Mauritius is set on an economic growth pathway as outlined by the Prime Minister’s economic statement mission.
Within the context of an economic growth scenario, building human capacity, capable of responding to the new challenges, will be a significant contributing factor to success. However, while focusing on building this human capacity, it is imperative that academia and industry comes up with closer collabaration to ensure that there is no mismatch between knowledge, skill development and industry needs. In addition, Industry partners often require the inputs of research to improve their performance but lack the time and resources to undertake research that is relevant to their needs thereby resulting in the creation of these Centers of Excellence.
Amity is now embarking on the creation of a number of Centers of Excellence in Mauritius in key areas of development, to start with, namely in the field of Financial Services, Information Technology Enabled Services, Tourism and Hospitality, Oceanography and Renewable Energy in line with the Government’s mission of a second economic miracle1.