INES-Ruhengeri officially opened its doors on November, 17th 2003, under the name of “Université Internationale au Rwanda (UNIR)”; but the idea for its creation came in September 2000 under the initiative of Ruhengeri Catholic Diocese. This idea was triggered by a triple motivation:
(1) building signs of hope.
(2) contributing to unity and reconciliation.
(3) contributing to the country’s sustainable development.
Mission & Vision
According to the statutes of INES-RUHENGERI, the mission is expressed as follows: “Contribute through the interactive conjunction between civil society, private sector and public sector to the national and regional development, by providing specialized university education enhanced by research, in order to create competitive enterprises and well-paid employment.”
And The vision of INES is expressed in the following phrases: “Universality in each individual; Knowledge in order to unite and better serve the world.”
This mission and vision of INES-RUHENGERI are what made it choose to strategically be a specialized Institution in Applied Fundamental and Social Sciences.
This means that INES-RUHENGERI in its learning methodology seeks to balance theories and practices in order to give students, responsive competencies i.e. competencies that they can use to provide sustainable solutions to various day-to-day problems of the society.
The international students have to submit the equivalence rating grades from Rwanda Education Board (REB), Workforce Development Authority (WDA), or Higher Education Council (HEC).
After receiving the admission letter, the international students should present a valid Student Visa to be a student at INES-Ruhengeri.