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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for Applications: Thursday 30 November 2023 (new deadline)
Makerere University to partner with the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)
Makerere University is set to enter into a partnership with Egypt –Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST). The collaboration between the two universities to be formalized with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the near future will see the two universities working together in a number of respects including staff and student exchanges, joint research and student supervision among others.
The decision comes after a visit to Makerere University by a delegation from the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) on Thursday 23rd November 2023, led by the First Vice President for Education and Academic Affairs Prof. Sameh Nadah. The team comprised of the Deputy Vice President for Regional and International Affairs Dr. Muntaz Abdeluahaz, Ms. Tomomi Kawazoe the Project Coordinator for JICA E-JUST project and Mr. Racan Yosef, the Section head of International Affairs.
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Dorah Kasozi from the Margaret Trowel School of Industrial and Fine Art (MTSIFA), College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) successfully defended her Ph.D. on Friday 3rd November 2023.
Kasozi is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Industrial Art and Applied Design (DIAAD).
The blended public defense event was held in the CEDAT Board room attracting the participation of both virtual and physical audiences from various backgrounds.
Her Thesis is titled; “PAPER BEAD[ING] AS AGENCY: SHAPING WOMEN’S SUBJECTIVITIES AND THE PRACTICE OF JEWELRY-MAKING IN UGANDA.”
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This was said by The Deputy Principal College of Engineering, Design Art and technology (CEDAT), Assoc. Prof. Kizito Maria Kasule who also called increased attention given to graduate students through whom the university will realize its objectives, mission and vision.
While speaking duringa colloquium for Ph.D. students’ orientation held on October 25th 2023 in the CEDAT conference Hall, Assoc. Prof. Kizito Maria Kasule noted that the students were not getting the due attention they deserve and called for a change of approach and mindset from those that administer the programs.
‘We have to admit that sometimes we have not been there for our students. At times there has not been any follow up about the students we are supervising’, said the Deputy Principal who is also in charge of the administration of the academic programs in the college. Click here for more details
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