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Centre Team Continue Efforts to Establish Research Partnerships with the University of Rwanda

last modified Nov 14, 2017 01:34 PM

A team from the Centre of Development Studies recently made the second in a series of trips to Rwanda as part of an ongoing effort to establish research partnerships with the University of Rwanda (UR). With the valued assistance of the Alborada Research fund, the Rwanda UK Goodwill Organisation (RUGO) and Professor Albert Bizozi of UR, Jolly Dusabe, Jane Lichtenstein and Richard Sidebottom made presentations to academic staff and students covering their research in agricultural innovation, financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. Fruitful discussions were also held with the Kigali Institute of Education and DiFD officials that will potentially lead to exciting areas of research collaboration.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.