Biology students advancing careers globally.

The Biology Department, School of Science, College of Science and Technology at the University of Rwanda, and the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management which assisted in mentoring the students, would like to announce recent successes of Biology students and graduates who have been internationally competitive at winning various scholarships abroad.


Ms Jeanne UWAMBAJIMANA (left) in the Biotechnology Laboratory at Kyoto University, Japan
Ms. Jeanne Uwambajimana, a 3rd year student in the Biotechnology option in Biology Department at University of Rwanda won a scholarship from Amgen Scholarship Program for an internship in a prestigious biotechnology laboratory at Kyoto University, Japan this summer for two months. The Japanese Embassy in Rwanda assisted in facilitating the scholarship opportunity for a UR student.

Ms Marie Janviere UWAYO
Ms. Marie Janviere Uwayo, who graduated from Biology Department, Botany and Conservation option at University of Rwanda in 2013, was recently accepted into the very competitive Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at McGill University, Canada beginning September 2017 to study for a Masters degree in Integrated Water Resources Management in the Department of Bioresources Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at McGill University, Canada.

Mr. Celestin Muragijeyezu graduated from Biology Department Zoology & Conservation option at University of Rwanda in 2013, and was recently accepted into the Masters Programme in Animal Science at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden starting September 2017 with a full scholarship.

Mr Blaise Pascal SHYAKA
Mr. Blaise Pascal Shyaka, a current Biology Student in the Biotechnology option won a scholarship to attend the 2017 Global Korea Scholarship for African and Latin American Undergraduate Students Program hosted by Korea's National Institute for International Education. In this summer 2017, he conducted his internship in animal biotechnology and food science skills at Chonbuk National University in South Korea. “I have learned five key skills: DNA extraction and sequencing, Livestock feed formulation using computer software, Artificial insemination, Embryo transfer, and Meat processing. These skills are crucial to boost Rwandan and African livestock industry which lags far behind all other continents in terms of animal production and animal products processing. I and several other African fellows are expected to share knowledge acquired and to bring change in the African livestock industry”: said Blaise Pascal SHYAKA.

Mr Blaise BINAMA
Blaise Binama graduated in 2016 from Botany and Conservation option of the Biology Department. He won a full scholarship to study in Germany and is now pursuing his Master’s degree at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. His program is in Biodiversity Collections and Management.

Mr Olivier Jean Leonce MANZI
Mr. Olivier Jean Leonce Manzi graduated in 2016 from the Biology Department, with BSc with honors in in Biology - Botany and Conservation option. He has been accepted into the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems - TROPIMUNDO 2017 with full scholarship and will attend Université Libre de Bruxelles. He will start his studies this coming September 2017.



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