Award Name : Gusi Peace Prize
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Peace
Location : Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Virima Mudogo was born in the province of North Kivu in the East of the Congo. He studied chemistry at the University of Kinshasa, where he finished his bachelor in 1979 and became an assistant at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. From 1982 he studied in Würzburg, supported by a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), where he did his PhD in 1988. He then became an associate professor at the University of Kinshasa and a full professor in 2004. Between 2005 and 2009 he was the Vice President of the University of Kinshasa. During this time, the first cooperation agreement between the University of Kinshasa and the University of Würzburg was signed.He received Gusi Peace Prize International in 2014 for Humanitarianism & Scientific Research.