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Mak-Shijiazhuang Tiedao Univ. China Partnership to Boost Infrastructure Development



Makerere University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China, aimed at strengthening Uganda’s infrastructure development and transport technology capacity in the long run and facilitating student exchanges in the short run. The MoU was signed on behalf of Makerere by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and by Prof. Wang Yuesen, the Secretary to the Communist Party and Chancellor STDU, at a ceremony held on 6th February 2018 in the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

The MoU was facilitated by Deputy Head of Uganda’s Mission in Beijing, China, Amb. Henry Mayega. Speaking during the courtesy call that preceded the signing ceremony, Amb. Mayega noted that as an alumnus and former employee of Makerere University, he was inspired by the recent return of 10 Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) Engineers from a three month course at STDU.

“STDU has a long history of collaborating with the military in China and so I viewed this training of UPDF Engineers as an opportunity to extend the same collaboration to Makerere University. I am sure that the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) will greatly benefit from this collaboration” said Amb. Mayega.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L) and Prof. Wang Yuesen (2nd R) exchange the signed MoU as Amb. Henry Mayega (L) and Mr. Goddy Muhumuza (R) applaud

The training of UPDF engineers at STDU was facilitated by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the firm set to construct the Ugandan leg of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). Addressing the meeting, Prof. Wang Yuesen, who preferred to speak in Chinese as CHEC’s Wang Shu Hai translated, congratulated Prof. Nawangwe upon Makerere’s continued good performance in global academic rankings.

Prof. Wang said STDU prides itself in being one of the leading railway construction and management training institutions in the industry with a good working relationship with the Chinese Military. He therefore saw the visit as an opportunity to further extend this expertise to Makerere University, especially in the preparatory stages for the construction of the SGR.

The Chancellor said the collaboration was an opportunity for Makerere and STDU to undertake not only student exchanges but also joint research in the years to come. He shared that the Chinese Government values internationalisation and as such, almost two thirds of applicants who meet the entry requirements successfully secure scholarships. Prof. Wang then extended an invitation to Prof. Nawangwe, Amb. Mayega and other members of Management to visit STDU at the nearest opportune time.

Secretary to the Communist Party and Chancellor STDU-Prof. Wang Yuesen (R) shows off the Mak necktie and other souvenirs handed over to him by Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) following his visit to Makerere University

In his remarks, Prof. Nawangwe thanked Prof. Wang for taking time off to visit Makerere University and attend the signing ceremony in person. He additionally thanked STDU for choosing to partner with Makerere, especially at a time when training of skilled manpower for SGR project is necessary.

“I thank the Chancellor, Prof. Wang for his kind invitation and we look forward to visiting Shijiazhuang Tiedao University. I also thank Ambassador Henry Mayega for initiating the collaboration and working with our Directorate of Legal Affairs (DLA) to ensure that the MoU was successfully drafted” added Prof. Nawangwe.

The courtesy call and signing ceremony was also attended by Prof. Henry Alinaitwe-Principal CEDAT, Mr. Goddy Muhumuza-Acting Director DLA, Mr. Gordon Murangira-PA to the Vice Chancellor and from STDU, Wang Xiao Ling and Fenghai Ping.

Article by 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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