The project will assist graduates from the aforementioned high institutions in Rwanda to start their businesses and will allow a revised, more integrated curriculum as well as in-depth training for teachers. In a bid to promote technology, the project will introduce online learning as well as Masters and Ph.D. programs.
In addition, a teacher exchange program will be initiated that will allow students to acquire knowledge from different lecturers from European universities.
The project was sponsored by Erasmus +, a European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport with a donation of € 900,000 (Rwf 900 million).
Through Erasmus +, young people can study, volunteer and gain work experience abroad, develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability. Teachers also have the opportunity to teach or train abroad, to develop their professional practice, build relationships with international peers, and gain fresh ideas.
The partnership will focus on promoting different disciplines including Food Science, Environmental Protection as well as Safety and Management and is expected to officially start on February 16th, 2020.