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  1. UR students called for embracing entrepreneurial mindset amid the training in collaboration with Korean varsity

    A Hundred of UR students are convened at UR Head offices for intensive one week entrepreneurial training programme dubbed Next Generation Entrepreneurship Training- NGET. The training was organized (...)
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  2. Chancellor’s open letter to UR Community

    Dear University of Rwanda faculty, administration and students Thank you for the warm and exciting welcome you gave me on my first visit to the University. I was unable to visit all campuses and (...)
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  3. UR-CAVM organizes a two days Mastitis symposium

    The University of Rwanda-College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Austria) and the New Vision (...)
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  4. Varsities to enhance the move from traditional to modern teaching methodologies

    Academics from the University of Makerere, University of Agder and University of Rwanda who attended the five-days training workshop on Blended Learning Course Creation that was recently conducted in (...)
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  5. New UR Chancellor visits Huye Campus

    During her First visit in Rwanda, since she has been appointed as UR Chancellor, Ms Patricia Campbell said that through her experience , she will do everything to help UR to reach success. (...)
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  6. Prof. Marwala elucidates the benefits behind the application of Artificial Intelligent

    Prof Tshilidzi Marwala the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa called on University of Rwanda (UR) community to start applying Artificial Intelligence-AI in their work (...)
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  7. UJ’s Prof Tshilidzi Marwala visits UR

    A delegation from the University of Johannesburg headed by the Vice Chancellor Prof Tshilidzi Marwala visited University of Rwanda on August 5th, 2019. Professor Tshilidzi Marwala The Vice (...)
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  8. JICA volunteers to Rwanda visit the University of Rwanda-CAVM

    A team of JICA (Japan International Corporation Agency) volunteers paid a two-days visit to UR-CAVM from 30 to 31st July 2019. These Japanese men and women are working with farmers, cooperatives, (...)
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  9. UR research innovation groups set to translate their projects into viable community solutions

    The University of Rwanda (UR) has provided a framework to help its innovative entrepreneurs to work effectively through Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). On 30th August 2019, the (...)
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  10. I take joy in the progress we have made together in School of Dentistry - Prof Donna

    The School of Dentistry (SOD) is nearing completion of the first year in its new academic campus where BDS and BDT students and faculty enjoy the improved classroom, laboratory and clinic spaces. (...)
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  11. Chinese embassy donates IT equipment to UR

    The Chinese Embassy in Rwanda donated projectors, video conference kit to University of Rwanda. "We thank the government of China and the embassy of China in Rwanda for supporting teaching and (...)
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  12. UR-CST team up with telecom companies to empower students with fiber optic skills

    For six time in a row, the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology organized a training workshop to equip students with industrial practical skills and field experience. On this (...)
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  13. Outgoing University Registrar hands over to Dr Odette UWIZEYE

    On Friday 19 July 2019, Ms. Florence KANEZA transferred her position as University Registrar to her successor, Dr Odette UWIZEYE. The academic ceremony held at the Headquarter of University f Rwanda (...)
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  14. Research team leaders urged to be diligent amid the implementation of UR-Sweden Programme

    Research team leaders who will drive the 4 phase of UR-Sweden Programme met to discuss major activities and working modalities that will mark the phase to be carried out until 2024 . The meeting (...)
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  15. UR look to establish a biotech hub in efforts to achieve SDGs

    The University of Rwanda scientists and stakeholders met to discuss the upcoming project of establishment a Biotechnology Hub. The project is expected to address critical issues in health, (...)
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  16. Postgraduate students equipped with policy skills in connection to climate change and sustainable Dev’t

    A week-long training course was held at the College of Science and technology, University of Rwanda for postgraduate students in the fields of biodiversity and climate change. The training was (...)
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  17. President of CHONGQING Normal University visits UR-CE

    Professor Chen Zhijun, president of Chongqing Normal University, recently visited the University of Rwanda’s College of Education at Rukara Campus. Professor Chen noted that he hopes the visit could (...)
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  18. UR wins National Moot Court Competition

    The University of Rwanda School of Law won National Moot Court Competition in Property and Land Law under theme “Adjudication of Land Rights Before Rwandan Courts : Legal Challenges and Judicial (...)
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  19. District staff equipped with GIS skills for proper land management

    Participants from three districts of Rwanda were convened at the College of Science and Technology for a five day practical training about the use Geographic Information System-GIS technology. (...)
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  20. FEMENG initiative between UR and Glasgow University gains momentum

    A group of young students from Glasgow University grouped into Female Engineering-FEMENG came to Rwanda to meet their FemEng counterparts at the University of Rwanda. The visit is in line with a (...)
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  21. UR-Sweden sign 5-year cooperation deal to boost research and professional skills development

    The University of Rwanda has been granted Frw 31,5 Billion by the Government of Sweden to boost research and use of scientific knowledge in Rwanda under the existing UR-Sweden Programme. The 5-year (...)
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  22. African scientists meet at UR to learn ways to advance innovation through Internet of Things Technology

    For the 2nd time, scientists from 8 African countries were convened for training on Internet of Things-IoT. With the main focus on LoRa technology, the training tackled networking and web (...)
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  23. UR-CAVM joins the Agri Show 2019

    The University of Rwanda-College of Agriculture Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) participates in 14th National Agriculture Show 2019 organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and (...)
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  24. Two UR fresh PhD graduates conduct research to advance e-Government services in Rwanda

    The move to online government services gained a significant impetus in recent years in Rwanda. Currently, a big number of government services can be accessed through one-stop online portal. In the (...)
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  25. Application for admission 2019 : Applicants Are Happy for Online Application services

    New UR’s applicants that completed senior six are happy for UR online application awareness campaign that is taking place on Twenty-Eight sites in Thirty districts of the Country starting from 26th (...)
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  26. “Solar drying can save our food” – Jonathan Murwanashyaka

    University of Rwanda fresh alumni Jonathan Murwanashyaka has managed to make a step towards in reducing postharvest loss through his GIRIKIGEGA Social enterprise that contributes in reducing (...)
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  27. A two days Training on Information Literacy

    UR-Sweden Library Sub Program organizes a two days training on “Information Literacy” (IL) to academic staff, librarians, postgraduate students and UR-CAVM students at UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus. The (...)
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  28. UR business student turned 2000 Frw into a 20,000,000 million Frw project

    NIYIDUKUNDA Mugeni Euphrosyne, UR student says she has managed to create her own business which is now worthy 20 000 000 Rwf despite starting with 2000 Rwf back in 2017. NIYIDUKUNDA Euphrosyne is a (...)
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  29. UR lab technicians equipped with best laboratory management skills

    Proper laboratory management is one of the key indicators that vindicate conducive research environment. UR Sweden Programme through its capacity building segment organized a training for University (...)
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  30. UR-CST students meet Festo Didactic Company to experience latest industrial technology

    Students at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology were able to experience technologies and processes used in industrial production. The facility was made by Festo Didactic (...)
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  31. Over 40 Schools of law deans and senior judges meet for the Legal Interface to discuss contemporary legal matters in education

    The University of Rwanda hosted a high-level legal interface workshop that brought together more than 40 Deans of Law faculties and Senior Judges from around the world. The workshop was organized by (...)
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  32. UR Students scoop the best award of Kigali City Master Plan Logo design contest

    UR students namely Marius Igitangaza (4th year) and Patrick Kubwimana (5th year) from School of Architecture won the top prize on the Kigali City Master Plan Logo competition held on 21st May 2019. (...)
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  33. Volley Ball : UR warms the games between its campuses

    For the first time since its creation University of Rwanda organized inter campus games in all sports . From 17 to 19 May all UR campuses were in Rwamagana city in volley ball competition. Students (...)
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  34. African WB boss visits UR to witness achievements by African Centres of Excellence

    The University of Rwanda received a delegation led by Mr. Hafez Ghanem ; the World Bank’s Africa Region Vice President alongside the Rwanda Minister of Education. The visit intended to witness (...)
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  35. UR host PASET benchmarking workshop in a move to create awareness about data management skills

    The University of Rwanda hosted the 2nd PASET Regional Benchmarking Capacity Building Workshop. The 3 day workshop was organized in collaboration with African Virtual University-AVU under The Korea - (...)
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  36. University of Rwanda’s Centre for Open and Distance e-Learning (CODeL) empowers UR academic staff to shift to e-learning method of teaching

    The University of Rwanda has invested in the capacity building of its academic staff in order to enable them to shift from the traditional chalk and board method of teaching to e-learning method. In (...)
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  37. Students from African varsities meet at UR-CST to get hands on skills in power engineering

    75 students from various African varsities concluded a week-long training in power engineering organized by the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development-ACE-ESD at the (...)
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  38. Academics and researchers meet to reflect on regional challenges- 25 years after the Genocide against Tutsi

    Over 120 Academics and researchers meet for the 9th two day International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. Under the theme “25 years after the Genocide against the Tutsi : Current Status, (...)
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  39. Rukara Campus Women Handball Team qualified semi-final of the National Championship

    The Women Handball Team of the University of Rwanda, Rukara Campus, has qualified for the semi-final phase of the Women Handball National Championship after overwhelmingly beating ES Saint Vincent in (...)
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  40. UR joins the world to observe the International Labor Day

    Staff of the University of Rwanda campuses met on Wednesday 1st of May 2019 to observe the International Labor Day. The celebration was under the theme “Quality Work, A Catalyst for Sustainable (...)
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  41. UR staff trained in managing 21st century Universities

    From April 29th up to May 2nd, 2019 ; academic and administrative managers of University of Rwanda went through a one week intensive training on Leading and Managing 21st Century University". (...)
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  42. Dr Laetitia NYINAWAMWIZA appointed to Rwanda Mountain Tea’s Board of Directors

    Rwanda Mountain Tea has announced the appointment of Dr Laetitia NYINAWAMWIZA as a new Board member of Rubaya Nyabihu Tea Company Ltd and Kitabi Tea Company Ltd. Dr NYINAWAMWIZA is the (...)
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  43. Minister of Education Dr Eugene MUTIMURA addressed UR staff

    The Minister for Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura met with UR staff members and students at Gikondo Campus on April 29th,2019. The meeting discussed on UR Student’s welfare, updates on students loan (...)
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  44. CARTA members and Partners reinforce commitment amid the meeting hosted by UR

    The University of Rwanda hosted vice Chancellors from various African university and academic partners for the third meeting co-organized under the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (...)
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  45. Vice Chancellors and academic partners convene for ARUA meeting to give impetus to research and postgraduate training

    African varsity leaders, researchers and academic partners are gathered at the University of Rwanda in the meeting for African Research University Alliance-ARUA. The meeting aims at providing an (...)
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  46. UR-CST set to launch more masters and doctoral trainings under PASET support

    A delegation from Partnership for skills for applied sciences, Engineering and Technology -PASET was received at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology. The visit aimed to discuss (...)
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  47. MoU Signing Ceremony with WORLD VISION RWANDA

    University of Rwanda (UR) and WORLD VISION RWANDA (WVR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this Tuesday, February 16, 2019 at University of Rwanda Headquarters. L-R : Mr. Sean Kerrigan, (...)
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  48. On Friday 12th /04/2019 UR-CMHS Staff and Students Walked to Remember

    The walk is significantly a silent reminder of what the country went through and what needs to be done to avoid the re-occurrence of the Genocide. This resonates with the theme ; “Remember Unite (...)
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  49. UR-CE community urged to lead the line in fighting against Genocide ideology

    The call was made by Hon. Safari B. Theoneste, Member of Rwanda Parliament, Chamber of Deputies, during the night vigil that took place at Rukara Campus on the 12 April 2019 in the framework of the (...)
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  50. Dr Ignace GATARE Appointed to Committee International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe).

    Dr Ignace GATARE the Principal of the College of Science and Technology, was recently appointed to serve on the Committee as Member of the General Council (GC) of the International Center for Insect (...)
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  51. UR hosted a meeting on Global E-Commerce Talent

    On April 12,2019 : UR hosted regular meeting in the purpose of updating one another about the Implementation and contextualisation of the Trainings and Education in the Global E-commerce Talent (GET) (...)
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  52. New logo to strengthen UR’s visual identity

    As part of its broader identity program, UR has introduced a new logo that is now appearing on all banners for kwibuka 25 around campuses and other visibility materials. The University of Rwanda (...)
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  53. Kwibuka 25 : The country is built on a very strong pillar- Gen. Kabarebe tells CST community in the Night Vigil

    In memory and honour of the victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi, the University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology and neighbouring community stood together in a walk to remember that (...)
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  54. UR Gikondo campus commemorates the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi

    UR Gikondo Campus Community and guests commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. This event was held at Gikondo Campus playground on the 09th April, 2019. (...)
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  55. UR-CST students urged to learn from the past history for a sustainable future

    The University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology joined the Nation for the 25th Commemoration of Genocide against Tutsi. The memorial week at the College’s level was kicked off by a public (...)
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  56. UR move to equip staff and Postgrad students with basic skills in GIS

    Under its Centre for Geographic Information System-GIS, the University of Rwanda concluded a five-day training for postgraduate students and staff in the quest to raise awareness and build capacity (...)
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  57. Over 600 screened for NCDs during UR outreach campaign

    Over 600 people in Huye District-Southern Province were screened for Non-Communicable Diseases-NCDs during the outreach Programme organized by UR through the Medical Students’ Association of (...)
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  58. UR don scoops an Outstanding Paper Award in US top IT educational conference

    Jean Claude Byungura has been given an Outstanding Paper Award following his presentation in US top conference known as SITE one of the top conferences in the area of Information Technology and (...)
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  59. Students in mathematics urged to see their career outside academia

    The Department of Mathematics under the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology concluded a week long modelling week training. The training was supported by UR-Sweden Programme through (...)
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  60. Sir David King calls for adequate water management during his presentation on climate change

    The University of Rwanda students and staff were called for being mindful about the effects of climate change. The call was made by Prof Sir David King during a public lecture that brought together (...)
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  61. UR-CMHS celebrated the world oral health day

    The World Oral Health Day is observed annually on 20th March, as a campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene so that (...)
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  62. Delegates in ‘’Leaders in Teaching’’ Annual Learning Summit visit Rukara Campus

    Delegates in Leaders in Teaching 2019 Learning Summit conducted a site visit to the University of Rwanda-College of Education, Rukara Campus. The visit was organized in the framework of MasterCard (...)
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  63. Academics in the society have to take the lead in peace building process-Prof Shinoda

    The University of Rwanda College of Arts and Social Sciences hosted a public lecture about Japan peace building which was delivered Prof Hideaki Shinoda. The lecture was organized by UR Centre for (...)
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  64. UR-CST poised to integrate Challenge Driven Education- An approach to increase students’ impact to community

    The University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology organized a training for its senior academics on “Challenge Driven Education-CDE for Sustainable Development”. This is a new education method (...)
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  65. MoU Signing between University of Rwanda and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

    University of Rwanda and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, March 14, 2019 at University of Rwanda Headquarters. The MoU was signed by (...)
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  66. The Vice chancellor calls on high school students to join UR amid the celebration of Pi-DAY

    For the 2nd consecutive time, the University of Rwanda joined the world to observe the International Day of Mathematics commonly known as Pi-Day (π-day). The event was organized by the College of (...)
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  67. CMHS Students conducted a community outreach in Nyabihu District

    A team of more than 130 students from the schools of Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, and that of Clinical Medicine departed from Kigali for an outreach activity that took place in Nyabihu District (...)
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  68. 25 Engineering students get tips for advancing Satellite technology

    A week long HEPTA-Sat training is organized at the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (UR-CST). The training has brought together 25 students selected through online test in the (...)
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  69. UR Principal Investigators for 2019-2024 Sida support convene to set new research priorities

    A meeting for Principal Investigators for 2019-2024 Sida support was convened at the University of Rwanda to discuss priorities and budget implication that will mark the upcoming five year UR-Sweden (...)
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  70. ACEIoT 2nd cohort defends PhD research proposals

    The Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) at UR-College of Science and Technology held the second Doctoral Committee (DC) to hear from 13 PhD students defending their research (...)
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  71. MoU Signing Ceremony with AVIASSIST FOUNDATION

    University of Rwanda and AVIASSIST FOUNDATION signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this Tuesday, February 25, 2019 at University of Rwanda Headquarters. The MoU was signed by Ron Louwerse, (...)
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  72. University of Rwanda-College of Education : The Prime Minister visits Rukara Campus

    21 February 2019 will remain a historic moment for the fraternity of the University of Rwanda-College of Education as it marks the first visit of the Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic (...)
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  73. UR Project Innovators Enhance Skills on Team Building towards Innovation Development

    UR Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship organized a three-day training workshop at UR Gikondo Campus. This training workshop gathers UR staff involved in innovation projects, their local and (...)
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  74. Visit of Professor Karl-Heinz Frank Reichert to University of Rwanda

    Professor Karl-Heinz Frank Reichert, Rector of University of Agder (UiA) and Professor of Mobile Systems paid a visit to the University of Rwanda on Friday 15th February, 2019. During his visit he (...)
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  75. A Delegation from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern visits UR

    On Monday, February 18, 2019, Professor Philip Cotton received in his office a delegation from University of Kaiseslautern led by Prof. Dr. Stefan Löhrke, Vice President of Student and Academic (...)
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  76. University of Rwanda-College of Education : UR academic staff empowered to produce high quality e-learning content

    The University of Rwanda-College of Education is hosting a two weeks training workshop on Multimedia Production from 11th to 22nd February 2019 organized for UR teaching staff and IT technicians (...)
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  77. UR academics look on improving their academic writing towards increasing the research impact

    In its quest to boost the number of impactful research output, the University of Rwanda under the support of UR-Sweden Programme concluded an academic writing and research communication training for (...)
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  78. The Minister of Education pledges support to UR-CAVM community amid Quality Education Campaign

    Through the Ministry of Education’s campaign for quality Education, on Thursday 07th February, 2019 the Minister of Education Hon. Dr. Eugene Mutimura paid a work visit to the University of Rwanda, (...)
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  79. Young Entrepreneurs Urged to meet Standardization and Promote Made In Rwanda Products

    University of Rwanda College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR CAVM) hosted a Youth Platform known as Youthconnekt Hangout channeled through an Awareness Campaign on (...)
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  80. UR move to empower postgraduate students with proper scientific writing skills

    Scientific journals have set standards and guidelines that allow them to have quality research papers in their publications. However, aspiring and novice researchers struggle to meet standards (...)
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  81. New faces in UR Board of Governors appointed by the Cabinet Meeting

    Following the extraordinary cabinet meeting held on January 28th, 2019, the University of Rwanda saw its members of Board of Governors appointed and reappointed. The meeting was chaired by the (...)
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  82. Sweden and UR on the verge of starting a new 5-year research collaboration phase

    The Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will fund Seventeen (17) proposed research areas by the University of Rwanda. The move is in line with (...)
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  83. The School of Architecture and Built Environment welcomes a new Doctor -Josephine Malonza

    We are excited to announce that Dr. Josephine Malonza graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nairobi on December 21st 2018. She works in the department of architecture, (...)
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  84. Global researchers meet at UR a head of their study on challenges of urbanization versus rural dynamics

    A multi-disciplinary group of researchers from 8 countries from 3 continents are gathered at the University of Rwanda in line with the project “Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and (...)
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  85. Two academic staff promoted to Professor

    Two academic staff promoted to Professor The Academic Promotion Committee of UR approved a promotion to full Professor for two academic staff in the meeting held December 23rd, 2018. Associate (...)
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  86. Professor Deborah L. Helitzer, visits the University of Rwanda

    Friday, 21 December 2018 : Prof Deborah L. Helitzer, Professor and Dean of Arizona at State University College of Health Solutions has paid a five-day visit to the University of Rwanda. She visited (...)
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  87. UR academics promoted to associate/full professorial ranks

    Dr Laetitia NYIRAZINYOYE (Left) and Dr Margaret JJUUKO were both promoted Dr Laetitia NYIRAZINYOYE We are excited to announce that Dr Laetitia NYIRAZINYOYE has been promoted to the rank of (...)
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  88. Improving Anti-natal care towards reducing maternal mortality through cost effectiveness - PhD thesis by Dr Regis Hitimana

    More use of evidence from health economic evaluations can help to save lives and improve health in low-income countries. This is shown in Regis Hitimana’s doctoral thesis titled “Cost-Effectiveness of (...)
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  89. UR and partners move to intensify pharmacological and post market surveillance for medicines

    The University of Rwanda in collaboration with the Ministry of Health under the auspices of Karolinska Institute unveiled PROFORMA Project. ¬¬ The project aims at strengthening national (...)
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  90. UR don visits University of Koblenz-Landau to strengthen academic ties

    In line with the partnership between the University of Rwanda and the University of Koblenz-Landau-German, Dr Anne Marie Kagwesage visited the German varsity in a bid to strengthen the existing (...)
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  91. UR hosts Youth for Village Conference 2018

    A total of 200 delegates were gathered in UR-college of Business and Economics for 2 days during the First Youth for Village Conference 2018 YVC2018 held on Saturday 15th December 2018 around the (...)
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