Université Catholique de Bukavu

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Catholic University of Bukavu
Mailing address: 
+243 994 161 717
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Paul Kadundu Karhamikire
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Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Wenceslas Busane Ruhana Mirindi
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Vice chancelor
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Emmanuel Akuzwe Bigosi
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Head of Interuniversity Cooperation
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Eugène Lubula Mumbere
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General Administrator
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The Catholic university of Bukavu is a private institution created on November 21, 1989 by decree of the Archbishop of Bukavu and approved by the presidential decree n° 06/106 of June 12, 2016. After a viability check, it obtained in 2014 the final authorization to organize the Third Cycle. Three PhD theses are already defended to date. This university has seven faculties: Economics and Management, Law, Agricultural Sciences, Medicine, Computer Science and Environment, Social Sciences, Architecture and Urban Planning; organizes the 3rd cycle in economics (DEA of management and Doctorate), in Law (master in human right and International humanitarian law, Doctorate), in medicine (specialization in surgery, in gynecology obstetrics, pediatrics and in internal medicine) and delivers a postgraduate degree in public health and peace and reconciliation. 10,004 graduates were launched on the job market between 1993 and 2016, who are playing important roles in several sectors on the national and international scene. Research activities, projects carried out with partners and service to the community mainly: strengthening and improvement of the rice production and marketing sector, micro finance, peace building in the African Great Lakes region, molecular diagnosis for the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, improvement of detection and identification of infectious agents, innovation, food safety and improvement of living conditions in rural areas, soil characterization, identification of plant pests, expertise in mining management (adverse effects of mercury use in the artisanal mining of minerals), study of chronic diseases (diabetes and hypertension), capacity building of government officials (Center of Excellence - PRC GAP), Organization legal clinics, study on new varieties of coffee, read against sexual and gender-based violence, (...) have a direct impact on local communities and promote the search for solutions to the problems faced by populations. Results are made available to governments and populations through the organization of public renditions. The Provincial General Reference Hospital of Bukavu is our health training institution. It currently has more than 40 specialist doctors with a capacity of 500 beds.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
Through its Faculties and Research Centers, the Catholic University of Bukavu organizes courses and conducts research in fields related to the principles of UNAI. The Faculty of Law organizes lectures and pleadings on the principles of the United Nations, International Criminal Law and Humanitarian Law. Students hold fictitious trials to disseminate International Law and Human Rights. The research centers carry out large-scale studies on conflict resolution (Study and Training Center for Management and Conflict Prevention in the Great Lakes Region). Faculty of Social Sciences Conducts Research on The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: An Analysis of the Impact of Education on Building Sustainable Peace in Eastern Congo. Efforts in the construction of a high education system are carried out in partnership with AUF in the field of agronomic sciences, which contribute to the fight against the poverty of the indigenous populations. The Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of the realization of multiple projects with the partners (Tropical Soil Organic Carbon dynamics and erosional disturbance gradients in relation to soil geochemistry and land uses of Congo: two randomized control trials, ...) In the field of health, the Regional School of Public Health working within the UCB conducts research against diseases and problems related to the mother and the child (study of implementation of a model of psycho social load of the mother and child couple). The Faculty of Medicine has a university hospital, the largest in the East of the country whose management was ceded to the Catholic University of Bukavu by the Congolese State and which provides the reference care to the populations of the entire region. In 2018, the innovation of the Catholic University of Bukavu is the launch of a Higher Institute of Peace and Reconciliation, which trains third-country nationals from the African Great Lakes region (Advanced Studies Diploma).