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


Online submission opens on Thursday 10th January 2019

Abstract/Paper Submission Deadline: Thursday 28th February 2019

Notification of Acceptance:  Friday 29th March 2019

Online Submission:
Opens on Thursday 10th January 2019

Abstract/Full Paper Submission:
Deadline: Wednesday 13th March 2019

Notification of Acceptance:
Friday 29th March 2019
Wednesday 3rd April 2019



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