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NATO BILC Military Terminology Conference Stockholm, Sweden 8-12 April 2024

During the week April 8th to April 12th, 2024, NATO BILC convened its annual conference under the banner of the “NATO BILC Military Terminology Conference.” This gathering was graciously hosted by the Swedish Defence University (SeDU) in Stockholm, Sweden, drawing over 50 participants hailing from various NATO and Associate nations. Throughout the conference, attendees delivered presentations and showcased digital posters …

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Minister for Higher Education pays a visit to HIE

Mr. Niang Mamadou, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, paid a courtesy visit to HIE on Thursday 14th March 2024. He was welcomed on arrival by our Commandant Col. Abderrahmane Ebdemel and senior military and academic staff. There followed a presentation given by Dr. Jiddou Sounkalo, Academic Advisor, at which the Minister was briefed on the establishment and …

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Celebrating a Milestone: The first Study Day of the MA English Program of the University of Nouakchott with the participation of the Higher Institute of English

The inaugural Study Day organized by the English and Cultural Studies Master Program, marks the commencement of a promising and enduring partnership with HIE. After thanking Allah, we thank and congratulate Dr. Taleb Bilal Eli, the MA coordinator, and his dedicated team, for organizing this event. We congratulate our students, who not only delivered presentations of the highest quality but …

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HIE success in NATO-sponsored e-Instructor Certification Programme

The 5th edition of the e-Instructor Certification Programme organised by NATO DEEP (Defence Education Enhancement Programme) began on October 7, 2023 and ended on February 17, 2024. This programme was organised by the Universities of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. The general aims of the Programme were to prepare civilian and military personnel in professional military education institutions to …

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Central Bank of Mauritania – Phase 3 Graduation Celebration

A ceremony was held 7th August 2023 at the offices of BCM to celebrate the success of staff members who had all worked hard and gone up through a level in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Certificates and letters were awarded to learners from Beginner to Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels. The higher the level, …

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HIE NATO-BILC visit and In-Service Workshop

From April 17-20, a team from NATO-BILC (Bureau for International Language Co-ordination) made a working visit to HIE to lend support to the In-Service Military English Team. From BILC, the team consisted of: Colonel Petko Petkov, Bulgaria, Head of the Foreign Languages Department, National Military University Ms. Irena Prpic Djuric, Croatia, BILC Chair and Director, Foreign Language Center Ms. Branka …

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Clean-Up Campaign

Intsigated and encouraged by Lilian Wardle, the student body, and specifically the Debating & Public Speaking Club, organized a presentation and skit 1st March in the Atrium of the Old Building. With staff and students in attendance, the club members were intent on sensitizing the HIE community to the need to clean-up and then maintain a clean and pleasant working …

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HIE Staff Continuous Development

While development opportunities are extended to Mauritanian nationals at HIE, expatriate teachers are also encouraged to continually develop professionally. Achievements in 2022 have included the following. Moustapha & Aminetou CTP Moustapha and Aminetou successfully completed a 2-week CTP (Certified Training Professional) course in Istanbul in May. Post-course, they were tasked with creating individual portfolios, specifically related to the work that …

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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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Graduates’ Celebration 2022

Congratulations to the graduates of 2022. For this year’s Degree Programme graduation ceremony, HIE was honoured with the presence of the Secretary-General of the Ministry of National Defense, General Suleiman Abouda, and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Mr. Moulay Ibrahim Moulay Ibrahim. The Commander of the institute, Colonel Abderrahmane Sidi Ebdemel, delivered a speech …

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