Philip Cotton

Vice-Chancellor
University Of Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda

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

Prior to this, 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, Cotton worked as a general practioner in Glasgow. He also served as a Council member, International Committee member, and as a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Cotton is a Methodist Preacher and is the founding chair of a Scottish fair trade organisation. He also serves as a board member of several development charities working in Africa.