In her presentation to the on-going meeting of Vice Chancellors of leading global universities, the Secretary General (SG) of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Dr. Joanna Newman highlighted the role Makerere and other universities have played in the fight against COVID-19. In particular she has mentioned our collaboration with the private sector on a low cost ventilator.
The SG of the International Association of Universities Hilligje van't Land and ACU SG in response to my question on effects of COVID 19 on research collaboration have emphasized the need for use of technology to continue research collaboration.
Participating in UNESCO Day-Padua
Our delegation has participated in the UNESCO DAY in Padua. We met the Governor of Venice Province and the Mayor of Padua City. Padua City has several UNESCO World Heritage sites and Makerere is collaborating with Padua to apply for UNESCO recognition of Mt. Moroto as a World Heritage site due to its unique flora and fauna.
Signing MoUs with UniPD & UniCT
Today in Padua, Italy I have signed MOUs with the University of Padua (UniPD) and the University of Catania (UniCT). We have agreed to cooperate on academic exchange, joint research and others. Together, we should work to make the World a better place.
Congratulations Drs. Joloba, Kateete & Batte
I congratulate Drs. Moses Joloba, David Kateete and Charles Batte upon the award of USD 1.75 million from the National Health Institutes, USA to support the development of research capacity for data science for infectious and Non-communicable diseases.