Beau Plan Smart City: Launching of African Leadership College

Novaterra has recently inaugurated the African Leadership College (ALU), the university campus located in Beau Plan. This large-scale project is part of Beau Plan’s Smart City development, aiming, among other things, at attracting students, entrepreneurs and investors in Mauritius.

The African Leadership College university campus was inaugurated with great fanfare last month in the company of Prime Minister, Hon. Pravind Jugnauth. The launching ceremony was very lively and imbued with authenticity, as the students themselves have played the Masters of Ceremony, and have lavished speeches, songs and traditional dances on the audience.

ALU: The Harvard of Africa

The inaugural campus that opened in October 2015 has now more than 300 students from around 35 different countries in the region. Called “the Harvard of Africa” by CNN, the institution offers tailor-made courses for students from the African region, in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University. The university campus offers various undergraduate courses and Masters of Business Administration (MBA). It should be noted that admission for September 2019 starts soon, i.e. in November 2018.

Novaterra: its vision for Beau Plan Smart City

This project is part of a larger social project, as conceived by Novaterra, real estate division of Terra group. Indeed, the campus is the first project of Beau Plan’s Smart City. It will also include Greencoast International School, as well as spaces for recreation and leisure. These educational hub projects therefore represent an added value for Beau Plan’s coming Smart City. Over time, the Smart City will be yet another opportunity to experience the Live-Work-Play concept, with the numerous real estate projects that are already on the agenda. Novaterra, as a reminder, already has a good record of real estate projects in the region, including the areas of Belle-Vue and Bon Espoir.

Live-Work-Play concept for local and foreign investors

This new fashion concept aims at creating Smart Cities capable of offering all the services necessary for social and professional development, i.e. commercial, residential, educational, sports, cultural and artistic development, among others. Novaterra is following in the footsteps of other Smart Cities which have also integrated the educational hub dimension , like the University of Middlesex at Unicity,  Medine’s Smart City, or the University of Curtin Mauritius in Moka, whose Smart City also comes up with art festivals.

This concept is also intended to attract foreign investors in Mauritius, and they are encouraged to buy real estate in order to obtain a residence permit. The Smart Cities therefore have the ambition of offering all the necessary services to this upmarket clientele, thus encouraging local and foreign investment here. In addition to the purchase of real estate, several factors encourage foreign investment in Mauritius, including a stable political and social climate, and low taxes.

Education, investment, and social life in a pleasant and secure setting in a tropical climate. What more can one dream of?