AERG UR Nyarugenge Campus celebrates its 22nd anniversary

On Saturday, 4th December 2021 at Nyarugenge campus within the college of science and technology, AERG celebrated its 22nd birthday of being a big and supportive family among the students and staff of the UR campus. Members of AERG Nyarugenge campus and invited guests while cutting the cake in cerebration of 22 years of Anniversary The UR Deputy Vice chancellor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Advancement Dr. Papias Musafiri opened a speech expressing his gratitude and happiness on being able to attend and celebrate this birthday with the students. He kept on saying...

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UR School of Mining and Geology kicks off its 4th edition of mining week

This week from November 29th to December 4th, 2021, under the theme “Responsible mining for proper working conditions and environment protection”, the UR school of Mining and Geology has organized several outreach activities aiming at raising awareness about environmental protection. These include campaigns to teach mining workforce on mine safety and occupational health, donation of 1000 health insurance to the population around the mines, planting 10,000 bamboos to the selected mines. A section of participants during the official opening of mining week During the exhibition Mr....

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Justice for Peace through Traditional Knowledge Systems and Conservation : Recognition, Revitalization and Reconciliation

On 31 August 2020, the University of Rwanda (UR) joined the African Institute for Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIIKS) with the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) as the focal point. The AIIKS is established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To launch the establishment of the AIIKS in Rwanda and bring together researchers, educators, students, and practitioners working in traditional knowledge, a 3-day workshop was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 16-18 June 2021. This event was a collaborative effort, organized by CoEB and the Sheffield...

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High school girl scoops Mathematics contest amid international Pi day celebration

For the 3rd consecutive time, the University of Rwanda joined the world to observe the International Day of Mathematics commonly known as Pi-Day (π-day). The event was organized by the College of Science and Technology in collaboration with UR-Sweden Programme, the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and East African Institute for Fundamental Research. The event featured mathematics competition for 53 high school best students from different schools in Kigali and countryside. It also included presentations that aimed to popularize mathematics and hence attract more students...

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A STEMpower Centre launched to boost science awareness in Rwanda

The University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology witnessed the official launch of STEMpower Centre. The Centre will strengthen Mathematics and science education by introducing hands on enrichment program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines for pre University youth. This virtual lab will be used for training STEM students in high schools According to Prof Alexandre Lyambabaje, the University of Rwanda Vice Chancellor, STEMpower Centre emphasizes hands-on practicality, creativity, and skill-building. He added that the Centre encourages...

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The National Herbarium of Rwanda conducts field expedition for plant collecting at Karongi remnant forests

The National Herbarium of Rwanda in collaboration with the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR)/ Environment Museum-Karongi conducted a two-day field sampling trip in December 2020 along the shoreline in the remnant natural forests at Karongi (Nyakarwa peninsula and Mariri savannah). The trip presented a twofold purpose : First to investigate a region that has not yet been well sampled botanically and to collect specimens from the unique remnant forests along the shore to complete and enrich the existing collections in the National Herbarium of Rwanda. Karongi harbors riparian...

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