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Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda Opens Applications for 2013 Admission


KIGALI, 10 December 2012- Carnegie Mellon University, world-renowned in technology and engineering, is offering its Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree in Rwanda and is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 academic year. The MSIT degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (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.

CMU-R is producing the next generation of technology leaders and innovators through a multidisciplinary curriculum. The 16-month MSIT program delivers expertise to students in practice and theory. Students work alongside Carnegie Mellon University faculty who are resident in Kigali, developing expertise in programming, networking and information security. They are designing and creating mobile applications and products, learning how to leverage broadband internet and cloud computing as well as exploring areas of business management, including market analysis, strategic business planning and entrepreneurship.

CMU-R welcomed its first class of MSIT students in August 2012 with scholarships offered to all East African students by the Rwandan Government. “At Carnegie Mellon, not even the sky is the limit. You have to go past what you call your limits to discover how much more is within your reach,” said Vanessa Umutoni, one of the students in the inaugural MSIT class. Director of CMU-R, Professor Bruce Krogh said, “It’s inspiring to work with a world-class faculty, creating a new center of innovation and mentoring students who will be leaders in the technological revolution sweeping across East Africa”.

For over a century, Carnegie Mellon University has been inspiring innovations that change the world. Consistently top ranked, the university has more than 12,000 students, 90,000 alumni and 5,000 faculty and staff globally, and five locations in the United States, as well as other international locations in Mexico, UK, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Qatar, India, China, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia and now, Rwanda- the first and only in Africa.

To find out more and apply for the Master of Science degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, please contact the CMU-R Recruitment and Admission Office at cmuradmissions@cit.cmu.edu.