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On January 5th 2018, the University of Rwanda signed a Collaborative Agreement with the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) to support postgraduate students conducting research for their masters’ theses.After affixing signatures to this agreement, the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management (CoEB), College of Science and Technology took a lead to... Read more


With the aim of improving conservation efforts in Rwanda, and expanding knowledge and building capacity of students by means of research, the National Herbarium of Rwanda (NHR) has been established.

On June 22, 2017 The first World Rainforest Day was launched as a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the world’s rainforests. Rainforests are vital for the survival of life on Earth. We depend on them for 20% of the oxygen we breathe and the freshwater we drink.

A collaborative agreement was signed between Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) and the University of Rwanda (UR) to provide financial support to postgraduate students to carry out research for their theses.

In 2016, the University of Rwanda with the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) established a bilateral collaboration aiming at professional development, carrying out research together, exchange member of staffs and students and provision of a double degree program for students who were successfully selected to pursue some studies in both... Read more

The Emory University and the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management (CoEB) at the University of Rwanda have been working on a climate-smart agriculture project for about a year, in collaboration with Rwanda Housing Authority and the Global Green Growth Institute.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Venuste NSENGIMANA, the newly appointed Deputy Director of the Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management(CoEB) which is in the College of Science and Technology at University of Rwanda. 

The UR Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) facilitated a two day training workshop entitled ‘Introduction to Distance Sampling’ from 16-17 May 2018.  Workshop participants included people from the different Nodes of the CoEB to enhance their capacity in distance sampling, a critical analytic tool for the analysis of wildlife or plant... Read more

The Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) at University of Rwanda received a number of book donations over the last several months from various visitors and partners that will greatly enhance our reference library for biodiversity conservation.  

The Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management (CoEB) and University of Rwanda BSc programs in conservation biology are collaborating with Bisate Lodge, a luxury lodge in northern Rwanda on research and monitoring projects to help build research capacity in students and staff and contribute to tropical forest restoration.