UR, Swedish varsities in joint bid to enhance post-graduate studies

UR, Swedish varsities in joint bid to enhance post-graduate studies

The University of Rwanda and the Swedish government are seeking to strengthen partnership in post-graduate study and research.

This was disclosed during the launch of the 3rd phase of the 12-year partnership in Kigali on Monday.

“The programme aims at improving research capacity and use of research knowledge at post-graduate level,” said Raymond Ndikumana, the partnership coordinator.

Under the five-year-deal (2013-2018), 60 Rwandans are to get PhD scholarships to Sweden, 90 research grants are to be issued locally, and the UR should have capacity to offer various PhD programmes by 2018.

Ndikumana said the partnership that started with the National University of Rwanda (NUR) in 2002 (before it was merged with others to form UR) , saw 200 students graduate with masters degrees while 59 were awarded PhD scholarships between 2003 and 2010.  Source; Newtimes of October 22, 2014 [Click for more details]