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18 February 2019
Dr. Ralf Caers, Senior Lecturer has recently carried out some research in his area of expertise which will be available to view soon. Please follow this link to access his work: VAN BELLE, E., DI STASIO, V., CAERS, R., DE COUCK, M. & BAERT, S. (2018). "Why is unemployment duration a sorting criterion in hiring?" European Sociological Review 34(5), 1-17.
A guest from Germany, Professor Tatjana Thimm, held a lecture on 7th February at UniSey entitled Sustainable Destination Management in Germany. The lecture centered around the effect of climate change on the winter tourism industry and how it is very important to sustain the tourism industry through carbon offsetting. Professor Thimm’s research, entitled “Green Destination” was discussed at length in her lecture, and covered questions of strategy, concept, approach, implementation, software support, communication, success factors and obstacles in general of…
The new Japanese ambassador to Seychelles, Makoto Tominaga, paid UniSey a courtesy visit on Thursday 31st January. The aim of this visit was to discuss and explore ways in which the embassy can collaborate with UniSey in the future, especially in the area of educational tourism. The ambassador expressed his wish for Japan to maintain free and open relations in the Indian and pacific regions.
A Russian TV crew was on campus on Wednesday 30th January to film some activities at the Environmental Science Lab and conduct an interview with the Vice Chancellor. The footage will feature in a travel series called” Heads or Tails” launched in 2010 and broadcasted on Channel 1 in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The programme will be aired in March of this year.
A health screening day was organized by The Ministry of Health, Women’s Lions Club, Vision Care, and UniSey on Tuesday 29th January. The aim of this activity was to provide an opportunity for staff and students to checkand discuss their Weight & Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar levels, Stress Management, Mental & Sexual Health management and Vision.
UniSey is launching a new publication, Seychelles Research Journal. Itis an online journal with two issues each year, in February and August. In the interests of sharing knowledge as widely as possible it is open access, making it free to all readers. The aim of the journal is to not only to highlight research at the university but also to offer researchers across Seychelles an opportunity to share their various findings. It includes research undertaken within as well as about…
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Royal House of Mandela sponsored the Second Africa Summit which was organised in Cape Town, South Africa from the 21st to 24th November 2018. The Summit, under the theme: “Peace and Human Development in Africa: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values” was dedicated to Honouring the Legacy of President Nelson Mandela. The Summit is one of a series of events which have been organised this year to commemorate the Nelson Mandela Centennial Celebration…
Event organised by the James R. Mancham Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute, University of Seychelles, held at the Indian High Commission on 17 October 2018. In the third of a series of seminars on changes in the Indian Ocean, the focus this time was on India. Previous events have looked, first, at Somalia, as a broken state now seeking to mend itself after years of factional wars, terrorism and a reputation as a base for piracy and other criminal activities.…
On Tuesday 3rd July, the Indian High Commission donated to UniSey a number of books on the topics of Indian culture, heritage, tourism, and health. The donation came about as a result of the creation of a section in the library for books about India. The Head of Chancery, Mr. Ashwin Bhaskar, and the Indian High Commission Attaché pol for Administration, Mr. Nair, handed over the books to the Executive Council.