Apply Now: PhD Studies at the African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT)


The Africa Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACEIoT) is established at the University of Rwanda (UR), College of Science and Technology with financial support from the World Bank ACE II project.  UR-ACEIoT aims to train a critical mass of African Scientists and Engineers in the field of IoT through Higher Education and Research. This provides a great opportunity for African students to enroll in multidisciplinary post-graduate programs in the field of IoT. ACEIoT will build on UR’s existing collaborations with the local and international partners, including Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, and the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy.  This ensures that the training will be conducted by a truly global faculty.

Applications are invited from highly motivated and research-oriented students for the admission to PhD Programs in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) with focus on the following areas of specializations:

  • PhD in Wireless Sensor Networking
  • PhD in Embedded Computing Systems

Trainings will be provided through carefully designed curricula to promote cutting-edge interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in the field of IoT. The research supervision would be provided by faculty from UR-College of Science and Technology, as well as from other regional and international Partners from Universities and Research laboratories. Research topics should focus towards the development of new innovative approaches and solutions with relevance to the ESA priority domains, focusing on low-cost, open and sustainable solutions. The Research outcome should describe an overall working system/product/prototype or a real world deployment experience. Solutions to real world problems faced by the East and Southern African region would be of particular interest.

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Job Opportunity at RUFORUM: Manager, Information & Technology (Ref: RUF/JOB/20/15)

we_are_hiringRUFORUM is seeking for a well-qualified and motivated candidate to fill the position of Manager, Information &Technology (IT) at its Secretariat based at Makerere University Main Campus, Kampala, Uganda. Candidates from outside Uganda are especially encouraged to apply.

The position of Manager IT is intended to strengthen the strategic role of IT to support RUFORUM’s business functions. This will involve maintaining and/or developing IT enabled systems that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of RUFORUM to deliver on its mandate. RUFORUM recently developed the RUFORUM Information Management System (RIMS) database that is gradually transforming the operations and core business processes at the Secretariat. In this regard, the incumbent will ensure RIMS modules are developed to further streamline the business operations of the organisation.

RUFORUM has also initiated various processes to improve internal IT management (PABX, financial management software and automation of processes), including strengthening its external presence through the website. The Job also entails supporting member universities to adopt and strengthen their IT capacities, transform business processes and teaching in the universities while exploring IT linkages with the Secretariat. The incumbent will ensure that relevant IT innovations and systems are in place to continuously demonstrate that RUFORUM is at the forefront and cutting edge of knowledge on training and research in agriculture and related sciences in African universities. Follow the link to download full advertisement RUFORUM JOB ADVERT-ICT MANAGER.