The News

  • Participants from three districts of Rwanda were convened at the College of Science and Technology for a five day practical training about the use Geographic Information System-GIS technology. Trainees already work in areas where GIS is mostly used and were equipped with the basics for proper planning in line with land administration and management in cognizance of environmental and forest protection as well as infrastructure development. The training is supported by UR-Sweden Programme under its GIS subprogramme operating in the College of Science and Technology.

  • Under its Centre for Geographic Information System-GIS, the University of Rwanda concluded a five-day training for postgraduate students and staff in the quest to raise awareness and build capacity in the field of GIS. The training covered various sessions including an introduction to GPS technology, spatial data analysis to mention but a few.

  • The increase in the frequency of natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, and floods is becoming a critical problem globally due to their effects on humans and the environment. Olive Umubyeyi, a University of Rwanda staff has conducted a research that proposes best evacuation strategies to avoid casualties, deaths, damages and others risks linked to natural disasters. The research is part of her PhD studies at Lund University-Sweden under the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency-Sida.

  • Over the last 4 years, the University of Rwanda has made tremendous efforts to improve the level of research and staff capacity with regard to research. In the same line, a two-day training was organized for UR lecturers to equip them with pertinent skills on how they can use the web of science, which is a high impact data solution, to improve the quality of research. The training was organized in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics under the support of UR-Sweden programme.

  • A week long annual review meeting is convened at the University of Rwanda headquarters. The meeting is organized in the framework of Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement support to University of Rwanda and seeks to evaluate the implementation approaches with a view to improve on prospective planned activities.