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26th June, 2014 : Pre-Conference Activities of the 2nd International Conference on Democratic Governance in Africa, Asia, and Middle East: Democratic Governance; Issues, Constraints, and Opportunities Read More
29th May 2014 : The Principal of the College of Agriculture, Animal sciences and Veterinary medicine (CAVM), Dr. Nyinawamwiza Laetitia visited UR-Nyagatare campus. The purpose of the visit was to assist the Handover of the outgoing Deans of the Faculty Agriculture and the faculty of Veterinary medicine, which belong to CAVM and later proceeded to the official handing over of the Land O’Lakes Project facilities to CAVM. Read More
20th May 2014: Handover ceremony of the Bachelor of Environmental Health and Epidemiology (BEHEP) program from College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) to College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), all of the University of Rwanda (UR). Read More
1st May 2014: On 1st May 2014 like the whole world UR- Nyagatare Campus celebrated the Labor day that took place at Umutara complex hall. Read More
19th April 2014: During the week of 20th Tutsi Genocide commemoration, the UR-Nyagatare Campus community and Nyagatare school of Nursing visited Murambi Genocide Memorial in Nyamagabe District. Read More
7-13th April 2014: University of Rwanda_Nyagatare Campus like the rest of the world commemorated the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. Read More
31st March 2014: On 31/3/2014 UR-Nyagatare Campus visited Rwandans returned from Tanzania and supported them with variety of needs that would support them in their reinstatement. Read More
28th March 2014: ITORERO was launched at UR-Nyagatare Campus. The ITORERO Program is a home grown initiative that helps to instill positive values in Rwandans especially youth, give back to their communities Read More
13th February 2014: On 13/02/2014 a team of University of Rwanda top management led by the Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof. James McWha visited UR-Nyagatare Campus. Read More
11th February 2014: On Tuesday the 11th Februaty 2014, the Principal of the UR, College of Science and Technology (COSTECH) Professor Manasseh Mbonye visited UR-Nyagatare Campus. He was welcomed by Dr. James Gashumba, the Coordinator of UR-Nyagatare Campus. Read More
31st January 2014: On 31st/January/2014 UR-Nyagatare campus community including staff and student were addressed by Senator KAREMERA on “Ndi Umunyarwanda Program”, with the start of students Morale joined by all staff and the Guests. Read More
30th January 2014: In line to promoting good working environment, having clear and defined objectives, promoting work ethics and better services delivery, University of Rwanda -Nyagatare campus initiated a campus dialogue to address all those issues and more. Read More
17th January 2014: OCHEA Exchange Program: De-briefing meeting by Associate Professor Caleb Tamwesigire on IR & Quality Assurance Systems and Structures. Read More
09th-22nd December 2013: The Director of Quality Assurance-UR/Nyagatare Campus Dr Caleb TAMWESIGIRE paid a visit in USA in an exchange Training Program with UR-Nyagatare campus. Read More
04th December 2013: The Principal College of Business and Economics visited the faculty of commerce and Applied Economics of UR-Nyagatare campus which is affiliated to CBE Read More
24th November-01 December 2013: Dr. Francis Mbuza, the Director, University of Rwanda Institute of Livestock Research and Development (UR-ILRD) and Coordinator of the NUFFIC project, ‘Socio-economic improvement through crop-livestock integration’ led a 5 person delegation to Kenya. Read More
28th November 2013: The "Ndi Umunyarwanda Program" was program was launched at UR- Nyagatare campus Read More
8th November 2013: The new guild government headed by Kabangira Gahigana Justus took their oath as new leaders, this is the 7th batch of students guild leaders in the history of former Umutara Polytechnic and the first in the new University of Rwanda Nyagatare campus Read More
28 to the 30th of September 2013: This was a three day workshop that took place at the University Of Rwanda School OfVeterinary medicine. It started on the 28 to the 30th of September 2013. It was facilitated by Sarah Hepburn from Tufts University in the United States of America (USA). Read More
Monday October 28, 2013: UR Nyagatare Campus hosted most of the new UR Senior Management Team who came for the handover ceremony between the outgoing Rector of Umutara Polytechnic (UP) and incoming Principles of various Colleges operating at Nyagatare Campus. Read More
Friday September 06, 2013: Umutata Polytechnic awarded Bachelor Degrees to 1,525 graduates during its third graduation ceremony. 237 graduates from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; 173 from the Faculty of Agriculture; 154 from the Faculty of Technology; 171 from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology; and 790 from the Faculty of Commerce and Applied Economics.Read More
Friday September 06, 2013: Dr. Innocent Mugisha, the Ag. Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education(NCHE) representing the Honorable Minister of Education and the Chancellor of Umutara Polytechnic, Dr. Vincent Biruta, inaugurated the new administrative and academic building (ex-provincial offices) of UP, and the Girls’ Hostel Vision 2020.Read More
Tue September 03, 2013: The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine held a Faculty Board Meeting. The agenda was composed of two main items: the communication from the Rector Dr. James Gashumba and the one from the Dean Dr. Michael Tukei. Read More
Wed August 28, 2013: Students of ISAE BUSOGO and UMUTARA POLYTECHNIC arrived at Kigali International Airport from Israel from an Internership offered by AGROSTUDIES Ltd. Those students were welcomed by Authorities of MINAGRI, ISAE BUSOGO and UMUTARA POLYTECHNIC. Read More
21-23 August 19, 2013: Umutara polytechnic emerges top at first biennial conference on Agricultural Research and Extension at Serena Hotel, Kigali. The theme of the conference was "Confronting challenges of food insecurity and poverty in the era of climate change and variability”. Read More
Mon August 19, 2013: Billionaire Philanthropists, Bill and Joyce Cummings of the Cummings Foundation and their friends Arlan and Alice Fuller paid a visit to the staff and students at Umutara Polytechnic/University of Rwanda. After the visit at UP, they paid visits accompanied by the Rector Dr. James Gashumba to the Minister of Education Dr. Vincent Biruta and the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Hon Dr Agnes Kalibata.Read More
July 28-August 3, 2013: In the period 28th July -3rd August, 2013, Dr. James GASHUMBA the Rector of Umutara Polytechnic (UP) accompanied by Dr Francis MBUZA, the Director of Umutara Polytecnic Institute for Livestock Research and Development (UP-ILRD) and Dr Kizito NISHIMWE, Lecturer faculty of Veterinary Medicine, visited Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)...Read More
Wed July 16, 2013: A delegation of SPARK visited the UP-SPARK Project to visit the funded projects of UP Alumni students and plan for the future actions to be undertaken by the project. Read More


Name: University of Rwanda- Nyagatare Campus
Ownership: Public
Location: Nyagatare, Rwanda
Campus Coordinator: Dr GASHUMBA James,

BVM(MUK), DipEd(Melbourne), Msc, PhD(London)

Faculties and


Agriculture, ICT, Technology and Applied Sciences, Commerce and Applied Economics, Veterinary Medecine and Communication and Languages