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ACE-DS launches a Data-Driven Incubation Hub

A new Data-Driven incubation hub that seeks to transform students' ideas into solutions that can be of importance to the country and beyond, has been launched at the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) located at the headquarters of the University of Rwanda (UR) in Kigali.

Elders from Rwanda Advisory Forum urge UR to materialize research findings

Members of the Rwanda Elders Advisory Forum have commended the research and innovations that the University of Rwanda staff are producing, demanding that more effort be put in to materialize their research findings for actual community benefit.

Four PhD candidates successfully defend their research theses
On 11th July 20024, four PhD candidates have successfully defended their PhD research theses. They are Mr. Valence Ngabo Maniragaba who defended the thesis entitled ‘Analysis the Epidemiology of Undernutrition among the Under-Five Children in Uganda using Data Science Analytics’.
ACE-DS completes a three-days PhD Symposium

PhD students and their supervisors have conducted a two-day PhD symposium from 27th to 28th March 2024 in which they interacted and discussed their research projects.The symposium is organized in the effort to make sure there is a serious and tough supervision in order to get the best PhD students who will bring solutions to existing challenges that are pressing the country and the region.

Over 100 UR statistics students complete data analysis training

A total of 108 students from the Applied Statistics Department at the University of Rwanda (UR), on December 13, concluded a three-day boot camp focused on training in data analysis using Python.The training programme was organised by the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science (ACE-DS) in partnership with the Applied Statistics Students Association (ASSA), with support from Cenfri, which facilitated the engagement of experienced trainers.


UR graduation: Inside the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science
Thousands of University of Rwanda graduates, along with their friends and families, gathered on Friday, November 17, to celebrate UR's ninth graduation ceremony at Ubworoherane Stadium in Musanze District, Northern Province. The event saw 8,321 students graduate from the UR’s six colleges; 5,063 males and 3,258 females received various degrees from diplomas to PhDs.
ACE-DS admitted students get introduced to the Centre
From 9th to 13th October 2023, 60 students who are admitted in different Master’s and PhD programs were introduced to the Centre before starting their courses in their respective options.
ACE-DS held its 11th PhD Symposium to assess candidates’ research progress
From 25th to 29th September 2023, the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science held its 11th Ph.D. research symposium in which students presented their research progress to their supervisors and co-supervisors.
Fifteen innovators pitched their innovative ideas for incubation at the Data Driven Incubation Hub
Fifteen young innovators with innovative ideas and prototypes in the fields of Agriculture, Health and Climate pitched to a panel of experts in the field. All these ideas use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve problems facing the community in those selected priority areas. This pitching event took place on 22nd August, 2023
Faculty staff, students complete training on Grant Proposal writing

PhD, Masters and some faculty staff have, on 30th June 2023, completed a five-day training on grant proposal writing to equip them with skills on how to write a winning grant proposal as one of the core activities in the academic research journey.

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