Director’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the Directorate of Research and Consultancy. As the Director of Research and Consultancy at the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, I want to express my appreciation for your valuable contributions to the research activities and ongoing projects. Your dedication and hard work have significantly contributed to the success of our research initiatives.

I am pleased to inform you that your recent efforts have not gone unnoticed, and your commitment to the success of our 6th International Conference on Environment, Energy, and Development has been commendable. Your commitment to excellence reflects positively on our directorate and enhances our reputation for delivering high-quality research and consultancy services.

As we continue exploring new opportunities and undertaking challenging projects, I encourage you to maintain your enthusiasm and passion for our work. Your expertise is integral to our success, and I am confident that we can achieve even more significant milestones together.

Research at the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK)

Research is a cornerstone of UNILAK’s mission, contributing to societal solutions and establishing its global educational prominence.

UNILAK Research Profile:
  • The university’s Centre for Research and Innovation focuses on advancing society in areas such as environmental sciences and ICT.
  • International Journal: UNILAK publishes the “East African Journal of Science and Technology” (EAJST) both online and in print, accessible here.
  • Yearly International Conference: UNILAK organizes conferences covering various domains, fostering knowledge sharing at both national and international levels.
Faculty Achievements:
  • Prof. Wael Kortam: Published article – “Blue blood students of occupational dynasties and their university choice.
  • Prof. Betty McDonald: Published book – “Teaching and Learning Through Internationalization.
  • Prof. Symphorien Ntibagirirwa: Published book – “Local Cultural Values and Projects of Economic Development.”
  • Prof. Joseph Blake: Published book – “Managerial Skills For Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Best Practice.

A list of publications can be found here

Dr. Martin Vincent Nsanzumukiza, Director of Research and Consultancy​ at UNILAK-Rwanda
Dr. Martin Vincent Nsanzumukiza |
Director of Research and Consultancy

Dr Nsanzumukiza Martin Vincent is an expert in environmental assessment, holding the academic rank of Lecturer. He earned his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in affiliation with the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2014–2018). Prior to this, he obtained a Master’s degree in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (2011–2014). His educational background also includes a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with Education and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the University of Rwanda, College of Education (2006–2010).

He has amassed over nine years of experience in environmental assessment and developmental projects and five years of teaching at higher learning institutions. He has an impressive track record of publishing more than 15 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He possesses substantial experience in peer-reviewing articles for some of the most renowned academic journals. He has actively participated in numerous national and international conferences, workshops, and professional training sessions, including courses on water quality at the CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CEWE).

He is a member of the Association of Professional Environmental Practitioners (RAPEP) and holds a license as an associate expert (Reg. no: RAPEP/EA/149). His research interests primarily revolve around Water Pollution Control Technology, focusing on Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Assessment, Treatment of Organic Solid Wastes, Resource Recovery, Anaerobic Digestion, and River Restoration, among other areas.

Currently, he serves as the Director of Research and Consultancy at the University of Lay Adventists of Kigali (UNILAK).