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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 the establishment a Biotechnology Hub. The project is expected to address critical issues in health, agriculture as well as in Environment and Biodiversity, which would be a big asset for Rwanda to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. In her remarks, Dr. Jeanne Kagwiza, the Principal of the College of Medicine and Health Science noted that the meeting was meant to bring together knowledge in different specialization since biotechnology is a multifaceted field. She also said that the hub in...

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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 delivered by Prof Lisa Dale from Columbia University-US and touched on global connections about climate change and sustainable development from a policy perspective. In the course of the training, students were able link the global policy context with their scientific and technical skills, which would help them to be experts who understand the policy implication in their own fields. Students also...

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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 collaborative initiative with the University of Rwanda to encourage participation of young women in science and engineering fields. Lydie Irababarira ; a student at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda and FEMENG leader at Rwandan side noted that joining the group was motivated by insights and clear vision that FEMENG provide about the importance of science studies among...

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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 technologies to ensure that Internet of Things platforms are open and easy-to-use to support third party innovation. The training also looked at IoT technology and presented case studies on applications in Rwanda and other East African countries. In his opening remarks, Dr Ignace Gatare the Principal of College of Science and Technology labelled the training an opportunity for not only to boost...

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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 Company that reached out to the college to exhibit equipment for technical education that would allow students to acquire practical experience that they need to work independently in industry. Among equipment at the exhibition include hydraulics machines that provide the best results of the process control in industries. They are used to control the level and flow rate while checking the liquid...

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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 pursuit to an effective e-Government services system, there have been issues related to infrastructure and organization towards its implementation while ways to handle the privacy of data from e-government users is still a big challenge. The Challenges observed through the implementation of e-Government in Rwanda prompted two University of Rwanda staff to conduct related research for their PhD...

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