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Mak Opens Korea Corner to Enhance Multilingualism

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At a highly colorful ceremony, the Ambassador of Korea to Uganda H.E Park Jong Dae launched the Korea Corner at Makerere University Main Library on 6th August 2014.  The launch was as a result of long term relationship between Makerere University and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Uganda, to enhance the learning and teaching of Korean language in the institution.

According to the University Librarian Prof. Maria Musoke, the corner was set up to promote cultural and academic exchanges between Makerere University and South Korea. To achieve this, Prof. Musoke said, the corner will be stocked with reading materials computer facilities to help the students to acquire knowledge and skills on Korean language and culture.

Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe-Dean of Student represented Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu at the Korea Corner Launch, 6th Aug 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda“I thank the members of the Korean Embassy and the School of Languages Literature and Communication, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) for coming up with such a fruitful initiative of setting up a Korea corner in the Main Library. I do believe that this corner will be instrumental in enhancing the students’ skills in the language. Makerere University started teaching Korean language in 2012 and I am grateful that the corner will be a source of information and data to our students” Prof. Musoke remarked.

The University Librarian emphasised that the Library Management was not privatizing portions of the library by setting up the Korea Corner, but instead noted that, “This is going to help in renovation, expansion and development of Library,” she added.

Through his speech read by the Dean of Students Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, said that the presence of the Korea Corner as the specialized section in the Main Library, will give Makerere an opportunity to establish strong ties with other academic institutions in Korea for purposes of capacity building.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uganda H.E. Park Jong Dae makes his remarks at the Korea Corner Opening, 6th Aug 2014, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda“As the leading institution in the region, Makerere University is passionate about innovations through knowledge, transfer partnerships and networking.  We are keen to use every opportunity available to us, to embrace new frontiers of innovation. Makerere University is set to host the First Foreign Languages Conference later this month and I am glad that this corner will be operational by then for the conference participants to see the depth we have gone in embracing multilingualism,” read the Vice Chancellor’s speech.

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uganda H.E Park Jong Dae said that, opening up a corner in the Makerere University Main Library, is one of the activities lined up to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between South Korea and Uganda this year.

“We had this idea of introducing Korean language, culture and education in Uganda, as a way of strengthening the diplomatic ties between Uganda and South Korea. We had to look for a place where the public can better access the information and data on Korean culture. After several meetings with my colleagues we agreed that Makerere University Main Library was the best place because students here have free access to the library and I am very happy that the University has provided us with some space,” said the Ambassador.

L-R, Ms. M. Naluwooza, Mr. P. Sekikome, Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe, H.E. Amb. Park Jong Dae, Prof. Maria Musoke, Mrs. Park with Guests and Staff at the Korea Corner Launch, 6th August 2014, Main Library, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Located on Level Two of the Makerere University Main Library, the Korea Corner will comprise of a well stocked Korean bookstore, wall hangings (Paintings/pictures), Korean cultural wear, movies, Korean educational information, computer facilities and class room for conducting lectures on Korean language.  The corner will be manned by a Korean teacher (KOICA Volunteer) to teach the Korean language course as well as guide and assist all those who come to the corner.

By Prossy Nabatte, 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
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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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