The absence of reliable and accurate data, data management systems, and skilled statisticians is a serious constraint to policy making, adequate analysis of development challenges, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of interventions. In SSA countries, across various sectors, there is a severe shortage of highly trained statisticians and of good quality data. This makes it difficult to provide analyses, plan and monitor interventions, inform fact-based policy, and track progress. It may not be recognized directly, but inadequate capacity of research and training within higher education is an important contributor to the constraints in this area. The focus of ACEs in this cluster is big data, bioinformatics, data mining, reliability modeling, research design, evidence-based policy analysis.
The selected ACE in applied statistics, based in Rwanda will become an international multidisciplinary center that combines expertise in statistics, economics, business, computer science, and engineering to use big data and data analytics to support evidence-based decision-making, help solve complex real-world problems related to development, monitor and evaluate performance of public intervention programs, and stimulate innovation.
Selected ACE in Applied Statistics
U of Rwanda - College of Business & Economics
African Center of Excellence for Data Sciences
The African Center of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) based at the University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) is pleased to invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for admission in the PhD (by Research) program in Mathematics and Science Education. ACEITLMS will offer financial assistance to selected Rwandan and African citizens. The last date of application is July 10, 2017. Read More
The Africa Centre of Excellence in the Internet of Things is out to attract PhD candidates in what is a new concept in the field of computing which has the potential to boost Africa’s development through innovation. Full Story
The African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACE IoT) based at the University of Rwanda recently concluded a one-week workshop that finalised the curriculum that will be used to deliver academic programs at the newly established Center. ACEIoT aims to educate and train African researchers in the field of IoT who will develop and deploy innovative IoT-enabled services. Read More