Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda will be interviewing in Nairobi on the 13th April 2013.
KIGALI, Rwanda — April 06, 2013 — Carnegie Mellon University, one of the top engineering universities in the world, is coming to Nairobi to recruit Kenya’s best and brightest minds. Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, setup a branch location in Kigali in late 2011. Starting with a Master of Science in Information Technology degree, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) is educating the next generation of innovators and leaders in East Africa’s growing technology sector. Read full announcement
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda will be holding information sessions in Kampala, 15th and 16th March 2013.
KIGALI, Rwanda — March 08, 2013 — CMU-R will be hosting information sessions and on-site interviews in Kampala on March 15th and 16th. The events will take place at the Africana Hotel on Wampewo Avenue and the Hive Co-Lab an open collaborative working space for the tech community of Uganda, located in Kanjokya. Professors will be conducting on-site interviews for the MSIT degree now open for August 2013 admission. The interviews will be considered as part of the application process. The MSIT degree from CMU-R is the same degree offered at its main U.S. campus in Pittsburgh, maintaining the same requirements for admission, graduation and faculty recruitment. Read full announcement
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Receives Grant from Ricoh Innovations for eHealth Research
KIGALI, Rwanda and MENLO PARK, California. — February 12, 2013 — Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda has been awarded a grant from Ricoh Innovations Inc, to advance research on information and communication technology for healthcare in developing countries. RII is a Silicon Valley-based subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd, the leading provider of digital office solutions, and develops innovative technologies and new business opportunities for Ricoh. CMU-R is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and the Government of Rwanda to build ICT capacity in Rwanda and throughout East Africa through graduate education and research.
Rwanda offers major scholarship to technology students from across East African Community (EAC)
KIGALI, February 2013- The Government of Rwanda (GOR) has invited future technology leaders from across East Africa to take advantage of the world-class education offered at the Kigali campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda by extending a 50% scholarship to all successful applicants from the EAC region.
Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Names NSF Director as its Ninth President
PITTSBURGH, February2013-Carnegie Mellon University named Dr. Subra Suresh as its new president, succeeding Dr. Jared L. Cohon, who is stepping down from the position after 16 years. Dr. Suresh will assume the post of CMU president on July 1. Dr. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), a $7-billion independent government science agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science, engineering research and education.
Microsoft’s Africa chief speaks at CMU-Rwanda
KIGALI, January2013- “On 17 January, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Office for Africa Initiatives, Ivan Lumala, spoke with MSIT students. Mr. Lumala’s talk focused on Microsoft's initiatives in Africa as well as creating a software ecosystem in Africa. Mr. Lumala is charged with defining and executing on a strategy to catalyze a vibrant, and sustainably profitable community of African Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
James H. Garret Jr. Named Dean of College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
PITTSBURGH, January2013—Carnegie Mellon University has named James H. Garrett Jr., the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, dean of the College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Pradeep K. Khosla, who left in August to become chancellor of the University of California, San Diego.
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Opens Applications for 2013 AdmissionKIGALI, January2013- Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) and is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The MSIT degree from CMU-R is the same degree offered at its main U.S. campus in Pittsburgh, maintaining the same requirements for admission, graduation and faculty recruitment. Read more here.
INI Establishes Fellowship in Memory of Rwandan Alumnus
KIGALI, December2012- Carnegie Mellon University recently lost a strong member of the alumni community. Innocent Habiyaremye, born April 30, 1980, passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism on June 20, 2012. Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to say that the Innocent Habiyaremye Fellowship is being created and will be awarded at the INI diploma ceremony to a student who embodies a sense of community spirit in his or her everyday actions. Read more here.
MSIT Student Publishes Article on Her Experience at CMU-R
Esther Kunda, an MSIT student, recently published an article on the commencement of CMU-R's master's program, its potential impact in the East African region, and the experience in being a part of the inaugural class at CMU-R. Read more here.
allAfrica Features Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda Outreach Program
An article in allAfrica discusses the Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda community service program that teaches children in Africa how to use a computer. The children are taught how to type and how to use certain software. Michael Bézy, Associate Director of Carnegie Mellon in Rwanda and professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy, discusses how this program builds on the One Laptop Per Child initiative by teaching students how to use these laptops.
Media Focuses on the Start of Classes at CMU-R
Two recent articles in allAfrica have focused on the inaugural start of classes at the Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda campus. Both articles mentioned that the class has twenty six students who will work towards a Master of Science in Information Technology. Read the article "Rwanda: Carnegie Mellon University Officially Launches in the Country." Read the article "Rwanda: Carnegie Mellon University Presents New Dawn for Higher Education."
CMUSV Assistant Professor To Help Launch Campus in Rwanda
Hedda R. Schmidtke spent her summer as an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMUSV) to prepare for a full-time faculty position in Information and Communications Technology at CMU-R. CMUSV sat down with Dr. Schmidtke as she reflected on her experience here and looks forward to her role at CMU-R. Read the article.
Carnegie Mellon to open new campus in 2015
A permanent home for Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda (CMU-R) will be unveiled in 2015, according to the Minister of Education, Dr. Vincent Biruta. The $13 million campus to be funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB), is set to be constructed at the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Nyandungu Sector, Kicukiro District. Read the article.
CMU-R Discussed in The Independent
A recent article in The Independent about Rwanda's dedication to education discusses the new CMU campus in Rwanda. Pradeep K. Khosla, dean of CMU's College of Engineering, is quoted. Read the article.
Rwandan Government Announces 50% Scholarships for East Africans
The Government of Rwanda is pleased to announce that students from countries in the East African Community will be eligible for scholarships at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda. Read more about these scholarships.
Carnegie Mellon University Announces the Launch of an Academic Program in Rwanda: CMU-R
We are pleased to announce the launch of Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, CMU-R. The program will offer a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree beginning in August 2012. Read more about this new partnership.
East African Countries Express Support for CMU-R
allAfrica recently wrote an article discussing how many countries in East Africa, including Burundi, Kenya, and Uganda, are trying to interest their citizens in attending CMU-R. Read the article in allAfrica.
The New York Times Features CMU-R
The New York Times recently spoke about CMU's new campus in Rwanda. The article explains how CMU is among the first Western-backed, secular universities in Africa, and how the campus benefits many students in Africa by offering them a CMU degree while allowing them to continue living with their families and to remain at their jobs. Read the article.
Voice of America Covers CMU-R Launch
CMU-R Director Bruce Krogh discusses the new Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda campus. Read the article.
CMU-R Hosts ICT Bootcamp
CMU-R's Associate Director hosted an event called ICT Bootcamp at CMU-R's office on Nov 25th. This event was part of RwandaWeek 2011. Rwandaweek is focused on the entrepreneurship initiatives of the Rwandan Diaspora and the partners that support and encourage the economic development of Rwanda. See more about the ICT Bootcamp and RwandaWeek.
New Times Interviews CMU-R's Director
Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah of The New Times spoke to CMU-R's Director, Bruce H. Krogh, about the institution’s broad objectives and potential impact. Read more about this interview.
CMU-R to Host Information Session at Serena Hotel on November 28
Please join us on Monday, November 28 for an information session. We will be sharing our vision for CMU-R and its potential impact in Africa, our master's degree and professional development courses.
Associate Director Gives Seminar in Tunisia
On November 10th, Professor Michel Bézy traveled to Tunisia to give a seminar at the African Development Bank headquarters. This seminar was held on the occasion of UN World Science Day and to celebrate the recently signed partnership between the African Development Bank, the Government of Rwanda and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Professor Bezy’s seminar focused on the experience of CMU's first graduate degree program in Africa. See the event poster [pdf.].
Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, Visits Campus to Announce Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda
Carnegie Mellon celebrated its new partnership with Rwanda on Friday, Sept. 16, when Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon welcomed Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, and other Rwandan officials to the Pittsburgh campus. Read more about President Kagame's visit, as well as see video and photos from the event.
Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Partnership Featured in the News
Read press coverage of the partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and the government of Rwanda to create CMU-R:
- "Rwanda, U.S. University Team Up to Mint Masters of Tech," The Wall Street Journal
- "Carnegie Mellon U. to Open Campus in Rwanda, a Milestone for Africa," The Chronicle of Higher Education
- "Africa's Rising Star," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- "CMU's New Campus in Rwanda, Aims to Expand ICT Knowledge, Worker Skills Across Africa," Innovation Africa
- "Carnegie Mellon to open branch campus in Rwanda," Businessweek