Prof. Eli Katunguka Rwakisaya

Professor Dr. Eli. Katunguka Rwakishaya
B.V.M. (Makerere),
M.V.M. (UCD, Dublin),Ph.D (Glasgow)

Chairman, National Council for Higher Education & Vice Chancellor – Kyambogo University

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Professor Dr. Eli Katunguka-Rwakishaya is a Professor of veterinary medicine with a wide experience in Research Management. He is the former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) and served as Acting Vice Chancellor, Kyambogo University from 2014 until March 2017 when he was appointed as a substantive Vice Chancellor of Kyambogo University. As Director of Research and Graduate Training at Makerere University, he attracted large sums of money to support research at Makerere University. Notable development partners were Swedish International Development Agency, Carnegie Corporation of New York, European Union, Wellcome Trust,andmore. Before, he was Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Makerere University.

He also served as the Chairman of Eastern African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) and Founder of Uganda Research and Innovations Management Association (URIMA) and Executive Director of Africa Foundation for Research and Innovations Capacity Development (AFRICaD). He has published eight books, six chapters in books, 65 papers in peer reviewed journals, over 70 conference proceedings and he has participated in more than 140 conferences and workshops where he has presented papers or participated as a key organizer.

He is a member of many national and international organizations notably World Anima Heath Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission, Society for Research Administration International, Uganda National Examinations Board, Inter University Council for East Africa and National Council for Higher Education.

He obtained his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine/Parasitology from University of Glasgow. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University, Master’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from University College Dublin. He did his secondary education from Ntare School.
He is married with children and grandchildren.