Students Get Challenged to be involved in the Implementation of the SDGs

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 the University of Rwanda-Huye Campus in partnership with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network in the Great Lakes (SDSN GL) organized a public talk on the Universities’ engagement in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs were adopted by the United Nations member countries in September 2015 and set out ambitious and quantitative goals for 2030 to end extreme poverty, promote economic prosperity, enhance social inclusion, and ensure environmental sustainability, including by curbing human-induced climate change....

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The 3rd Year Marketing Class at the College of Business and Economics for a momerable study tour

On 9th January 2020, the 3rd Year Marketing Class at the College of Business and Economics was preveleged to be hosted by the Marriott Hotel Kigali Rwanda for a momerable study tour. The objective of the tour was to gain a practical experience about how the hotel businesses hone both physical evidence and servicescape to enhance customer experience. Students toured all the departments and it was amazing to learn how each department is integrated into the system for the smooth flow of information and coordination. It was really exciting and we thank the management of Marriott Hotel...

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UR-CBE students elect new Guild council

It was a very remarkable evening during the handover of Guild Council at University of Rwanda (UR) Gikondo Campus on 3rd January 2020. The handover featured different key points of different speakers that were in line with the day. While reflecting on his mandate, the former Guild President of the UR Gikondo Campus Steven Miira appreciated the contribution of the University of Rwanda which made the mandate to be fruitful. He also thanked his team for their effort and working toward a common goal. He mentioned different achievements and some of them include but not limited to making...

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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 pronounced in terms of qualified personnel dealing with big data. And as result, there was need to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacity. This was intended to be done in five regional priority areas : Industry, Agriculture, Health, Education and Applied Statistics. Data Science is an interdisciplinary course that combines expertise in statistics,...

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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 them. The event featured a series of students’ intervention and university officials and was an opportunity to rejoice for Christmas since students were going to celebrate it away from their family. International students who attended the event Speaking on the occasion, Prof Phil Cotton the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rwanda noted that one of the objectives of the University of...

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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 GIS and Remote Sensing in collaboration with EIS Africa, the conference seeks to explore the role of innovations in geospatial information and its implication in addressing the 17 SDGs targets for an inclusive, prosperous and sustainable African continent. The conference was officiated by Hon. Paula Ingabire the Rwanda Minister of ICT and Innovation. Speaking on the occasion, Paula noted that...

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