Capacity building? IPRC-Musanze demonstrates how it is possible!

News added on: 9 February 2022

On 9 February 2022, the Workshop “University of Parma (UNIPR)-IPRC Musanze cooperation for innovation and exchange of best academic practices“, organised by the same Rwandan institution, was held at the Multipurpose Hall of IPRC-Musanze.

Time Activity Responsible
08h45-08h50 Arrival of the UNIPR delegation
09h00-09h15 Opening remarks IPRC-Musanze Principal, Emile Abayisenga
09h15-09h45 Sharing experience from last mobility to Parma Principal HoD Gaspard – Africain    
09h45-10h05 Presentation on: “Integration of e-learning and problem-based learning in TVET higher education” Prof. Roberto Valentino (UNIPR)
10h05-10h25 Presentation on “Importance of academia-industry collaboration”. Example of UNIPR Prof. Davide Barbanti (UNIPR)
10h25-10h40 Break CSDM
10h40-11h10 Groups discussion per programs
1st topic: Construction Technology, Irrigation and Drainage Technology, Electrical Technology
2nd topic: Crop Production, Hospitality Management, Food Processing  
11h10-12h00 Presentation and Q&A session Group leaders
12h00-12h20 Feedback from both Professors Prof. Valentino
& Prof Barbanti
12h20-12h30 Updates on EnRHEd project Prof. Roberto Valentino
12h30-12h45 Closing remarks IPRC-Musanze Principal, Emile Abayisenga
12h45-13h00 Group photo PRO

Several topics related to education and didactics, as well as the relations that should be created between academia and industry, were addressed on this occasion, and group discussions were also organised.

EnRHEd was constantly mentioned by the speakers as the “glue” of the event and as an innovative project able to achieve the main objective designated in the event and strongly supported by the European Commission, the funding body of the project, namely capacity building in the field of higher education.

The meeting was attended by about 50 academic staff, who completed a final survey expressing great satisfaction with the topics covered and the organisation of the event.

We would like to thank the Principal of IPRC-Musanze, Emile Abayisenga, and the Project Manager, Clement Ngendo for the excellent organisation.

Whatch the TV-interview to the workshop’s participants at the following link (only rwandan speakers):

Lead partner
Università Parma
Project partners
University Rwanda
University Ruhengeri
IPRC Musanze
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme