Word from the Rector
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am so pleased to welcome you to the website of the Evangelical University in Africa (UEA) in order to provide you with an overview of our academic, administrative and para-academic activities
On Wednesday, November 25, 2015 was held at the Evangelical University in Africa (UEA), a debate conference hosted by the Ambassador of the Great Britain in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The conference was held in the Great Hall of the Faculty of Medicine in the presence of students, members of civil Society in South-Kivu, members of various associations, ...
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RUPA 2016 General Assembly
Rectors of the various universities members of the RUPA, a network of Protestant Universities in Africa, held their general assembly meeting in Bukavu since Monday, May 9, 2016.
After two days of plenary sessions in the premises of RIO, located in Nguba, the various rectors accompanied by their host, Professor Gustave MUSAHAGALUSA NACHIGERA, rector of the Evangelical University in Africa, visited the Panzi General Hospital of Reference where they met the famous Doctor Professor Denis MUKWEGE.
After their visit at the hospital, they visited the premises housing the various faculties organized within the Evangelical University in Africa.
The evening ended with a dinner organized at the Panorama Hotel.
More images of the assembly in our photo gallery.
Graduation Day 2015
An event rich in colors marked on Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Evangelical University in Africa, the conferring of academic degrees and closing of the academic year 2014-2015.
The ceremony took place at the campus of the Faculty of Medicine of the UEA located at Panzi, Mushununu and for the first time it was held on the lawn outside the four walls of the large conference room as has always been the custom.
More details in our next article.
Basic Training in Peace and Conflicts studies, Research Methodology, GIS, and Academic Writing
From the 13th to the 29th of October 2014 was organized at ICART a training which goal was to build local research capacity in Bukavu on a wide range of topics, with a focus on peace and conflict studies, academic writing and research methodology.
The training was organized by PRIO (Peace and Research Institute Oslo) and ICART (International Center for Advanced Research and Training) through the Project “Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC”, funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The main format of the training consisted of 45 minutes lectures supplied with exercises and group discussions. In addition to local team members from the Female Empowerment in Eastern DRC, the training targeted towards faculty and higher level students from the UEA (Université Evangélique en Afrique), medical doctors from Panzi Hospital as well as Panzi Foundation staff.
The training was divided into five thematic parts (Which are in turn divided into specific sessions):
- Introduction to Peace and conflict Studies and qualitative Research Methods
- The basics of Academic Writing
- Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Creating surveys
- Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
The training facilitators consisted of four PRIO researchers and three external experts: Randi Solhjell (London school of Economics & Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Lynn P. Nygaard (PRIO), Dr. Gudrun Ostby (PRIO), Dr. Siri Aas Rustad (PRIO), Angélique Awa (The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration), Dr. Ragnhild Nordas (PRIO) & Prof. Carl-Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo).
At the Evangelical University in Africa, we are motivated by a spirit of innovation and excellence. Hence our involvement in various development projects.
Official Inauguration of the Ruhigita Campus
On the 12th of August 2014, the Evangelical University in Africa (UEA) has officially inaugurated a new building in which the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is housed .
Several political and military authorities as well as church leaders, teachers, students and members of the government attended the opening ceremony.
The construction of this building, the Ruhigita campus, took 28 months, and was named after the founder of UEA, the late Reverend Ruhigita Ndagora.
Under the direct supervision of the current chancellor Prof. Gustave Mushagalusa assisted by members of the management committee, the academic, scientific and administrative board members of UEA, ENTREC Company, meticulously executed the construction project which is now a distinguished architectural gem for the province of South Kivu.
From its establishment to date, UEA has produced over 2259 graduates of whom, 1735 boys, 76.8% and 524 girls, 23.2%, in all the faculties. The results of the survey conducted in April 2013 by the Research and Training Skills Center (RTSC) in collaboration with UEA, revealed that over one third of doctors working in South Kivu province come from our University .
Employed in medical facilities, businesses, NGOs, churches, public and private sectors, the finalists of UEA are now spread throughout the five continents of the globe.
Locally, students from the Evangelical University in Africa are helping to rebuild the country through hospitals, churches, businesses, and other public and private structures that employ them.
Statistics of students
This graph shows the evolution of the number of students enrolled in all the faculties of UEA.
17 students enrolled in the Foundation course in 1990-1991, ten years later, they were less than 500, 20 years later, the number increased to 2,825 students, and today and their number of students is 3150.
In August 2013, UEA in collaboration with the Hohenheim University, one of its partner universities in Germany, launched a project to produce biogas which proves to be a success and a regional model.
The expert Katrin Pütz, from the Hohenheim University led a training at UEA on the production of biogas with a dozen of people, amongst whom assistants and researchers. To date, students living at Panzi campus as well as some households of our staff living on the hill, use gas produced at UEA for cooking.
In order to maximize resources, UEA is looking forward to using digestate. Digestate, is one of two residues as biogas from anaerobic digestion process (anaerobic digestion) from organic matter. Researchers from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at UEA are working on a method of converting these into digestate fertilizer briquettes.
It is not only possible to have a pure energy produced at UEA but also many of the plantations in place will benefit from the fertilizer produced locally. In this respect, the Evangelical university in Africa provides its share in the achievement of the millennium development goals advocated by the United Nations.