It is my pleasure as Dean of the Faculty of Development Studies (FDS) to take you through what we are doing to meet your academic and professional Needs. Indeed, FDS offers four undergraduate programs which are (1) Rural and community Development, (2) Peacebuilding and Development, (3) Natural Resources and Environmental Management (4) and Urban Planning and Management. The Uniqueness of our programs is the focus on continuous interaction between theory and practice through teaching, research, community service, industrial attachment in Rwanda and abroad as well as shifting from memorization to critical thinking culture.
We are committed to providing a solid foundation in development studies by using highly qualified teaching staff from different background. Furthermore, FDS has a Center for Research and Action towards Sustainable Peace and Development (CRASPD). Under the coaching of qualified researchers and trainers, together with national and international peace advisers, the Center helps interested individuals and organizations to program and evaluate their projects from a conflict sensitive perspective, to offer training in different domain like Nonviolent Communication at work place, Reconciliation, trauma healing, conflict analysis, and other related subjects.
FDS is a home to amazing and accomplished students, the best and the brightest from all backgrounds. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. You all belong here, and we want you all to feel welcomed. You will enjoy international experience by living and studying with students and teachers from different nationalities of Africa, Europe, Asia and America while sharing new and different ideas, and get a fresh perspective. We also offer a range of merit and need-based financial aid through PIASS' Hitimana Scholarship. Moreover, through our exchange program, our students have opportunities to spend some months while doing their field work in Germany and Japan, each year.
We are confidently encouraging you to take all advantages that the Faculty of Development Studies offers and hope that you will find an educational and career path that makes a meaningful difference in your Academic, professional and personal life. Rev. Celestin NSENGIMANADean of the Faculty of Development Studies
Recent publication: https://www.globethics.net/documents/4289936/13403252/GE_Focus_24_web.pdf
Ongoing research: https://www.pthu.nl/irilis/news-events/News/nieuwe-onderzoekers-website-1/