Curtin University’s fourth international campus was opened by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, The Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth late yesterday.
The move to establish an official campus in Mauritius, builds on Curtin’s very successful fourteen-year partnership with the highly regarded Charles Telfair Institute (CTI), which has delivered Curtin degree programs to more than 2,300 students in Mauritius.
Curtin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted that the Charles Telfair Institute, located at Moka, south-east of the capital Port Louis, had become an official campus of Curtin University.
“We are very pleased to be located in a country with ambitions to become an education hub for the African and Indian Ocean region, a vision that aligns with our strategic ambitions to extend our global footprint in these areas,” Professor Terry said.
“Curtin has had a long and very successful partnership with CTI, a tertiary education provider that has considerable experience in delivering education programs and an excellent reputation in the region.
“Our aim is to continue to increase student enrolments from Mauritius, Africa and the broader region and to build research capability and collaborations.”
Executive Director of the Charles Telfair Institute Mr Jeremy Charoux welcomed the move and commented that the Institute had nearly doubled international student numbers since 2014.
“Our institute has gained an excellent reputation not only in Mauritius but increasingly in the broader region. To achieve our long-term ambition of becoming a significant regional player, we believe this will be accelerated by even further integrating our brand and resources with Curtin – a leading global university,” Mr Charoux said.
The Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius Ms Jenny Dee welcomed the announcement to open the Curtin Mauritius campus, recognising the long-standing partnership between Curtin University and the Charles Telfair Institute.
“This is a milestone in Australia’s relations with Mauritius and demonstrates the commitment of Australian education institutions to support the development of Mauritius as a regional education hub,” Ms Dee said.
Curtin University was ranked in the top 1 per cent of universities in the world in 2017* and with established campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai, is recognised as a proven global leader in tertiary education.