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Dr. Wing-Kai To Visits Makerere University

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On Monday 8th August 2022, Dr. Wing Kai To – Assistant Provost for Global Engagement and Senior International Relations Officer at Bridgewater State University Massachusetts, USA visited the International Office. Dr. To was accompanied by Ms Jennifer Musisi, an Educational USA Advisor at the US Mission – Kampala and Dr. Saul Dumba  from the Geography, Geomatics and Climatic Sciences Department who was coordinating the visit.

The purpose of the visit was to learn about the International Office activities at Makerere University and explore possibilities of Makerere hosting more American students and scholars. Dr. Kai To had scheduled meetings in seven colleges to share experiences of the American study abroad programme and also learn from the Colleges  their willingness and challenges of handling the students.

Dr. To is responsible for overseeing international operations such as partnerships and exchange agreements, global academic programs, study abroad, international student and scholar services. Ms Martha Muwanguzi – Head of International Office made a presentation about the activities of the International office as an administrative unit in the office of the Vice Chancellor which works with academic and other administrative units in the university. It is a first point of contact for international visitors seeking to collaborate and partner with Makerere University. The Office is also mandated to maintaining an MOU/Agreements database in addition to handling international student affairs in the University. An International officer responds to prospective student enquiries concerning requirements for admission, advising on the application procedures and deadlines for submission of applications. We perform the same functions and experiences are similar, said Ms Muwanguzi. The biggest challenge we face with international students is housing as many prefer staying on campus for their safety. By the time they report for studies, the halls of residences are fully occupied and so are the hostels. Accommodation normally available is far away from the university and at times students do not feel comfortable with public transport. All the same this can be managed and accommodation reserved in the halls of residence once we are sure the students will be coming at a particular date. Most American students coming to Makerere are occasional ones who go to the College of Health Sciences(CHS) for clerkship and clinicals at the National Referral Hospital while they are attached to departments and supervised by CHS professors.

If the university is seeking to become a research-led university, then internationalization should be strengthened at all levels and the Office equipped with appropriate staff to manage the different aspects of internationalization.

Ms Muwanguzi urged Dr. Kai To to encourage the American students to apply for both short term and full time studies at Makerere University for a lifetime experience in the oldest and  premier university in Africa.

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Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals

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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:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpcu-urDIjE9ZgxdsbEmA2IkNMMiJVECt_ 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise

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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.

IMPORTANT:

(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

ALFRED MASIKYE NAMOAH

Acting. ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution

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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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