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

22 août 2019

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 by UR Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Handong Global University from the Republic of Korea. This training was officiated by H.E Ambassador of Republic of Korea along with UR Vice Chancellor.

The Next Generation Entrepreneurship Training is dedicated to sharing knowledge and experience while delivering education opportunities for developing countries. According to Prof Beomha Jee who leads the team that facilitates the training, the programme is geared towards nurturing future leaders who will make an impact to the world peace and prosperity.

Prof Beomha Jee who led the delegation from Handong Global University in Korea

“The ultimate goal is to empower participants to contribute to the development of their community through entrepreneurial mindset which will bring peace and prosperity to the nation” said Prof Beomha from Handong Global University. He also branded entrepreneurship as an engine that will propel developing countries and enable them to catch up with other advanced nations by creating hope in the mind of people and build the capacity for sustainable development.

In his opening remarks, Prof Phil Cotton, the UR Vice Chancellor hailed the government of Korea for being a huge supporter of the University of Rwanda mainly in infrastructure development. Cotton noted that the training was organized because the university want to be part of the future development of students who are ultimately the future development of the country.

“This kind of programme is intended to help you to develop the confidence to be the best” Cotton told students while opening the training.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E Eung Joong Kim, Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Rwanda said that the programme will contribute to further strengthening the existing cooperation between the two varsities as well as friendship between Rwanda and Korea. Joong Kim expressed his belief that Rwanda strong pursuit of innovation will be one of the major drivers for future development.

Prof Cotton (L) and Amb. Eung Joong Kim during the opening of training

“It is not difficult to predict that the University of Rwanda through partnership with its global allies will play a critical role in innovation and progress of Rwanda” Amb. Eung Joong Kim said.

The Training Programme follows collaboration agreement sealed between the two varsities way back in August 2018 with Prof Philip Cotton & Prof Jinwon Ahn representing UR and Handong Global University respectively. They agreed on establishment of educational program in the area of business and entrepreneurship at UR.

Group photo of training participants and officials and facilitators from UR and Handong Global University