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Swedish State Secretary recognizes impact of Sida support



Makerere University had the pleasure of hosting the Swedish State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joakim Stymne on Thursday 15th April, 2010.

Makerere University had the pleasure of hosting the Swedish State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joakim Stymne on Thursday 15th April, 2010.

L-R DVC(AA) Prof. Tibatemwa, Mr. Joakim Stymne,Swedish State Secretary and H.E. Anders Johnson during the Mak visitMakerere University is one of the major beneficiaries of research grants from the Swedish Government. Mr. Joakim Stymne therefore visited Makerere University to acquaint himself with the impact of the Swedish support to the development of research in the University and Uganda at large.

“Cooperation between Sweden and Uganda is a tangible manifestation of the importance we attach to the relevance of research in development and reduction of poverty,” Joakim Stymne said.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza, together with Deans, Directors and Professors from various faculties such as Technology, Social Sciences and Arts gathered to warmly welcome the State Secretary and his delegation.

L-R. Prof. Katunguka, Dir SGS makes his presentation as Dr. Nawangwe, Dean Faculty of Technology and Gloria Kempaka Mugambe, Economist, Swedish Embassy listenDuring this meeting, the Director School of Graduate Studies, Professor Katunguka-Rwakishaya showcased Makerere University’s achievements made in research and publications in the past 10 years through funding from the Swedish government.

On behalf of the University Management, Professor Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza extended the appreciation to the Government and the generous people of Sweden, who through Sida have supported and continue to support groundbreaking research at Makerere University.

“Makerere University has been implementing the bilateral collaborative research program supported by Sida since 2000. This year, Makerere University and Sida signed Phase 111 Specific Agreement in Research Cooperation worth 180million Swedish Kronor to support research for four years (2010-2014),” Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza highlighted.

Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza also told the gathering that Makerere is repositioning itself to meet emerging development challenges and with the support from Sweden, we have been able to conduct meaningful research; build capacity and also been able to link this research to the Millennium Development Goals.

In a bid to solve the problem of inadequate dissemination of the research information to the right audiences, Prof. Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza highlighted that the Makerere University Public Relations and Communications board had been constituted with one its objectives being to devise research dissemination strategies and provide training to the University Management and researchers on how best to package their research findings for the public. Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza thanked the Swedish government for funding the Gender Mainstreaming programme to ensure that women are supported and mentored into positions of leadership.

On behalf of management, Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza reassured the Swedish delegation that the phase III worth 180million Swedish Kronor will be put to good constructive use for development of the university and the community at large.


The Secretary poses for a group photo with the team at the Main Building

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Anders Johnson added that Makerere University was a centre of academic excellence with agents of change. Drawing specific reference to Professor Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza’s speech, he was glad that Makerere University had started the process of instituting systems to disseminate research to societies.

Prof.  Baryamureeba poses with Mr. Stymne during his visit to MakerereIn his speech, the State Secretary, Joakim Stymne said universities can play significant roles in all areas of research with provision of facts and information, generating new knowledge and innovations, being an open forum for exchange of ideas and debate, acting as “think tanks” for future developments and looking around the corner on how Uganda can position itself in the global economy.

“From the Swedish government we see the forthcoming elections as crucial for views and grading of Uganda also in the international context. We hope to see peaceful. Free and fair elections with credible elections based on trust between the main actors. Freedom of expression and access to information is crucial for democratic development and free and fair elections,” he said.

Amb. Johnson, Dr. Nawangwe and Mr. Stymne (2nd R) watch a demonstration of a Masters student at CREECThe meeting ended with a visit to the Faculty of Technology; one of the Faculties that has greatly benefited from the support of the Swedish Government. The team had the chance to tour a number of cutting edge research projects at the Center for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation, CREEC.


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



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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



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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