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Vampire Drones: CEO Keller Rinaudo details Rwanda’s UAV solution for last mile blood supply

Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline Inc, delighted students and faculty at CMU-R with a wide-ranging discussion about the solution that his company is providing the Government of Rwanda to enable delivery of blood throughout the country via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Read More

Fred Swaniker lecture on leadership, entrepreneurship and his newest venture

African Leadership Group founder held a Distinguished Lecture and Q&A session with our students on Thursday 3rd September. He spoke about the need for leadership developement in Africa, and entrepreneurship as the path to job creation for the continent. Swaniker also outlined his plans for expanding the African Leadership University, with Rwanda among the possible future campus locations. Read More

President of AIMS speaks at CMU-R

Fresh from his visit with His Excellency President Paul Kagame, Thierry Zomahoun, President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences spoke last week at CMU in Kigali during an event we hosted with Kigali Shapers on the topic of “STEM Education: STEM education: Key to an emerging Africa”. Read more

Fusing technology with efforts to empower women

On Wednesday 5th February 2014, 30 mentors from TechWomen visited Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R). The mentors were at CMU-R to collaborate, connect and pair emerging African women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with mentors from the Greater Silicon Valley area. Read more

Strategies for Professional and Personal Success 

The Same Sky founder, Francine LeFrak, led a delegation of 12 women leaders and entrepreneurs to visit Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) on Tuesday 21st January 2014. Read More

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Affordable Biomedical Platform Technology, the European ICT Poles of Excellence and the Other faces of Innovation

OCT 2013: Consistent with CMU tradition, we regularly host a distinguished lecture series at CMU-R. Over the past few months, we've had an impressive line-up of speakers from Prof Fernando Quevedo; Director, International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics University of Cambridge, UK, on the Large Hadron Collider to Dr. Philip L. Miller from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University on the Software Developer Certification, to name a few. These lectures are open to the public, allowing the greater community to engage with some of the world's leading experts in the fields of technology and engineering. Read More

Distinguished Lecture Series featuring IBM Research and NASA.

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) has been and will continually host and holding distinguished lectures. These lectures are presented by speakers from different fields of technology around the world. They are open to the public and are a way of sharing and receiving knowledge from some of the worlds top science and technology experts. Read full announcement 

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). Read full announcement

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.