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Congratulations to MUST upon her Silver Jubilee



Warm greetings from the Makerere University Council, Senate, Staff, Students and Alumni!

We are glad that both Makerere University (92 years of existence) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (now 25 years) are partners. We have been called and blessed with the noble duty of creating and imparting knowledge critical to the positive transformation of society and the world at large. It is also gratifying to note that in the higher education sector, this cardinal duty of nurturing and training graduates who value knowledge is an everlasting obligation!

It is in this spirit of continuity, and yet relevant to the society that higher education institutions exist to serve, that I, on behalf of Makerere University, heartily congratulate the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) Council, Senate, Management, Staff, Students and Alumni upon marking 25 years of existence. This milestone in your history indeed pays homage to your founding principle; to train much-needed manpower to revamp our then collapsing economy and social infrastructure, and for this, we congratulate you!

As an institution that was founded on the philosophy that science and technology is the key in fast tracking Uganda’s nation building initiatives, we wish to commend you upon adopting various innovative strategies that have seen you graduate over seven thousand students since inception. We also wish to laud you upon establishing various community outreach initiatives which have ensured that the groundbreaking research and new knowledge generated at MUST has benefited the population in Uganda and the world at large.

Makerere University over her own decades of existence has indeed come to appreciate the value that knowledge transfer partnerships and networking bring to our country, in as far as improving the livelihoods and skills of our communities is concerned. However, I must hasten to add that this process has been mutually beneficial especially as it has enabled Makerere University to constantly refine her curricula to adapt to the ever changing regional and global needs.

I therefore once again sincerely congratulate Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) upon this important milestone and pray that you continue being inspired for countless generations to come by your motto ‘Succeed we Must’. May the Almighty God continue to grant you wisdom in all your endeavours, and we look forward to celebrating your Golden Jubilee in the years to come!

Yours sincerely,

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe
Acting Vice Chancellor


Makerere VC MUST Silver Jubilee Congratulatory Message: pdf(249KB)

Image courtesy MUST


Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



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: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



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.


(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



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



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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