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English for Staff College

At the end of 2019, HIE was approached by our good neighbour, Staff College, with the request to provide an English course for their as part of their military training programme. More than 50 staff were initially tested and included serving personnel not only from Mauritania but also other countries including Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Mali. The programme required 80 …

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Change of command at HIE

A handover ceremony took place at HIE on October 26th to welcome the new Commandant, Colonel Mohamed Lemine Zamel to his new post and to bid farewell and good luck to the outgoing Commandant, Capitaine de Vaisseau, Mohamed Mahmoud El Hadramy. The guest of honour was General De Brigades, Deputy Chief of the Army, Moctar Bolle. He welcomed the new …

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Covid 19

covid 19

When Covid-19 hit Mauritania in late March 2020 and made face-to-face teaching no longer viable, HIE rose to the challenge and instigated a series of initiatives, which enabled it to continue delivering all of its academic programmes. Initially, the Zoom app was used, but emerging technical issues meant that an alternative had to be found. Whatsapp was the app that …

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B3 – Session 5

This session was unique because of the circumstances in which the institute had to operate. It started on February 10, 2020, and it was supposed to finish on July 11, 2020. However, as a result of COVID-19 hit, we were forced to shut down by the end of the second of week of March. The situation presents HIE with many …

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Guest speakers

Due to the sterling efforts of the new Business Liaison Manager, Emma Heath our International Communication Studies degree students now benefit from regular presentations from guest speakers. So far this semester, the following honorable guests have taken part in the programme. Hannah Mclafferty – World Vision Yenje Med – Professional Videographer and youtuber Lalya Kamara and Verena Stiebling – Sahel …

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Staff Development

ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) Staff members are continually making efforts to upgrade their skills and qualifications in various fields. Moustapha and Aminetou have rapidly and successfully completed the ICDL/ECDL computer Modules and are now qualified. The next stage in their development would be the CTP (Certified Training Professional). With CTP, HIE can become a certified ICDL testing and training …

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Internships

Last year was the first year of HIE’s internship programme. Our 3rd year students studying a degree programme in International Communication Studies participated in the internship programme. A number of private and public centre companies collaborated with us and offered our students work experience such as Maurilog, APM Terminals, The British Embassy, Central Bank of Mauritania, Kinross and TLC School. …

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HIE graduates recruited by international airport management company Afroport

This year saw our first stream of students graduate from HIE. After 3 years of hard work and dedication, our graduates can proudly state they have a degree in International Communication Studies. And it did not take long for the international airport management company Afroport to realise that our students were exactly the kind of employees they were looking for. …

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Inauguration of HIE Extension Building

Inauguration of HIE Extension Building

Wednesday 24th July marked the official opening of our new building extension, and President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in tandem with The Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Sidi Ould Salem, were with us to grace the occasion. The President cut the ribbon and was then given a tour of the facility by Commandant Mohamed Mahmoud El Hadramy The foundations were …

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3rd years come out on top with narrow victory!

In what was a close, nail-biting contest, the 3rd year students from HIE overcame their 2nd year counterparts in the Annual HIE Football Challenge. The match took place under fairly humid conditions at the Cheikh Bediya stadium on Friday, June 28th. The game began at a fast pace, in spite of the weather, as the 3rd years began to make …

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