On 27th August 2021, the University of Rwanda held its long awaited graduation for the 2019 and 2020 classes. The graduation took place virtually due to the current measures to avoid the spread of COVID 19 Pandemic. The ceremony was presided over by Education Minister Dr Valentine Uwamariya.
32 Master’s students from the African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) were among the 8, 908 students who graduated. These 32 students specialized in Electrical Power System, Renewable Energy and Energy Economics.
Katundu Imasiku, a PhD Candidate specializing in Renewable Energy is poised to receive a grant he won to find out how renewable energy can be used to produce food. The grant worth R12-million (about 862 million RWF) over a period of 2 years, is awarded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to a consortium of 16 African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) universities.
40 Master students from African Centre of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACEESD) specializing in Energy Economics, Renewable Energy and Electrical Power Systems have visited Ntaruka Hydropower plant to have their theoretical skills linked with technical experience.
During this visit, students were taken through the whole process of power generation from creation of water reservoir at Ruhondo Lake, processing and supply of generated electricity to different parts of the country.
10 academic staff and managers from UR have completed a ten – day training on technology transfer and commercialization of University Intellectual Property (TT-CUIP) in which they were equipped with skills on technology transfer and commercialization of CUIP.
15 entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas have completed a one - week boot camp getting coaching and mentorship from experts in entrepreneurship in a bid to transform potential and innovative business ideas into viable business ventures.