findings of UOM research ;

2. Create synergies, strengthen inter-disciplinary and collaborative research through increasing the number of functional and strategic internal and external links

  • identify emerging strategic, inter-disciplinary priority areas with special focus on potential income-generating research and consultancies;
  • put in place mechanisms and incentives to support such multi-discipline research activity;
  • integrate the activities of the various research into the core research endeavours of the University;
  • promote high-impact collaboration with other leading universities worldwide;
  • develop search criteria for next and future generation researchers (especially from the Mauritian Diaspora) to lead collaborative research;

3. Build future research and research capacity

  • invest in world-class research infrastructure and administrative support structures that are recognised as best practice; due consideration of a world-class central analytical facility;
  • promote a vibrant research environment which attracts and retains the best researchers and values and rewards their contributions;
  • effectively and efficiently manage research;
  • emphasis on quality research training;
  • attract outstanding research students or researchers, new talents and potentials; and train and develop the next generation of research leaders to the best international standards;
  • appoint and retain high-calibre researchers;
  • aspire to effective and efficient high degree research administration with low withdrawal rates, high throughput and exemplary supervision;
  • to grow research activity;

4. Increase research income from external sources to support more research broadly

  • put in place mechanisms, processes, incentives and support structures that will enhance the University’s ability to attract research grant funding, contract research and consultancies;
  • stimulate knowledge transfer and commercialisation
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