Partnership

In a bid to provide the best education possible for all, the University of Rwanda- College of Education partners with local and international organizations towards the advancement of education sector. This endeavor will be achievable when partnership is harnessed to ensure mutual collaboration that leads to proper education for the society. The college welcome anyone who is interested and committed to enriching educational experiences for the community. The following are the organizations that are collaboration with the College:

Co-operation between UR-CE and other Institutions (April 2012)

Institution Country Period Area of co-operation
Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa USA Effective from 10/29/2009
  • Long-term and short-term exchanges of faculty and staff.
  • Programmes relating to research, teaching, and/or outreach.
  • Exchange of students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
Kenyatta University   Kenya 5 years effective from 8/10/2008  
  • Exchange of faculty members
  • Exchange of students
  • Joint research activities
  • Participation in international seminars and academic meetings
  • Exchange of academic materials and other information
  • Special short-term academic programmes.
University of Antwerp Belgium Effective from 29/9/2010
  • Student exchange
  • staff exchange
  • scientific co-operation
University of BUEA Cameroon 5 years effective from 1/12/2009
  • Joint research activities;
  • Participation in international seminars and academic meetings;
  • Exchange of good practice, academic materials, academic publications and    other information;
  • Exchange of faculty members for research, lectures, discussions and to jointly Supervise postgraduate research, especially at PhD level;
  • Exchange of students for study and research;
  • Promotion of educational opportunities for students of both countries;
  • Special short-term academic programmes
  • Organization of training of trainers programmes in key curriculum areas, such as gender mainstreaming, gender budgeting and auditing.
  • Establishment of short courses to build the capacity of public servants civil society leaders and other professionals aimed at promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in cross-cutting themes ( e.g MGDs, PRSP, good governance democracy knowledge economy, ITC) of interest to both the  Cameroon and   Rwandan governments.
  • Distance and e-learning programs/course
University of South Africa (UNISA)* Republic of South Africa Effective from2007 Distance Education
University of Teesside UK Effective from 16/5/2007 Establishment of professional police studies
Chongqing Normal University  & The Office of Chinese language Council International   China 5 years effective from 8/10/2008 Establishment of the Confucius institute at UR-CE with the purpose of providing courses in Chinese language and culture
Amity University India 5 years effective from 30/6/2009 Tele-education
Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani India 5 years effective from 2010   Tele-education
Indira Ghandi National Open University (IGNOU) India 5 years effective from 2010 Tele-Education
University of Madras, India 5 years effective from 19/3/2010   Tele-education
Volkswagen Foundation Germany Effective from 2007
  • Joint research activities
  • Implementation of GIS programme in UR-CE
The Open University UK 3 years effective from May 2008 TESSA (Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa) project. Research and development of  open content teacher training resources
Open University and Consortium of other Higher Learning Institutions and Agencies in  UK  and Africa UK 9/2005-8/2010 EdQual (Education Quality)project Research on the use of ICT to support Basic Education and is in partnership with 12 schools.
University of Aberdeen UK Effective from 2007 Delphe project – Girls into Science and Technology in Rwanda Capacity building of young women to participate in supporting the development process in Rwanda by increasing the number of young women offering applied sciences.
Open University UK Effective from 2007 The “Open Door” Project Support for the reproduction of learning materials  
Nottingham University UK Effective from 2008 Delphe- Education for Community Cohesion Project:
  • Development of teachers who can employ a range of pedagogies to promote community cohesion in both formal and non-formal educational settings.
  • Enhancement of peace and citizenship education in the two partner countries and in particular explore issues concerning genocide education
 
Columbia University (& UNICEF)       USA Effective from 2005 Child Friendly Schools: Development of an integrated school based model of learning and delivering of essential services for children who are educationally disadvantaged.
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) Norway 2009 Support of Master’s Programme in Gender, Culture and Development Studies
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT El PASO (UTEP) USA 1/1/2010-30/4/2012 Evaluation of Master’s Programme in Gender, Culture and Development Studies
Old Dominion University USA 4 years renewable Effective from 2/11/2009
  • Joint research activities
  • Participation in international seminars and academic meetings
  • Exchange of academic materials, academic publications and other information
  • Exchange of faculty members for research, lectures, and discussions
  • Exchange of students for study and research
  • Promotion of educational opportunities for students of both countries
  • Special short-tem academic programmes
 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA Effective from 2007
  • Open source materials
International Organization for Migration   36 months, effective from 2010 Migration for Development in Africa- MIDA Great Lakes project Introduction and use of online learning materials at UR-CE
InWEnt (Internationale Weiterbildung Und Entwicklung) Germany Effective from 2009 Training on participatory teaching methods
University of Turin Italy 5 years effective from the date of signing (4/10/2010)
  • Joint research activities
  • Exchange of academics, researchers, technical-administrative staff, specialists and students
  • Free admittance to the libraries and free access to the research facilities existing in the participating institutions
  • Participation in international seminars and academic meetings
  • Exchange of academic materials academic publications and other information on conditions agreed upon
  • Exchange of faculty members for research, lectures, and discussions
  • Any other kind of co-operation that may prove useful to achieve the joint objectives.
University of Scranton USA 5 years effective from the date of signing (8/10/ 2010) Promotion of educational and academic exchanges
Kentalis International foundation (KIF) Netherlands Effective from the date of signing (6/12/2010) Development of the Resource Centre and the teacher training programme for Deaf Education in accordance with the Rwanda National Higher Education Qualification Framework
Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (ICK) RWANDA Effective from the date of signing (7/02/2011)
  • Exchange of staff and research scholars
  • Enhance and reinforce the academic competence and skills of the staff of both Institutions
  • Exchange of students
  • Exchange of educational and research materials, publications, and academic information
  • Collaborate in various fields of Education
  • Joint research and meetings for education and research promotion
  • Other academic activities deemed appropriate
 
University of Western Ontatio(UWO) Ontario /Canada 5 years effective from May 2011  
  • Exchange of faculty, students, and/or staff
MFKC Sweden 30/6/2011
  • E-in-service of teachers project
 
Daegu University South Korea  
  • Exchange of faculty and research scholars
  • Exchange of students
  • Exchange of materials in education and research, publications, and academic information
  • Joint research and meetings for education and research
  • Other academic activities deemed appropriate
 
Victoria University Australia 5 years effective from Dec2011  
  • Exchanges of information and material
  • Student exchanges
  • Student internships
  • Staff exchanges
  • Joint research
  • Joint service activity
Canterbury Christ Church University England 3 Yrs effective from 5th August 2011
  • Consultancy and advice
  • Staff placement and/or exchange
  • Joint research
Delhi University India 18/1/2012
  • Tele-education
Argonne National Laboratory Chicago/USA  
  • Joint research
University of Cape Town South Africa 12/3/2012
  • Joint research
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago /USA Approved but still under signature process  
  • Faculty exchange
  • Students exchange
  • Global Hope, a curriculum for teachers addressing
MoUs under discussion
Syracuse University USA  
  • Library and Information Science programme
Hope Rwanda Hope Global/ Australia  
  • Early Childhood
University of Alberta Canada  
  • E-learning and instructional technology
 
University of Portsmouth UK  
  • Joint research & Consultancy
  • Faculty exchange
  • Students exchange
  • Etc.