Special Guest Lecture: Students, staff get introduced to GPU Computing Systems to Run and Optimize AI/ML Applications

On 16th February 2024, staff and students from CST-ACEIoT and CBE-Data Science get introduced to GPU Computing Systems to Run and Optimize AI/ML Applications. This special guest lecture was provided by Dr. Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Associate Vice President for Research Computing and founding Director of the Research Computing Center (RCC) at The University of Chicago. The lecture attracted mostly students and staff in the field of science and mainly students from the African Centre of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) and the African Center of Excellence in Data Science who...

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Seven high school students at regional mathematics competition finals

On April 20, seven students, boys and girls met at Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology for the regional mathematics competition, now in finals. Rwanda’s participants hail from Ecole des sciences Byimana, Petit séminaire St Vincent de Ndera, Gashora Girls Academy of Sciences & Technology and Lycée Notre-dame de Cîteau. While sitting the exam, in Rwanda, seven others in their respective countries of the East African community (except the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Ethiopia were also in the same competition virtually. Organized by the Eastern Africa Mathematics Olympiad...

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UR Partners with stakeholders to launch Msc and PhD program in Biotechnology

The University of Rwanda witnessed the launch of Msc and PhD program in Biotechnology. This program was developed in a joint support by European Union Delegation to Rwanda through Enabel ; a Belgian Development Agency in Rwanda. The move was initiated to give momentum to Rwanda’s ambitions in the biotechnology sector. In his remarks, Hon. Dr Yvan Butera, the state Minister in the Ministry of Health highlighted that the program came to strengthen existing initiatives for Rwanda to become a medical tourism hub and a knowledge-based economy. He also called on private sector to support the...

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Winners of the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa Young Talents Awards

In the past few years, the World in general, and Africa in particular, have been challenged by successive crises: the significant impact of frequent droughts, the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis, and more recently the soaring inflation of cereals and commodity prices. As a consequence, instability threatens more and more countries in Africa. To address these various challenges, more than ever, the world needs science, and science needs women. Since 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the L’Oréal Foundation of the French industrial...

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International VELUX Award 2022

Augustin presented his project at an open presentation at the WAF World architecture festival. The presentation in front of the jury in audience was interesting and focused, he did a remarkable job. our congratulations regarding the success of our student Augustin with the project Limitless Daylighting in the International VELUX Award 2022 The project was selected as a regional winner out of 507 globally submitted projects by our esteemed jury members consisting of a group of diverse and established architects. This reflects the high quality of the work in relation to the teaching and...

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CST Students equipped with Fiber-optic hands on skills

Students in the College of Science and Technology from engineering telecommunication related programs went through an intensive one day training workshop on Fiber-Optic. The training was made possible thanks to the joint partnerships with KT Rwanda Network (KTRN) and Liquid Intelligent Technologies. The training seeks among others to tap into facilities availed by the Government of Rwanda in the area of Communication Technologies to enhance rapid growth and efficiency. Students during hands on sessions This was the 7th time that students of college have been benefiting a...

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