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Top US University in Africa Graduates First Students

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Internationally respected Carnegie Mellon University became the first highly ranked American institution to operate a fully-fledged campus in Africa when it set up in tiny, post-conflict Rwanda in September 2011. The first batch of students graduated last month.

The pioneering effort in the central African nation is enabling young people from across the continent to obtain a world-class education in their home region.

“The graduation underscores Carnegie Mellon University and the government of Rwanda’s commitment to educating engineers and entrepreneurs who are striving to make an economic impact in East Africa,” officials said in a statement.

Other places where Carnegie Mellon runs campuses include Silicon Valley in California, Qatar, Mexico, the Asian region, Australia and Europe.


  • Ome Mishra