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Mpinganzima, a rare Female PhD holder in Mathematics -Inspirational figure for youth

Mpinganzima Lydie is one of the rare female lecturers holding a PhD in Mathematics in Rwanda. She graduated in 2014 at Linköping University under the support of Sida through UR-Sweden Programme, a partnership dated since 2000 between Rwanda and Sweden. She currently serves as a lecturer mainly for postgraduate students in applied science, the Department of Mathematics, at the University of Rwanda. As part of her research career, she is interested in expanding her PhD thesis on “Cauchy problem for the Helmholtz equation and inverse scattering problems”. Mpinganzima belongs to group in...

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UR joins the world to celebrate Earth Day amid COVID 19 lockdown

The UR Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management created a video to honor Earth Day which was held on 22 April 2020. The video is a compilation of Research Associates and Fellows as well as UR academic staff who delivered video recorded messages related to earth protection and fighting climate change through various thematic areas. Prof Elias Bizuru from UR College of Science and Technology talked about Climate change and diversity with emphasis on species and ecosystem who are mostly threatened by climate change with very limited options. He noted that species...

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UR-CST and Chinese varsity move to promote transportation infrastructure and maintenance

January 17 2020. The School of Science at the College of Science and Technology (UR-CST), University of Rwanda signed a joint agreement with Harbin Institute of Technology, School of Transportation Science and Engineering (HIT-TSE) China. The agreement will see the establishment of a Joint Laboratory for Intelligent Construction, Maintenance Technology and Equipment (ICNTE-Lab) for Transportation Infrastructure. The agreement was signed by the Vice-Dean of HIT-TSE Prof. Lianzhen Zhang and Dr. Ignace Gatare the Principal of UR-CST. The Vice-Dean of HIT-TSE Prof. Lianzhen Zhang and...

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Senate envoy calls on students to leverage Social Media Platforms to fight against Genocide denial

The University of Rwanda joined the rest of the world to observe the 71st Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The event at the College of Science and Technology was officiated by Hon. Senator Fulgence Nsengiyumva who exhorted UR students to use social media platforms and fight Genocide denial. In his remarks, Hon. Nsengiyumva labeled social media convenient medium that should be harnessed by students to fight all people who are subject to deny the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. According to him, this will be a great contribution...

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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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Dr Gatare calls on new students at CST to embrace UR values

The Call was made by the Principal of the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology during orientation exercise for new students at Nyarugenge Campus. This was a prime time for freshers to get clues and tips that will easily facilitate their transition into Campus life. The event also featured the introduction of all the College’s managers and responsibilities attached to their positions. On the occasion, the University Chancellor Patricia Campbell, was also present and shared useful insights to students. A section of freshers during the Induction week In his...

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