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Call for Applications: PhD Scholarships in Engineering for the 2023/2024 Academic Year (New deadline)

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TUM SEED Center @ Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates from Uganda for fully funded PhD scholarship in Engineering for the 2023/2024 Academic Year tenable in the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT).

The scholarship is part of a partnership between Makerere University and the TUM SEED Center, Munich, Germany. Specifically, the scholarship is to further research at the Makerere University Living Lab – one of eight living labs created in partnership with Technical University of Munich (TUM) SEED Center that aims at offering higher education at the intersection of sustainable energies and entrepreneurship and conducting research to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is expected that upon graduation, the student would contribute towards frameworks for sustainable energies and entrepreneurship in Uganda.

Key Priority Research Area

The combination of off-grid energy, productive uses of energy, and electric mobility can be a game-changer for rural communities. Drawing a basis from the Makerere Living Lab, key priority areas for research entail innovative energy solutions for rural communities. The Makerere University Living Lab (MULL) is located at Kyampisi, about 75 km from Makerere University, and about 10 km from the main electricity grid and 12 km from the main tarmac road. It is within a clustered community of approximately 200 households, which is predominantly agricultural.

The Living Lab Kyampisi seeks to facilitate research at the nexus of sustainable energies and entrepreneurship, and to provide a context for research relating to subjects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among other activities, we seek to expand the energy
generation and storage capacity to develop an electric mobility ecosystem and to further support the productive uses of energy related to the local agriculture potential. This is expected to unlock the entrepreneurial abilities of the community in the areas of agricultural
value addition, banking and mobile services, and transport services.

This scholarship thus seeks to support research in affordable and clean energy. This includes areas of renewable energy production, energy storage, energy distribution, monitoring and evaluation systems, and any other pertinent areas that an applicant is able to identify and
articulate a research issue therein.

How to Apply

Develop research synopsis and compile required academic/supporting documents as per announcement attached. For any further information about the scholarship, contact Dean, School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) via email at cedat.soe@mak.ac.ug

Closing date for Applications: Thursday 30 November 2023 (new deadline)

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A team of staff of Northeastern University paid a courtesy call on the Principal of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT)

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A team of staff of Northeastern University comprised of J.J. Kappa, Khalid I. Koddi, and Swaby Meisha paid a courtesy call on the Principal of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) while on a mission to lay strategies for the forthcoming study abroad program.

Over twenty students from Northeastern University will next summer come to the Margret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art for a period of three weeks. While here, students will take on two courses identified by the faculty, engage with the local community to get the cultural experience and visit the cultural sites such as the museum and Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAD) among other areas.

While receiving the team, the Principal, Prof. Moses Musinguzi gave a brief background to the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) as one of the ten Colleges making up Makerere University, as well as MTSIFA as one of the Schools making up the College.

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The School of Engineering vouches for Competence Based Learning and Green skilling for better graduates

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The School of Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) in a bid to improve the teaching and learning of engineering students convened a stakeholder engagement to discuss green skilling and competence-based assessment framework in engineering programs at Makerere University.

The discourse was held on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at the CEDAT conference hall attracting the participation of academia, the industry, and other key stakeholders pertinent to the promotion of quality teaching and learning like the National Curriculum Development Centre and the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), with the main purpose of inputting into the ongoing efforts by the School of Engineering to improve the quality of graduates produced

Assoc. Prof. Dorothy Okello, the Dean School of Engineering, in her welcome remarks, said the discourse was one of the strategies laid out to facilitate the process of improving the quality of graduates that the college was sending out to the world of work.  She said with support from the UNESCO China Funds in Trust in 2013, the School of Engineering published reports on Labor Market Analysis and a Tracer study for engineering graduates that highlighted the employment status of the graduates which established where and whether they were employed or not or had left the profession.  She said the studies also evaluated the situation at the college to assess the internal readiness in training the graduates.

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“The Best of Me” 2024 Art Exhibition was a display of Talent

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Finalist Bachelor of Fine Art students 2021-2024 showcased their work spanning their academic journey while on the program in the exhibition held at the Makerere Art Gallery/Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration from 14th to  30th June 2024.

The “Best of Me” exhibition is a culmination of the tireless dedication and exceptional talent of the final-year students. The exhibition marked the end of their Bachelor of Industrial and Fine Arts program at Makerere University and the beginning of professional artistic careers.

The unique collection, spanning an impressive array of course units, marked the end of an era and the beginning of countless artistic journeys. Each piece in the exhibition was a testament to the dedication, talent, and diverse skill set of remarkable students, who exhibited a mastery of the intricate arts of photography, painting, structural textile, applied textile, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, fashion design, illustration, communication design, and advertising design, weaving, and much more.

The exploration of the exhibition was an encounter with a vast spectrum of sizes, materials, and functionalities, each thoughtfully chosen to enhance the themes conveyed. The works delved into a rich tapestry of subjects, reflecting the depth and breadth of the artists’ inspirations and experiences. From the vibrant celebration of cultural heritage to the nuanced explorations of womanhood and parenthood, the artworks offered profound insights into education, play, health, climate action, mental health awareness, weather, social-economic development, justice, crime, politics, and urbanization.

“The Best of Me” was not just an exhibition; it was a narrative of passion, resilience, and the transformative power of art. It was a tribute to the students’ journey, encapsulating their growth, learning, and the exceptional creativity that they honed over the years. This final showcase stands as a poignant reminder of the lasting impact of the Industrial and Fine Arts program and a celebration of the legacy it leaves behind.

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