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CMU in Rwanda Featured on CNBC Africa

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda was recently featured on a CNBC Africa segment entitled "Role of ICT in Boosting Rwanda's Labour Market." In the segment are interviews with Hon Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Rwanda's Minister of ICT and Youth,  Jim Garrett, Dean of CMU's College of Engineering and Jelena Kovačević, Department Head of CMU's ECE. Read more

Visit Us In Atlanta This September 20 at Rwanda Day

Carnegie Mellon University will be attending this years Rwanda Day in Atlanta, Georgia on the 20th of September. This is a great opportunity for diaspora members and international Rwandan students to engage with the exciting work that CMU in Rwanda is a part of. Read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Graduate Presents Paper at Global Conference

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda’s recent graduate Vanessa Umutoni presented last week a research paper along with her adviser Suzana Brown, CMU scholar in residence, at the Global Conference on Health Care System Engineering in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more

CMU in Rwanda Celebrates First Graduation

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda is proud to announce that its first class in Africa graduated on 24 July, 2014. The ceremony, which took place at the Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda, awarded 22 students with master’s degrees in information technology (IT). Read more

Increasing Microgrid Feasibility

A new economic model for rural microgrid implementation is being explored as Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Nathan Williams conducts his doctoral research at CMU’s Kigali campus on enabling the financial feasibility of microgrids in rural Africa. Read more

The Journey of Lynn Kirabo

Lynn Kirabo, a second year MSIT student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Rwandan based Center of Excellence, knew she wanted to be involved in ICT when she was just six years old, when her primary school teacher asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Excitedly, she went to her father to ask him what people are called who work with computers and for years when people asked her what she wanted to do in the future, she shared with him her father’s answer: be a computer wizard. Read more

A Future of Milk Can Antennas

Staring from a balcony at Kigali’s IT hub kLab, Bonaventure Karibo thoughtfully points at a series of antennas perched on the roof of a nearby building and says, “You see that antenna? That should cost just five dollars.” Read more

CMU-R Students Create Real Time IT Solutions

During the third and fourth semesters of the Masters of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program, teams of student from Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) apply what they have learned to a real-world problem defined by an industry sponsor. This part of their program is known as the practicum.Read more

Laboratory Ready for 2014 MSECE Intake

As part of the preparation for the upcoming Master of Sciences in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE) program, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) has recently set up a new computer and electrical laboratory on campus.Read more

CMU-R Students Create Context-Aware Mobile Application

A practicum project with Ricoh Innovations Corporation involved CMU-R students creating an android mobile application that enables patients to gain vital information about the medicine they are purchasing.Read more

CMU-R Students Develop Reporting System for RWACOF

A group of CMU-R students have worked together to support RWACOF Exports Ltd, a Rwandan coffee exporter and processor, to develop an efficient and effective reporting system as part of their practicum last term.Read more

CMU-R Students Optimize and Redesign the BNR Communications Network

In a recent practicum, a team of CMU-R students helped to reshape and optimize the communication technology network infrastructure of the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR).Read more

CMU-R Students Gain Marketing Experience

A team of CMU-R students have worked to support the development of an advanced research and marketing system for VitalMeeting as part of their recent practicum.Read more

CMU-R Students spending a semester in Pittsburgh

Four Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) students are spending the spring semester at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, USA as part of their Masters in Science in Information Technology (MSIT).Read more