Official University of Bukavu (www.univofbukavu.org) is a public university located in Bukavu, capital of South Kivu Province, eastern DR Congo and crossroads of the Great Lakes region. The University is organized in faculties, departments, and research facilities. Its original mandate was to train and deliver scholars capable to foster innovations responsive to the demands of society and sustainable development. The Faculty of Sciences offers courses in Earth Sciences in the Department of Geology, Life Sciences in the Department of Biology, and Environmental Sciences in the Department of Environment.
The Department of Biology has the mandate to train, research and disseminate knowledge in Biological Sciences and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. Among the courses offered by the Department of Biology include: Bachelor of Science in Hydrobiology (3 years); Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (3 years); Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Management of Plants Resources (Botany) (3 years); Honors (Licentiate) of Science in Hydrobiology (2 years); Honors (Licentiate) of Science in Biotechnology (2 years); Honors (Licentiate) of Science in Ecology and Management of Plants Resources (Botany) (2 years); Master of Science in Fisheries and aquaculture (Hydrobiology) (2 years); Master of Science in Ecology and Management of Plants Resources (2 years) and PhD in Biological Sciences (3years).
The Hydrobiology Section is mandated to train and equip graduates with the requisite academic and entrepreneurial skills in the areas of aquatic sciences, with focus in the management of fisheries and aquatic resources, fisheries and aquaculture, conservation and sustainable use of aquatic habitats, limnology, fisheries, climate change and variability, among others. In this regard, the Section involves in strengthening staff capacity building and training high quality scholars skilled with research culture and being able to address the fisheries, aquaculture, biological and aquatic resources management challenges. (learn more …)
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