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Rwanda Science Minister to be Keynote Speaker at NSBP Conference February 1, 2009

Posted by International.Chair in : History, Policy and Education (HPE), Mathematical and Computational Physics (MCP) , trackback Bookmark and Share

Professor Romain Murenzi, Minister in President’s Office in Charge of Science and Technology, Republic of Rwanda, will be the luncheon speaker at the NSBP/NSHP conference in Nashville on Thursday, February 12.

Dr. Murenzi holds a PhD in Physics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  He was appointed Chair and Professor of the Department of Physics at Clark Atlanta University, USA. His major research interests include multidimensional continuous wavelet and its applications.

In 2001, he was appointed Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research and from March 2006 as Minister in President’s Office in Charge of Science and Technology.   In 2007 he was given the responsibility of ICT.   He is committed to the expansion and modernisation of the Rwanda education system and the aspiration for knowledge-based, technology-led economy by 2020.   He serves on the Board of Directors of Development Gateway Foundation and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, as Vice President for Africa, TWAS and Advisory Board, Scientists Without Borders.

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