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Mak receives USD 1.9m Carnegie support for Graduate training

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  • 28 Oct 2010 - 4:06pm
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The Carnegie Corporation of New York has extended a grant of 1.9 million dollars to support research and graduate training in Makerere. This is part of the programme to Build, Nurture and Retain the next generation of Academics.

This grant to Makerere University (Makerere) is one of four grants that advances the International Program’s (IP) Africa strategy of developing and retaining the next generation of African academics and university leaders through promoting excellence in postgraduate training and research while simultaneously emphasizing retention and strengthening intellectual communities. The program will strengthen the university’s capability to offer high-quality postgraduate training and research along with staff retention.

The key outputs of the project are:
1. Twenty Masters degrees (50% for women)
2. Twenty Ph.Ds (30% for women)
3. Six postdoctoral projects (30% for women)
4. Mentoring of 28 junior academic staff
5. Training of 120 junior academic staff in skills development

The 28 junior academic staff will be mentored in the area of food nutrition and value addition, identified as a crucial national need.

Reacting to the news, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza said, “I thank the leadership of the School of Graduate Studies as well as all the individuals who participated in the proposal that has enabled us receive the grant.” “This is indeed crucial if we are to build, nurture and retain the next generation of academics,” she concluded.





mwamai@admin.mak.ac.ug, Public Relations Office

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