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Guest Talk: Amiri Mugarura

The Software Engineering club hosted Mr. Amiri Mugarura who presented his research on Health Information Systems (HIS). Read more.

CMU-Africa Graduates 100th Student, Smart Africa Celebrates 1st Graduates

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) marked a significant milestone on June 6th, 2017, graduating its 100th student at this year’s graduation ceremony. Read more.

Carnegie Mellon University Africa Students Traveling to Facebook F8 After Winning Bot Party and Hackathon in Kigali, Rwanda

Four students from Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) will be traveling to San Jose, California to attend the Facebook Developer Conference F8 on April 18-19. Read more

Smart Africa Commits to Support 30 Students at CMU-Africa

The Smart Africa Secretariat has renewed its partnership to Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) with a three-year commitment to support 30 students through the Smart Africa Scholarship Fund. Read more

CMU-Africa Launches Fund in Honor of Late Alumnus and Faculty Member

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) has launched a fund in honor of late alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeremiah N. Mpagazehe. Read more

CMU-Africa Students Shine at the NM-AIST African Grand Challenge

In January 2017, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) students won first prize in the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology’s Africa Grand Challenge competition in Arusha, Tanzania. Read more

Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda Students Develop Agriculture Platform for Thomson Reuters

This summer, a group of three Master of Science in Information Technology students–Davy Uwizera, Samuel Nzaramba and Aline Umubyeyi Gasana–had a three-month internship with the TR Innovation Lab of Thomson Reuters, a leading financial services consultancy. The three worked on developing a data analytics pilot plan for Bankable Farmer in Rwanda, a project that will be implemented in five other African countries. Read more

Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda Students Help Families in Bugesera Produce Renewable and Cheap Energy

Four MasterCard Foundation (MCF) scholars from Carnegie Mellon University-Rwanda travelled to the Bugesera District to participate in community work around biogas plant construction. Read more

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Join Fellow Students to Give Back to Local Communities

On Saturday, October 29th, CMU Rwanda students got into the community spirit and helped dig a drain for residents in Kimihurura, a neighborhood in Kigali. The drain will facilitate with the passage of rain water, especially during the current heavy rainy season. Read more

Student Profile: Batanda Kayondo

At the time Batanda accepted the place in CMU-R, the only financial aid available to him was the 50% scholarship from the Government of Rwanda. Even with this help, the fees were not affordable to him Read More

Alumnus Diogene Niyigena helps rural clinics reduce the cost of solar power

As part of CMU Rwanda’s ongoing research into business and operational models for renewable energy microgrids in Africa,  graduate Diogene travelled to Japan in October 2015. Presenting at the MICROGEN conference on microgeneration and related technologies. Read More

Student Profile: Stephen Odara, From Food Science in Uganda to Smart Farms in India

Ugandan student Stephen Odara loves tackling difficult issues. He taught himself programming while working as a researcher in Makerere and now is part of a team of reseachers in CMU-R tackling Energy Poverty. He presented his first paper at a conference in India this summer. Read More

Alumna Merab Twahirwa speaks about being a YALI Fellow

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) alumna Merab Twahirwa was selected from among 850 applicants in Rwanda to take part in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) this summer in the U.S. She spoke to us about the program and what she learned during her six weeks abroad.   Read More

MarieClaire Murekatete [Class of 2014] tests her limts 

Upon graduating with her Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and IT from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in 2010, Marie Claire was already clear on her future path. Her aim was to gain professional experience in software development before finding a world-renowned university for her Masters studies. Read More

Alain Shema [Class of 2014] and his leap of faith in CMU-R

Alain Shema, who was part of the first ever CMUR graduating Class of 2014 took time out, before his upcoming departure to the USA for his doctoral program, to tell us about the role CMUR played in his professional development. Read More

Timothy Kaboya at the Creativity World Forum

The Creativity World Forum is one of the largest creativity and innovation conferences in the world. More than 1,500 visitors from 11 countries and 25 states gathered in Oklahoma City to participate in this year’s forum including MSIT student Timothy Kaboya. Read More

ECE Students Present at IEEE Conference in Tunisia

While only in their first semester of studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R), Jean Pierre Murenzi and Paul Buchana each had a paper accepted at this year’s IEEE International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC 2015) held in March in Sousse, Tunisia. With many assignments to complete and semester exams just around the corner, attending the four-day congress was a serious commitment for these students.Read more

CMU in Rwanda Students Win First Place at Kigali Infographic Competition

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Rwanda would like to congratulate students John Mutakubwa (MSIT 2016), Chris Njuguna (MSIT 2016) and Lynn Kirabo (MSIT 2015) for winning 1st place in the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda’s Annual Infographic Competition. 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