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University of Rwanda


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About the University

The University of Rwanda (UR) was established by the Government of Rwanda through the law no. 71/2013 of 10/09/2013. UR is composed of six colleges and among them is the College of Science and Technology (CST). The UR’s vision is to be a leading University that develops highly enterprising graduates prepared and dedicated to building a more just and sustainable society locally, nationally and globally, with appropriate research innovations that advance quality of life. In order to contribute to the vision and that of the government of Rwanda in transport and logistics, UR-CST has established the African Centre of Excellence in Transport and Logistics (ACETL). To facilitate excellence in transport and urban mobility research, the new center is procuring new smart transport labs and installing smart classrooms to facilitate smart learning and research of its post graduate and undergraduate students.

About the Course


Alphonse Nkurunziza

Alphonse is a full-time international Transport Planning Consultant with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in joint collaboration with UN-Habitat and The World Bank since November 2018. He is a visiting Senior Lecturer of Urban Structure, Transport Planning, and Engineering at the College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda since September 2014. He is also a Research Affiliate in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning of the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Previously, he served as the Director-General for Infrastructure and Urban Development [City Engineer] in the City of Kigali from 2014 to 2018.

He holds a Ph.D. in Transport Planning & Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands in 2013 and a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the same university. He has a strong background and experience in practice and research in the fields of urban planning and transport infrastructure planning and development.
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