In the last years, major changes happened in the ICT landscape of Africa. Deployment of broadband Internet cables, mobile technology penetration and cloud computing create a unique opportunity for SMEs by finally providing easy and affordable access to ICT for the development of their business. While that will be a main topic for my blog, this blog will also address the cultural, social, economical and political dimensions of Africa as they are all very interlinked.
Monday, September 19, 2011
CMU's New Campus in Rwanda, Aims to Expand ICT Knowledge, Worker Skills Across Africa
On September 16th 2011, Jared Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda announced a major partnership between CMU and the government of Rwanda to offer graduate engineering degree programs in Rwanda. This is the first time that such a highly ranked university is opening a campus in Africa with on-site presence.
You can read more about it in my paper in Next Billion.
If you Google "Carnegie Mellon Rwanda", you will find 300+ media articles commenting about it. Here is an interesting one by the Wall Street Journal.