The University of Tourism, Technology, and Bussiness Studies (UTB) is a center of excellence for vocational and technical training in the hotel, tourism, business, and information technology that commenced its programs in January 2006 under the name Rwanda Tourism Institute (RTI). The institute later changed its name to become a University in the names of “Rwanda Tourism University College (RTUC)” which also changed later on in 2013 to “The University Of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB)” to accommodate the growing brand and new University academic programs.
The University received accreditation from the Ministry of Education to award degree programs in June 2012 after undergoing a successful audit process carried out in March 2012 by the same Ministry, through the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).
The University offers degree programs and short vocational and technical courses in the above-mentioned fields. UTB has two campuses. Kigali Campus as Head Office is located in the NIBOYE sector of Kicukiro District and currently operates in ININDI HOUSE near SONATUBES, while Gisenyi Campus in Gisenyi Sector, Rubavu District at the Former St Fidele Institute.
As far as international certification programs are done at UTB, the university is an accredited training and testing center for IATA, ICDL, CISCO, CPA, and other KASNEB programs.
UTB is committed to spearheading the advancement of education through quality teaching, learning, research, consultancy, and service to the community by preparing graduates to meet the needs of Rwanda, the sub-region, and the global community.
To become a center of excellence in the region for the quality of academic programs and to be a solution provider for the training of professionals in the area of hospitality, tourism, Business Studies, Information Technology, Arts, and Social Sciences.
UTB seeks to foster personal and professional growth in a conducive environment that values cultural diversity and cultivates the awareness of ethical issues, fairness, entrepreneurship, competitiveness, and social responsibility.
Offering guidance to students on the improvement of academic performance. Exposing students to the current labor market psychology in relation to the expectations of employers on entry-level candidates
UTB is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.