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Mak signs first-ever MoU with Iranian University

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Makerere University signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Al-zahra University, Tehran-Iran on 30th June 2014. The MoU will witness the two Universities collaborate in a number of areas including Student and Staff exchanges, Research partnerships and Curricula development. The MoU is geared towards sharing experiences and knowledge from the two universities and extending their contributions internationally, especially in science disciplines.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, was grateful to the partnership as a fulfillment of Makerere University’s core functions. “One of the core functions of Makerere University is knowledge transfer partnerships and networking. The university reaches out to the communities to seek their involvement in coming up with programs that best address the respective needs. I am happy that we are signing an MoU with Al-zahra University,” he said.

“This partnership will be among the most successful ventures Makerere University has entered. I believe that this MoU in the area of research and development will help improve the science fields in both universities,” he added.

The President of Al-zahra University appreciated the partnership, the first of the kind with Makerere University saying that the mutually beneficial academic collaborations are long overdue. “Collaborating is extremely important. Through sharing of knowledge, experience and Academic staff, we shall address our local concerns,” Dr. Ensiyeh Khazali remarked.

In explaining the nature of the partnership, the University’s Senior Legal Officer, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza said both parties will be engaged in fundraising for the partnership and the intellectual property rights will be equally shared. He explained that the international law, the common law and equity shall apply should the need for arbitration ever arise.  

The Iranian Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Amir Hossein Nik Bin, emphasized that Iran has a good working relationship with Uganda in a number of field including agricultural and several business ventures.  He was optimistic that the three year renewable partnership with Makerere University will be highly rewarding.

According to Dr. Ensiyeh Khazali, Al-zahra University chose to partner with Makerere University because of her long history, admirable reputation and undisputable ground breaking research.

Al-zahra University, exclusively for women, was founded in 1964. It is multidisciplinary in nature, with over 10,000 students. Two thirds of Al-zahra University's 350 Professors are female.

By Marion Alina and Prossy Nabatte, Public Relations Office

 

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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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