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Makerere research impacting a wider audience-SIR World Report 2012

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Makerere University’s ranking has improved from 12th in Africa in 2011 to 9th in 2012 according to the Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR) World Report 2012 < http://scimagoir.com/ >. Makerere is the only institution in Uganda that featured in the ranking and is competing with directly-funded Institutions from South Africa, Nigeria and Tunisia.

SIR is a comprehensive ranking of Worldwide Research Institutions, following the goal of embracing every institution around the world with meaningful scientific output. The ranking includes 3,290 institutions that together are responsible for more than 80% of worldwide scientific output during the term 2006-10 as indexed in Elsevier’s SCOPUS database.

Makerere also moved up 11 places in her worldwide ranking from 1,563rd in 2011 to 1,552nd in 2012. The SCOPUS database is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web resources with smart tools that track, analyse and visualize research. The report which annually considers the number of scientific articles, reviews, and conference papers contained in the database is good news to Makerere’s research efforts. The improvement in ranking implies that a greater worldwide audience is being impacted by research publications and output from the University.

The University of Cape Town which came top in the region regularly recruits Research Professors and has established a number of funded CHAIRS all aimed at promoting research output. Most of the research at Makerere University is directly funded by institutional development partners such as Sida, The Norwegian Government and Organisations such as the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Recent Government intervention through the Presidential Initiative has also boosted innovations like Uganda’s first electric vehicle the Kiira EV, designed and built by Staff and Students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), among others.

Reacting to the improved performance, Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Director Quality Assurance noted that “This Report is a good point on which to convince our Government to directly fund research and publications/publishers so as to elevate our profile as a Research-led Institution.”

He further noted that direct Government involvement in funding research in South Africa has made that country an attractive destination for scholars from all over the globe. As a result, the nation came next to Australia in a world survey of highest payments to Professors by country.

By steadily improving and increasing her research output, Makerere University is committed to reaching a wider audience of policymakers, development partners, researchers, media and general public with the aim of remaining relevant to the communities we exist to serve.

 

For more information please contact:
Dr. Vincent Ssembatya, Director, Quality Assurance, Makerere University, Mob: +256-772-374144 Email: vas@qad.mak.ac.ug Website: http://www.qad.mak.ac.ug

 

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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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