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Mak-Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India discuss collaboration



Makerere University on Monday, 15th November 2021 hosted a delegation from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Odisha – India as a precursor to collaboration especially in the areas of health sciences and engineering. The two-man delegation consisting of Mr. Rahul Varma the Assistant Director International Relations and Mr. Harshit Aggarwal were received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dr. Umar Kakumba at his office in the Senate Building.

Dr. Kakumba welcomed the delegation to Makerere and thanked them for choosing to collaborate with the University.

Mr. Varma in his brief shared that KIIT has a student population of 30,000, including over 1,400 international students from 54 different countries around the globe. The institution offers more than 120 academic Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in Engineering, Law, Biotechnology, Medical Sciences, Applied Sciences, Business Administration, Architecture, Film and Media Science, Fashion Technology, Humanities and Yoga.

KIIT also has several Centres of Excellence (CoEs) that perform research and development activities, as well as future innovation in various fields of engineering and industrial  technology. He added that KIIT is highest ranked private university in India located in the capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar which is in the mineral-rich part of eastern India.

Mr. Varma shared that KIIT has emerged as a leading private institution of quality education and skill development in India within a period of 29 years. In 2019 KIIT was recognised as an INSTITUTION OF  EMINENCE (IOE) by India’s Ministry of Education (erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development-HRD), and it is one of seven private universities to receive this recognition. The University has been conferred “Category A” status by India’s Ministry of Education.

KIIT wishes to collaborate with Makerere University in the areas of student and staff exchange, joint research, with a priority areas of collaboration in healthcare and engineering” concluded Mr. Varma.

In his remarks, Dr. Kakumba informed the delegation that Makerere University is the oldest in the region and has embarked on year-long celebrations to mark 100 years of existence this year.

Makerere teaches every area of knowledge. We are currently running eighty five (85) undergraduate programmes and awarding close to 100 doctorates per year. We are the best in tropical medicine and infectious diseases research on the continent. Our strategic plan focuses on enabling us to become a research-intensive university and we are moving towards 70% of faculty being PhD holders”, Dr. Kakumba added.

He informed the delegation that Makerere is keen on strategic institutional collaborations and has signed memoranda of understanding with leading universities globally, as well as esteemed institutions like the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Sida – Sweden’s government agency for development cooperation, The Rockefeller Foundation, NORAD – Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation among others.

“Some of these institutions have partnered with the university for periods spanning over 20 years” he added.


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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