Friday, 20 October 2017

UR Scientific Conference Week 2017

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The University of Rwanda (UR) is pleased to announce the UR Scientific Conference Week entitled: ‘Rebranding Research for Sustainable Development.’ The UR was established in 2013 by the Government of Rwanda from the merger of the nation’s seven (7) public Higher Learning Institutions ‘to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research meant to address the problems of the population, the students, the nation, the region and the world.’ This conference provides an opportunity for scholars and stakeholders to reconsider the role of research in socio-economic transformation. In addressing the context of national and global developmental goals especially the SDGs, the UR aims to become both local in context and at the same time globally relevant.

This conference is expected to bring together over 1000 participants from around the world. Over 300 papers is expected to be presented.

Conference Themes

The conference main theme is "Rebranding Research for Sustainable Development". In order to encompass all the different disciplines at the University of Rwanda, the following thematic themes and sub-themes have been selected for this conference: Click here for more details.

Submit your abstract!

The Scientific Review Committee invites you send in your abstract to address any of the conference themes set. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th March 2017. Click here to submit your abstract.

Exhibition area

The main aim of this area is to bring together participants and industry suppliers for their mutual benefit through the exhibition, sharing innovation and strategic cooperation opportunities. Click here for more details.

Conference Venue and Location

This Conference will be held in Kigali - Rwanda on 14th to 16th June 2017. The conference will be hosted at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village. Click here for more details.

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For more information or queries regarding the University of Rwanda Scientific Conference Week 2017 contact:



+250 789 175 191


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The UR Scientific Conference Week is proudly supported by the UR-Sweden Program.