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UiB Rector Delegation arrives ahead of Mak Agreement Extension Signing

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The Rector, University of Bergen (UiB), Professor Dag Rune Olsen and his delegation are now at Makerere University ahead of the Mak-UiB frame agreement extension signing ceremony due tomorrow Tuesday 30th September 2014. The Rector is accompanied by The Vice Rector for International Affairs-Prof. Anne Christine Johannesen, Prof. Thorkild Tylleskär–Coordinator UiB-Mak Collaboration in Bergen, Ms. Anne Beate Maurseth-Advisor, Graduate Program/Joint Degrees, Dr. Tore Sæterdal-Director UiB Global and Prof. Tor Halvorsen, UiB Global.

Welcoming to delegation to Makerere University, the Coordinator Mak-UiB collaboration and Principal College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS)-Professor Edward Kirumira appreciated the Rector and his delegation for travelling to Uganda to sign the frame agreement extension. He thanked UiB for all the milestones attained during the long-term collaboration with Makerere University. He stressed that the support to the administrative component in a bid to strengthen finance, accounting and human resource has been very instrumental.

Dr. Tore Sæterdal-Director UiB Global (L) and Prof. Tor Halvorsen, UiB Global formed part of the Rector UiB's delegation on 29th September 2014 Makerere University, Kampala Uganda“We need to carry this forward especially as we extend the collaboration since we plan to undertake a multidisciplinary approach to research and collaboration,” added Prof. Kirumira.

In his remarks, the Rector, University of Bergen (UiB), Professor Dag Rune Olsen expressed happiness at visiting Uganda and Makerere University in particular for the first time. He was particularly glad that through this collaboration, Makerere and UiB would be able to continue strengthening the foundation of Social Sciences disciplines. He also expressed interest in the global trends of; food security, issues affecting health, energy and oil, as well as the sustainability aspect in various sectors.

“These trends call for a new approach focused on interdisciplinary research,” added the Rector.

 Prof. Thorkild Tylleskär–Coordinator UiB-Mak Collaboration (L) and Ms. Anne Beate Maurseth-Advisor, Graduate Program/Joint Degrees attend the Rector's welcome meeting on 29th September 2014. Makerere University, Kampala UgandaThe Vice Rector for International Affairs-Prof. Anne Christine Johannesen noted that through the Mak-UiB collaboration, the University of Bergen has been able to grow, “I am glad that through this collaboration, we have trained many PhDs and in the process generated a lot of new knowledge” said Prof. Johannesen.

Following this brief interaction, the Rector and his delegation proceeded to meet with Norhed Institutional Development and Implementation Committee (NIDIC) members. The Rector’s visit is aimed at extending the current 15-year Mak-UiB frame agreement which ends in November 2014. This extension follows a meeting on 18th November 2013 in Bergen between the Rector UiB Prof. Dag Rune Olsen and Prof. Edward Kirumira where an endorsement was secured. Following this endorsement, the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu invited the Rector to visit Makerere University and formally sign a re-commitment to the collaboration between the two institutions, hence tomorrow’s ceremony.

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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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