Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) is an officially chartered High Learning Institution located in Huye District, Southern Province. It was founded and owned by Protestant churches of Rwanda in 2009 – as a follower of Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Butare (FTPB) created in 1991.
The establishment of PUR came for the purpose of aligning the effort of Protestant Churches to the Government strategy in developing economic self-reliant and reaching the level of a middle-income country by 2020 by enabling/equipping Rwandan society facing new challenges related to economic and social development in the globalizing world, mainly through education, human capital development and promotion of innovative culture and socio-economical development.
PIASS is officially recognized by the Ministry of Education in the following Ministerial Orders:
- Ministerial order No29/08.11 of 25 March 2010
- Ministerial order No1554/09.02/01/02 of 09 December 1993