Our Vice chancellor receives his OBE bestowed by Her Majesty The Queen

Following the award of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM the Queen; Prof Phillip Cotton received his award from the British High Commissioner to Rwanda His Excellency William Gelling.  The honour comes as a recognition of Cotton long services in Rwanda especially in education and health sector. This is a very rare and prestigious award bestowed by the queen.   

Prof. Cotton receives an OBE from His Excellency William Gelling

Before his appointment as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rwanda (UR), Phil Cotton was the Principal of one of UR’s Colleges – Medicine and Health Sciences.

Due to his experience and devotion in health related endeavours, he was appointed as the Chair of Board of Committee at the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC).

Prior to his activities in Rwanda, Cotton was at Glasgow medical School where he is still Professor of Learning and Teaching.

 After completing a science degree at St Andrews he studied medicine at Glasgow where he also completed his Masters and Doctoral degrees. For many years he worked as a GP in Glasgow, and was a Council member and International Committee member, and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

On top of being the CEO of the University, Cotton is a very dedicated leader who along with ensuring the smooth running of academic and administrative activities of the University, he also welcomes contact from students, staff and colleagues who are interested in the work in Rwanda.

The prestigious OBE

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