2021: an amazing year for BEBUC

Amid the many challenges the world faced this year the perfomance of the BEBUC scholars was outstanding and continued to inspire people in and out of BEBUC, that is why 2021 will forever be remembered in the history of BEBUC as one of its most amazing years. That may sound like one of those old same things that are said about BEBUC but here is why this year has been particularly special :

1. Two new professors

BEBUC is happy to have two new professors : Prof. Dr. Muyisa Kavatsurwa Séverin (Chemist. Natural Products) from Université Officielle de Bukavu who obtained his PhD from University of Pretoria (Southh Africa) and Prof. Dr. Pacifique Mwene-Batu (Medical doctor. Public Health) from Université Catholique de Bukavu who obtained his PhD from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Ecole Régionale de Santé Publique, Université Catholique de Bukavu (RDC).

2. Three new PhD graduates

Three BEBUC scholars recently defended their PhD theses successfully, the joy of BEBUC comes not only from their academic excellence and perseverance but also from the positive testimonies from other people who have known these scholars for a certain period. Here are our new PhD graduates :

a. Dr. Dav Mwampongo Ebengo

Dr. Dav Ebengo, BEBUC scholar since 2013, is an Agronomist. from UniversitĂ© de Kinshasa specialized in Cartography, Remote Sensing and Teledection  who obtained his PhD from UniversitĂ© de Montpellier – AgroParistech (France) after defending the following thesis:

b. Dr. Tania Bishola Tshitenge


Dr. Tania, BEBUC scholar since 2010, is a Biologist specialized in Molecular Biology from UniversitĂ© de Kinshasa who recently obtained her PhD from University of Heidelberg (Germany) Zentrum fĂŒr Molekulare Biologie der UniversitĂ€t Heidelberg with the highest possible grade in Germany.

c. Dr. Arindo Akweni


Dr. Arindo is an Agronomist specialized in Allometry and Biomass from Université de Kinshasa. He successfully obtained his PhD from University of Zululand (South Africa).

3. 22 scholars graduated and obtained their master degrees

This is another number that points out the efforts that scholars put in to gain knowledge and expertise for the Democratic Republic of Congo with the great support of BEBUC. Twenty-two scholars graduated and obtained their master degrees.

Among these twenty-two are six strong women whose interests span a set of different fields (Engineering,  Geology, Medicine and Biology):

a. Ernestine Nigene

Ernestine Nigene (from Goma) is specialized in Structure Engineering and obtained her master degree from University of Beijing (China).

b. Germaine Bashige

Germaine Bashige (from Goma) is specialized in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering and obtained her master degree from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France).

c. Gracia Mave Dhed’asi

Gracia Mave Dhed’asi (from Kisangani) obtained her master degree in Biology and Biotechnology from Makerere University (Uganda).

Grace Mave enjoying field work

d. Richesse Gala

Richesse Gala (from Bukavu) now has a master degree in Ecology and Management of Natural Ressources from Université de LiÚge (Belgium)

e. Cynthia Fataki

Cynthia Fataki ( from Bukavu) obtained a master degree in Geology from Ecole des Mines – Paris Saint-Etienne (France).

f. CĂ©leste Musasa

4. 13 New scholars started their Master Programs.

The German embassy tweet encouraging one the BEBUC scholars who joined their master programs

5. 6 scholars climbed up their academic ladder and started their doctorate programs