Flagship Rwandan university joins Australia-Africa network

The University of Rwanda (UR) is now part of the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), a network of leading universities in Australia and Africa connecting researchers and academics under institutional partnerships, writes Alice Kagina for The New Times.

UR’s acceptance into the organisation was announced on 4 September during an annual meeting themed “Australia-Africa Knowledge Teamwork: Policies, Priorities, People”, held in Perth, Western Australia. The electoral council of the organisation voted in favour of UR becoming a member of the AAUN, after thorough consideration including UR’s research capacity, its competitiveness among other African universities, and its role in other organisations.

Professor Didas Kayihura Muganga, vice-chancellor of UR, noted that being a member of the organisation has practical benefits for UR staff and students, including conducting collaborative research and partnerships in developing curricula, bidding for research grants and sharing information in archives.
Full report on The New Times site