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Mak graduates encouraged to write and publish their scholarly work



On 23rd August 2019, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training organized an orientation for masters, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) and postgraduate diploma students for the Academic Year 2019/2020. Held in Big Lab 2 of Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences, the well-attended meeting enabled new students to have an enormous interaction with Makerere University leadership.

During the meeting, students were encouraged to write and publish their scholarly work. According to the Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, students should let the world know of their robust ideas through writing and publishing.

He recognized the impact of scholars on community development through research, writing and publishing.  According to Prof. Buyinza, notable developments and societal transformations are a result of published research that is accessed and used by people to make the world a better place.

The Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi interacting with students.

“Through research and writing the world has been able to innovate and develop impactful ideas that have transformed societies. Many students have made meaningful contributions to people’s understanding of the past and the present,” he said.

Prof. Buyinza also advised students to participate in research seminars to enhance their skills and knowledge in writing. “Graduate seminars are vital.  They guide you on how to approach research questions, write proposals and how to discuss your points right. Endeavor to attend them.  Also through these seminars, you are able to meet prominent scholars and writers and share meaningful ideas,” he said.

In an address on Makerere University Graduate Academic Processes, Regulations and Policies, the Deputy Director for Research and Graduate Training Assoc. Prof. David Okello Owiny urged students to read, understand and strictly follow the rules and regulations governing the University. “We have rules and regulations you must observe. These regulations apply to all students of Makerere University,” he vividly said.

Some of the students who attended the orientation meeting posing for a photo with the Deputy Director for Research and Graduate Training Assoc. Prof. David Okello Owiny.

Dr. David Kiwanga from the Directorate for ICT Support (DICTS) urged students to enroll on the Academic Information Management System (AIMS), under the students’ portal to access results online, pay tuition and register. He encouraged students to make use of the internet kiosks and acquire Makerere University email addresses to access the Makerere University E-Learning Environment (MUELE).

The Manager, Grants and Revenue; Mrs. Jackie Keirungi Ayorekire sensitized students on the importance of timely payment of University dues. She also advised them to always generate a Payment Reference Number (PRN) before depositing their tuition in the bank.  “Fees payment is due on your arrival at the university and endeavors to personally bank your tuition,” she said.

Some of the students who attended the orientation meeting conducted by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training on 23rd August 2019.

The Manager Counselling and Guidance Centre, Makerere University Mr. Henry Nsubuga informed students about the Center’s dedication towards nurturing students into responsible citizens. He encouraged students to fully utilize the counseling and guidance services provided at the Centre to free their minds of any problem that will hinder their academic excellence.

Representing the University Librarian, Dr. Hellen Byamugisha, Ms. Nabbosa Rachael called upon students to register with the Makerere University Library and the College Libraries in order to access reading materials.

On matters of security, ASP. Nixon Okello, the Chief Security Officer of Makerere University, briefed students on the safety precautions and encouraged then to report criminal cases.

Article by Esther Joy Nakibombo, Volunteer Mak 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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