University of Lay
Adventist of Kigali (UNILAK) was created by the Federation of Adventist Parents
Associations for the Development of Education in Rwanda (FAPADER).
UNILAK was approved
through the Convention No. 001 of 03 February 1997, which was signed between
the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, and FAPADER. The Institute obtained
legal identity as a nonprofit association under Rwandan law through the
Ministerial Decree No. 89/11 of 02 July 2004 and it was fully accredited by the
government of Rwanda through the Ministerial Order NO 002/09 of 09/04/2009.
Headquarters are located in the City of Kigali, Gasabo District, Remera Sector.
UNILAK has also expanded its activities in the Southern province (Nyanza) and
Eastern Province (Rwamagana) and the two campuses operate with a competitive
modern boarding facilities.
UNILAK‘ Data Universal
Numbering System (D-U-N-S) Number is 561227536 which
shows the extent to which UNILAK is credible at global level.
UNILAK has four
faculties offered both in undergraduate and master’s level:
Faculty of Law,
Faculty of Economic
Sciences and Management (This includes the department of cooperative
Faculty of Environmental
Faculty of Computing and
UNILAK’Vision: The Vision of UNILAK is to become a leading University in
Africa, grounded in Christian values, we strive for excellence in education,
research, and community service.
UNILAK’Mission: The Mission of UNILAK is to promote integral education,
scientific and technological research, community service and any other thing
that may directly or indirectly contribute to the real development of Rwanda.
UNILAKResearch Profile :UNILAK has an international scientific journal named “East
African Journal of Science and Technology, EAJST” it isonline(http://eajournal.unilak.ac.rw/)and
printed periodically. (ISSN: 2227-1902).
UNILAK organizes yearly
international conference where UNILAK with fellow researchers share knowledge
at international level in different domains especially in cooperative
management, sustainable development, Law and environmental studies. These
conferences, research projects and publications involve academic staffs,
undergraduate and post graduate students and national and international
collaboration with different public, private and international
organizations which is helpful for conducting community outreach activities and
Some the MoUs UNILAK has
with other Institutions
Xinjiang institute of Ecology and Geography
The research aims to
Mutual cooperation on
Scope: offer each
Build friendship and
Establishment of joint
Create a mutual
Building a network of
IPAR (Institute of
National commission of
Ministry of Disaster
Collaboration in doing
Internship for UNILAK
Contribute to the
national development by providing well-educated citizens capable of handling
developmental challenges, with much emphasis on quality education both on moral
and intellectual basis, able to develop the spirit of know-how, creativity and performance
in accordance with the vision 2020.
The core mission of the
University of Lay Adventists of Kigali is to promote education, scientific and
technological research as well as the service to the community.
Knowledge and Wisdom