PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:      Professor Burton L.M. Mwamila

Title:        Vice Chancellor

Address:   The Nelson Mandela African Institute of
                Science and Technology (NM-AIST)
                P. O. Box 447, Tengeru, Arusha, Tanzania.

E -mail 1:   vc@nm-aist.ac.tz

E -mail 2:   burton.mwamila@nm-aist.ac.tz

E -mail 3:   mwamila@gmail.com,

Tel No:     +255 272 970001

Fax No:     +255 272 970016

Mobile No: +255 784 524291 / +255 767 677580

BIO DATA
Burton Mwamila is a Tanzanian civil and structural engineering academic and professional. He was born in Tanzania, pursued his bachelor's and master's degree studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds a PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. Dr. Mwamila spearheaded the transformation of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania (from 2000-05), into a College of Engineering and Technology for which he then became its first Principal from 2005-2009. He was the first Chairman of Tanzania's National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) from 1999-2007. He also served as the Chairman of Tanzania's Engineers Registration Board from 2000-06. He is currently the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), and Chairman of the Tanzania Automobile Technology Centre (TATC). At the African continental level he served as Member of the Governing Council of the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI) from 2000-09, and is currently the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Pan-African Competitiveness Forum (PACF) since 2008. On July 1, 2009 he was appointed the founding Vice Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha (NM-AIST).