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The School of the Built Environment at CEDAT conducts the first ever Ph.D. colloquium

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There is need for change in the way graduate students are handled if the University is to realize its Research- led agenda.

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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Sir Edward Muteesa II Museum opened at Makerere University.

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Sir Edward Muteesa II Museum was officially opened, Wednesday 21st February 2024 at a ceremony presided over by Her Royal Highness, Nnalinnya Agnes Nabaloga on behalf of the Kabaka of Buganda, His Royal Highness Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

The Museum located at plot 95, quarry road Makerere University is housed in the premises of what was an on-campus private residence of Sir Edward Muteesa II while a student of literature at Makerere University from 1943-1945.

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UNU-FLORES seeks collaboration with CEDAT

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The College of Engineering, Design, Art, and Technology, (CEDAT) hosted Christian P. Schneider, a PhD researcher and Focal Point for African partnerships from UN-FLORES.  During a meeting held in the College Boardroom on Monday 12th February 2024 involving members of staff, the discussions focused on finding areas of collaboration between the college and UN-FLORES, which is the academic arm of the UN.

Christian P. Schneider said UNU-FLORES which is United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources focuses on addressing critical global challenges related to human survival, development, and welfare through collaborative research and education.

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Translating Luganda Text into speech, An Innovation at CEDAT

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Researchers at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) using Artificial Intelligence have come up with an innovation to aid translation of Luganda language written text into speech.

A team of researchers led by the Principal Investigator Dr. Ronald Kizito from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department undertook a study they called, ‘A Luganda Neural Text-To-Speech System for Health Promotion and Accessibility for Health Promotion and Accessibility’.

The study supported by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University Research and Innovation Fund (MAKRIF) was aimed at coming up with an innovation that will help the dissemination of health messages to a wide Luganda-speaking audience who may not be in a position to read written text, which is usually the mode used in sending out information through literature like fliers.

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