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Dr Justin Valentin has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles (UniSey) effective from 1st January 2018. Dr Valentin joined UniSey in 2013 and prior to his new post, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Business & Sustainable Development. He has been closely involved in the development of the university during this period and, as well as his Faculty role, he had overall responsibility for the university’s Research and Internationalisation. In the course of…
UniSey has won the prestigious UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development following work conducted by the Environmental Science department and the BSc Environmental Science students for the Whole Earth Exhibition. The UNESCO- Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development rewards outstanding efforts to demonstrate leadership in Education for Sustainable Development globally. The prize, which is funded by the Government of Japan, consists of three annual awards of USD 50,000 for each winning project. The winners were selected by an…
Following the launch of the groundbreaking scheme by Barclays to fully fund twelve students who were ineligible for an ANHRD scholarsip, for a three-year degree programme at UniSey, the “Barclays 12” project was initiated. . The scholarship recipients will now be monitored, as individuals and as a group, to track their experiences. The project committee comprises the following members and they met for the first time on 3rd October: Pricillina Durbarry (Chair) Dolivette Chang-ko Indra Persaud Christina Esther Linda Robert…
The Department of Law launched its clinical legal education programme on 20th June, and its work and activities will continue until September. Clinical legal education has been an integral part of legal education in law schools in countries such as Australia, India, South Africa, the UK, and the US, for many years. The programme is new to the Seychelles. The aims of the programme are to expand the breadth of legal education for UniSey law students by exposing them to…
To celebrate World Ocean’s Day on June 8th, the James MichelBlue Economy Research Institute (BERI) organised a photo competition. Prizes were awarded to the winners in an activity which also included an exhibition of photos to commemorate Worlds Ocean Day. The exhibition showed the impact of marine debris on the ocean’s ecosystem and the audience were given awareness on how we can all work together to support a healthy ocean. The first prize of the photo competition was won by…
The UniSey International Collaboration Scheme – Internationalization strategy 2017-2019, was officially launched on Tuesday 6th June 2017. UniSey allows any member of staff to initiate and engage in preliminary discussions with prospective international partners about the possibility of collaboration. However, all discussions must be made known to the UniSey Global Office by email, illustrating clearly who is involved, the nature and purpose of the collaboration and the potential benefits to all parties involved. The contact person at the Global Office…
Studying an MBA with UniSey and UWS via the distance learning mode is a challenge. I have to adopt a very disciplined approach towards study, work, family and social time but I am determined to achieve the best. Being a student once more is exciting!

Welcoming New Staff

15 March 2017
We welcome Mrs Christine Pejakovic to the UniSey team. Mrs Pejakovic will be the new Director for Campus Development effective, from Wednesday 15th March 2017. She will be based at the Anse Royale campus in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. We take this opportunity to congratulate her on her new appointment and wish her success in her new job.
The Chinese culture series continued last Friday with the topic “About Chinese Characters”. The participants tried writing Chinese characters using Chinese brushes and were curious about the origin and development of Chinese characters. Join the Confucius Institute next Friday at 12:20 to learn about Zheng’s voyage.
Professor Asha Kanwar, president and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning, visited the Anse Royale campus on Tuesday. The tour included the Computer Lab 1, Environmental Science lab and the library. Her visit coincided with the launching of the Massive Open Online Course. 
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