What is EPRN Student Chapter?
EPRN Student Chapter is a self-responsible, student-led branch of Economic Policy Research Network Rwanda which was started with the Ideation Day on 4th March 2017. EPRN Student Chapter sets out to create a network of committed university students who are motivated for economics and research. It supports young economic researchers through events that inspire and motivate students for economic topics and encourage a reading culture and dialogue. With its innovative approach of building capacities in economics and scientific research through its student groups, EPRN Student Chapter aims at encouraging research at Rwandan universities, the nurseries of economic researchers in Rwanda. By supporting the students on their journey of becoming economic researchers, EPRN Student Chapter wishes to support EPRN in its mission to tackle the gaps in economic policy research and analysis in Rwanda.
What is the difference between EPRN and EPRN Student Chapter?
EPRN is the parent organization, focusing on senior researchers and staff from Rwandan government institutions, while EPRN Student Chapter is a branch of EPRN which targets university students.
What makes EPRN Student Chapter unique?
EPRN Student Chapter is Rwanda’s first network for economic research targeted at university students. The EPRN Student Chapter groups organize events focusing on economic topics, skills and knowledge-transfer, peer to peer support and networking. By joining EPRN Student Chapter, university students will develop their potential with the help of customized services and access to a broad network of stakeholders in the field of economics and policy research. The objective is to enable university students to embark in their own research, spark innovative solutions in them and give a voice to them as youth while strengthening their skills in presenting, debating, academic writing, etc. In turn, this will increase their overall employability.
Who can join EPRN Student Chapter groups?
Our target group are mainly university students of economics and related fields, such as statistics or finance, who are interested in research, but we are also open to students from other disciplines who show a strong interest in economic research.
Where can I find an EPRN Student Chapter group?
1. UR-CAVM Rubirizi
0786 462 338
2. UR-CBE Gikondo
Aime Gentil Kwizera
0786 629 448
3. UR-CBE Huye
0782 180 863
More EPRN Student Chapter groups are coming soon!
How can I become a member of EPRN and EPRN Student Chapter?
There are two ways of registering as an EPRN member: 1. You can either go to eprnrwanda.net, select “Become a Member” in the top right corner and then click on “Don’t have an account?”, or 2. you can register via hardcopy during our EPRN events. Upon registration, you will receive our monthly newsletter and will have access to insider information regarding economics and research in Rwanda, like information on conferences and calls for paper to publish your research, job openings and vacant internship positions, etc.
For becoming a member of EPRN Student Chapter and attending interesting events on economics and research at your campus, please contact the leaders of the group at your campus to register in their list.
There is no EPRN Student Chapter group at my campus. What can I do about this?
If there is an economics department or study options related to economics at your campus, you are welcome to reach out to or call 0780 440 537 to check for the possibility of starting an EPRN Student Chapter group at your campus. If there is no such department at your campus, you can join an EPRN Student Chapter group of the above mentioned campuses and attend their events.
Why are there no groups at campuses without study options related to economics?
As our resources are limited, we will concentrate our efforts on students of economics in the first step. Therefore, we will start with EPRN Student Chapter groups at campuses with an economics department.
What about graduates?
If you are not a university student anymore but have finished your degree, you can come to our EPRN events and also continue attending the EPRN Student Chapter events. Also, there are other services like the Young Economist Program or the AQEPD Program which EPRN temporarily offers for graduates in cooperation with our partner organisations.
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