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Mak to Host Property Investor Conference



Makerere University Holdings Limited (Mak Holdings) in collaboration with the University Management is hosting the Makerere University Property Investor Conference on Tuesday 5th December 2017, to engage national, regional and international property development stakeholders (financiers, developers and advisors and among others) in order to market University properties and projects.

Starting at 8:30am at Serena Hotel Kampala, the Conference presents us with a platform to present to Investors in Property Development, national and international partners the opportunities that we have.

To improve her financial position and the nature and extent of the services offered by the University to its students and personnel, Makerere University Council established Mak Holdings in 2014, as her corporate entrepreneurial and investment arm mandated to manage all her economic interests. Mak Holdings Board which is chaired Mr. Charles Mbire consists of Seven (7) members from private and public sectors as well as the University.

In collaboration with Council, the Mak Holdings Board embarked on the journey to effectively utilize Makerere University’s land assets motivated by the following:

  • To unlock value, generate benefits and income for the University;
  • To contribute to the University’s long-term ambition of financial sustainability; and
  • To ultimately change Uganda’s higher education financing for generations to come.

Consequently, Mak Holdings undertook feasibility study and after its finalization, the following has been prioritized;

  1. The development of additional facilities for the University; and
  2. The commercialization of land through commercial property development of the University’s underutilized and/or unoccupied land to unlock its value and generate income.

In both instances, property development is to be undertaken by means of private sector participation and investment. This is because Makerere University (and by extension Mak Holdings) lacks or does not wish to commit its own financial resources to undertake the development of each Project and does not wish to incur capital investment commitments or other financial commitments (current and/or future) in relation to the development and procurement of any Project; the Makerere University (and by extension Mak Holdings) wishes to leverage the value of each Project Site and private sector expertise and innovation.

The Projects comprise:

  • Project 1: Conference Centre and 3-Star Hotel at the current Makerere University Guest House
  • Project 2: 5 Star Luxury Hotel, Commercial Centre and Upmarket Apartments – Kololo
  • Project 3: Gated Community and Upmarket Apartments – Makindye
  • Project 4: Student Accommodation at Makerere University Main Campus
  • Project 5: Student Centre at Makerere University Main Campus among others.

The expectation is that any participation by private sector in the projects outlined above shall take the form of a Development Lease – the letting of the relevant Project Site by Mak Holdings to a Private Sector Party who will conclude a long term commercial lease with Mak Holdings with a view to undertaking the development (designing, financing, procurement, construction, operation and maintenance) of the relevant Project for its own account.

Through the Makerere University Property Investor Conference, we will hook partners with a vision, a long-term outlook, and the best team to deliver on the Project with financial capacity and experience.


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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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