Higher education in Seychelles has been undergoing significant policy transformation in the last couple of years. With major impact starting in 1999, recent reforms concerning Seychelles universities have provided the impetus needed for the establishment of a promising higher education system.
Despite the newness of the emerging public higher education sector, the government of the Seychelles has made significant progress in developing a higher education policy environment relevant for Seychelles universities. The newly established University of Seychelles has been breaking new ground in the formation of partnerships with international universities, and student enrollment has shown growth in the three years of operation.
The Seychelles Polytechnic opened its doors to students in January 1983. With a mandate to offer post secondary education and training, it incorporated, in its expansive phase, 11 schools offering courses such as Health Studies, Media Studies, Business Studies, Maritime Studies, Teacher Training, Art and Design, Construction, Engineering, Agriculture, Adult Education and Advanced Levels.
University of Seychelles
The University of Seychelles – or UniSey as it is popularly known – is a fast-growing knowledge hub in the Indian Ocean. It is a key partner in transforming the Seychelles into a knowledge-based society. The University of Seychelles is a young university, dating from its first intake in September 2009. Although it is young, it already shows a maturity of approach and enjoys a growing reputation.