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Mak 67th Ceremony Kicks Off, Graced by Rt. Hon. Prime Minister

L-R: Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Chairman Appointments Board-Mr. Bruce Kabaasa, Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem, Prime Minister-Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma make their way to the Freedom Square, 21st February 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Makerere University 67th Graduation Ceremony has kicked off today 21st February 2017 with a total of two hundred sixty one (261) students graduating with first class degrees in their respective courses. Set to be presided over by the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma, the four day ceremony will run from 21st to 24th February 2017.

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Mak Launches First Centre of Excellence in Waste Management in Uganda

L-R: Director DRGT-Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza, Centre Coordinator-Prof. Elly Sabiiti, Swedish Ambassador-H.E. Per Lindgärde, Vice-Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and oher guests at the Launch of the Centre, 17th February 2017, MUARIK, CAES, Kabanyolo, Wakiso

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University has officially opened the first Centre of Excellence in Waste Management in Uganda at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The Centre is to be used to train farmers on how to sort, compose, make biogas and set  up demonstration plots on how to use agricultural waste.

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Pitch Tuesday Features Boda Boda Acquisition Innovation

The SACOB Innovator pitches her idea before the RAN Team on 14th February 2017, Kololo Office, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The February 2017 Pitch Tuesday at the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), Makerere University featured the innovation; Scaling up Safe and Comfortable Bodas (SACOB) Saving Groups. The innovation is aimed at bringing together community saving groups to acquire and own motor cycles (Bodas) with a carrier that can be used for routine and emergency transport of patients in rural communities. With this transport platform, the members will have a chance to own a fleet of “low cost ambulances” and the revenue generated will be channeled into savings.

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Lion Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir Visits Makerere University

L-R, the District Governor, 411B (Uganda & Tanzania), 2016-17, Mr. Venie Tinkumanya, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe together with  the Second Vice President of Lions Club International; Lion Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir.

On 7th February 2016, the Second Vice President of Lions Club International; Lion Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir paid a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University. This was during her three days trip that aimed at meeting and fellowshipping with the Lions Fraternity in Uganda. 

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Call for Applications-DIL Explore $5K Travel Grant

DIL Explore Travel Grants Spring 2017 - Call for Applications

The Blum Center's Development Impact Lab (DIL) at UC Berkeley invites all eligible researchers and graduate students to apply for the Spring 2017 DIL Explore Travel Grant competition (up to US $5,000 in direct costs) to support:

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MAAIF Minister Hon. Vincent Ssempijja Visits Mak

Hon. Vincent Ssempijja-Minister MAAIF (2nd R), VIce Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha and a MAAIF Official at the courtesy call, 10th February 2017, Office of the Vice Chacellor, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Honourable Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and Kalungu East Member of Parliament Hon. Vincent Ssempijja has today Friday 10th February 2017 paid his first official courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu. The jovial Minister congratulated the Vice Chancellor upon continuing to steer Makerere University through choppy waters.

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Applications for admission to Graduate Programmes 2017/2018

Students in discussion groups near the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral degree Programmes) for the 2017/2018 Academic Year.  Applicants should have obtained at least a first degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized and chartered university/institution at the time of completion. Applicants should also possess a Ugandan Certificate of

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Director for The Centre For International Affairs, Tottori University Visits Makerere University

L-R Dr Frank Kalema,Prof. Dr ANDO Takayuki, the Director, Centre for International Affairs, Tottori University and Dr Okello Ogwang, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Prof. Dr ANDO Takayuki, the Director, Centre for International Affairs, Tottori University, Japan visited Makerere University on 6th February 2017. He was accompanied by Dr Frank Kalema, an alumni of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences but now based in Tottori University.

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