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Azad University Iran Seeks Mak Partnership

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On 25th August 2014, a delegation from Azad University, Iran led by Prof. Mhamed Kiani, visited Makerere University and paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor. Accompanied by Uganda’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Iran-H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ahmed Kisule and Mr. Akbar Tohidlou, Cultural Counsellor for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kampala, the delegation’s discussions ended on a fruitful note with both parties agreeing to enter into a mutual relationship to share research, knowledge and skills so as to extend their contributions internationally.

Meeting in the Office of the Vice Chancellor Makerere University, the parties agreed to first sign a general Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and thereafter clearly define their relationship through discipline-specific agreements. It is envisaged that the MoU between Azad and Makerere will play witness to collaborations in the areas of; Staff and Student exchanges, Research partnerships and Curriculum development.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu welcomed Azad University’s initiative to seek partnership with Makerere University, noting that this would contribute to the a fulfillment of Makerere University’s core functions.

“One of the core functions of Makerere University is Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Networking. So far we have one partnership in Iran with Al-Zahra University therefore it will be a great pleasure to collaborate with you,” remarked the Vice Chancellor, in reference to an MoU signed with Al-Zahra University Tehran-Iran 30th June 2014.

According to Prof. Mhamed Kiani, President of Isfahan, Azad University,  the University is willing to offer short courses in dentistry to Students of Makerere University during the collaboration.

“As one of the attractive and expanding issue in the world, we have decided to create short courses for the dentists. We offer these courses from the basic, advanced and complex level  involving both theory and practical lessons to help students acquire knowledge and skills in dental surgery,” he remarked.

The Islamic Azad University was founded in 1982 and established by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, currently has an enrollment of 1.5 million students, making it the world’s third largest. Azad University has over 100 branches across the country and has also extended to other countries like United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Lebanon and Armenia. The University also has plans to establish more branch campuses in Malaysia, Canada, Afghanistan and Tajikistan in the near future. Azan University is the only university offering a Bachelor’s degree in Kiswahili in Iran.

Article By Nabatte Prossy, Intern, 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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