University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB) is a fully accredited community-based university. It started as Institut Polytechnique de Byumba (IPB) and began teaching on 26th January 2006 in Byumba Sector, Gicumbi District, Northern Province, Rwanda. On 20th December 2015, IPB upgraded from the status of institute to that of university under the name of University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB).
Currently, UTAB runs three faculties fully accredited by HEC. These include the Faculty of Social Sciences, Management and Development Studies (SSMDS), the Faculty of Education, and the Faculty of Agriculture, Environmental Management and Renewable Energy (FAEMRE). In addition, UTAB has Distance and Open Learning facility (DOLF) located in Gatsibo District, Kiramuruzi Sector.
UTAB journey of more than 10 years has been long but very fulfilling. As a university, UTAB is engaged in different activities such as academic, research and community outreach. All of those activities aim at raising the quality of education and social transformation. In this bid, UTAB has joined hands with national, regional and international partners to educate and empower our Graduands with knowledge and practical skills.