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Makerere University and Embassy of Sweden officials hold consultative meeting

  • In General
  • 15 Nov 2017 - 1:15pm
  • By Elias Tuhereze
  • 241
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance &Administration) Prof. William Bazeyo (R), Susanne Spets - Head of Development Cooperation(L), Gity Behravan - First Secretary,Research Cooperation(2nd L) at the meeting with a team from Directorate of Graduate Training.

“Over the past 16 years of collaboration, the Swedish government has invested to the tune of US$ 73 million into Uganda’s graduate training and scientific environments in the public universities – the main recipient being Makerere University.”

On Monday 13th November 2017, a delegation from the Embassy of Sweden consisting of Ms Susanne Spets, Head of Development Cooperation and Dr. Gity Behravan, First Secretary-Research Cooperation paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor Makerere University.

The meeting was attended by Prof. William Bazeyo, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) and Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training.

The visit was part of the routine monitoring mission by the Embassy of Sweden to appraise themselves of some of the key milestones, deliverables and operational challenges faced.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe thanked the Royal Government of Sweden for the continued financial support to Makerere University which has been critical to the realisation of the University’s core functions of teaching and learning, research and innovations, and partnerships and networking. He noted that Sida funding is by far the largest support to Research in this University and a number of staff have received PhD training through Sida funding.

Prof. Bazeyo re-iterated that the University values and attaches great importance to its relationshipwith the Embassy of Sweden. Out of this special relationship, the University has continued to benefit from the generosity of the Royal Government of Sweden in the areas of human resources, capacity building, research, and infrastructural development.

The Embassy of Sweden team thanked the new leadership at Makerere University for its commitment to international cooperation and development, through research.

It was agreed that a rejoinder meeting will be called soon to discuss the University’s research strategic research vision post-Sida support in 2020.

Submitted by: MAK Directorate of Research and Graduate Training

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