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Mak Signs MoU with Western Sydney University to Promote Collaborative Research

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Makerere University’s Department of Agricultural Production in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Western Sydney University (WSU) to promote collaborative research. The MoU signed on 20th June 2018 is in recognition of the mutual benefits gained through a cooperative program of promoting scholarly activities and international understanding.

Under the MoU the two universities will undertake joint activities like organisation of joint academic and scientific activities such as courses, conferences, seminars, symposia or lectures.

Others include exchange of academic staff for teaching and research activities on top of exchanging PhD/HDR students to undertake study or participate in research programs, in addition to exchange of publications and other information of common interest.

Director, Research and Graduate Training-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (L) listens to Prof. Elly Sabiiti (R) during the proceedings that followed the MoU signing ceremony

The memorandum which will last for five years subject to renewal on agreement was signed by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on behalf of Makerere University and the Vice Chancellor WSU Prof. Barney Glover and was witnessed by the Directorate of Legal Affairs.

In the MoU, each party is required to appoint a coordinator who will be responsible for managing the development and conduct of any activities upon which the two institutions agree.

“Either party may initiate proposals for the activities at any time and submit them to the other party for consideration and if the parties agree to implement any proposal then they will enter into a legal binding agreement incorporating suitable provisions depending on the nature of the activities,” stated the MoU.

Prof. Elly Sabiiti gives the closing remarks after the MoU signing ceremony

Prof. Elly Sabiiti the coordinator for academic cooperation under the MoU said that Makerere and West Sydney University have been doing other activities in the past like the Urbanisation of Agriculture conference in addition to a joint research project submitted for funding.

“We have a PhD student fully sponsored by Western Sydney University where I am co-supervisor, “Prof. Sabiiti added.

Article Compiled by;
Agnes Nankebe Nantambi,
Communication Office CAES.

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi Appointed Acting DVC Academic Affairs

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Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, The Academic Registrar, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda, East Africa.

The Academic Registrar, Professor Buyinza Mukadasi has been appointed Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) of Makerere University, for a period of six (6) months effective 11th July 2024 to 10th January 2025 or until a substantive First Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) is appointed whichever comes earlier.

He is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics and served as the Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University from 2014 to October 2022. Buyinza holds a PhD in Forest Economics from Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia. He holds a number of professional enhancement certificates and Diplomas.

As Director DRGT he was charged with the oversight responsibility of all institutional research grants and graduate training in the university. Prof Buyinza served as the Deputy Director in Charge of Administration and Graduate Training (2010 – 2013); Head, Department of Community Forestry and Extension, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Resources (2003 – 2005, 2008-2010) at Makerere University.  Buyinza grew though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Professor (2007) and Full Professor (2010) at Makerere University.  He has over 20 years experience of University research and teaching in the field of Forestry and Natural Resource Economics.  He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 10 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources. He has also acted as an external examiner in many regional and international universities. He is a member of many professional bodies and served as the Chairperson, Board of Directors of the National Forestry Authority (2007 – 2013). He was the Institutional Focal person (2010-2022) and Chair of the Board of Management of the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), 2014 – 2018.

Buyinza has published widely in the field of forest resource economics, environmental incomes, economics of biodiversity conservation, and Environmental Incomes for Rural Income and livelihoods. He has authored more than 150 papers in International peer-reviewed referred journals, 4 book Chapters, attended more than 70 conference proceedings and has presented in more than 140 conferences/seminars/workshops.

Buyinza has built a very strong international network of collaborations in research administration and has tremendous capacity for resource mobilization. He has been Principal investigator (PI) of 15 research projects and as Co-Principal Investigator in many other institutional research grants. He is the Coordinator of various externally funded research capacity building initiatives at Makerere University. He has a wealth of research management experience with special focus on in the field of natural resources economics, and environmental governance.

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Advert: Mature Age Entry Scheme – Private Sponsorship 2024/2025

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Students sit for an exam in the pre-COVID era, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for the Undergraduate
Programmes under the Mature Age Entry Scheme only for Private Sponsorship for
2024/2025 Academic Year.
Non-Refundable Application fee of Shs. 50,000/= for Ugandans OR $75 Equivalent for
Internationals, plus bank charge should be paid in any of the banks used by Uganda
Revenye Authority after generating a Payment Reference Number (PRN).

  • Apply using the Institution’s Applications Portal URL:https: //apply.mak.ac.ug
  • Application is for candidates who passed the Mature Age Entry Examinations of December 17, 2022 and February 24, 2024 only.
  • Any candidate who passed the examinations in mentioned above and was not admitted on Government/ Private sponsorship for December 17, 2022 sitting, and for Government sponsorship for February 24, 2024 sitting, is eligible to apply for admission on Private Sponsorship for 2024 /2025 Academic Year.

The closing date for applying will be Friday 26th July, 2024.

Further details can be accessed by following this link.

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Diploma/Degree Holders Admission Lists 2024/25

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Main Library, Makerere University. Photo taken on 29th February 2016.

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released lists of Diploma/Degree Holder applicants admitted under Private/Self Sponsorship for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that admission is subject to verification of academic documents by the awarding institutions.

The admission list is displayed here below:

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