Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE

Prior to being appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Institutional Advancement, Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE served as Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan with concurrent accreditation to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and the Philippines from August 2011 to April 2015.

Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE has also held various Ministerial portfolios in the Government of Rwanda, including Education (2009-2011), Cabinet Affairs (2008-2009), Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2002-2008) and Transport and Communication (1995-1997). He served as an Advisor to the President of Rwanda (1994-1995).  He was elected as Secretary General of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) in February 1998 and reelected in December 2001.

Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics (summa cum laude) from University of Namur (former Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de Namur), Belgium, in 1986.  He then successively worked as Scientific Advisor at the Geographic Institute of Burundi (1986-1988) and Researcher at Howard University in Washington D.C (1989-1994) where he held the post of Director of the Biostatistics Unit of Howard University Cancer Center and was an adjunct Assistant Professor of Probability in the Department of Mathematics.  Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE has also served as Rector (i.e. Vice Chancellor) of the former National University of Rwanda (1997-1998). He has published several papers in international peer-reviewed journals and holds the rank of Associate Professor from the former National University of Rwanda (now University of Rwanda).

His contact information:

Ambassador Dr. Charles MURIGANDE
Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Institutional Advancement, University of Rwanda.
P.O Box 4285 Kigali-Rwanda.


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