UK’s Wolverhampton University enhances Mauritius presence with new campus building
The new Branch Campus building, in partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Education Trust, is expected to help in significantly expanding the current student strength of 120. (Image: UKEAS)
The University of Wolverhampton, a leading UK University and a major player in Britain’s higher education sector, has opened a new branch campus building in Mauritius, spurring on the island economy as it plans to develop into a major African education hub.
Based in Ebene, on the outskirts of Port-Louis, the offshore branch of Wolverhampton University started to deliver courses about a year ago where it currently accommodates 120 students.
The new Branch Campus building, in partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Education Trust, is expected to help expand this number significantly.
“Our vision for the Mauritius Branch Campus is for it to become our African hub, attracting students from across the continent. It is also expected to give staff and students from Wolverhampton the chance to work and study in Mauritius,” said Helen Lloyd Wildman, the University of Wolverhampton Registrar and Secretary.
“In November, we will host our first graduation ceremony there and this will also act as the official launch ceremony for our new building,” she added.
Courses being run there currently include law, education and sports management.
The courses are validated by the University of Wolverhampton and accredited by Mauritius’ Tertiary Education Council.
“Our key aim now is to further develop our course offer and grow student numbers, offering a fantastic student experience in the heart of Mauritius,” Helen Lloyd Wildman said.
The University of Wolverhampton is a leading player in tertiary education in the UK, contributing to knowledge transfer, economic development, wealth creation and social justice.
In partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Education Trust, the Mauritius Branch Campus enhances the University’s internationalization agenda by being the first international branch campuses of the University.