Research at Univeristy of Rwanda is at the apex of the University’s long-term strategic plan, aiming to be a leading research-intensive university in Rwanda. Equally important is the University’s international visibility and the impact of its research and innovation on socio-economic development in East Africa and the rest of the world. UR CBE therefore deliberately balances its focus on research and innovation and the partnerships fostered by creating an environment that is conducive to scholarly pursuits. A wide range of research and professional areas underscores the strength of UR CBE in research and postgraduate education.
The Department of Research plays an enabling role in College of Business and Economics’ vision to be center of excellence in East Africa and the whole world. It fulfils its role by integrating people, resources and opportunities that make it possible for researchers, at every stage of their career, to develop and excel. From accessing funding and supporting emerging researchers, through to contract writing and the protection of intellectual property. The Department of Research provides a creative and supportive environment in which researchers at UR CBE, and from across East Africa, the region and the international research community, can contribute to the impact of research on the well-being of society.