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Nuffic Midterm Evaluation Team visits Makerere

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Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, is coordinating a project on “Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the four Public Universities in Uganda” with Kyambogo University, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology as her Southern Partners.

Makerere University Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, is coordinating a project on “Strengthening ICT Training and Research Capacity in the four Public Universities in Uganda” with Kyambogo University, Gulu University, Mbarara University of Science and Technology as her Southern Partners.

The project started on 1st June 2007 and will end on 31st May 2011. This project is funded by The Netherlands Government through The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation (Nuffic).

A three member team; Mr. Henk J. van Linde & Mrs. Franciska de Jong (from The Netherlands) and Dr. Khalid Mughal (from Norway) are in Uganda from 3rd – 12th August 2009 to carry out midterm evaluation of the above mentioned project.

Head of the Team Mr. Henk J. van LindeDuring the meeting with the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. David J. Bakibinga held this morning, a number of ideas were raised on how Makerere could expand and strengthen her ICT capacity.The  Head of the Team Mr. Henk J. van Linde (left) in his remarks appreciated the efforts made by Makerere University in promoting ICT and noted the progress made thus far as indicated by change in strategy from “building” to “strengthening”.
 

 

Mrs. Franciska de Jong, Professor of Language Technology, University of TwenteMrs. Franciska de Jong (pictured) has been a full professor of language technology at the University of Twentesince 1992. She is also affiliated to the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where she is managing director of the Erasmus Studio. She has a background in theoretical linguistics and started to work on language technology in 1985 at Philips Research where she worked on machine translation. Currently, her main research interest is in the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, semantic access, cross-language retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections (in particular spoken audio archives), and she coordinates the Human Media Interaction research group.

Khalid Mughal Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, University of BergenKhalid Mughal (pictured) an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway, was a member of the team that carried out the initial pre-project evaluation and his findings were key in promoting facilitation for the project. At the University of Bergen, Professor Mughal is responsible for designing and implementing various courses, which use Java, at the Department of Informatics. Over the years, he has taught Programming Languages (Java, C/C++, Pascal), Software Engineering (Object-Oriented System Development), Data bases (Data Modeling and Database Management Systems), and Compiler Techniques. He has also given numerous courses and seminars at various levels in object-oriented programming and system development, using Java and Java-related technology, both at the University and for the IT industry.

Nuffic midterm evaluation team

 

 Accompanying the Team, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba , Dean Faculty of Computer Science appreciated the contribution of Nuffic and other donor agencies in the promotion of ICT services in Makerere University. He also paid special tribute to Prof. Khalid Mughal for the role played during the formative stages of setting up the Institute of Computer Science and the numerous lectures and talks given. He then invited Prof Khalid to stay behind after the evaluation and give a series of lectures, which he gladly obliged to.

 

 

In conclusion the Ag. Vice Chancellor thanked the team for their courtesy call and wished them good luck as they traversed the country carrying out their evaluations. Furthermore, he encouraged Professor Khalid and Mrs. Franciska de Jong to share with the University’s e-learning department and Institute of Languages respectively, on ways to improve their teaching methods.

 

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.

IMPORTANT:

(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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