BIG SURPRISE  to Dr. KABERA Callixte , UTB Vice Chancellor

November 4th , 2017

Throwing a surprise party seems simple, but great surprise parties need a little planning. Today, Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 7:00 pm the entire UTB Family was at Kigali International Airport waiting to welcome Dr. Kabera Callixte who defended his PhD thesis entitled ‘‘Entrepreneurship in Tourism and economic growth in Rwanda: Challenges for policy formulation’’  and at the same time graduated on  Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at Vrije Universiteit Amstetdam, Netherlands. IT WAS A BIG SURPRISE!  The welcoming party was held at The Mirror Hotel, Kigali.

The idea was initiated by DVC Academics Prof. Dr. Tombola M. Gustave and Human Resource Manager Rose Kamanzi. UTB Founder and Present MUKARUBEGA Zulfat was among the team at the Airport.

From November 2007 up to now, Dr. KABERA Callixte  is the Vice Chancellor of University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies since its start in 2007. For the last 29 years, Callixte KABERA has got a wealth of experience by working at senior positions in private, semi-public and public institutions. His experience includes teaching, Management and executive tasks. Under his leadership, UTB got accreditation and degree awarding powers. The University has grown up in scope and got so many academic programs accredited by Rwandan Higher Education Council. The University has an extensive network of more than a dozen of sister universities and professional bodies across the world.


During this period, Dr. Callixte Kabera presented two conference papers, one journal article, one book Chapter and supervised more than 20 dissertations yearly at undergraduate level, and various dissertations at Masters Level. He has hands-on experience in curriculum development, extensive networks in both academic world and tourism and hospitality industry and works closely with Government institutions and NGOs. He has a passion for Finance and a focus for economic and entrepreneurship and active coach of business start-ups for BIDnet in Rwanda (Netherlands-based NGO supporting private initiatives in Entrepreneurship).



Thanks to the remarkable assistance from UTB Family


Once again   MEGA CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. KABERA Callixte




Lecturer of Curriculum and Teaching

Director of Marketing & Career Advisory Center





UTB Family network at the Airport


Dr. KABERA Callixte was expecting only his family at the Airtport


Dr. KABERA Callixte came back with a strong degree: Ph.D. he was accompanied by his wife



Group photo at Airport



Welcoming remarks by DVC ACADEMICS Prof. Dr. Tombola M. Gustave


Dr. KABERA Callixte and his wife cutting the cake prepared by UTB Family




Dr. KABERA Callixte received a gift from president of UTB Students


DVC PAF , Mrs INGABIRE Julian presented a gift on behalf of UTB family


Guest of Honor, UTB Founder and  President MUKARUBEGA Zulfat addressing members presents


UTB Founder and Legal Representative presented gifts to Dr. KABERA Callixte and his wife




Dr. KABERA Callixte, UTB VC , presented his PhD thesis to UTB Founder and President, MUKARUBEGA Zulfat


Dr. KABERA Callixte thanking UTB Family for the surprise and explaining

his journey during his PhD studies