Partnerships

In addition to links with course providers, UniSey has signed agreements to cooperate with a number of partners, in the academic, government and business fields.  These are detailed below.

AIR SEYCHELLES

Air Seychelles was established in 1978 and began long-haul service in 1983.  The airline currently offers numerous international flights to Abu Dhabi and elsewhere within the region, and code shares flights to other international destinations too.  Air Seychelles also offers more than 200 domestic scheduled flights a week throughout the archipelago, as well as domestic charter services.  As the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, Air Seychelles is a pillar of tourism, the island nation's strongest and growing economic sector.  The airline maintains a strategic partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

Purpose of MOU

  1. Being a Corporate Partner of UniSey;
  2. Participating in UniSey's events e.g. annual UniSey Fest, Corporate
  3. Partners Forum, conferences, presentations, promoting careers in the aviation and other fields;
  4. Promoting each other's institutions;
  5. Providing exposure to UniSey staff members;
  6. Assisting UniSey with guest lecturing in relevant areas;
  7. Providing and monitoring trainee placement and internship and mentoring as necessary to UniSey's students;
  8. Working in close partnership on events of mutual interest.
  9. Participating in Graduate Management Development Programmes

MICROS-FIDELIO (MAURICE) (MFM)

MFM is a private company registered and incorporated in Mauritius, specializing in the supply of information technology equipment and software.

Purpose of the MOU

  1. MFM to assist UniSey with the provision of specialist training Consultant.
  2. MFM will install Front Office suite 8, Materials Control, micros POS 3700 and Filos of finance system (the “software” gratis to UniSey).
  3. Arrangements shall be made for the training of staff and students of UniSey by MFM during the installation of the software.
  4. MFM to help UniSey with demonstration of the Software at UniSey.
  5. UniSey will exclusively use the Software of MFM in all aspects of Front Office and student’s practical training.
  6. Promote the partner institution.
  7. Sharing of documentation and training material conducive to the development of hospitality and tourism management in both countries.
  8. Organization of cultural and human resources development activities and events e.g. training.

SEYCHELLES INVESTMENT BOARD (SIB)

SIB was set up in July 2004 as the one-stop window for investment in Seychelles.  lts objectives are to formulate investment promotion policies, marketing strategies and undertake promotional activities to attract foreign and local investments.  SIB also highlights policy issues and makes policy recommendations to the Government on increasing investments and attaining Government's economic activities.

Purpose of MOU

  1. Being Corporate Partners.
  2. Providing assistance and support, within each other's means, in the organization, promotion and participation in any business or academic trade fairs, exhibitions, symposia, conference, seminars and other similar events.
  3. Providing exposure to staff members of both parties.
  4. Assisting UniSey with guest lecturing in relevant areas.
  5. Providing and monitoring trainee placement, internship and mentoring as necessary for UniSey's students.
  6. Working in close partnership on events of mutual interest.
  7. Participate in Development Programmes.
  8. Facilitate networking with international organizations.
  9. Assist with research in investment related areas.
  10. Assist UniSey Lecturers with formulation of investment related case studies.

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT OF GIBRALTAR

Purpose of the MOU

  1. to share with the Gibraltar team, experience relating to: the legislative basis, sources of funding, not-for-profit status, relationship to national priorities, formative issues, threshold numbers and future viability;
  2. to share information on key appointment processes, landmark university events and relationships with the media; and, thereafter,
  3. to consider exchange visits and areas for future cooperation in teaching, training, research and development in all areas of mutual interest. This may be achieved by:
  • exchange visits and faculty participation in teaching and research programmes;
  • exchange visits by researchers to participate and develop joint research projects;
  • exchange visits by students to enhance their programmes of study;
  • exchange of information and materials of mutual interest;
  • developing and producing joint publications;
  • organizing joint forums, cultural and other activities of mutual interest; and
  • developing such other activities that will benefit the partnership.

UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS, BEIJING (UIBE)

The University of International Business and Economics (known also as UIBE), founding in 1951 in Beijing, China is a multi-disciplinary and national key university with economics, management, law and literature as its core academic areas of expertise. UIBE is jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce, China. Currently, UIBE has established partnerships with over 120 overseas universities and international organizations.

Purpose of the MOU

  1. exchange visits and faculty participation in teaching and research programmes;
  2. exchange visits by researchers to participate and develop joint research projects;
  3. exchange visits by students to enhance their programmes of study;
  4. exchange of information and materials of mutual interest;
  5. developing and producing joint publications;
  6. organizing joint forums, cultural and other activities of mutual interest; and
  7. developing such other activities that will benefit the partnership.

UNIVERSITY OF MAURITIUS

The University of Mauritius established under the University of Mauritius Act.

Purpose of the MOU

  1. mutual recognition of qualifications issues by the respective institution, to enable students and staff of either institution to pursue their postgraduate studies or parts thereof at either institution, subject to the national qualifications framework of their respective countries;
  2. exchange of staff recognized by either institution in their fields of specialization as guest lecturers for periods to be mutually agreed;
  3. exchange of students enrolled with either institution on undergraduate and postgraduate level for the periods to be mutually agreed and the recognition of completed modules of studies issued institution for qualification purposes, subject to the national qualifications framework of their respective countries;
  4. assistance to students enrolled with either institution to carry out project and research work at both institutions;
  5. collaboration in the development of education material and special courses and the exchange of such material where applicable.
  6. exchange of researchers enrolled with either institution for periods and assignments to be mutually agreed upon;
  7. exchange of researchers enrolled with either institution on a regular basis during sabbatical leave;
  8. conduct of joint research projects of common national and regional interests to both Parties;
  9. sharing of research facilities and equipment of either institution to facilitate research work.

WILDLIFE CLUBS OF SEYCHELLES (WCS)

A local Non-Governmental Organization established and registered in 1994 as an official Seychellois association.  lts main objective is to promote conservation education for young people, and to this end coordinates a network of wildlife clubs based in primary,secondary, and post-secondary schools.  WCS offers training programs for teachers and other volunteers who lead wildlife clubs, develops teaching and learning resources, and seeks funding to support school based environmental projects, field trips and other environmental education activities.  WCS works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment & Energy and other organizations that are involved in environmental education.

Purpose of MOU

  1. Offering environmental programs for UniSey students and staff, visiting schools, youth groups, community groups and the general public.
  2. Providing support for UniSey students with environmental fieldwork and lab work.
  3. Displaying interactive nature interpretation exhibits for visitors on nature, wildlife, and environmental issues created by WCS, volunteers and UniSey students.
  4. Housing WCS reference documents on wildlife, nature and environmental issues and UniSey wetland reference materials.
  5. Providing a meeting place for UniSey environment groups and WCS leaders.

CREOLE INSTITUTE OF SEYCHELLES

Created in 1981 to ensure that 'Kreol', the Seychelles mother language, undergoes the necessary linguistic and cultural development to fulfil its needs as a national language and a language of instruction; established as a not-for-profit body corporate under the Culture portfolio in the Republic of Seychelles on 8th July, 2014.  lts main objectives are to monitor and promote the development of the Seychellois Creole language and culture.  lt is also the secretariat of the lnternational Creole Institute, established on 1Oth January, 2014 to promote Creole languages and cultures in the world through academic and cultural manifestations.  Ln both its local and international functions, the Creole lnstitute of Seychelles (also known as the Creole lnstitute) works in close collaboration with local and international partners having mutual interest.

Purpose of the MOU

  1. cooperating in the organisation of joint seminars, conferences and related events;
  2. undertaking research of mutual interest and application;
  3. encouraging students to undertake their own research in Creole subjects;
  4. working in partnership towards the development of university programmes in Creole Studies;
  5. jointly publicise the importance of Creole Studies within Seychelles and rest of the lndian Ocean region;
  6. further develop international networks to promote this field of study.

CENTRAL BANK OF SEYCHELLES

The Central Bank of Seychelles is an independent institution established under section 3 of the Central Bank of Seychelles Act, 2004. The primary objective of CBS is to promote domestic price stability. The other objectives are to advise the Government on banking, monetary and financial matters, including the monetary implications of proposed fiscal, credit policies or operations of the Government; and to promote a sound financial system.

Purpose of the MOU

Professional

UniSey agrees to:
a) Customize and offer kaining for CBS staff at a mutually agreed corporate rate
b) Update CBS on related short term and long term training opportunities
c) Participate with CBS on research projects within the economic/legal/banking/financial arena
d) Make available UniSey's online research facilities
e) Support CBS regulatory roles by providing relevant training
f) Collaborate with CBS in the organization of relevant topical seminars and conferences

CBS agrees to:
a) Consider UniSey as a potential training venue
b) Allow its staff to lecture part time on UniSey programmes where feasible at a mutually agreed rate
c) lncorporate UniSey in research projects within the economic/legal/banking/financial arena where feasible
d) Collaborate with UniSey in the context of the CBS financial literacy programming and events such as the Annual Anniversary Lecture

Student Learning

UniSey agrees to:
a) Provide opportunities for experienced CBS staff to share their knowledge with its' students
b) Send its students on internships at the CBS where feasible

CBS agrees to:
a) Offer internship opportunities for UniSey students where feasible
b) Conduct professional talks to UniSey staff and students on pertinent economic/financial issues


University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia and University of Seychelles seek to enhance relations between the two universities by developing academic and cultural interchange in teaching, research, training and other activities.

The two Universities, through the UWA Oceans Institute and the Blue Economy Research Institute, seek to cooperate in areas relevant to the emerging interests of both groups, including (but not limited to):

  • Enhancing research and training capability and the facilitation of a science to policy strategy;
  • Enhancing planning and management capacity to assist in the successful delivery of a Blue Economy;
  • Providing policy and managerial support to achieve common marine conservation objectives;
  • Providing expertise and technical support in marine environmental monitoring, particularly as this relates to coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass habitats; and,
  • Exploring collaborative opportunities in ocean engineering, ocean forecasting, aquaculture and coral reef health.
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