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Dear Friends, Students, Lecturers and Researchers worldwide, Welcome to the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences website. PIASS is a private, independent and accredited Higher Learning Institution owned by Protestants Churches in Rwanda that intends to promote a conducive environment for studying social sciences. Through a user friendly style, our website offers practical information you want to know about our Strategic Orientations and our three Faculties: Education,
Friday, March 25, 2022, PIASS in collaboration with Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg officially launched a new series on “New Perspectives on Quality Education in Sub-Saharan Africa”. This series include 19 books that address various topics related to educational quality. Some of the topics comprise of to school leadership, teacher training, constructive feedback, classroom management, high cognitive activation by complex tasks, and good learning climate.
What is more, these books address educational related challenges from different African countries including Rwanda, DRC, Cameroon, and Madagascar. The authors of the books are all graduates of the International Master Programme in Educational Quality (IMPEQ), a programme by University of Bamberg in Cooperation with PIASS and two other universities from Africa namely Université Evangélique du Caméroun and Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL-Goma) in Democratic Republic of Congo. During this ceremony, invited scholars saluted the step forward made by PIASS and University of Bamberg, especially regarding the huge contribution to science and from especially from the under-researched areas. They pointed out that the content of these books is important in various aspects of education that are linked to policy, practice, as well as hints for further research. During the event, PIASS was asked to find possibilities of making the books accessible to a wider readership. Bread for the World, a German Protestant church development organization that sponsored the project was highly recognized for fruitful collaboration and financial contribution
As a reference University, Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) had been working hard in fostering knowledge development and innovative research that are relevant for the society and inspired by Christian ethics and values. To achieve ...this
PIASS has set up a Scholarship Fund to address the needs of students to get the high level education they deserve. The Fund is expected to be more systematic, extensive to all PIASS fields of studies and reach a sound financial sustainability level.
On February 18 – 19, the Joint Seminar on Resource Management and Development was organized by PIASS and African Studies Center (ASC) of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) at the PIASS Huye campus. The seminar involved 26 researchers..
Action of PIASS draws on principles and values that must be respected and observed: Liberation: As Christian institution, the PIASS is convinced that the Gospel of Christ aims at the holistic liberation from all human alienations hic et nun. Christian churches, through the proclamation of the Gospel and the social dialogue with the world, are at the service of this ideal.
Friday December 11th, the PIASS received the delegates from KOICA. The purpose of the visit was to donate medical devices to PIASS in supporting its effort to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and the safety...