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Welcome Message from Vice Chancellor

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, Development Studies and Theology. You may also learn about recent events and have a glance at our two campuses, in Huye and Karongi districts and even register on-line. We do hope the website will mirror the dynamics and growth of our academic institution, in terms of research, new domains, innovation and academic partnerships without forgetting services to the community through events, consultancies and short courses.
I feel proud of this vibrant institution, its enthusiasm and its commitment to quality solutions and ethical standards. Please feel free to make any suggestions and comments that will help us to keep abreast of African developments of all people.

Rev. Prof. Elisee MUSEMAKWELI
The Vice Chancellor of PIASS

The Council

The Council of PROTESTANT INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES is the supreme strategic body



PIASS is a reference university, fostering knowledge development and innovative research that are relevant for the society and inspired by Christian ethics and values.


The Academic Senate

The Senate is the supreme organ responsible for academic affairs, research and education within PIASS.



PIASS provides to Society and Churches well trained personnel who are inquisitive, solution oriented, committed and equipped with intellectual tools and ethical values that enable them to meet specific needs of societies that are moving to a global, modern and pluralistic world.


The Council of Faculty

Each Council of Faculty is composed of the following persons: The Dean of the Faculty, the Chairperson; The Deputy Dean of the Faculty, the Deputy Chairperson;The Academic Affairs Secretary, the Reporter; Permanent lecturers and researchers of the Faculty;One (1) student per Department of the Faculty elected by his/her fellow students.



Faith and Science for Life


Executive Council

Executive Council is particularly in charge of: -Implementing the Board of Directors’ decisions, -Keeping an eye on the management of the finances and the property of PIASS


Principles and values

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.


Faith Statement of PIASS

Faith Statement of the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) Being a Protestant institution of Higher Education, the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, from its inception, takes inspiration from the statement of faith of its member churches.

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Center for Research and Action towards Sustainable Peace and Development (CRASPD) The Center for Research and Action towards Sustainable Peace and Development (CRASPD) was established in 2015 by the Faculty of Development Studies (FDS) of the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences, PIASS (www.piass.ac.rw), to share the Faculty’s expertise with the community through outreach programs involving students, faculty and staff together. Website : http://www.craspd.com
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