The University of Rwanda (UR) aims to support the development of Rwanda by discovering and advancing knowledge, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, where students are prepared for lives of service, leadership and solutions. The University offers a wide range of academic programs – some that are quite specialized in nature, others that are more interdisciplinary and/or problem-based in focus – and its students undertake their studies at various locations across the country and abroad, both through classes offered at its several designated campuses and through access to distance learning opportunities.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has opened a teaching centre in Kigalia, Rwanda, becoming the first public University in East Africa to take advantage of the revitalized regional corporation to mount its academic programmes across the country’s borders. Regional integration is an essential instrument that would advance social and economic opportunities for the inhabitants of East Africa. Larger markets permit better exploitation of economies of scale since they encouraged mobility of people and resources across borders. The university seeks to provide directly or indirectly or in collaboration with other institutions of higher learning, facilities for university education including agriculture, scientific, cultural, technological, and professional education, and integration of teaching, research and effective application of knowledge and skills to the life, work and welfare of citizens of Kenya. The university participates in the discovery, transmission and preservation and enhancement of knowledge and stimulates the intellectual participation of students in the economic, technological, agricultural, professional and cultural development.