“CMU-Africa is an anchor of the Kigali Innovation City which is a critical part of Rwanda’s vision for the future. Like the rest of our continent, Rwanda’s economic growth depends on making the right links between technology and industry, and knowledge and production. It is worth repeating: Africa cannot afford to be left behind. Establishing these linkages therefore is an urgent task. The milestone we are celebrating today is a significant step in ensuring that we are part of, and benefit from, the global digital revolution. Beyond the impressive infrastructure, this university is made up of a diverse group of talented people. The faces I see here represent a broad spectrum of Africans as well as colleagues and partners from other regions. This means that CMU-Africa is much more than an incubator for technology leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. It is also an important centre for nurturing collaboration on our continent.”
President Kagame remarks at the inauguration of the newly built Carnegie Mellon University – Africa campus | Kigali, 21 November 2019

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