Historical background

CASS FACTS AND FIGURES 2014 (April 2014)

The College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of the 6 colleges of the University of Rwanda (UR) created in 2013 by the law n° 38 of 23/09/2013.
The mission UR is to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research meant to address the problems of the population, the students, the nation, the region and the world.

Mainly, CASS offers 1 Advanced Diploma program, 14 Bachelors degree programs, 7 Masters Programs, as well as MPhil and PhD programs by research that can be offered by all disciplines available in the college.


– The College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) Head Office is located in Huye
– 4 Schools, 4 Research Centers a Radio and a Legal Aid Clininc
– Student population : 2,057
– 1,715 Undergraduate students
– 338 graduate students
– 4 postgraduate students (PhD)
– Female students : 28%
– International Students : 50 (2%)
– Average Class size : 32
– 157 Academic and Research staff
– 273 Administrative, Technical and Administrative staff
– Academic staff with PhD : 25%
– Academic staff with Master’s degree or PhD : 57%

Research Centers

– Center for Conflict Management (CCM)
– Center for Gender, Culture and Development (CGCD)
– University Center for Arts and Drama (UCAD)
– Center for Instructional Technology (CIT)

Community Service Centers

– Radio Salus
– Legal Aid Clinic

Offered programs

CASS offerings include :
– 1 Program awarding a certificate in English Language
– 1 Advanced Diploma porgram
– 14 Bachelor’s Degree programs
– 7 Masters Degree programs
– MPhil and PhD Programs by Research in all disciplines

Vision, Mission and core values

To be a leading University that develops highly enterprising graduates prepared and dedicated to building a more just and sustainable society locally, nationally and globally, with appropriate innovations that advance quality of life.


To support 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.

Objectives (to include) :
Develop interdisciplinary, problem-based academic programmes aligned with Rwanda’s development needs.
Integrate IT-based resources from around the world.
Ensure students have the leadership, entrepreneurship and management skills needed to create employment.
Prepare students for service to their communities and country through applied service learning programmes nationally and internationally
Create applied, evidence-driven, research centres focused on problem solving, aligned with Rwanda’s development needs.
Develop continuous education programs for upgrading skills and knowledge.


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