Prof. Marwala elucidates the benefits behind the application of Artificial Intelligent

Prof Tshilidzi Marwala the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa called on University of Rwanda (UR) community to start applying Artificial Intelligence-AI in their work in order to cope up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution-4IR which globally drive all economies. The call was made during a public lecture that took place on 6th August, 2019 at University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology. AI is a technology where one gives machines the thinking capacity as human beings and perform activities as people do. This type of technology can work 24 hours...

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UR-CST team up with telecom companies to empower students with fiber optic skills

For six time in a row, the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology organized a training workshop to equip students with industrial practical skills and field experience. On this occasion, the training was facilitated by Liquid Telecom and KT Rwanda Networks to equip students with fiber optic skills. The move was initiated by the College in order to revitalize the academia-industry partnership for graduates to be competitive on labor market. Among students who participated in training include Henry Christian Hirwa who is a level 4-student in electronics and...

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FEMENG initiative between UR and Glasgow University gains momentum

A group of young students from Glasgow University grouped into Female Engineering-FEMENG came to Rwanda to meet their FemEng counterparts at the University of Rwanda. The visit is in line with a collaborative initiative with the University of Rwanda to encourage participation of young women in science and engineering fields. Lydie Irababarira ; a student at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda and FEMENG leader at Rwandan side noted that joining the group was motivated by insights and clear vision that FEMENG provide about the importance of science studies among...

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UR look to establish a biotech hub in efforts to achieve SDGs

The University of Rwanda scientists and stakeholders met to discuss the upcoming project of the establishment a Biotechnology Hub. The project is expected to address critical issues in health, agriculture as well as in Environment and Biodiversity, which would be a big asset for Rwanda to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. In her remarks, Dr. Jeanne Kagwiza, the Principal of the College of Medicine and Health Science noted that the meeting was meant to bring together knowledge in different specialization since biotechnology is a multifaceted field. She also said that the hub in...

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Postgraduate students equipped with policy skills in connection to climate change and sustainable Dev’t

A week-long training course was held at the College of Science and technology, University of Rwanda for postgraduate students in the fields of biodiversity and climate change. The training was delivered by Prof Lisa Dale from Columbia University-US and touched on global connections about climate change and sustainable development from a policy perspective. In the course of the training, students were able link the global policy context with their scientific and technical skills, which would help them to be experts who understand the policy implication in their own fields. Students also...

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African scientists meet at UR to learn ways to advance innovation through Internet of Things Technology

For the 2nd time, scientists from 8 African countries were convened for training on Internet of Things-IoT. With the main focus on LoRa technology, the training tackled networking and web technologies to ensure that Internet of Things platforms are open and easy-to-use to support third party innovation. The training also looked at IoT technology and presented case studies on applications in Rwanda and other East African countries. In his opening remarks, Dr Ignace Gatare the Principal of College of Science and Technology labelled the training an opportunity for not only to boost...

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