Message from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academia)
UoM’s quest of expanding its research horizon has been unshrinking over the past few years and particularly since the last edition of its Research Week. This trend clearly depicts the unflinching commitments of academics to be further active in their research endeavours. While the last edition itself bears testimony to the increasing momentum in research involvement and deliverables, with submissions of more than 200 abstracts from staff and students, it is expected that the 11th edition will be even more successful. The broad theme ‘Impactful Research’ chosen for this edition is to provide still greater opportunities for researchers to participate widely in disseminating their findings from different perspectives. Also worth noting, this theme is very much in line with the vision of the UoM to become a ‘Research Engaged and Entrepreneurial University’.
As customary, the Research Week remains exclusively the most important disseminating research platform which allows for most significant involvement, dedication and interaction of academics and students across the different faculties and centres on campus. The Call for Abstracts has been enlarged to rope in researchers who have been and are still working jointly on projects or papers with UoM staff. This is to allow for greater visibility of the research being undertaken by the UoM staff and that of the UoM as well. Moreover, it is expected that interaction with other partners will further enhance the cross-fertilisation of views and ideas and consolidate the base for more in-depth academic collaboration.
In addition, the different sessions will provide opportunities for researchers benefiting from different funding schemes to showcase their research commitments and achievements. Opportunities will be provided to specific research groups which have benefited from alternative sources of funding - locally and internationally – to be more visible in what they do.
In line with the different internally funding schemes that have been introduced since last year and the approval for funding of pertinent research projects carried out by Poles of Research (PREs and PRs) and other teams of researchers, it is expected that this Research Week per se will extend beyond just the academic community. It is anticipated that the 11th Edition will involve more people from the industry, policy-making circles and the community at large. Undoubtedly, these deliberations either through oral or visual presentations, will create the opportunity for all stakeholders to take cognizance of the research deliverables, findings, importance and policy recommendations of UoM researchers.
It is my pleasure therefore to wish all of you well for an insightful, thought-breaking, impactful and fruitful Research Week 2019.
Prof Sanjeev K Sobhee
Call for Abstracts and Papers
11th Edition of the UoM Research Week
22 - 26 April 2019
Theme: Impactful Research
The 11th Edition of the UoM Research Week will be organised by the University of Mauritius from 22 to 26 April 2019.
The Research Week aims at providing a consolidated platform for staff, students and researchers to interact and carry out peer discussions on ongoing and emerging research issues. The main objective of the Research Week is, therefore, to showcase research being undertaken at the University which to a large extent is in line with national interest.
Members of academic staff, students, researchers from other Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) and collaborative partners are invited to submit extended Abstracts/Papers for Oral Presentations and Poster Sessions. Stakeholders from private and public sectors, including alumni are also welcome to participate in this endeavour.
Centres (CBBR, CRSI and ICSTH) and Poles of Research (PREs/PRs) should showcase their achievements through either Poster and/or Oral Presentation under their respective Faculty.
It is compulsory for registered MPhil/PhD students at UoM to participate actively in this 11th edition of the Research Week through any form of presentation of their intended research, or work in progress or achievements to date.
Faculty members, students and affiliated researchers are invited to submit up to Five (5) Abstracts/Papers inclusive of Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation (either as author or co-author). However, only up to two (2) Oral Presentations will be allowed per presenter. Oral Presentations will be of a duration of 20 minutes (including Q & A). Poster Presentations should conform to the A1 format.
Although each Faculty has a special theme for this edition of the Research Week, the Organising Committee welcomes submissions under the broad UoM Research Week Theme “Impactful Research”. For any additional information, please contact the Faculty.
In case an Abstract/Paper is not accepted the author may consider submitting same as a Poster Presentation.
Abstracts and Papers should be submitted online at latest by 28 February 2019 and should include the following details:
• The presentation title (up to 20 words);
• The name, affiliation and email of all authors;
• Paper type (oral or poster);
• A word description (between 500 and 700 words) of the presentation (extended Abstract).
The Abstract/Paper should comprise the background and objectives of the study, approach and methodology, major findings of the research work, conclusion and significance, along with up to five (5) keywords.
All Abstracts and full Papers will be blind-reviewed and accepted Abstracts will appear in the Book of Abstracts while selected full Papers will be published in the research week 2019 Book of Proceedings. The corresponding author will be notified of acceptance at latest by 29 March 2019. All Abstracts and Papers should be formatted as per the templates and submitted via the online submission system
DEADLINES / IMPORTANT DATES
Online submission opens on Thursday 10th January 2019
Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline: Thursday 28th February 2019
Notification of Acceptance: Friday 29th March 2019