On 4th July, 2014, the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Sentamu signed three Memoranda of Understanding on behalf of the Makerere University with representatives from three universities from The Peoples Republic of China. The ceremony held in the Vice Chancellor’s Office witnessed Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU), Liaoning University and Liaoning Shihua University sign MoUs entering them into a partnership with Makerere University.
The first of its kind in history of Makerere, this grand partnership is aimed at strengthening the cooperation in Education, Science, Engineering and Technology transfer between the Makerere on one hand and the three Chinese Universities on the other hand.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu expressed his gratitude to the three Chinese Universities for further strengthening the longstanding relations between Makerere and China.
“Makerere University has been collaborating with China in different academic aspects for a while now and I am happy to note that this tri-university collaboration today signals a new chapter in our relationship and clearly illustrates the good terms Makerere and China operate on,” Prof. Ddumba remarked.
The Dean-College of International Education, SAU Mr. Chen Yongqing, noted that since his institution is deeply engaged in computing they will greatly engage with the College of Computing and Information Science (CoCIS).
“We are strong in aviation, but we also need computer scientists to enable us improve in this industry,” said Mr. Yongqing.
Taking note of Liaoning’s status as a master university in economics and among the top-ten in China, the Dean-Institute of International Education, Liaoning University, Prof. Xing Yuanyuan said, “I really admit that the two parties are going to benefit equally in the field of economics after strengthening this relationship.” she remarked.
Prof. Shi Liju, Dean-Institute of International Education, Liaoning Shihua University further pointed out training in technological advancement as one of the great opportunities set to come out of the MoU signed between Makerere and Liaoning Shihua University.
“Liaoning Shihua University is proficient in practical technologies which involve the petrol, electrical, computer technology. I believe that since Makerere University is also offering some of these courses, this collaboration will help us share knowledge and research on technology.” she said.
According to the Memoranda of Understanding the parties will collaborate in awarding joint Bachelors and Masters Degrees, Student and Staff exchanges, joint research and publications and scholarships for Masters Students in the respective universities.
Immediate benefits of the MoUs signed include the first Masters scholarship from Shenyang Aerospace University set to be offered to one Student from the College of Computing and Information Science (CoCIS) to undertake studies at SAU starting September this year.
In explaining the nature of the partnership, the Senior Legal Officer, Makerere University Mr. Goddy Muhumuza noted that the parties had entered into partnership out of mutual desire in a bid to promote further cooperation and understanding between Uganda and The Peoples Republic of China and enhance the intellectual and experiential resources of the institutions. He added that the MoUs shall be governed by the international law, the common law and equity.
By Prossy Nabatte, Public Relations Office
Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals
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
Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise
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
ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH
Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR
Capacity Building Opportunity: ‘FAIR’ Methodology Workshop
Makerere University School of Public Health has received a capacity building grant from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health International Injury Research Unit, through Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS), which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development.
This activity is to support development of health systems that meet the needs of rehabilitation and assistive technology across the lifespan.
This is to therefore invite applications from all interested faculty and graduate students of Makerere University to participate in the FAIR methodology workshop.
This FAIR methodology, a qualitative research method is a participatory simulation technique where the research process is planned and conducted with those individuals whose life process and actions are under study. Being a new technique in the research world, we would like all those interested especially in Makerere University to take this chance and learn.
Applicants are required to register their interest through the link (https://bit.ly/3AwAaLg ) by October 14th, 2022, 5PM Kampala time.
For inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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