Welcoming Message From The center Director
A very warm welcome to the Africa Center Excellence of Energy for sustainable development the University of Rwanda College of Science and Technology (UR- CST).
It’s a center of excellence that is located in the city center of Kigali and it hosts many students coming from Rwanda and outside, it offers multidisciplinary science and engineering courses in post graduate levels (Master and PhD by research) in the following specializations.
- Renewable Energy
- Power systems
- Energy Economics
Government of Rwanda in partnership with World Bank has massively invested in Education through four Africa Centers of excellence to train in post graduate programs work as catalyst to achieve millennium development goals as an indicator of sustainable development in Africa....+ read more
The African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development(ACEESD) is an approved ACE II project center of excellence envisioned to address key economic challenges resulting from low rural energy access, poor adoption of energy technologies in rural areas, and poor inter-state energy trading in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
| ACE II
The ACE II project is a partnership between the World Bank and the Rwandan Government to strengthen selected institutions of higher education in the country to deliver quality post-graduate education and build collaborative research capacityin the Eastern and Southern Africa sub-region, and Africa as a whole.
| Our Objectives
The mission and vision of ACEESD is to create a world-class energy centre that will be a regional hub for research and training of African engineers, policy makers and energy utility managers(in micro-grid energy systems using renewable energy sources and interstate energy trading, management and policy)
| Our Programs
The Centre therefore invites interested and highly motivated research-oriented students for PhD and Msc positions in the field of renewable energy with a focus on the following areas:
Msc & PhD
Smart & Micro-grid Technologies (Wind, Solar, Mini-Hydro, Biomass,Geothermal); Battery management systems (BMS): This involves the renewable energy control, embedded system and power electronics skills;Energy storage system (ESS).......
Msc & PhD
Power system dynamics, Power Electronics for renewable energy,generation,transmission and distribution systems, Control systems (stochastic systems, stability analysis, system identification),industrial controls, and optimization Smart & micro-grid system ........
Msc & PhD
Economic Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technologies, Inter-State Energy Trade Policy, Utilities Management, Energy environment, Energy benchmarking, Energy pricing ........