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H.E. Amb. Pataki Visits Mak, Brokers Linkage to Romanian Universities



The Ambassador of Romania to Uganda, Her Excellency Julia Pataki on Friday, 26th April 2019 paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Makerere University with the irresistible offer to broker collaborations between Ugandan and Romanian Universities. She was received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA), Dr. Umar Kakumba and The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA), Prof. William Bazeyo on behalf of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.

H.E. Amb. Pataki, who was accompanied by H.E. Murungi Godwin, the Romanian Honorary Consul shared that Uganda is Romania’s priority when it comes to collaboration in the East African Region and looked forward to linking Ugandan Vice Chancellors to Romania’s National Council of Rectors.

“The exchange of Research, Professors, Students and courses is very important to us in this collaboration. I also must state it right from the start that Romania is looking forward to learning from Uganda and our collaborations are going to be mutually beneficial” reassured the Ambassador.

H.E. Pataki noted that previous research had indicated that Research, Agriculture and ICT were priority areas of collaboration on the African continent “and this collaboration will enable the Ugandan Vice Chancellors to plan strategically so as to align their collaborations with the Uganda Vision 2040.”

She thereafter extended an invitation through Makerere University for delegations from Ugandan Vice Chancellors to visit Romania in the second half of June 2019. The visit, she noted, would enable them to visit Romania’s leading Universities in the Capital Bucharest – with strong agriculture and veterinary medicine disciplines, in mid-Transylvania – with strong Medicine disciplines as well as many others in the North East bordering Moldova and other parts of Romania.

H.E. Julia Pataki (Left) and H.E. Murungi Godwin (Right) during the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

In his remarks, Dr. Umar Kakumba warmly welcomed Amb. Patika and thanked her for choosing to make Makerere University her first stop in this broad based collaboration initiative. He noted that Makerere offers various disciplines across a wide spectrum which has led to collaborations with the top universities on every continent.

“We are part of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) which brings together sixteen of the region’s leading universities to generate knowledge and make our researchers and institutions globally competitive. We will therefore be delighted to shared areas of joint research, academic exchange for our mutual benefit” said Dr. Kakumba.

The DVCAA further offered to extend the Ambassador’s offer to other Universities at the next monthly meeting of the Uganda Vice Chancellor’s Forum.

Prof. William Bazeyo on his part thanked Amb. Patika for the offer that presents a lot of opportunities for Ugandan Universities to collaborate with counterparts in Romania. He spoke well of the Romanian field of Medicine, whose graduates have gone to share their specialised skills with colleagues at Mulago Hospital. He nevertheless requested Amb. Patika to make special provision for the girl child to access quality university education especially as the collaboration is still in its formative stages.

The Ambassador on her part concurred that the girl child still faces a number of challenges in accessing higher education even in more developed countries such as Romania. This, she added, calls for collective mindset change “We have to provide the necessary conditions for girls to access quality education even at lower levels and excel such that they can qualify for scholarships at higher levels.”

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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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