Our Future Campus in Africa-Carnegie Mellon University Africa - Carnegie Mellon University

Our Future Campus in Africa

Since commencing operations in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University has occupied a temporary home in Telecom House in the Kacyiru district of Kigali City. Soon the full vision of our campus will come to fruition with the start of construction on a purpose built campus in the Special Economic Zone outside of Kigali with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The center will be located in the Kigali Technology Park where 15ha has been reserved for its construction.

A complete schematic design was completed and approved in February 2014. The master plan design for the entire campus includes 11 buildings : the main academic building, which includes a café, bookstore, library and resource center, as well as faculty and administrative offices and classrooms; a conference center; an amphitheater; a student activity center; five student housing buildings; one faculty housing building; and a gate house.

In Phase 1, the 3 floor academic building will include the following:

  • Six 10-person workrooms
  • Four 25-person classrooms
  • Four 40-person classrooms
  • One 40-person dedicated distance learning classroom
  • 4 large-size laboratories
  • 8 medium-size laboratories
  • 15 faculty offices
  • 11 staff offices
  • 4 TA offices
  • 2 visitors offices
  • Copy rooms, kitchenettes and storage rooms
  • Servers rooms and data closets
  • Maintenance rooms
  • 1 library/resource center
  • 1 cafeteria
  • 1 bookstore

The amphitheater will be able to accommodate 500 persons and will integrate a movie projection capability.

Virtual Tour of the Future Campus

Visions of the new Campus

Side view of campus

South Facade of Campus

East Facade view

Location of the New Campus

The map below shows our location at Telecom House (Blue dot) in relation to the new campus location in the Free Zone in Kigali (red marker)

Campus Locations