Prof. Orlando Antonio Quilambo has been elected as the new President of the AAU Governing Board for the period 2017 – 2020.  Prof. Quilambo is not new to the Association as he has been actively involved in Board activities since 2013 as a Board Member.

Born in Mozambique, Prof. Quilambo obtained his BA at the Faculty of Education at the Eduardo Mondlane University and later at the High School in Gustrow, East Germany.

He obtained his PhD in Natural Sciences at the Department of Plant Biology, University of Groningen in Netherlands. As a Biologist, he has been lecturing Plant Physiology, Ecophysiology and Biotechnology at under and postgraduate levels in the Faculties of Sciences and Agriculture and Forestry Engineering.

He has acquired university managerial experience from various positions including being Head of Department, Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Research.

From 1994 until 2005, Prof. Quilambo was involved in building awareness for the importance of Science and Technology for Development and was a member of the Executive Board of the African Foundation for Research and Development and Coordinator of the Meeting of the Higher Education and Research Institutions in Mozambique, which gave ground for the creation of the first Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of Mozambique.

In this position, he was deeply involved in the formulation of the first National Policy of Science and Technology in Mozambique and the creation of Academy of Sciences of Mozambique.

He has coordinated several programmes and research projects, has published more than 20 journal articles and a Book, more than 10 publications/communications on university management of Sciences and Technology and is a reviewer of 3 Scientific Journals.

He was Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs from 2005 to 2011, and contributed to the formulation of the Research Policy and Scientific Journal at the University.

He has been the President of the Academy of Sciences of Mozambique since 2009, and the Rector of the Eduardo Mondlane University since 2011.