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Call for Applications: Short Courses in Data Analysis with R & Python



Applications are invited for participation in two short courses in data analysis with R and Python

The Makerere University Data Science Research Training Program to Strengthen Evidence-Based Health Innovation, Intervention, and Policy (MakDARTA) is offering training through two online short courses of 2/3 hours per week, over a period of 5 to 8 months and culminating in a certificate upon completion.


Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University, (JHU) in the USA was awarded a training grant (1U2RTW012116-01) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Fogarty International Center (FIC) known as the Makerere University Data Science Research Training Program to Strengthen Evidence-Based Health Innovation, Intervention, and Policy (MakDARTA).

This program aims to build health data science research capacity at the Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) through advanced training for the acquisition of requisite skills in data science in order to further hasten the consumption of healthcare-derived information for timely deployment of evidence-based interventions.

Online short courses:

  1. Data Analysis with R Specialization
    • a) R programming
    • b) Regression analysis
    • c) Statistical inference
    • d) Statistical hypothesis testing
    • e) Install and use R and RStudio
  1. Python for Everybody specialization
    • a) Python programming and data structures
    • b) Utilize core programming tools such as functions and loops
    • c) Using databases with python
    • d) Visualising, processing, and retrieving data with python

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Evidence of the first degree in health or biological sciences with quantitative skills in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics, or computer science
  2. Interest in data science

How to Apply:

  1. Please complete the application form below and submit it as part of your application.
  2. Create an account: go to, select ‘Join for Free’ on the top left, and then ‘Create a new account’. This will allow you to apply to the course and the account will keep track of your application and data
  3. Once you have created your account, log in to with your details.

Please send the completed application form and supporting documents by 15th June 2022 (5:00 pm EAT) to Dr. Charles Batte (

Please use the subject heading: Application for Coursera online courses


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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