US-AFRICA: Carnegie Mellon to open Rwanda campus

Carnegie Mellon University plans to open a branch campus in Rwanda next year, making it one of the few American colleges offering degrees in Africa, writes Ian Wilhelm for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Pittsburgh-based institution will be the first American university to operate a fully-fledged campus in Africa, said Kevin Kinser, Co-director of the Cross-Border Education Research Team at the State University of New York at Albany, which tracks branch campuses worldwide. Carnegie Mellon is receiving $95-million over 10 years from the Rwandan government to operate the programme, which will start next year and initially offer masters degrees in information technology and in electrical and computer engineering.
Full report on the Chronicle of Higher Education site