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Prof. Maria Musoke a solid bridge between Health and Information Sciences

R-L: Prof. Maria Musoke, the Cabinet Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Mary Karooro Okurut,the Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu,Lady Justice Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa-Ekirikubinza,Buganda government spokesperson and minister for Lukiiko, cabinet and administration, Denis Walusimbi Ssengendo and Hon. Dr. Miria Matembe

On 27th September 2016, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda hailed Prof. Maria Musoke for her tremendous work in bridging the gap between health and information. This was at a high profile launch of Prof. Maria Musoke’s book Informed and Healthy: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on the Value of Information to Health Care  attended by renowned dignitaries, scholars, and academicians who convened in the Makerere University Main Hall.

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University Management Meeting with Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports

R-L Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee of Education and Sports, Hon. Nakayenze Connie, Vice Chancellor Prof Ddumba-Ssentamu and  Prof. Nawangwe the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration).

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu together with the University Management held a meeting with the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee of Education and Sports in the Council Room, Main Building.

During the interaction,the University Management provided information on: Overall state of the university in terms of Management, standards, courses offered, student lecturer ratio, some of the challenges being faced by the University, threats and opportunities. Of additional interest is the state of physical infrastructure, staffing levels and students welfare.

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Eight Innovator Teams Awarded RAN RIC4CONF Grants worth US$280,000

Eight Innovative Team have been awarded the RIC4CONF Grant by RAN supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Resilience Innovation Challenge for Conflict (RIC4CONF) Grants Call was announced by the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), School of Public Health (MakSPH), Makerere University in March 2016. The call focused on the sourcing, developing, and scaling of transformative technologies and approaches that would strengthen resilience to shocks and stresses that arise from chronic conflict and its effects.

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Student Loan Beneficiaries for Academic Year 2016/17

Makerere University Main Administration Building.

The Higher Education Students’ Financing Board (HESFB) has released a list of approved loan beneficiaries for the Academic year 2016/17. The list below is for students admitted to Makerere University Programmes.

For any enquiries, contact

Higher Education Students' Financing Board
7th Floor, Plot 1, Lourdel Towers, Nakasero
P. O. Box 16810 Wandegeya
Kampala, Uganda.
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EU Climate Diplomacy Week Lecture calls For Burden Sharing

R-L: FAO Country Rep-Alhaji Momodou Jallow, EU Head of Delegatio to Uganda-H.E. Amb. Kristian Schmidt, UNFCCC National Focal Point-Hon. Chebet Maikut, Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and Ag. Vice Chancellor & Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira at a courtesy call before the EU Climate Diplomacy Week Public Lecture, 16th Sept 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

By 11:00am on 16th September 2016, the usually silent Senior Common Room in the Main Administration Building was abuzz with activity as Staff and Students of Makerere took up every available seat, expectantly awaiting the start of the Public Lecture.

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Ethnobotanical Survey Of Medicinal Plant Species

The Botany-Zoology Quadrangle, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in 14 villages adjacent to Mabira Central Forest Reserve (CFR) in Central Uganda between August 2013 and March 2014.


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The Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Food Security and Diversified Livelihoods in the face of Rapid Urbanization (CRID4FAL) Grants call by ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) - West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab)

ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) - West Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (WA RILab) is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Collaborative Resilience Innovation Design for Food Security and Diversified Livelihoods in the face of Rapid Urbanization (CRID4FAL) Grants.

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90 take part in Mak-SU ADA 2nd Joint Doctoral School

One of the participants (L) receives his certificate from Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza, Director DRGT (2nd L), Prof. Magda Fourie-Malherbe (2nd R) and Dr. Sonja Strydom both from Stellenbosch University at the closing ceremony, 15th Sept 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University and the African Doctoral Academy (ADA) at Stellenbosch University (SU) have this week 12th to 16th September 2016 held the second Joint Doctoral School with two courses on Doctoral Supervision and Becoming a Lecturer.

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Makerere University Response to Recent Media Allegations-MCFSP

Makerere University Response to Recent Media Allegations-MCFSP

Makerere University wishes to respond to recent allegations made in two stories published in the Red Pepper on 31st August and 7th September 2016 as follows.

Makerere University takes its commitment to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and its Scholars very seriously.

Please see Downloads for the full Statement.

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International Students Tipped on Life at Mak

Mrs. Martha Muwanguzi Ngobi, Head-International Office (L) emphasises a point during the International Students Orientation, 7th Sept 2016, Senior Common Room, Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

“Uganda is very peaceful. There is no need to move around with your passport as is the case with other countries… There is no discrimination from Ugandan Lecturers and the ground is level in as far as academics are concerned,” counseled Francis, a South Sudanese 4th Year Bachelor of Petroleum Geoscience & Production Student Representative from the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS).