Mount Zion International University Rwanda

Dr. Harris Joy Varghese

Dean Faculty Of Medicine

"We want to improve the human condition. That is our vision - it has no expiration date."


We want to improve the human condition. That is our vision - it has no expiration date. Through academic health centres and other translational models and by educating the healthcare workforce of the future, our staff, students and alumni directly improve quality of life. We aim to maintain our position as a leading international medical research university, recognised for the breadth and depth of our research, for our commitment to translational research, for the quality and scale of our research capability, and as a thriving biotechnology hub.

We have two big ambitions:
• Offer our brightest researchers, regardless of where they are in their career, the funding they need to find the solutions to our century’s greatest health care challenges.
• Ensure that, regardless of where you live, you can access the best medical and allied health education.

The big issues that drive us come from the communities where we live and work – both in rural and urban settings. We've already begun to understand and to find solutions for critical diseases including cancer, muscle degeneration, cardiac diseases and obesity. We know that success will be far greater if we work with, and within, communities to improve health outcomes. With the support of alumni, friends and partners, we can continue to think big and make extraordinary discoveries. Thank you for helping us translate our ambitions into reality.