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Prof. Jianguo Chen commends CoCIS on the sci-tech software developed to solve community problems

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Prof. Jianguo Chen from Tsinghua University, Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR) has commended Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) on the Sci-tech innovations developed by the College to solve community problems. While on tour, on 19th December 2018 at the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Laboratory; one of Makerere University’s most outstanding community based innovation, Prof. Jianguo Chen was pleased with the way the lab operates to examine blood samples suspected of containing malaria parasites and the bacteria that causes tuberculosis by using a cell phone.

The Delegates meeting with the Principal,  College of Computing and Information Science, Prof. Tonny J. Oyana and other staff at the College.

Prof. Jianguo Chen pledged to share knowledge and information with Makerere University on the modern Public Safety software developed by Tsinghua University, Institute of Public Safety Research. According to him, such information will help Makerere University to run the Public Safety Lab that is yet to be established.  

“Through the College of Software Science, Tsinghua University does research and develops its own database, sensors and operational software. Such software includes; Smart firefighting Management Systems, Emergency Management Systems, Automated Response Systems and Pick Data Analysis Systems. With this information and Public Safety Laboratory in hand, Makerere University will be able to monitor public safety,” Said Prof. Chen.

A students showcasing some of his work to the delegates.

Prof. Chen together with the delegation from Tsinghua University’s Institute of Public Safety Research; consists of Prof. Pang Wenjun, Prof. Zhang Tengbin and Assistant Prof. Tongtong Wang also visited the Sensors Laboratory, Software Systems Center, Big Laboratory, GIS Laboratory and COCIS Server Room all located at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University.

The Principal, College of Computing and Information Science, Prof. Tonny J. Oyana thanked the Delegation for visiting the College and for their decision to establish a Public Safety Laboratory at Makerere University. He also appreciated the idea of sharing knowledge and Information on the software developed by Tsinghua University’s Institute of Public Safety Research.

Article written by:  Esther Joyce Nakibombo Volunteer, Mak Public Relations Office

 

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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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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