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As part of the action plan of the GEF/UNEP/UNDP project on implementing an adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA), a workshop was organized to build capacity stakeholders in native plant identification and to enhance the stakeholder’s knowledge in the establishment of a community nursery. The one day workshop was organised on Sunday 20th November at the University of Seychelles Centre for Education and Environment. Over 20 enthusiastic Val den D’or farmers, together with their families and friends, participated in…

Graduation day

7 December 2016
Two graduation ceremonies were held on 1st December at the Anse Royale campus. A total of 289 students graduated with Certificates, Diplomas, Undergraduate and Post Graduate qualifications in the largest ceremonies UniSey has seen so far. Certificate and Diploma students graduated in the morning while Degree students received their parchments in the afternoon. Best performers from each cohort were also rewarded for their hard work and determination. For the first time, the University of Seychelles bestowed Honorary Doctorate Degrees upon…

Graduation day

7 December 2016
Two graduation ceremonies were held on 1st December at the Anse Royale campus. A total of 289 students graduated with Certificates, Diplomas, Undergraduate and Post Graduate qualifications in the largest ceremonies UniSey has seen so far. Certificate and Diploma students graduated in the morning while Degree students received their parchments in the afternoon. Best performers from each cohort were also rewarded for their hard work and determination. For the first time, the University of Seychelles bestowed Honorary Doctorate Degrees upon…
The CEO of the Seychelles Island Foundation, Dr. Frauke Fleischer Dogley, delivered a presentation on “ALDABRA - 30 YEARS OF CONSERVATION SUCCESS “on 5th December in the UCEE lab. The talk revealed once more a strong link between nature conservation, livelihood, and economy, giving as an example the fact that the fish-density in protected areas is significantly higher than elsewhere. 
The Seychelles Ocean Festival replaces the former SUBIOS Festival. The new Ocean Festival embraces the island's Blue Economy and everything that concerns the seas of the Seychelles archipelago. BERI participated in the official opening on Friday 2nd December, the Family Fun Day on Sunday 4th December (along with the UCEE), and the seminar on Financing Sustainable Fishing on 6th December.
On Wednesday 30th November, Mrs Wang Dongxia, the Confucius Institute Director, donated some books to UniSey Library. The short presentation was held in the Confucius classroom in the presence of all the Chinese lecturers and two student representatives. The books, which cover most aspects of the Chinese culture and languages, will surely be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn about China.
Gibran Haider Rizvi who was studying BSc Computing and IT has received the award for academic achievement (£100 prize) and is a top scorer. UniSey congratulates him and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.
A group of 3rd year Diploma in IT students presented a mobile application on Monday 31st October as part of their final year project. The primary objective of the mobile app is to reduce copies and replace leaflets and prospectuses. It will also enable students to browse any courses on offer at the Anse Royale Campus and will allow them to communicate with any lecturer. This app will be ready by the end of December 2016 however, for the time…
Dr Ashton Berry attended a conference held last week in the British Virgin Islands entitled ‘Diversification and Resilience: a blue, digital and green future for small islands and micro-states’. The conference aimed to begin to map out a pathway for policymaking, investment and sustainable growth in potentially fragile conditions. This collaboration between states facing similar conditions on opposite sides of the world could build a community of best practice that can share challenges and solutions in an innovative way.
Following the donation by the SOS Foundation and other sponsors the University of Seychelles is now able to offer for the first time proper courses in “Microscopy and Traditional Morphometry” with high quality ZEISS Primo Star microscopes.
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