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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 welcoming...

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Digital Health subprogram move to levarage ICT for supporting healthcare service delivery

The Digital Health Subprogram organized a consultative meeting with stakeholders including researchers, industry and practitioners. The meeting aims to discuss among others ways to advance Health sector through digital health technology by training professionals and local caregivers to make clinical care more efficient. Digital health subprogram operates under the Regional Centre of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Science and Technology and is one of thirteen research clusters that make the 5-year bilateral collaboration of UR-Sweden Programme. Speaking during the meeting, Dr...

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Laidlaw scholarship-winning students kick off mentorship programme to advance their projects

The University of Rwanda-College of Science and Technology witnessed the official unveiling of Laidlaw Undergraduate Research, networking and Leadership scholarship. The Programme was kicked off with a training which brought together ten best students competitively selected to benefit from 2019 Laidlaw Programme. The training is organized in form of mentorship and will help them to become future leaders and fulfil their true potential in their chosen career. It was facilitated by Mr Paolo Giuricich, an Organisation Development consultant at Smarter EQ in South Africa. To qualify for the...

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UR-CST scientists gain Python programming skills under the facilitation of PWSAfrica

Scientists’ students and faculty at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda will tomorrow complete a 2 week intensive training to advance skills in Python programming. The training is facilitated by a team from Programming Workshop for Scientists in Africa- PWSAfrica at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. By introducing the Python programming language through a hands-on approach focused on problem-solving, PWSAfrica initiative intends to provide fundamental skills meant to empower UR scientists to become competitive in their professional careers. Sofiat Olaosebikan...

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