We are pleased to inform the University of Dar es Salaam community and the general public that, in exercise of the powers vested upon him under Article 7(3) of the University of Dar es Salaam Charter 2007 and

Rules (2) and (5) of the University of Dar es Salaam Rules, 2007, the Chancellor H.E. Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete has appointed Prof Bonaventure S. Rutinwa to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic for the term of four years with effect from 1 December 2017.

Professor Rutinwa joined the University of Dar es Salaam in 1987 as Tutorial Assistant. He holds Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons) (Dar), Master of Laws (Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada), Bachelor of Civil Law, BCL, (Post Graduate Degree) (University of Oxford), Postgraduate

Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Studies (University of Oxford) and PhD in Public International Law (University of Oxford). He was promoted to associate professorship in 2004. He has researched, published and consult widely in the areas of Public International Law and Migration Law. Before joining the academic staff of the University of Dar es Salaam, Prof. Rutinwa served as a State Attorney in the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs.


Professor Rutinwa has served as Dean, University of Dar es Salaam School of Law between 2012 and 2015; Coordinator, International Migration Management Project from 2007 to date; coordinator, Centre for the Study of Forced Migration between 1995 and 1997 and from 2012 to date. Until this appointment Prof. Rutinwa was serving as Corporate Counsel and Secretary to Council of the University of Dar es Salaam.


Prof. Rutinwa is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and the Court of Appeal since 1993 and has also served as chairperson and member in a number of key national and international committees and boards.


The University of Dar es Salaam community congratulates Professor Rutinwa and wishes him best of luck in discharging his new duties.




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