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  1. High school girl scoops Mathematics contest amid international Pi day celebration

    For the 3rd 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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  2. A STEMpower Centre launched to boost science awareness in Rwanda

    The University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology witnessed the official launch of STEMpower Centre. The Centre will strengthen Mathematics and science education by introducing hands on (...)
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  3. Inside UR-CE Distance Training Program

    The University of Rwanda has recently issued a call for applications to its College of Education’s Distance Training Program (DTP).The program was introduced in 2001 at the former Kigali Institute of (...)
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  4. Professor Lyambabaje assumes office duties as new Vice Chancellor

    Prof Alexandre Lyambabaje, the new Vice Chancellor hailed achievements by his predecessors and pledged to add a building stone towards the University advancement. He said this during a handover (...)
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  5. PRESS RELEASE : Prof Alexandre Lyambabaje appointed 3rd University of Rwanda Vice Chancellor

    The University of Rwanda is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alexandre Lyambabaje to the post of Vice Chancellor, following the cabinet resolutions of Tuesday, 02 February, 2021. The (...)
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  6. 15 young entrepreneurs gain tips to transform their ideas into successful business

    15 entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas have completed a one - week boot camp getting coaching and mentorship from experts in entrepreneurship in a bid to transform potential and innovative (...)
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  7. UR library receives new scholarly books ; a major boost to becoming a complete hybrid library

    The University of Rwanda Library under the support of UR Sweden Programme acquired 499 titles and 1600 copies of books from the USA. The demand was made based on the lists of books that were (...)
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  8. The National Herbarium of Rwanda conducts field expedition for plant collecting at Karongi remnant forests

    The National Herbarium of Rwanda in collaboration with the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR)/ Environment Museum-Karongi conducted a two-day field sampling trip in December 2020 along (...)
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  9. CMHS gets a modern prosthetics laboratory

    People with disabilities will now be able to easily access prostheses, the artificial body parts to facilitate them in sports, thanks to a new prosthetics and orthotics laboratory unveiled Thursday (...)
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  10. Africa’s clean cooling centre of excellence moves closer to boosting farmer’s livelihoods

    The Rwandan Government has formally launched the new African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain (ACES) that is hosted in-country by the University of Rwanda. At the inception (...)
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  11. UR graduate takes a lead to inspire youth to pursue research

    Raymond Umazekabiri graduated in 2018 from Botany and Conservation option, Biology Department at the College of Science and Technology. Since graduation, he has been working at the Centre of (...)
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  12. Problem-based research among key drivers for constructing efficient National Innovation System in Rwanda-A research revealed

    The National Innovation Systems is generally defined as a framework to understand and organize the flow of knowledge among people, enterprises and institutions, which is key to the innovation (...)
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  13. Teaching children with Autism to be aided by low cost devices – research findings

    A recent research conducted by Theoneste Ntalindwa, an eLearning Officer and PhD student at UR’s College of Education, and his co-authors, has revealed that the integration of ICT into the Rwandan (...)
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  14. UR Reopening Towards Online Monitoring

    The University of Rwanda has officially resumed Learning, Teaching and Assessment LTA activities after seven months’ closure due to COVID-19 pandemic that occurred in the country since March 2020. (...)
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  15. UR-Huye Campus : joy of students as university resumes

    Seven months at home after closure of university doors due to COVID-19 pandemic, UR students (levels 3, 4 & 5) have been back in campuses since for one week now. The temporary closure of UR (...)
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  16. UR donates 2,467 Solar Powered Radio Sets to the poor in remote areas to enhance learning

    Through Transforming Education Systems for Sustainable Futures (TESF) - a United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded project- the University of Rwanda has secured funds to procure solar (...)
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  17. Profiling Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana, Acting Principal UR - College of Education

    Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana, the Acting Principal of UR-CE On Thursday 8th October, 2020, the University of Rwanda College of Education got a new leader. Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana assumed the role of (...)
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  18. Finalist students undergo UR e-Learning Platform induction

    The University of Rwanda through the Centre for Open, Distance and e-Learning (CODeL) conducted a 2-day virtual induction on 20th and 21st October 2020 for Year 3, 4 & 5 students in all UR (...)
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  19. Leadership is not a walk in the park, Prof. George K Njoroge

    In his farewell speech to staff and students, the retiring Principal of the Rukara based University of Rwanda College of Education Professor George K Njoroge gave an account of the beginning of his (...)
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  20. African Centre of Excellence in Data Science joins World Data Science Initiative

    The African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) of the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, has become an official member of the World Data Science Initiative (WDSI). (...)
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  21. University of Rwanda ODeL Champions to assist fellow students

    The University upholds that students play an important role in its whole life and management. Aligned to this principle, UR is accustomed to working closely with students and involving them in (...)
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  22. Inside UR eLearning Platform : Stakeholders’ experience

    The emergence of COVID 19 has affected many activities including learning and teaching in all academic institutions worldwide. In order to cope with this uncertainty caused by the pandemic in the (...)
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  23. Deep drainage systems reckoned to enhance water and nitrogen use efficiency and rice grain yield in poorly drained paddy field ; a research shows

    A research was conducted to assess different drainage systems with the aim to improve the yield of rice cultivated in poorly drained paddy fields. According to the research, deep drainage techniques (...)
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  24. New research elucidates Kigali urban land change dynamics over the past 32 years : A move for continuous urban land cover change monitoring

    A recent published research has indicated that monitoring the complex urban land cover dynamics can be easier thanks to increased availability of analysis-ready Earth Observation (EO) data and the (...)
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  25. SDSN Great Lakes Hosted the Closing Ceremony of the Home Grown Solutions Forum 2020 on 14th September 2020 and Presented its Winning Solutions

    In July 2020, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (https://www.unsdsn.org/great-lakes) hosted at the University of Rwanda-College of Business and Economics launched a call for applications (...)
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  26. Young entrepreneurs with best innovative business ideas to be incubated at ACEESD’s GIIH for mentorship, coaching and funding

    Young entrepreneurs with the best innovative business ideas are poised to be incubated at the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development’s Grid Innovation and Incubation Hub (...)
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  27. UR and UCL complete an assessment of the influence of the Science Granting Councils Initiative on science systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences and the University College London (UCL) Department of Science, Technology Engineering and Public Policy(UCL STEaPP) have been involved in (...)
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  28. UR : Academics call for understanding environmental impacts produced by small-scale mining sector and the contribution of a geomorphological approach to alleviate them.

    The call was made by the University of Rwanda academics : Rutazuyaza Vaillant Byizigiro, Michael Biryabarema and Gaspard Rwanyiziri as co-authors of the research paper titled « Alleviating Some (...)
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  29. ACEDS gets international accreditation to offer PhD & Msc programs in data science

    The Data Science Council of America (DASCA) has internationally accredited the University Of Rwanda’s African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACEDS) for offering different PhD and Masters (...)
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  30. UR-CAVM launches the entrepreneurship week

    The University of Rwanda-College of Agriculture Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) launches a virtual and physical Entrepreneurship Week together with various valuable partners in the (...)
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  31. UR graduate inspiring youth to create jobs in nature conservation

    Elisa Tumwesigye, a graduate of University of Rwanda specialising in Botany and Conservation, has managed to create jobs in biodiversity conservation and inspired Rwandan and Central African Republic (...)
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  32. As the time of UR reopening is at hand, lecturers are trained on developing e- learning & blended modules

    Lecturers being trained at Gikondo campus In a period of four days, UR trains lecturers on how to develop e-learning method & blended modules as a way of teaching when Classes resume in (...)
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  33. IoT Researchers in a move to ease irrigation system using technology

    A team of researchers from African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) and the School of ICT won UR-SIDA female grant project to develop a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) system that (...)
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  34. Researchers from ACE-DS to identify factors influencing students’ academic performance in Rwanda higher learning institutions

    Researchers from African Centre of Excellence in Data Science are poised to identify factors influencing the students’ performance in Rwanda Higher Learning Institution using student-generated data. (...)
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  35. Postgraduate students from ACEIoT commend the virtual classes approach amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Masters students from African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) have commended the move by the University of Rwanda to introduce the virtual class in a bid to mitigate the impact of (...)
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  36. Competence-Based Curriculum In Sub-Saharan Africa - Research co-authored by Theophile NSENGIMANA

    Though the Competence-Based Curriculum has been introduced in different Sub- Saharan African countries to enhance the quality of education, there is inadequate implementation of science (...)
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  37. How Library mergers can be Successful – Showing the Condition

    There is no perfect way to merge libraries – but the process is facilitated if there is a strategic plan. With a shared approach, it is easier to succeed. Berthilde Uwamwezi, who has recently defended (...)
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  38. Social capital is important for family businesses in developing countries

    How to build continuity in family businesses in countries characterized by instability and unrest ? Social capital is one of several key factors. Family businesses in developing countries are a (...)
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  39. UR Dental Clinic : Pressing forward to improve community health

    With a population of more than 12 million people and a high demand for dentists to serve them, UR through itsCollege of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS)offers bachelor’s degree program in dental (...)
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  40. Removal of asbestos gathers momentum in UR campuses– the turn of Huye Campus

    The university of Rwanda recently kicked off the removal of Asbestos in all its campuses’ buildings. The Work to replace asbestos roofing at UR Huye Campus, the biggest of all the nine (9) UR campuses (...)
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  41. Rwanda to get its first National Biodiversity Information System, courtesy of CoEB

    The Centre of Excellence for Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management (CoEB) was entrusted to UR’s College of Science and Technology in 2017. The decision was reached after intense stakeholder (...)
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  42. UR online learning at a glance : what you need to know about the platform

    With the integration of information technology in education, online learning has been accorded due attention for enhancing teaching and learning at the University of Rwanda. The move has necessitated (...)
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  43. Inside USD 250,000 ACEESD’s Incubation Center Project

    The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) has won a grant worth USD 250,000 to establish an Incubation Centre. The new facility will bridge the gap between (...)
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  44. UR researchers show the benefits of frogs and Toads towards proper management of wetlands ecosystem in Rwanda

    Anurans (Frogs and Toads) are known excellent bioindicators of ecosystem health such as wetlands where their populations’ survival is constituted. However, studies on Rwandan anurans are still few and (...)
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  45. From UR To Retirement : DVC Amb. Dr. Murigande Moves On, With Love

    The University of Rwanda Senior Management Council (SMC) ordinarily takes place every two weeks. Chaired by the Vice Chancellor (VC) via Webex as is common nowadays, the other members are the deputy (...)
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  46. UR and the University of Koblenz-Landau to boost entrepreneurship

    The University of Rwanda will soon benefit from 1.19 million euros funds by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy to drive forward the existing project cooperation with the (...)
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  47. UR don calls for more innovative actions to save Rwanda’s economy from COVID-19

    The call was made in a research paper “Indicative Socio-Economic Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in Eastern Africa : Case of Rwanda” by Prof Alfred R. BIZOZA, a University of (...)
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  48. UR staff defends PhD thesis from Jönköping University amidst COVID-19 via zoom

    Umulisa after a successful defense of her PhD thesis Following the country’s orders to limit mobility due to the spread of COVID-19 global pandemic, Yvonne Umulisa managed to defend her PhD thesis (...)
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  49. UR student’s publication earns a recognition for being one the most downloaded research papers

    Katundu’s study entitled “An impact analysis of population growth on energy‐water‐food‐land nexus for ecological sustainable development in Rwanda’ published on 16 October 2019 in Food and Energy Security (...)
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  50. Meet Uwinyange, a sign language interpreter on television- instrumental during COVID-19 and Kwibuka 26

    At this time when Rwandans mark the 26th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi while joining the entire world in fighting against the global pandemic COVID 19, sign language interpretation (...)
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  51. UR staff and medical students join forces to national effort to beat Coronavirus

    14th March 2020, The Ministry of Health of Rwanda has reported the country’s first case of COVID-19.The government of Rwanda has established a Rwanda’s Joint Task Force in charge of fighting COVID-19 (...)
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  52. UR rallies round the needy amid COVID-19

    Following the emergence of COVID 19 pandemic and its high threat to people’s health, many countries including Rwanda took drastic measure like lockdown as immediate response. The lockdown affected (...)
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  53. UR carries on online teaching services despite lockdown over COVID-19

    University of Rwanda has since lockdown increased online teaching for both Master and PhD programs. At the College of Business and Economics (CBE) online teaching is happening especially in Data (...)
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  54. UR joins the world to celebrate Earth Day amid COVID 19 lockdown

    The UR Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management created a video to honor Earth Day which was held on 22 April 2020. The video is a compilation of Research Associates and (...)
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  55. Masters students admit to cope with the lockdown by leveraging online technology

    Masters students who are in their final period of completion of their program argue that they are still concentrated on their research projects during the lockdown and are sure the lockdown situation (...)
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  56. UR and Unicaf University strengthen ties to boost capacity in e-learning

    The University of Rwanda and Unicaf University have agreed to work together to develop the University of Rwanda’s capacity for online delivery of its programmes. Unicaf University’s instructional (...)
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  57. Meet Grace, UR graduate and fervent advocate for green environment

    Ineza Umuhoza Grace is a graduate in Water and Environmental Engineering from the College of Science and Technology. After her graduation in 2018, she started up an NGO known as “Green Fighter” which (...)
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  58. UR, INES and REMA team up to develop effective research for evidence based policy making

    Research team from the University of Rwanda (UR), Institute of Applied Sciences (INES-Ruhengeri) and Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) are convened to devise ways to develop a 5 year (...)
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  59. UR community briefed on Commonwealth opportunities ahead of CHOGM 2020

    Friday 6th March 2020 ; UR students were taken through the Commonwealth opportunities mainly the scholarships to further their studies. The session was organized in line with the Commonwealth Day (...)
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  60. Mpinganzima, a rare Female PhD holder in Mathematics -Inspirational figure for youth

    Mpinganzima Lydie is one of the rare female lecturers holding a PhD in Mathematics in Rwanda. She graduated in 2014 at Linköping University under the support of Sida through UR-Sweden Programme, a (...)
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  61. UR law students scoops Moot Court Competition in contract law

    Eight students from the School of Law at the University of Rwanda emerged winners during the Law Moot Competition which brought together four other local universities. The moot court competition is (...)
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  62. UR CMHS Benefits Scholarships from French Embassy in Rwanda

    Through its Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC), the French Embassy in Rwanda has offered two scholarships to students from the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences (...)
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  63. Huye campus : ICT building reopens

    Friday 31, January 2020, University of Rwanda Deputy-Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning and Administration Dr. Papias Malimba Musafiri , his colleague in charge of Finance Ms. Françoise Kayitare (...)
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  64. UR bids farewell to Prof Nelson Ijumba, former DVC academics and research

    Yesterday, Prof. Nelson Ijumba, former Deputy vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research handed over office duties to Dr Emile Bienvenu in colorful ceremony in which the outgoing was cheered (...)
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  65. JOINT PRESS RELEASE : On the occasion of the start of the Erasmus Plus “EnRHEd” Project

    University of Rwanda, Institute of Applied Sciences INES-Ruhengeri (Rwanda), IPRC Polytechnic School of Musanze (Rwanda), University of Art and Technology of Byumba (Rwanda), University of Parma (...)
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  66. UR-CST and Chinese varsity move to promote transportation infrastructure and maintenance

    January 17 2020. The School of Engineering at the College of Science and Technology (UR-CST), University of Rwanda signed a joint agreement with Harbin Institute of Technology, School of (...)
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  67. ACE in Data Science moves towards international accreditation

    A team from DASCA met the Center Management in the evaluation process of programs to be accredited. University of Rwanda(UR) is now poised to earn another premier accreditation from the Data Science (...)
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  68. Newly admitted PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in Sweden urged to uphold the culture of innovation and creativity

    A section of PhD nominees who will soon undertake studies in Sweden 41 doctoral students and 26 post-doctoral researchers who will soon be enrolled in 14 Swedish Universities were taken through an (...)
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  69. UR’s Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) : Another milestone towards improvement of regional energy sector

    The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD) is a World Bank-funded project which intends to solve key economic challenges subsequent from low rural energy access, (...)
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  70. ACE for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science : An apt response for regional aspiring professional innovators

    Some of PhD students, their supervisors and staff of the Centre The African Union (AU) envisions science, technology and innovation as one of the major drivers in achieving its vision of becoming a (...)
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  71. UR takes a bold step towards solving the degree issue for 2019 graduates

    University of Rwanda’s ambition has always been to have degree certificates printed as close to the graduation ceremony as possible. However, having a final graduation list is often thwarted by (...)
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  72. UR trains people with ability to go back to their communities and make a difference-Prof. Cotton tells international students

    In collaboration with Study in Rwanda Organization, the University of Rwanda organized a get together with new and continuing international students in its quest to reaffirm the existing bond between (...)
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  73. Carry the Light-Twara Urumuri : The Refection on the role of Academia

    The International Peace Day participants discovered that there must be a step to be taken in educating youth about the root cause of The 1994 Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. This is because, there (...)
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  74. African Centre of Excellence in Data Science : An institution’s journey on making a mark in the STEM field

    The call for the establishment of the different African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) came at a time when the Government of Rwanda observed gaps in the science field. The gaps were apparently more (...)
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  75. Rwanda Chief Justice urges UR Alumni to contribute to the University greatness

    The University of Rwanda kicked off a get together with its alumni ; a maiden event that started with graduates in Medicine and Health Science fields. The event was marked with panel discussions and (...)
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  76. Senate envoy calls on students to leverage Social Media Platforms to fight against Genocide denial

    The University of Rwanda joined the rest of the world to observe the 71st Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The event at the College of (...)
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  77. International Peace week kicked off at UR-Huye Campus

    Under the support of UR-Sweden Programme, the University of Rwanda Centre for Conflict Management (CCM) kicked off the Peace Week event at Huye Campus, one of the nine campuses of the University of (...)
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  78. Master students from the Center of Excellence in Energy visit Mukungwa I&II Hydropower Plants to experience the process towards electrical power supply

    Master students at the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) specialising in Renewable Energy, Electrical Power System and Energy Economics visited Mukungwa (...)
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  79. UR Researchers Launch a book “Research Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences” in Kinyarwanda

    It is rarely known that Rwandan researchers publish their books in their indigenous language. The main reasons are caused by lack of unsuitable words that can match to the real meaning of foreign (...)
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  80. UR Centers of Excellence showcase their programs during the 16th edition of AfricaGIS 2019 exhibition

    The African Centers of Excellence (ACE) at University of Rwanda have featured in the 16th edition of AfricaGIS 2019 exhibition in which they showcased different postgraduate programs that are offered (...)
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  81. International researchers and experts meet at UR to discuss benefits of GIS for social economic transformation

    At least 500 delegates from around the world are convened in Kigali at the University of Rwanda for the 16th edition of AfricaGIS 2019. Organized by the University of Rwanda through its Centre for (...)
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  82. Go and be agents of positive change - Prime Minister tells graduates during the graduation ceremony

    The University of Rwanda held its 6th Graduation ceremony, which saw 9490 graduands conferred with various degrees that are offered in different UR colleges. For the 2nd consecutive time, the (...)
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  83. The Centre of Excellence for Vaccines, Immunisation set to graduate the first cohort of Master’s program

    25 students from the EAC Regional Center of Excellence for Vaccines, Immunisation and Health Supply Chain Management (RCE-VIHSCM) are set to graduate on 8th November 2019, in UR graduation ceremony (...)
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  84. Dr Gatare calls on new students at CST to embrace UR values

    The Call was made by the Principal of the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology during orientation exercise for new students at Nyarugenge Campus. This was a prime time for freshers (...)
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  85. UR Chancellor commends freshers’ commitment during her visit to Rukara Campus

    The Chancellor of the University of Rwanda, Patricia L. Campbell, accompanied by UR-Vice Chancellor, Prof. Phil Cotton, visited UR Rukara Campus where she was enthusiastically welcomed by the Campus (...)
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  86. UR-Campuses urged to move forward to implementing UR Policy on Inclusive Education

    University of Rwanda upholds that staff and students with disabilities and other special needs are equal and able to participate in all UR programs and activities. UR is therefore committed to (...)
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  87. Beneficiaries must be part of research process-urges Prof Ijumba amid stakeholders’ seminar

    A stakeholders’ seminar was organized by Engendering Rural Transformation for Sustainable Development-ENTRUST Subprogram. During the meeting, participants discussed benefits of involving the community (...)
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  88. Social work stakeholders review commitment towards human beings’ dignity

    Social Work policy makers, academics and practitioners were called to review their commitment to build strong collaboration towards social development leading to all human beings’ dignity. The call (...)
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  89. Digital Health subprogram move to levarage ICT for supporting healthcare service delivery

    The Digital Health Subprogram organized a consultative meeting with stakeholders including researchers, industry and practitioners. The meeting aims to discuss among others ways to advance Health (...)
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  90. Regional professionals in energy share practices in renewable energy to overcome energy challenge

    Experts in Public, Private, Academic institutions and researchers from Rwanda and the region have started five-day training in Power Engineering | Microgrid and Smartgrid. The training aims at (...)
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  91. 10 regional PhD students join the ACE for Innovative Teaching and Leaning Mathematics and Science

    On 2nd October 2019, the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) received the third cohort of 10 regional PhD students. The event was (...)
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  92. A delegation from Groningen University visits UR

    On September 30th 2019 : In the framework of the new MoU between the University of Rwanda and the University of Groningen, a delegation from the University of Groningen has visited the University of (...)
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  93. Agricultural practitioners and stakeholders meet to discuss the use of geospatial data to enhance food security

    Agricultural practitioners and stakeholders were gathered at the College of Science and Technology do discuss ways to apply geospatial science to support decision making in the field of food security (...)
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  94. A PhD Student in Data Science wins a NCST Excellent Research Grant

    Mr. Theogene Rizinde is a PhD student in Data Science (Biostatistics) at the African Center of Excellence in Data Science,University of Rwanda. Mr. Theogene has won Excellent Research Grant of (...)
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  95. Laidlaw scholarship-winning students kick off mentorship programme to advance their projects

    The University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology witnessed the official unveiling of Laidlaw Undergraduate Research, networking and Leadership scholarship. The Programme was kicked off with (...)
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  96. Graduates tackling poverty through mushroom growing

    Jean Damascene Sakindi, is the brains behind a local firm known as Bioprotect Rwanda, a project based in Muhanga District which was formed to equip farmers with mushroom growing skills and also help (...)
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  97. UR Module on IT to be taught in East African universities

    The Partnership for Enhanced and Blended Learning (PEBL) is assisting university partners across East Africa to develop courses with accompanying online resources that can be offered by participant (...)
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  98. UR Doctoral student at SLU receives international science award

    The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) has selected Jean-Baptiste Ndahetuye, doctoral student at SLU, as the winner of the 2019 BIFAD Student Award for Scientific (...)
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  99. Former EU President discusses migration, global economy and climate change during his lecture at UR

    Yesterday, UR community was honoured to hear from Mr Herman Van Rompuy, Former President of the European Council who is in Rwanda in a double mission as VVOB goodwill ambassador. During his lecture (...)
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  100. We want to create space where talents and innovation can flourish – Prof Philip Cotton

    Prof Cotton speaks to a group of students. Technology is advancing at a fast pace, transforming the way work is done, and universities across the world are key institutions in preparing society for (...)
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  101. Hon. Senators from the Republic of Kenya had a working visit at CMHS

    A delegation of legislators from the Senate of the Republic of Kenya on 26th /08/2019, led by Hon.Knoch Wambua had working visit at the University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences- (...)
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  102. UR-CST scientists gain Python programming skills under the facilitation of PWSAfrica

    Scientists’ students and faculty at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda will tomorrow complete a 2 week intensive training to advance skills in Python programming. The training (...)
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  103. 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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  104. 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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  105. 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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  106. 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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  107. 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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  108. 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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  109. 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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  110. 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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  111. 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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  112. 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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  113. 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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  114. 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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  115. 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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  116. 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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  117. 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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  118. 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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  119. 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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  120. 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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  121. 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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  122. 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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  123. 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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  124. 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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  125. 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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  126. 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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  127. 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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  128. “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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  129. 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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  130. 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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  131. 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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  132. 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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  133. 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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  134. 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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  135. 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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  136. 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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  137. 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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  138. 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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  139. 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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  140. 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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  141. 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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  142. 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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  143. 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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  144. 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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  145. 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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  146. 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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  147. 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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  148. 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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  149. 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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  150. 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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  151. 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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  152. 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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  153. 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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  154. 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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  155. 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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  156. 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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  157. 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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  158. 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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  159. 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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  160. 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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  161. 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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  162. 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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  163. 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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  164. 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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  165. 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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  166. 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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  167. 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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  168. 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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  169. 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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  170. 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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  171. 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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  172. 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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  173. 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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  174. 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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  175. 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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  176. 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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  177. 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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  178. 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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  179. 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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  180. 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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  181. 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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  182. 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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  183. 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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  184. 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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  185. 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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  186. 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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  187. 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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  188. 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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  189. 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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  190. 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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  191. 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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  192. 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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  193. 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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