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Speaker Endorses Makerere Fundraising Run

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga receiving her kit as Chief Runner from the Chairperson of Makerere University Council Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem

The Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, will be the Chief Runner at the highly anticipated first-ever fundraising run at Makerere University scheduled for Sunday 14th May 2017. She will flag off the 5km and 10km races of the run, organised by the Makerere University Endowment Fund (MakEF) to raise funds for a state-of-the-art students’ centre. This centre is envisioned to be a one-stop point for all students activities, similar to other centres in leading universities the world over. The estimated cost 15 billion Uganda Shillings.

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Swedish Ambassador emphasizes role of higher education towards reducing poverty

L-R: Leif Abrahamson,1st Secretary & Senior Research Advisor-Dr. Gity Behravan, H.E. Amb. Per Lindgärde and Vice Chancellor Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu at the Annual Planning Meeting

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Per Lindgarde has acknowledged the key role played by higher education in building human capacity and reducing poverty in the country.  The Ambassador emphasized the need to invest in higher education as a way accelerating technological diffusion, which would decrease knowledge gaps and help reduce poverty.

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Call For Abstracts-New Voices in Global Health 2017

Scientific experiments at one of the state-of-the-art biomedical labs, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The New Voices in Global Health (NVGH) initiative promotes the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit (WHS). It is supported by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. It aims at empowering research, policy and advocacy initiatives among future leaders in global health, who are invited to send in abstracts of their scientific work and ideas.

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School of Biosecurity Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences in Collaboration with University of Florida and Tufts University

[L-R] Dr Frank Mwine, Dr Sakia Hendrickx, Prof Jeffrey Mariner, Prof J.Ddumba-Ssentamu and Prof Adesogan Adegbola

Collaborators from University of Florida and Tufts University visited the Vice Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba Ssenate and discussed newly won project,  "Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) vaccine associate award" 

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CoCIS Hosts EDULINK II Project Team

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is an implementation partner of the EDULINK II project entitled “Deploying Interactive Online Networking Platform for Improving Quality and Relevance of African University Graduates to Labor Markets”. The EDULINK project member institutions include; Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Kenya), Egerton University (Kenya), RUFORUM (Uganda), and Makerere University (Uganda).

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Search process for MAK Vice Chancellor (2017-2022) kicks off

Members of the Search committee: (L-R) Dr. Frank Mwine, Mr. Bruce B. Kabaasa, Hon. Irene Ovonji Odida- Chairperson, Prof. Joseph Y.T. Mugisha, Dr. Betty Ezati, and the Mr Goddy Muhumuza-representing the Committee Secretary.

The search process for the next substantive Makerere University Vice Chancellor has kicked off. The Vice Chancellor shall be responsible for the academic, administrative and financial affairs of the University, and in the absence of the Chancellor, preside at ceremonial assemblies of the University and confer degrees and other academic titles and distinctions of the University.

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Up Accelerate Cycle II Boot Camp

Block A of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Up Accelerate is a one-year initiative implemented by Outbox in partnership with UNFPA and funding from UKAID. It seeks to support young entrepreneurs aged 18 - 30 years that are tackling challenges in sexual and reproductive health in Uganda by providing them with mentorship and seed funding of up-to ​$10,000 per team and business development training.

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Mak Administrative Secretaries equipped with skills and knowledge

Mrs Mary Tizikara, The Director Human Resources delivering a presentation titled 'Dealing with Pressure and Stress'

Over 40 Administrative Secretaries serving in the different Units of the University were equipped with valuable knowledge and skills on coping with the demanding nature and ever changing trends in the field of work.

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Call for Applications- Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health 2017/18

Makerere University Main Building in the background.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from suitable candidates for admission to a Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health (MSc.PRH) programme for Academic Year 2017/2018. This is a two-year programme open to both Ugandans and International applicants.

Admission Requirements

In addition to General Admission Requirements, eligible candidates must have a good first degree or its equivalent in any academic discipline

Annual Tuition Fees

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MUABSA Holds Annual Agribusiness Symposium & Mini Expo

L-R: CAES Principal-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko, Former Chancellor-Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera and Hon. Dr Betty Pacutho at the event, SAS, CAES, 7th April 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On 7th April 2017, Makerere University Agribusiness Students Association (MUABSA) held its annual agribusiness symposium, mini expo and networking day at the School of Agricultural Sciences under the theme, “Filling Agribusiness Gaps-A multi stakeholder responsibility”.