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Tribute to Late Prof. Noble Banadda

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Death has robbed Makerere and Uganda an extraordinary Professor. 

Banadda  was the first  Sub-Saharan African to graduate with a PhD in Chemical engineering from the Katholiek University Leuven  in Belgium opening many doors for Africans. He was appointed as full professor in 2012 at the age of 37, one of the youngest persons in the history of  Makerere University. He was the first African recipient of the Pius  XI Golden Medal 2018, the first African under the age of 45 to be recognized by a sitting pope. And many other medals for his outstanding performance.

Makerere and the entire globe has lost  a prolific researcher. Noble Banadda held a n MSc in processing engineering (2006) and  a post graduate diploma  in processing engineering (2000) of the Katholeik
University Belgium, Bachelors of Science in Food Science and Technology (1998) of Sokoine University of Tanzania. Through his expertise and experience, Banadda  won several projects, Fellows and was ranked high by Google Scholar. Noble has supervised several PhD and MSc students with over 100 scientific  publications.

Prof. William Bazeyo (L) and Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe chat before the funeral service held at Makerere University on 2nd July 2021.

By the time of his death, Prof. Banadda  had in October  2020 been inaugurated as one of the 10  Oliver Thambo (ORTARChi) Chairs attracting USD  250, 000 annually and an additional  £ 100,000  Euros for the next 15 years for graduate research in Agricultural waste management on farms with a target of training 15 PhDs, 9 Post-doctorals and 27 MSc.

Makerere has lost  an academic giant and  innovator. Banadda was the brain behind the development of the parts of the Bulamu Ventilator and the Biodegradable face shields in the efforts to combat COVID -19.
He developed the solar powered irrigation pump, the Multipurpose Farmers’ Tractor called MV Mulimi, and started the extraction of fuel from hard plastics and making insecticides from the eucalyptus and otheragricultural waste to name but a few.

As CAES, we mourn our fallen top cream  Professor  with very heavy hearts. He has left  over 10 PhD and MSc. under his supervision and was aspiring candidate for the  post of Principal CAES.

It is, indeed a very  trying moment as CAES looses one staff after the other and their loved ones to COVID-19.

Jane Anyango
Principal Communication Officer

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Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics

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Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, Sept-Nov 2021, IDI, Makerere University.

The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), Makerere University invites graduate students, professionals and researchers in Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Applied Mathematics or Computer Science to register for the 12 week introductory course: Fundamentals of Pharmacometrics, scheduled to run from September to November 2021.

Participants will learn the fundamental principles of pharmacology, biostatistics and mathematical modelling.

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Submit a motivation letter emphasizing any preexisting numerical skills and how the course will benefit you to cwaitt[at]idi.co.ug copying jkaboggoza[at]idi.co.ug.

Please state the email subject as pmxu21

Deadline for applications: 31st July 2021

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PhD scholarships in Social Sciences for 2021/2022

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania for a fully funded PhD scholarship in Social Sciences for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.
The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, funded by the Norwegian Development Agency through the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) and implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education.
It is expected that upon graduation the students can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.

Please follow this link for more details about the call.

The closing date for receiving applications is Tuesday August 31st, 2021.

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Masters scholarships in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year

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The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda and Rwanda for a fully-funded Masters scholarship in Social Work for the 2021/2022 Academic Year.

The Scholarship is part of a 6- year project on ‘Building Resilient Communities through Inclusive Education in Eastern Africa’, implemented by the Department of Social Work, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) in partnership with University of Agder in Norway, University of Rwanda and Institute of Social Work in Tanzania. The objective of the scholarship is to enable academically qualified individuals from vulnerable and marginalised groups and communities that would not afford postgraduate education without support, to attain such an education. It is expected that upon graduation scholars hip beneficiaries can proactively contribute towards socio-economic transformation of their communities.

Details can be found by following this link

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