The current visit of Deans from University of Minnesota aims to scale the collaboration or partnership beyond one health context especially partnership in research for various schools and colleges, in trainings through capacity buildings by offering PhD especially in Nursing where they have more expertise and in faculty & students exchanges.
Professor Nelson Ijumba holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. Before joining the University of Rwanda as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research (DVC AAR) he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Professor of Electrical Engineering.
In his research Niragire wanted to establish the correlation between the very high child survival gains and non-decreasing national HIV prevalence that coincided in Rwanda between 2005 and 2010; thus making the expected relationships between corresponding indicators not obvious.
The partnership will develop collaborative projects supporting the founding objectives of developing undergraduate and postgraduate social enterprise projects for implementation in Rwanda