The IRII has been set-up in the Year 2014. The IRII aims at providing the foundation for the fostering and development of interdisciplinary research initiatives of The Université des Mascareignes.
Major technological and social challenges, such as the availability of resources, the reduction of greenhouse gases, continued growth in energy and water consumption, are driving interdisciplinary research and innovation.
The Université des Mascareignes is guided by the following definition of ‘INNOVATION’, Innovation is putting on the market an improved product, process, equipment, mechanism or other, with impact on the economic, social and environmental development. Innovation is putting knowledge into use for societal good. Research at The Université des Mascareignes is supported by the ‘Institut pour la Recherche et l’Innovation Interdisciplinaire’ (IRII) and the Doctoral School (‘Ecole Doctorale’).
The Year 2014 has witnessed the setting-up of the Doctoral School (‘Ecole Doctorale’). The Doctoral School will play an important role in the development of the next generation of researchers who will put knowledge into use and drive innovation.