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CMU-Rwanda Holds information Sessions in Kampala

Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda will be holding information sessions in Kampala, 15th and 16th March 2013.

KIGALI, Rwanda — March 08, 2013 — Carnegie Mellon University, one of the top engineering universities in the world, is coming to Kampala to recruit Uganda’s best and brightest minds. Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, setup a branch location in Kigali in late 2011. Starting with a Master of Science in Information Technology degree, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) is educating the next generation of innovators and leaders in East Africa’s growing technology sector.

CMU-R will be hosting information sessions and on-site interviews in Kampala on March 15th and 16th. The events will take place at the Africana Hotel on Wampewo Avenue and the Hive Co-Lab an open collaborative working space for the tech community of Uganda, located in Kanjokya. Professors will be conducting on-site interviews for the MSIT degree now open for August 2013 admission. The interviews will be considered as part of the application process. The MSIT degree from 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.

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 software engineering, mobile computing, information security, entrepreneurship and innovation. “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”.

Scholarships for East African students

CMU-R welcomed its first class of MSIT students in August 2012 with scholarships offered to all East African students by the Government of Rwanda. The 50% scholarship has been offered by the Government for a second time this year; allowing East African students to advantage of world-class education while living in the beautiful Kigali.

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.
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To attend any one of the information sessions or schedule an interview click the RSVP link below.