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SCIFSA Project sponsors 32 for the Mak Run 2018

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The Intra-Africa Academic mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) funded by the EU has sponsored 32 to participate in the upcoming Mak Run 2018 scheduled on Sunday 25th March 2018.Of the 32 tickets, 20 are for students and 12 for staff.

The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities.

In this mobility programme five African partner institutions and one EU technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to achieve sustainable fisheries management and aquaculture resources that shall lead to increased fish production and enhanced food and nutritional security, and hence, improved livelihood and household revenue.

A total of 24 Masters (6 credit seeking, 18 degree-seeking) and 12 Doctorates (4 credit seeking, 8 degree-seeking) will be trained in the thematic areas of Plant breeding and seed systems, Biotechnology, seed science and technology, Agronomy and Vegetable crop production, Pesticides and plant protection and Plant and microbial technology.

Students ready to run.

The project will provide fellowships for full degree programs (PhDs and MSc) as well as short-term mobility for students and staff and will run from 1st November 2017 until 31st October 2022.

The project is expected to contribute to a) improved skills and competences of academic staff in, research, training and supervision, b) enhanced quality of graduate training that will lead to innovative and fit-for-purpose professionals in Crop production improvement c) improved skills and competences of administrative staff in implementing international mobility. Subsequently, a procedure/platform to support the harmonisation and internationalisation of Crop improduction programmes among African Universities shall be achieved.

The scholarships are open to candidates from Target group 1 (Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda) and Target group 2 (Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Sudan and Tunisia).

Details of Admission criteria and application are available on the program website (http://www.SCIFSA.org).

About the MAK Run

As one of the strategies to raise funds for the University, the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) was established in 2014. MakEF under its mandate to achieve long term financial sustainability for the University established the annual Makerere University Run (MakRun).

Students well dressed in the MakRun T-shirts.

Mak Run 2018 is the second following last year’s (2017) where UGX 247,845,000 (two hundred forty seven million eight hundred forty five thousand Uganda Shillings) was raised.

All proceeds from the MakRun are aimed at supporting the Fund’s inaugural project, the “Students Centre”, estimated to cost UGX15 billion.

The University is  rallying on staff support for this noble cause, by urging all to warm up and get ready to participate in the MakRun 2018 scheduled  this Sunday, 25th March 2018 starting at 7:00am in the  Freedom Square.

Tickets are on sale at UGX15,000 for students, UGX 25,000 for the Silver and UGX 50,000 for the Gold. Tickets may be obtained at the following locations for now.

Planning & Development Department (PDD),
Block C – Lincoln Flats,
Makerere Unviersity.

Makerere University Printery and Makerere University Guest House

To make donations or any further enquiries about the MakRun 2018, please contact

Dr. Florence Nakayiwa
Director, Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Email: fnakayiwa@pdd.mak.ac.ug or fnakayiwa@gmail.com
Tel: +256-772-498058

OR
Ms. Gloria Nakyeyune
Planning and Development Department (PDD)
Email: gnakyeyune429@gmail.com
Tel: +256-702-116917

Written by:  Jane Anyango, Communication Officer, Mak CAES

 

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Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled

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The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.

The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.

The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.

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Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system

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The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).

The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that  Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.

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Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025

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Senate Building

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.

The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.

Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.

You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

The forms are for Ugandans only.

Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.

The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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