College Principals

Principal CAVM

Dr Guillaume NYAGATARE, Ag Principal, CAVM

Job Title/Academic rank : Senior Lecturer
School : School of Agricultural Engineering
Department : Department of Irrigation and Drainage
Office Location : Busogo Campus
Phone Number : +250789529484
E-mail :

Principal CE

Dr. Florien Nsanganwimana holds a PhD in Applied Botany to Geosciences and Ecology from the University of Lille1 (France, 2014), and a Postgraduate Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from UR-CE, 2016. He also holds a Master’s degree in Ecology from the University of Bordeaux1, France, 2011, and Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from the Kigali Institute of Education, 2005. He is a qualified teacher with related qualifications in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education.

Dr. Nsanganwimana has a broad knowledge of educational leadership
Prior to his appointment he was Head of Research at the African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACE-ITLMS) ; Vice-Chair of Research Committee of UR-CE, Chair of Research Committee of ACE-ITLMS ; and Deputy Team Leader of the Quality Basic Education for Human Capital Development (QBEHCD) project, Subcomponent 1.2 focusing on STEM instruction in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary Education. He is also the UR-CE nominated e-learning champion and has been very instrumental in organizing trainings related to online teaching and learning for academic staff. Dr. Nsanganwimana has contributed significantly to a number of trainings in continuous professional development programmes for both pre- and in-service STEM teachers in Rwanda in the projects which aim at consolidating and upgrading teachers’ pedagogical skills and content knowledge for effective implementation of Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC). He joined the former Institute of Education-KIE, now UR College of Education as an academic staff in 2007.
In Addition to his teaching qualification, Dr. Nsanganwimana has also wide experience in research planning and management. His areas of interest in science education pertains to topics such as implementation of Learner-Centred Pedagogy (LCP) in teaching and learning Sciences in higher education, online teaching and learning, Effective teaching, integration of ICT in Science Education, Blended and Flipped learning and Environmental Science Education. Other areas of keen interest include sustainable management of degraded and polluted ecosystems, mining impacts assessment and management of invasive aquatic plants.
More on his research productions can be found at :

Acting Principal CMHS

Office Location : Remera Campus
E-mail :

Biography :

Dr. Kagwiza Jeanne is currently a senior lecturer and the Acting Principal of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda (CMHS, UR). She is a physiotherapist by professional and holds a PhD degree. Her PhD studies focused on holistic rehabilitation which uses biopsycho-social model and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), as a need to improve comprehensive health care for people living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (PLWH) on Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) and with associated disability. In 2011 she won an award from the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship “ADDRF”, for her PhD research. In addition, Dr. Kagwiza holds an advanced diploma in Medical Education and a postgraduate certificate in counseling. She has interests in rehabilitation, community projects and inter-professional education, and her research interests are in disability and comprehensive rehabilitation that involves multidisciplinary team and that aims at interdisciplinary collaboration.

In 2000, Dr. Kagwiza joined the former Kigali Health Institute which later became the College of Medicine and Health Sciences after the establishment of the University of Rwanda. Since then, she has been involved in various undergraduate teaching, research supervision and community attachment, and together with some of her colleagues from physiotherapy department, they initiated community based rehabilitation project in selected districts in Rwanda. The program initiated serves to create awareness about disability and imparts physiotherapy graduates with knowledge and skills about community based rehabilitation. She also served as the Head of Physiotherapy Department, for several years, and initiated new academic programs ; physiotherapy bridging program, commenced 2009, advanced diploma in Orthopaedic Technology, commenced 2011 and BSc Occupational Therapy to start soon. Dr. Kagwiza served as a member of the Board of Directors for the former Kigali Health Institute (KHI), and currently, she is a fellow and member of several international bodies, namely, member of Rwandan Association for Physiotherapists, Africa Confederation for Physiotherapists and World Confederation for Physiotherapists. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Africa Federation for Orthopaedics Technicians (FATO) and member of Pan African Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics Schools, and training Institutions. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Africa Organisation for the Development of Centres for People living with disability “OADCPH”, Member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Member of the Board of Action Aid, Rwanda, Fellow of LEAD Africa/LEAD international Organisation and African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships (ADDRF).

Acting Principal CBE

Dr Pierre Claver Rutayisire is the Acting Principal of the College of Business and Economics with over fifteen years of experience and currently teaching in the School of Economics and the African Centre of Excellence in Data Science. His administrative responsibilities have been sustained by the coordination of research activities conducted by PhD fellows funded by the Consortium of Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) for which his is the University of Rwanda Focal Person, and previously served as member of the Board of Management for four years and the Chair of the same Board for two years.
He is always engaged in research, consultancy and community outreach activities related to socio-economic development. During the last fifteen years, his experience has been supported a lot with the use and analysis of big datasets such Population and Housing Census, Demographic and Health Surveys and Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey.

Office Location : Huye Campus
E-mail :

Principal CST

Dr. Ignace GATARE currently serves as the Principal of the College of Science and Technology of the University of Rwanda. Prior to his appointment as Principal, Dr. GATARE served as the Director General of the Rwanda National Commission of Science and Technology (NCST), a public institution serving as a think-tank and advisory board to the Rwanda Government on issues pertaining to the development of science, technology, research, and innovation. He also served in the Government of Rwanda as Minister in Charge of Information and Communications Technology, from November 2009 until April 2012. He is currently a member of governing bodies of various national and international institutions and projects including :

* Chairman of Regulatory Board of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority,
* Member of the joint advisory board of Carnegie Mellon University – Rwanda Campus.
* Member of the Advisory Committee of the GEONET project, an initiative of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
* Member of the steering committee of the Integrated Biological Control Applied Research Program (IBCARP), a project run by the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, KENYA
* Member of the Program Advisory Committee of BioInnovate Africa, ICIPE, Nairobi, KENYA
*Rwanda National Coordinator for AFRA.

Dr. Gatare holds a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Sciences with specialization in Photonics from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).