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Three Mak Sida-funded Faculty Complete PhD Studies in Sweden

  • In General
  • 12 Jun 2020 - 1:12pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 270
R-L: PhD Graduands; Mr. MASABO Emmanuel, Ms. NAKIBUULE Rose, Ms. NINA Olivia, Mr. OMODA-ONYAIT Godfrey & Mr. YAJJ Nuol Aywel Madut on Day 2 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 15th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

I am delighted to inform you that three PhD students successfully completed their PhD studies at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The students were funded under the ICT project; Building Research Capacity in Innovative Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) for Sustainable Socio-economic Growth in Uganda. The project is  led by Associate Professor Engineer Bainomugisha (PI)-College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) and Professor Michel Chaudron, University of Gothenburg (GU), IT Faculty, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the very able coordination of the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT). This is another huge accomplishment for DRGT and indeed a special moment.

The graduates are:

1.  Hawa Nyende
University of Gothenburg – 8th June 2020.
Thesis Title: “Maternal Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings - Investigations of IT as a Resource”


  1. Associate Professor Jonas Landgren,
  2. Dr. Peter Nabende
  3. Associate Professor Urban Ask
  4. Professor Berner Lindström.

Dr. Nyende is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, School of Computing and Informatics Technology, CoCIS.

2.  Rashidah Kasauli Namisanvu
Chalmers University of Technology – 10th June 2020
Thesis Title: “Requirements Engineering that Balances Agility of Teams and System-level Information needs at Scale”


  1. Associate Professor Eric Knaus
  2. Associate Professor Benjamin Kanagwa

Dr. Namisanvu is currently an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Networks, School of Computing and Informatics Technology, CoCIS.

3. Michael Kizito
University of Gothenburg – 11th June 2020
Thesis Title: “Enacting Ambidextrous IT Governance in Healthcare”


  1. Associate Professor Johan Magnusson
  2. Dr. Evelyn Kigozi Kahiigi
  3. Dr. Tomas Lindroth.

Dr. Kizito is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Informatics Technology, CoCIS.

We appreciate the support from the people and Government of Sweden, Swedish Embassy in Uganda team, DRGT team and last but not least the team led by Associate Professor Engineer Bainomugisha for delivering and making us proud.

Our hearty congratulations to Dr. Nyende, Dr. Namisanvu and Dr. Kizito!

We wish them new success in further research, inexhaustible energy and all the best in their the service at Makerere University and humanity at large.

Professor Buyinza Mukadasi, Director, DRGT, Makerere University

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