Welcome

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Vice ChancellorWelcome to Aberystwyth University (Mauritius Branch Campus)!

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. Our Mauritius campus is in another beautiful, bilingual place, and it shares values, aims and opportunities with our Aber home.

Professor Elizabeth Treasure, 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.

I am looking forward to our first graduation in 2018.

Dr Susan Busby, Academic Campus Director