The National University of Rwanda (NUR) has put online its new dynamic website, offering a “new look and feel” to the country’s oldest university.
The new website, which has a dominant green colour, also bears a new logo adopted recently by the university administration. The website and logo were both developed by its own Rwanda Development Gateway (RDG).
According to Immaculate Bugingo, the RDG Content Coordinator, the website will provide the ultimate platform through which the university can improve its image and offer itself to the world.
“Compared to the old website, this one is better with new features that are user- friendly,” she said.
Some of the new features include sections on university services, consultancy and easy-to-access information on student’s welfare, studies and research.
The flash on the home page covers all aspects of life at the university like studies, graduation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), genocide memorial, culture and sports.
According to Bugingo, the centre is currently developing web pages for all faculties, centres and research units which will contain specific content for each unit. It is said that all units will eventually scrap off their different logos and adopt the official university logo.
Just like the website, the university’s new logo is also green in colour and replaces the old one that used to have a Latin motto: Illuminatio Salus Populi. This has since been changed to “Education and Service to the People”.
Most students contacted appreciated the new website and thanked the Rector for the innovations that the university is currently undertaking.
“This website is simple to navigate through,” observed James Ganza, a third year student of technology and one of the designers of the new website.
“I find it to be student-centred and dynamic,” added another third-year student who preferred anonymity.