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24th – 29th October 2010: Vice Chancellor in China

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba and other members of management and staff visited Xiangtan University of the People’s Republic of China where they signed an agreement of cooperation to enhance education and research in academic fields of interest between Uganda and China. The activities shall include exchange of faculty members and researchers, exchange of students, conducting joint research, holding lectures and symposia, exchange of information and academic publications, work placements in China and administrative staff exchange to promote greater knowledge and understanding of the operation in both universities.

25th – 27th October 2010: Nile Basin Research Conference II

Mak hosted the Nile Basin Research Programme’s second Conference under the theme – “Collaboration in the Nile Basin: The way forward”. This is sought to bring regional collaboration as it contributes to informing the process on how to share the resources of the great Nile River by the ten Nile Basin countries, by producing an evidence based knowledge bank through research, writing and dissemination. The conference was held at Speke Resort Munyonyo

21st – 23rd October 2010: Stakeholders’ Retreat

During the retreat, the university stakeholders tackled issues on university research, administration and financial reforms.

20th October 2010: International Conference on the Reintegration of abducted Girls.

This conference was aimed at disseminating information gathered from a NUFU funded project; The Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda. The Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther also used the opportunity to launch the book that has been produced from the research finding entitled Culture, Religion and the Reintegration of Female Soldiers in Northern Uganda, a book edited by Bard Maeland, the Rector School of Mission and Theology in Norway. This project is directly under the Department of Religious Studies Makerere University and The School of Mission and Theology in Norway.

20th October 2010: VC meeting with IMF Officials

This meeting was held at the Imperial Resort, Entebbe

20th October 2010: VC meeting with KPMG Consultants

19th October 2010: Luncheon with Nation Media Group

As a long term Business Partner of Monitor Publications, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Barymureeba attended a luncheon in honour of the lisitng of its shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange.

15th October 2010: Launch of the2nd Cohort UNESCO/MAK Partnership Distance Education Sector Planning for Anglophone Africa

Mak was selected by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to host its Distance Education Programme on Education Sector Planning. The Launch took place at the Makerere University Guest House Gardens.

9th October 2010: 10th Sheffield International Conference

The Department of Radiology in conjunction with Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging (USOFARI) organized an international conference, 180 participants turned up, 150 from Uganda and the rest from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, UK and the USA. It took place at the Department of Food Science and Technology. It was preceded by a pre-conference refresher course on Ultrasound on the 8th October 2010. Objectives of the conference were; To promote the standards of Radiology and Imaging in Uganda, To provide continuous professional development for Makerere alumni and other health professions, To expose the participants to State of the art imaging techniques, To develop partnerships with other Universities and To familiarize the members with the planned Health Insurance (HI) scheme of the Government of Uganda.

8th October 2010: SGS Orientation Week

The Makerere University School of Graduate Studies is organizing an orientation week for new Graduate Students for the 2010/2011 academic year at the Faculty of Computing & IT under the theme: A Vibrant and Informed Graduate Student. Issues discussed included Regulations governing graduate training, how you can network as a graduate student and Gender issues

6th October 2010: VC’s visit to Nyabyeya Forestry College

Nyabyeya Forestry College is found in Masindi and directly under the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation. This facility is usually used by the forestry students in the ten week recess term. Nyabyeya Forestry College is home to the Modern Biomass Technology power generating plant, capable of producing 150kilo-watts of electricity through gasification of wood chips.

4th October 2010: VC meeting with British Council team

The VC met the British Council team and issues concerning the “Go Green” campaign and how to stir it into action were discussed. Also discussed was how British Council can partner with Makerere especially on issues concerning research and capacity building.

4th October 2010: 10th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 10th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Science and the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on Makerere University’s partnerships with the private sector to; acquire laptops at subsidized prices for students and staff, and with Orange (U) Limited to provide cheap internet services to staff and students through subsidized 3G USB modems. The Rehabilitation, Expansion and Equipping of Public Universities and other Selected Tertiary Institutions by the Government (after a feasibility study) was also discussed by the Vice Chancellor.

 

October 2010

24th – 29th October 2010: Vice Chancellor in China

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba and other members of management and staff visited Xiangtan University of the People’s Republic of China where they signed an agreement of cooperation to enhance education and research in academic fields of interest between Uganda and China. The activities shall include exchange of faculty members and researchers, exchange of students, conducting joint research, holding lectures and symposia, exchange of information and academic publications, work placements in China and administrative staff exchange to promote greater knowledge and understanding of the operation in both universities.

25th – 27th October 2010: Nile Basin Research Conference II

Mak hosted the Nile Basin Research Programme’s second Conference under the theme – “Collaboration in the Nile Basin: The way forward”. This is sought to bring regional collaboration as it contributes to informing the process on how to share the resources of the great Nile River by the ten Nile Basin countries, by producing an evidence based knowledge bank through research, writing and dissemination. The conference was held at Speke Resort Munyonyo

21st – 23rd October 2010: Stakeholders’ Retreat

During the retreat, the university stakeholders tackled issues on university research, administration and financial reforms.

20th October 2010: International Conference on the Reintegration of abducted Girls.

This conference was aimed at disseminating information gathered from a NUFU funded project; The Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda. The Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther also used the opportunity to launch the book that has been produced from the research finding entitled Culture, Religion and the Reintegration of Female Soldiers in Northern Uganda, a book edited by Bard Maeland, the Rector School of Mission and Theology in Norway. This project is directly under the Department of Religious Studies Makerere University and The School of Mission and Theology in Norway.

20th October 2010: VC meeting with IMF Officials

This meeting was held at the Imperial Resort, Entebbe

20th October 2010: VC meeting with KPMG Consultants

19th October 2010: Luncheon with Nation Media Group

As a long term Business Partner of Monitor Publications, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Barymureeba attended a luncheon in honour of the lisitng of its shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange.

15th October 2010: Launch of the2nd Cohort UNESCO/MAK Partnership Distance Education Sector Planning for Anglophone Africa

Mak was selected by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to host its Distance Education Programme on Education Sector Planning. The Launch took place at the Makerere University Guest House Gardens.

9th October 2010: 10th Sheffield International Conference

The Department of Radiology in conjunction with Uganda Society for Advancement of Radiology and Imaging (USOFARI) organized an international conference, 180 participants turned up, 150 from Uganda and the rest from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria, UK and the USA. It took place at the Department of Food Science and Technology. It was preceded by a pre-conference refresher course on Ultrasound on the 8th October 2010. Objectives of the conference were; To promote the standards of Radiology and Imaging in Uganda, To provide continuous professional development for Makerere alumni and other health professions, To expose the participants to State of the art imaging techniques, To develop partnerships with other Universities and To familiarize the members with the planned Health Insurance (HI) scheme of the Government of Uganda.

8th October 2010: SGS Orientation Week

The Makerere University School of Graduate Studies is organizing an orientation week for new Graduate Students for the 2010/2011 academic year at the Faculty of Computing & IT under the theme: A Vibrant and Informed Graduate Student. Issues discussed included Regulations governing graduate training, how you can network as a graduate student and Gender issues

6th October 2010: VC’s visit to Nyabyeya Forestry College

Nyabyeya Forestry College is found in Masindi and directly under the Faculty of Forestry and Nature Conservation. This facility is usually used by the forestry students in the ten week recess term. Nyabyeya Forestry College is home to the Modern Biomass Technology power generating plant, capable of producing 150kilo-watts of electricity through gasification of wood chips.

4th October 2010: VC meeting with British Council team

The VC met the British Council team and issues concerning the “Go Green” campaign and how to stir it into action were discussed. Also discussed was how British Council can partner with Makerere especially on issues concerning research and capacity building.

4th October 2010: 10th Vice Chancellors Media briefing

The 10th monthly media briefing featured the Faculty of Science and the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences. The Vice Chancellor made presentations on Makerere University’s partnerships with the private sector to; acquire laptops at subsidized prices for students and staff, and with Orange (U) Limited to provide cheap internet services to staff and students through subsidized 3G USB modems. The Rehabilitation, Expansion and Equipping of Public Universities and other Selected Tertiary Institutions by the Government (after a feasibility study) was also discussed by the Vice Chancellor.

 

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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