Eduardo Mondlane University

 

 

The Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is the oldest and largest universit y in Mozambique and with about 20,000 students, has a main campus located in the capital city of Maputo and branches located in other parts of Mozambique. The university was established as a center for higher education in 1962 in what was then Lourenço Marques, being called Estudos Gerais Universitários de Moçambique (Mozambique General University Studies); in 1968 it was named Universidade de Lourenço Marques (University of Lourenço Marques). After independence in 1975, the university was renamed (in 1976) to Universidade Eduardo Mondlane.

 


Faculty of Science, the Department of Mathematics and Informatics Summary at UEM
Amongst the areas of studies, the university offers courses such as Informatics in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics (DMI) within the Faculty of Sciences. The DMI is responsible for teaching and research in mathematics, computer science and statistics across the whole university. The experience of the course in informatics has been showing that the graduates have many opportunities for employment upon degree completion, and that they are important for the different sectors of the economy of Mozambique. The department became involved in the process of curriculum review, which led to the rethinking of its teaching programmes, a process that culminated with the implementation of new  licenciatura curricula in mathematics and informatics, with the duration of 3 years, in 2010. These new courses seek, to a large extent, to correspond with the expectations of the society.

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