Rwandan lecturers in Italy: the African delegation will stay at UNIPR for a month

News added on: 2 May 2022

As of April 28, 2022, UNIPR has officially welcomed 10 Rwandan lecturers to share with them an experience of exchange, training and mentoring in food and science technology (FST) and environmental protection, safety and management (EPSM). The Rwandan lecturers are from the INES-Ruhengeri and University of Rwanda, from both UR CST and UR CAVM campuses, and are skilled architects, engineers, and food technologists: they will join UNIPR professors to share teaching and academic methodologies that can improve the teaching quality of the EnRHEd HEIs’ partners.

Arriving last weekend, the Rwandan delegation was welcomed with joy by the EnRHEd project coordinator, Roberto Valentino, and EnRHEd project supervisor, Francesco Maria Froldi, who guided their African colleagues to the University campus in Parma and showed them the facilities and departments at the disposal of UNIPR students. During the weekend, a walk through the center of Parma was organized, with visits to the most important historical and artistic monuments, followed by a culinary “visit” to a famous pizzeria in the city where the Rwandan delegation was able to taste a good Italian pizza.

This morning, May 2, instead, Rwandan colleagues participated in a “Welcome meeting” organized by UNIPR to introduce the UNIPR Institution and propose activities that have been planned by the scientific team of EnRHEd during the colleagues’ month stay: each Rwandan teacher will be approached by a tutor/prof of UNIPR. The one-to-one relationship will allow them to get to know each other better and to deepen issues related to the field of interest in which teachers work. The morning was enthusiastically welcomed by all attendees and should be considered as a time to build up enthusiasm before starting the in-depth professional activities which will begin for all teachers in the afternoon of Monday, May 02, 2022.

In the meantime, we must mention that RFH-Koeln delegation in Rwanda just yesterday came back to Germany after an important and intense mission which took place last week in the footsteps of new initiatives in the field of youth exchanges and E-learning (we will soon publish a detailed news about RFH mission).

The EnRHEd project is increasingly a network of relationships that weave from one side of the world to the other and that we hope will be fruitful for the future of the partner institutions: for now we can only thanks the European Commission that trusted in the project and is contributing to make it all possible!

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