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Announcement for New Undergraduate Programmes 2017/2018

Senate Building. Picture taken on 10th February 2015

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to the following new programmes to be offered for the 2017/2018 Academic year as follows:

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Admission List for Re-advertised Undergraduate Courses 2017/2018

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The Office of the Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released the admission list for Applicants  who responded to the advert:

Re-advert for Undergraduate Private Admissions 2017/2018 of 4th August 2017.

Please note that

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Strengthening Capacity for Teaching and Research Through African Universities–RUFORUM/DAAD Award 9 Scholarships

Sweet sorghum varieties launch in Bukedea district, July 2012

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce winners of the 2017 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. Since 2011, RUFORUM has been in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by RUFORUM member universities in the East African Region.

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UN Women-RAN Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Innovations

UN Women-RAN Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Call for Innovations August 2017

In partnership with UN WOMEN, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is implementing a project on equipping communities in Northern Uganda (Gulu and Kitgum Districts) and partners with skills directed towards the use of innovative approaches in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG).

This EVAWG challenge seeks to identify innovative solutions towards ending violence against women and girls. These can be initiatives or approaches with proof of sustainability and scalability starting with communities in Northern Uganda.

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Cereal Breeders Receive US$1000 Each to Promote Gender Responsive Research

Participants in the GREAT Course for Cereal Breeders pose for a group photo at the conclusion of their training on 16th August 2017, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda


Cereal breeders who participated in a two-weeks Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding (GREAT) Course at the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University from 7th to 16th August 2017, received $1000 each at the end of the course. The facilitation is meant to promote gender responsive research.

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RUFORUM-USADF Collaboration to Create Opportunities for Underserved Communities in Africa

(L-R) CD Glin, President of USADF; Prof.  Rajshree Agarwal, Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at University of Maryland; RUFORUM representatives: Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe,  professor at University of Nairobi; and Henry Makuma-Massa, Grants Officer at the RUFORUM Secretariat

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized and participated in the 2017 Global Workshop of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF). Held at the University of Maryland, the workshop was funded through a grant from USADF, a U.S. Government agency established to support African-owned enterprises, which improve lives in poor and vulnerable communities on the continent.

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Mak Hosts International conference on Innovation in Agri-business for Sustainable Development

A section of participants posing for a group photo with the Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (5th Left) after the opening ceremony on 16th August 2017, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University is hosting a two- day workshop on  International Collaborative Education Exchange   on Accelerating Youth Education and Innovation in Agribusiness for Sustainable Development.

The conference (16th -17th August 2017) was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu at Makerere University Senate Building.

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RAN Hosts University of South California Students

Dr. Roy William Mayega, RAN Deputy Chief of Party (2nd L) and Ms. Harriet Adong, RAN Communication Manager engage two of the USC students during their visit, 15th August 2017, RAN Kololo Offices, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Tuesday August 15, 2017, part of the RAN team under the leadership of Associate Professor Lynn Atuyambe, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and Dr. Roy William Mayega, ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Deputy Chief of Party engaged with 16 students from the US (University of South Carlifornia-USC).

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CAES Holds Field Day to Mark End of Recess Term

A student Plant Doctor explains to journalists the signs of pest and disease infestation as well as symptoms of plant nutrient deficiency

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) on 12th August 2017 held the Kabanyolo Field day to mark the end of recess term activities for semester II of the 2016/2017 academic year. The Field Day enables students to practice and demonstrate skills acquired in class.

The function was attended by Makerere University staff, farmers from different parts of the district, surrounding community members, NAADS officials, Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) representatives among others.

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Improved Push and Pull Innovation Project-Phase 2 Implementation

A sample of the 152 kilograms of desmodium seeds yielded under the Phase 2 of the Improved Push and Pull Innovation project, Buyanga sub-County, Iganga District, Uganda

The Improved Push and Pull Innovation project’s 2nd phase kicked off early this year in Uganda’s Iganga District, Buyanga sub-County. This implementation phase is guided by three objectives including the following;

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