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Mak-Vision Group sign Knowledge Exchange MoU

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Makerere University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Vision Group to collaborate in the area of ICT Application development, Research development, Joint Community Outreach Projects and Knowledge Exchange. The MoU signing ceremony was held at the New Vision Head Offices on 1st July 2014.

The MoU will be implemented in the College of Computing and Information Sciences, CoCIS. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, who signed on behalf of Makerere University said the University is focussing on producing relevant students. “We are interested in producing students with the requisite skills. I am grateful for this partnership because it is a step in the right direction, especially now that Makerere University is increasingly calling out for Public Private partnerships,’’ he said.

VIce Chancellor Prof. J. Ddumba-Ssentamu (C) and Principal CoCIS Dr. C. Okello Obura (R) are taken on a tour of the Vision premises by Vision Group Staff after the MoU signing on 1st July 2014The Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga challenged Makerere University students to innovate for the skyrocketing digital market. “We are having to go to India to find solutions for things our own graduates can make, if they choose to focus on them. We need our own people who understand our challenges, to help find the right solutions,” he asserted.

The CEO added that Vision Group is open to partnerships with other Colleges/Units of Makerere University, especially the Mass Communication Department. The Principal of CoCIS, Prof. Constant Obura said the partnership was in line with the College initiative to empower young generations, adding that CoCIS will fully take up all available opportunities for students.

The one year partnership is renewable upon consent by both parties.  The Vice Chancellor and his team were later taken on a guided tour of the Vision Group production units.

By Marion Alina, 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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