The University of Rwanda (UR) was established in 2013 through a merger of the former seven Public Higher Learning Institutions - the National University of Rwanda (NUR), Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Kigali Institute of Education (KIE), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (ISAE), Kigali Health Institute (KHI), School of Finance and Banking (SFB) and Umutara Polytechnic (UP). Later, it also integrated 3 Nursing Schools.The oldest of these institutions that merged to form UR was the National University of Rwanda created in 1963. UR is the largest and most comprehensive university in Rwanda with about 31,760 students (2015/2016) registered in its six colleges: College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), College of Business and Economics (CBE), College of Education (CE), College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) and College of Science and Technology (CST). UR offers courses on 14 campuses scattered around Rwanda.
Accreditation: The Government of Rwanda (Higher Education Council)
- Science and Technology CollegeFields of study: Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biology, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Real Estate, Technology
- Academic year: September to May
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate or equivalent, or foreign equivalent
- Students allowance: Co-ed