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Mak News Magazine: Jan-Apr 2023

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Makerere University to focus on Research for Development

We are now living in the era of knowledge-based economies. Those in the know are the ones who develop. Those not in the know will not develop. Knowledge comes from research. Research leads to innovations and it is these innovations that change the world. We have excellently produced human resources for the country and the region for the last 100 years.

However, we don’t not only want to be the university that produces good human resources, but also an institution that accelerates national development through research and innovation like many leading universities around the world have done. It is universities through research and innovation that made America what it is today. Universities are no longer places where people produce knowledge for the sake of it, but places where people do research that leads to national development through innovation. That is what we have resolved to do in the next 100 years, starting in 2023. We must be different.

We must be led by research and innovation. Being a research-led university means that all undertakings by our staff at the various levels are guided by research. When you are guided by research you address current issues.

To enable us to achieve this, our research budget has increased to $120m from $30m in the last four years. Subsequently, our research publication output has increased to 1,200 from 600 papers. Most importantly, we have used our research to solve our national problems.

That came out clearly during COVID-19 pandemic when Makerere made enormous contributions to the innovations and guidelines that were being used by the Government to manage the situation. Beyond COVID-19, of course, there have been groundbreaking innovations in agriculture, engineering and other areas including the social sciences. We are fully committed to undertaking new research and innovations in 2023.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
VICE CHANCELLOR

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Re-advertisement: Undergraduate Programmes 2024/2025

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A section of the University Road

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under Government Sponsorship (BVL) and private sponsorship scheme for the 2024/2025 Academic Year.

Each applicant should:

a) Have the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes, or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) obtained at the same sitting. For day programmes only candidates who sat A’ Level in 2023,2022 and 2020 are eligible to apply. For evening, afternoon, and external programmes, a candidate is not restricted on the year of sitting A’ Level.

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d) Degree from a recognised/Chartered Institution

Further details on the re-advertised programmes , fees structure, and the procedure of submitting applications can be accessed from the document below:                                            

The closing date for receiving applications for undergraduate admissions is Friday 26th July 2024.                                                           

WARNING:                                                             

  1. Applicants are strongly warned against presenting forged or other people’s academic documents to support their applications for admission.  The consequences, if discovered, are very grave indeed.
  2. Do not buy any other documents not originating from the Academic Registrar’s Office.  Those who buy them do so at their own risk. 
  3. The Academic Registrar has not appointed any agent to act on his behalf to solicit for additional funds other than the application fee stated above.    
  4. Applicants are advised to use the right programme names and codes. The university will not be responsible for any wrong information entered in the system by applicants.     

Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza
ACADEMIC REGISTRAR

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Freshers’ Orientation and Registration For 2024/2025 Academic Year

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To All First Year Students;
First Year students (Freshers) are by tradition given an “acclimatization” period of one week
which is referred to as the “Orientation Week”. The Freshers report on Campus one week
earlier than the Continuing students and during this week they are introduced to the key facilities in the University as well as other important aspects of life at the University.

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Admission Lists -Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes 2024/25

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Students move towards Main Building on University Road

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list of candidates admitted under the Disability, Sports and District Quota Schemes with Government sponsorship 2024/25 Academic Year.

Kindly follow the links below to access the lists:-

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