6th NUR - ISRC

National University of Rwanda
International Scientific Research Conference

Excellence in Education and Service to the people

First Call for Abstracts

Theme :

Environment, Climate Change
Disaster Management

The National University of Rwanda (NUR) International Scientific Research Conference (NUR-ISRC) is organized by NUR annually and this year it is the 6th such conference.

It will bring together researchers, industry people, practitioners, and decision- makers from all over the world to share the latest research results, innovations and experiences in economic development and good governance.

Dates :
6th - 8th November 2013

Venue :
NUR Main Campus, Butare Town, Huye, Rwanda

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Rwanda Journal

The journal was introduced in 1965 under the name L’Informateur with ISNN: 0019 – 9885 by then it was a forum for sharing information on academic matters. In January 1977, it was renamed Etudes Rwandaises with ISNN: 1011 ‐4874 and focused on publishing research works conducted in or on Rwanda. Etudes Rwandaises published two series: (i) Arts and Humanities and (ii) Basic, Natural and Applied Sciences. Publication was not regular and it was interrupted in 1992 due to civil unrest. Publication was resumed in 2000.

In 2009 its name changed to Rwanda Journal: ISSN Print: 2305 – 2678, ISSN Online: 2305 – 5944 and the journal has been indexed in 2010 with Africa Journals Online (http://www.ajol.info/index.php/rj) as an internationally recognised Peer Reviewed Journal, it has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) since 2011.

Since 2000 to date, the Journal has published 28 Issues, containing 237 articles. See Journal publication abstracts

    • About NUR

      The National University of Rwanda (NUR) is Rwanda's state university. It opened on 3rd November 1963 as the first Rwandan institution of higher learning, with a mission to provide higher education, conduct research, and offer services to the community. It is located in the Southern Province, 150 km south of the capital city of Kigali. Currently, NUR is a large University offering 39 undergraduate programs and 28 postgraduate programs. It is the largest University in Rwanda, with more than 11,000 students representing 1/3 of total student population in public higher learning institutions in Rwanda and nearly 1/5 of the total higher education students in Rwanda. Read More ».

    • About Research Directorate

      In 1998, the National University of Rwanda created a committee known as the Research Commission whose main functions were to coordinate research and scrutinise applications of research proposals and award research grants. In 2002 the Research Commission got increased funding through cooperation with the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The first Research Policy was approved in 2006 and now its second edition is in advanced stages of approval. NUR efforts to build research capacities and promotion of research outputs have been on a steady increase. The journal published by NUR was internationally accredited in 2010 and books published by NUR now bear International Standard Book Numbers (ISBN) since June 2011. NUR has established key research thematic areas of: Food Security, Energy, Environment and Climate Change as well as Economic Development and Good Governance. A PhD and MPhil program was introduced in 2007 and NUR is running a Post-Doctoral program. NUR is now working on approving 15 PhD programs in the near future and plans to enrol 1,520 PhD students and 300 Post-Doctoral fellows by 2023. Read More ».

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