Welcome

John GrattanWelcome to Aberystwyth University in Mauritius!

Wherever you come from, and whatever your plans and hopes for the future, we are delighted you are considering studying with us.

Aberystwyth University was founded in 1872 and is a traditional university because we focus on both research and teaching. In our Strategic Plan, we aim for research with excellence that makes a real difference, and teaching that inspires. We want our excellent student experience to include being in an environment where we work together to find solutions to the world’s problems.

We are also a traditional university because we respect our history – but we also look forward and face new challenges in new ways. In 1885 my predecessor Thomas Charles Edwards, the first Principal of the University, made scholarships available to excellent students regardless of their nationality, religion or background – a revolutionary idea for the time! He wanted to encourage excellence and create opportunities, just as we do today; and he said 'Great Colleges become what they are by opening their gates to all comers'.

For the past 130 years we have been welcoming women and men from all around the world to Aber. It’s a beautiful, bilingual place with staff and students from more than 100 countries. But now we want many more students to be able to study for and gain an Aberystwyth degree even if this is not the right time for them to come to the UK. Our Mauritius campus is in another beautiful, bilingual place, and it shares values, aims and opportunities with our Aber home. Please join us here, and help us bring Aberystwyth to the world.

Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor

 

Welcome from the Academic Campus Director

I am delighted to warmly welcome you to Aberystwyth University Mauritius branch campus, which opened in 2015 as part of our international strategy to offer an Aberystwyth University (ABER) education to the wider world. Since we opened we have had the pleasure of working in partnership with the local community in Mauritius to provide a world class educational experience to students from all over the globe and our academic team offers teaching and research that inspires and strengthens curiosity and knowledge.

We currently provide Bachelor and Master’s degrees in computer science, law, business management, accounting and finance and we rank highly in prestigious international league tables. We are in the top 300-350 universities worldwide and amongst the top 40 in the UK, according to the QS World Rankings league tables. In addition 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard or higher (REF 2014) and 91% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduation, making ABER a University of choice.

The Aberystwyth University motto translates as “A world without knowledge is no world at all” which inspires the ABER faculty to offer a high quality, transformative and innovative University education which supports inclusivity and diversity. The home campus in the UK and the Mauritius branch have constantly engaged with the community through competitions, sports and charity fundraising events which support the value of lifelong education. Joining Aberystwyth University Mauritius helps you embrace new academic challenges and develop theories and concepts in your chosen discipline. When you enrol and engage with ABER in studying for academic qualifications and participating in extra curricula activities it benefits you in many ways. For instance, we help you to achieve module content knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, time management, cultural intelligence and self reflection which enables you to showcase your accomplishments and competitive advantage when applying for worldwide employment opportunities or completing applications for further academic studies.

When you are studying with us you will meet our University mascot, the endemic fody songbird (endangered) and protected as part of a successful conservation project. The nurturing that happens within nature is what we recreate at ABER to give you a chance to exceed your University expectations and accomplish your academic aspirations. Just as the colourful songbird buzzes freely and happily around, at ABER we encourage students to take part in the excitement of connecting and sharing academic knowledge with the wider world.

On a personal note, I look forward to welcoming you soon to Aberystwyth University Mauritius and helping inspire you to achieve further academic success. For more detailed information please do contact us on www.aber.ac.uk/Mauritius

Dr Susan Busby, Academic Campus Director