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HSE Team

Following an initiative by Gerry McKeown (NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH International Environmental Diploma), a HSE team has been established under the auspices of the Commandant, Colonel Abderrahmane Ebdemel, to ensure that HIE carries out its duty of care to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all its staff, students and visitors within the …

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HIE bounces back!

HIE recorded a dramatic victory over the University of Nouakchott in an exciting football tussle in the Maracana 5-a-side pitch. This was a return encounter and HIE were looking for revenge after losing a final to the University in early May, 2022. The HIE team was ably represented by the following students:  Aboya (Captain), Cheikh, Djibril, Chamak, Brahim, Hamid and …

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Military English Program – Session 7

After four months of hard work, session 7 of the Military English Program came to an end. The session started on November 15th, 2021 and ended on March 3rd , 2022. During this period, the participants took part in an intensive English course, and they were given the opportunity to build and improve their language skills in both general English …

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HIE Alumni Association

At HIE, we view students as lifelong commitments that do not end at graduation. For the above reason, HIE Alumni Association is created. This association will serve as a space that brings HIE alumni together to stay in touch with their institution. It seeks to develop programs that support alumni with such things as: potential job opportunities, making contact with …

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British Ambassador Visit to HIE

The British ambassador to Mauritania, Mr. Colin Wells, accepted a long-standing invitation to visit HIE and was received 1 March 2022. Colin has been in the country for about a year and had known about HIE, but COVID restrictions had postponed such a visit – until now. Received by the Commandant, Col. Ebdemel, and senior staff, the ambassador was briefed …

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Internship at the Fund of the Women’s Savings and Credit Group

HIE student Mohamed Mustapha Haj Sidi has just completed his 8-week internship at The Fund of the Women’s Savings and Credit Group here in Nouakchott.  HIE actively encourages all third year students to participate in the internship programme. Lead by Mr Mamoudou Diallo and his team, the Women’s Savings and Credit Group is a local organisation which offers financial help …

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Change of Command at HIE

We welcome to the Institute Col. Abderahmane Sidi Ebdemel who has recently taken over command of HIE from Col. Mohamed Lemine Zamel. A ceremony was held at the Institute to mark the handing over on Wednesday 3rd November at which the guest of honour was Brigadier General Moctar Bala, second-in-command at the Etat Major. After the speeches, there were cakes …

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Baba Adou – PhD Student at the University of Florida

We say au revoir, and thank you for your service to Baba Adou. Baba was one of the original cohort of National teachers to join HIE and served with us from June 2016 to August 2021. Baba contributed much to the development of the curriculum and took particular responsibility for the teaching and learning of Arabic on the degree programme. …

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Staff College English Program

For the second consecutive year, the Higher Institute of English provided an English language program to staff college, ENEM (l’Ecole Nationale d’Etat-Major). The program was attended by 71 officers from 5 nationalities: Mauritania, Yemen, Niger, Senegal, and Saudi Arabia. They were divided into 3 groups: beginner (A1), elementary (A2), and pre-intermediate (B1). The program lasted for a total of 80 …

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Unforgettable Year

As first-year students of the Higher Institute of English, we express our deepest gratitude to the honourable teachers and all Hie staff for guiding, orienting, and assisting us throughout this very challenging yet amazing and unforgettable year.   After more than eight months of hard work pertaining to our studies, this wonderful year has come to an end.  On behalf …

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