Universite Republicaine d'Haiti

The URH is a comprehensive, independent university that delivers challenging and high quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Our colleges offer more than 20 areas of study through a core curriculum rooted in a liberal arts tradition. Beginning with an innovative first-year student experience, URH students explore global issues, examine career possibilities, and refine communication and critical thinking skills. Professional master’s programs in business, nursing, and education and a continuing studies program for adult learners exemplify the University’s commitment to the professions and to the community.
The University attracts students, faculty, and staff from around the world with diverse backgrounds to facilitate intercultural awareness and understanding.

The University is committed to the development of each student to become a productive and responsible citizen. To this end, the University ensures that students balance “learning by thinking” with “learning by doing.” Students are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty members who are committed to teaching, academic advising and continued intellectual growth. Classes are conducted in personalized settings in which learning is enhanced through application. Students participate in learning partnerships with faculty and the community through independent studies, internships, re-search, and other practical experiences that complement classroom learning. The University’s academic services and co-curricular activities support individual discovery and development and provide leadership opportunities. Involvement and participation inside and outside the classroom are valued. Through complete engagement with the educational environment, URH students are prepared for careers, graduate and professional education, and lifelong learning.

URH welcomes expats and Haitians professors living abroad to cooperate in variety learning experience and expertise

URH (Universite Republicaine d’Haiti) is a new project aimed at helping young people get a college degree and necessary skills to fight poverty in Haiti. Each year over 60 000 high school students graduate from the Haiti school system, however the States universities can only absorb no more than 2000; noting that States universities in Haiti are tuition free.
The objectives of URH is to improve access to create a new university founded on the international university model for the production of advanced scientific and professional degrees. The nation has suffered an irreparable loss of heritage and human capital. Many universities will likely never be rebuilt. The need for additional studies of the impact and implications of this disaster cannot be overstated. Our position reflects the urgency of higher education as a tool to create leadership for Haiti’s future on par with other priority areas including technology , agriculture, health, and economic development. Strategic investment with smart policy reform in the higher education system will ensure Haiti's longer-term recovery and development goals. The condition of the higher education institutions after the January 12th earthquake that leveled most of the major institutions in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. It cannot be overemphasized that higher education be a priority for Haiti’s rebuilding strategy. Haiti has one of the youngest populations and there is a critical need for young, skilled professionals to rebuild Haiti in the years and decades ahead. As we redefine Haitian society, we must reform higher education institutions and protect them from the politicization that has hindered scientific inquiry and effective collaboration between these institutions in Haiti.

Institution Website: www.urhedu.com