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Education Minister Dr Valentine UWAMARIYA visited UR/Huye campus

Thursday September 03,2020 Minister of Education Dr Valentine UWAMARIYA paid working visit to University of Rwanda-Huye campus. The purpose of the visit was to see the state of UR Huye Campus infrastructure in general. The Minister was accompanied by Ag Director General of Rwanda Housing NSANZINEZA Noel, DG of The Higher Education Council Dr Rose MUKANKOMEJE, Southern Province Executive Secretary GAKIRE Bob, Huye District Mayor Ange SEBUTEGE. At Huye campus, they were received by UR top managers including Vice Chancellor Phil Cotton. UR-Huye campus director of estate management Eng...

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UR/Rwanda National Herbarium in digitalizing 67000 plant specimen

Rwanda National Herbarium says that is under a project of upgrading and digitalizing of 67 thousands plant specimens so as to conserve them due to they are some which are in extinction worldwide. The National Herbarium of Rwanda is hosted by the University of Rwanda – Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity and natural resource management (UR-CoEB). It holds 18,000 unique and historical botanical specimens that were collected in various ecological zones of Rwanda and surrounding areas of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania since colonial time until now ; the oldest specimen...

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UR Centre for Legal Aid and Mediation on legal services to vulnerable people

Key mission of University of Rwanda as any other smart academic institution of this era are : Teaching, research and community engagement. Particularly, UR has a special mission of supporting the development of Rwanda by discovering and advancing knowledge, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, where students are prepared for lives of service, leadership and solutions. In order to fulfil community engagement, one of its main missions, the University of Rwanda created many centers operating in different teaching fields. One to be mentioned today is the Centre for...

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Rwasave fish farming station :Research field for UR students and Nutrition opportunity in Huye city

The Rwasave fish farming station is approximately 3 km from the University of Rwanda, Huye campus between Huye and Gisagara Districts. It has a total area of 18 ha, of which over 7 ares in ponds. This is one of the oldest and main fish research stations in Rwanda with 103 ponds, it has been in existence for over three decades. According Karuhanga Colin, UR Huye campus Specialist in charge of Business Development, Consultancy and Investment "The station is not only the source of income revenue to University of Rwanda, where it generate about 1.5 million Rwandan Francs per month it...

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Government started asbestos sheets removal at UR Huye

Asbestos Removal and replacement works are going on at University of Rwanda-Huye Campus. Activities started with former School of Science Buildings. University of Rwanda- Huye campus is among public institutions with high number of asbestos square meters. According to Juvenal NSENGIYUMVA UR Huye campus Director of Assets and Services Management, whose oversight responsibility is over Assets and Services Management, in Huye campus, buildings with asbestos sheets have about 38 000 square meters. As Huye campus has large number of asbestos, the removal and replacement cost is estimated...

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Rwanda to get its first national Biodiversity Information System

The Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management (CoEB) was officially located at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda in 2017, after much stakeholder discussions and assessments supported by UNESCO and the Rwanda Commission for the UNESCO (CNRU). The idea for the creation of the center (CoEB) originated from the first International Research Conference on Biodiversity, which took place in Kigali in July 2007. During his speech at this conference, H.E. the President of the Republic of Rwanda introduced the idea of the Center of Excellence in...

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