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Over 100 researchers for Mak-Stellenbosch joint doctoral training



On 18th April 2016, the Stellenbosch- Makerere University Joint Doctoral Training kicked off with over 100 participants from five Public Universities in Uganda ready to upgrade their doctoral research experiences and skills.

The two weeks training is set to run from 18th-29th April 2016 at Makerere University. During the training participants will study two cross cutting courses; Philosophy of Methods and Writing and Publishing an article with the aim of expanding students’ academic and practical comprehension of the concepts of science, knowledge and research.

Hosted by Makerere University Directorate of Research and Graduate Training together with Stellenbosch University, the training will also acquaint the students with the philosophical principles behind the quantitative and qualitative methods of research, enhance the students’ awareness about ethical conflicts in relation to research and provide a forum for each student to discuss, and improve their own research proposals.

According to the Director Makerere University-Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, participants will also be exposed to an opportunity to plan and write articles which will be published in a journal.

“Participants are expected to work on material from their doctoral studies, craft their articles with one-on-one discussions and receive feedback from the facilitators during the writing process.  After completion of the course, the participants will have completed articles which can be submitted for consideration by the intended journal,” he said.

Prof. Buyinza expressed his gratitude to Stellenbosch University for their long term collaboration with Makerere University.  “The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training is the mandated unit to guide the research agenda in  Makerere University. It is always a pleasure to really have partners to internationalize Makerere University. I am so grateful for the collaboration with Stellenbosch University,” he said.

He therefore encouraged participants to effectively utilize the resources and facilitators during the training for a productive personal benefit at the end of the course. 

Ms. Corina Du Toit, Head both African Capacity Programme and African Doctoral Academy (ADA) at Stellenbosch University-South Africa, congratulated the participants upon the wonderful opportunity focused on revamping their professional way of life.

 “I would like to say you are very lucky to be part of this program. We are very humbled with your presence and we are looking forward to having a wonderful course as planned,” she said.

The Deputy Director-Makerere University Directorate of Research and Graduate Training who also doubles as the Programme Coordinator of Stellenbosch- Makerere University Joint Doctoral Programme, Associate Professor David Owiny said that Makerere University is blessed to have a collaboration with one of the best Universities in Africa. To him, this collaboration will take the two institutions to higher levels of learning and research development.

He further urged the two institutions to focus on collaborations in Joint PhD supervision, writing joint proposals for research funding and student exchange.

The Universities selected to participate in the training include: Makerere University, Kyambogo University, Busitema University, Gulu University and Mbarara University.

Article written by: Makerere University Public Relations Office.






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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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