UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement

ICT Infrastructure and Business Solutions subprogramme

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University of Rwanda (UR)


2019 to 2024



Bilateral Research Agreement

UR-Sweden Programme for Research, Higher Education and Institutional Advancement

The UR-Sweden programme aims to contribute to the development of Rwanda and poverty eradication through research support to the University of Rwanda. The main objective of the programme is to increase production and use of scientific knowledge of international quality that contributes to Rwanda’s development. It is the largest and most comprehensive externally funded institutional program at the University of Rwanda.


SPIDER and DSV are supporting the sub-programme “University of Rwanda ICT Infrastructure and Business Solutions”. The overall objective of this sub-programme is to develop, deploy and maintain highly sustainable ICT solutions, quality services and innovations in order to ensure improved access on services and latest technologies that enable conducive teaching, learning and research.


UR with support from SPIDER and DSV will:

  • Develop efficient ICT governance strategies, policies standards and procedures at UR.
  • Set up and upgrade the ICT infrastructure, facilities and services at UR.
  • Enhance UR IT corporate systems that can provide conducive teaching, learning and research environment.
  • Build staff capacity both academic, administrative and technical through short- and long-term trainings.
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University of Rwanda

The University of Rwanda is largest higher education institution in Rwanda. It was formed in 2013 by merging seven independent public institutions of higher education. Its mission is to support the development of Rwanda by discovering and advancing knowledge, committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, where students are prepared for lives of service, leadership and solutions.