The sub-programme, as it is today, is a continuation of the previous collaboration in mathematics between Rwanda and Linköping University (LiU) that started in 2007. On the Swedish side, the collaboration also involves Stockholm University (SU) since 2012. Currently, the University of Rwanda (UR), College of Science and Technology (CST), School of Sciences, Department of Mathematics hosts the sub-programme.
The shortage of enough highly qualified PhD and Master’s holders within the Rwandan University System for training and promotion of the use of mathematics and statistics in the public and private sectors in Rwanda is the main problem addressed by the sub-programme.
The overall objective of the sub-programme is to increase the knowledge in mathematics and its use in the private and public sectors in Rwanda, and in research conducted at the UR and in the region. To achieve this, the sub-programme will improve the capacity of the School of Sciences in three directions: research, supervision, and teaching in the disciplines of pure and applied mathematics. One of the main tools will be PhD education in these areas.