Rwanda-Center and Office for Africa-Cooperation

Welcome to the pages of the Rwanda-Center and Office for Africa-Cooperation!

As a central scientific institution of the University of Koblenz-Landau we are working for both campuses - Koblenz and Landau.

The Center is contact point for issues concerning scientific and concrete development cooperation with African countries and especially with Rwanda. Thus a strong connection between science and practice will be implemented.

The overarching objective is to build an international scientific network between the University of Koblenz-Landau and the cooperating african instituions. Thus, previous results of research should be shown and made usable for partnership associations and the numerous partner schools as well as for economy, politics and administration. Moreover new research cooperations and projects shall be initiated.

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Postal Address

Universität Koblenz-Landau

Ruanda-Zentrum und Büro für Afrika-Kooperationen

Universitätsstraße 1

56070 Koblenz



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The University of Koblenz-Landau maintains numerous relationships with universities and other institutions in Africa. Our current cooperation partners are located in Botswana, Burkina Faso, BurundiCameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Rwanda and South Africa.

Please click on a country in the map or in the text above and find out about our current cooperations!
map africa

Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Rwanda Burkina Faso Burundi Gabon Morocco South Africa Cameroon Botswana

Mourning for Prof. Dr. Dieter König

After a long sickness, Prof. Dr. Dieter König passed away from life on 27 October 2018.

In deep sadness, the staff of the Rwanda Centre and Office for Africa Cooperation at the University of Koblenz-Landau bid farewell to a very special person, a lovable colleague with tireless commitment to the Rhineland-Palatinate partner country Rwanda. We will always remember his open, honest and courageous manner. We will miss his opinions and professional contributions, which are always appreciated.

Over thirty years of his life were marked by his work and research in and with Rwanda. Many of his former students of the National University of Rwanda and today of the University of Rwanda are employed in high positions of responsibility and contribute to the advancement of the country. But also at his own university in Koblenz, he repeatedly incorporated his research results and discoveries from countless trips to Rwanda into lectures and taught young people concrete and problem-oriented development cooperation with an African country.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and relatives.