Africa Hub (Kigali)

Welcome to Coventry University’s Africa Hub. Opened in 2021, our aim is to establish strategic partnerships with organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa, supporting their global aspirations. If you are a world-leading higher education institution, commercial entity, government body or research institute, we want to hear from you.

Our services

  • As an innovative university, we can facilitate a range of continuous professional development (CPD) courses, commercial research, IP commercialisation and knowledge exchange activities to drive the fusion of academia and industry.

  • Our research centres focus on a range of real-world issues. We can support you to establish opportunities for joint PhDs, research collaborations and international conferences by linking Coventry University’s academics with experts from your region.

  • Coventry University operates globally, having already built several successful multi-disciplinary partnerships. With a wealth of experience in teaching and learning, student mobility, research and enterprise development, we are seeking to work with other innovative and enterprising academic institutions who share the same desire to deliver excellence in education.

  • We can provide you with access to our pool of talented students through the university’s Talent Team, providing you with a supply of skilled students for up to 12 months. We’ll connect you with students who match the needs of your company, whether you are a large enterprise, SME or start-up business.

Meet Prof. Silas Lwakabamba

Regional Managing Director of the Africa Hub

Professor Lwakabamba has served in leadership roles at the UN-sponsored African Regional Centre for Engineering Design and Manufacturing in Ibadan, Nigeria; the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda; and the National University of Rwanda and University of Kibungo, Rwanda. His performance led him to be appointed Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure and later Rwanda’s Minister of Education.

He has been a Chair and Member of a number of national, regional and international boards and committees including the Executive Board of UNESCO. He is currently a Member of Atlantis Group of the Varkey Foundation, a worldwide advisory group of 25 former Ministers of Education and former Heads of State.

Professor Silas Lwakabamba

Our office

CU Management Services Limited (Rwanda Branch)
2nd Floor, Kigali Heights
KG 7 Ave
Kigali
Rwanda

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