UOW’s Dr Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford was recently invited to present her research on the changing ecology of multilingualism in Mauritius at the International Conference of Mauritian Academic Diaspora: Showcasing International Success.

Held from 19 to 22 February , the conference brought together renowned Mauritian academics from around the globe to share their scholarly research and build international networks in the disciplines of STEM, Economics, Law, Finance and Humanities.

The conference was launched by the Prime Minister of Mauritius (Rt Hon Pravind Jugnauth) and hosted by University of Mauritius Vice-Chancellor Professor Dhanjay Jhurry) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Independence.

Dr Bissoonauth-Bedford, from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, is working with colleagues at the University of Mauritius and with Professor Alistair McIlgorm from the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resource Security (ANCORS) to establish new research and training partnerships between UOW and the University of Mauritius.