The University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies continues to be at the forefront in the Rwandan tourism, Technology and hospitality industry in both teaching and research. Across the country ‘s public and private sector Universities, UTB is now bringing competitive Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates into national and International marketplace.
Students now take responsibility for their own learning through competence-based learning approach that allows them to meet learning outcomes – to be able to do something at the end of degree that they could not do at the beginning – and there is more emphasis on knowledge and hands-on-skills in professional practice.
The accreditation and degree awarding powers given to UTB by the Government of Rwanda in 2012 by the cabinet decision of August 31, 2012, is a sign of vote of confidence and recognition of the significant contribution and commitment of UTB in enhancing quality education. This has greatly created the justifiable confidence among our students, parents and employers wherever they go. I hereby extend my gratitude to the Government of Rwanda for its continuous support that has made UTB’s dream come true. This is the milestone we are celebrating today.
University Tourism, Technology and Business Studies along with all of Rwandan higher education has been working to improve the degrees, Diplomas and certificates which it offers and the resources it has to support them, often in periods where the income is stretched to meet these goals.
The university academic and best practices programmes are benchmarked to international standards; meaning that what is done here is, as well, done in other universities offering the same training. It’s no accident therefore that UTB has multi-partnerships with such universities as; Utali College, Mount Kenya University, East London University, Inholland University of Applied Science, Amsterdam University, Galilee Institute of Management, Tumba College of Technology, Kigali Institute of Science and Technology among others there is Cisco Networking Academy and Certiport. With all these universities, there’s a students and lecturers exchange programmes, strengthening the principles of peer experiences sharing. UTB is also a member of the Association of Hospitality and Tourism Schools in Africa (AHTSA). With the accreditation, the labour market should expect even higher quality personnel from UTB to be ushered in the hospitality and Technology industry.