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MaRCCI Hosts Training on Digital Data Collection and Management in Plant Breeding

Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (Left) listens as Prof. Paul Gibson-Deputy Centre Director for MaRCCI addresses participants on 28th November 2017, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso, Uganda

About eighty plant breeders and researchers from Uganda and other countries converged at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute (MUARIK) to undergo training on Digital Data Collection and Management in plant breeding from 26th November-1st December 2017.

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Director Estates and Works Hands Over Office

Outgoing EWD Director-Eng. Fred Nuwagaba (L) hands over office keys to Eng. Christina Kakeeto (R) as Mr. Patrick Akonyet (2nd L) and a member of the EWD staff witness during the ceremony, 30th November 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The outgoing Director, Estates and Works Department (EWD)-Eng. Fred Nuwagaba has today Thursday, 30th November 2017 handed over office to his newly-appointed counterpart Eng. Christina Kakeeto. The brief handover ceremony was held at the EWD Offices, Makerere University and witnessed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration)-Prof. William Bazeyo, University Bursar-Mr. Augustine Tamale, Manager Records and Information, Human Resources Directorate (HRD)-Mr. Ssanyu Lawrence, who represented the Acting Director-Mrs.

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Mak Releases Another New Soybean Variety Maksoy 6N

Prof.Phinehas Tukamuhabwa - A Makerere Plant breeder defends his data before the National Variety Release Committee on Friday 24th November 2017 at MAAIF's Namalere Department of Crop Protection. Right is a sample of the new Maksoy 6N which is high yielding, early maturing (under 120 days) with high protein and oil content of 41% and 20 % respectively.

A new soybean variety Maksoy 6N has been released to the public.

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The Untapped Potential of Regional Programmes Support to Higher Education

Article Author Dr. Florence Nakayiwa Image:RUFORUM

Recent developments have brought higher education and especially university education back to the fore. The realization that no county can develop without investment in higher education has increased focus on the expectations against a backdrop of historical funding and quality challenges. The resurgence of focus for higher education has manifested in the change in the funding and continued engagement between the higher education sector and other national development initiatives. Several key thrusts stand out to support this argument.

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Mak to Host Property Investor Conference

L-R: Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Director Planning-Dr. Florence Nakayiwa and Ag. CEO Mak Holdings-Mr. Moses Nadiope briefing the media about the upcoming Property Inverstor Conference to be held 5th December 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel

Makerere University Holdings Limited (Mak Holdings) in collaboration with the University Management is hosting the Makerere University Property Investor Conference on Tuesday 5th December 2017, to engage national, regional and international property development stakeholders (financiers, developers and advisors and among others) in order to market University properties and projects.

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Mak to use scientific based technologies to increase the productivity of bananas and honey

Principal Investigator Dr Arthur K. Tugume from College of Natural Sciences

Researchers from College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS) have unveiled two projects that are geared towards mass production of banana and honey.

November 2017 Issue

  • President Museveni launches Annual Nelson Mandela Commemorative Lecture
  • Brand Yourself and Brand Mak-VC to College Leaders
  • Vice Chancellor Meeting with Guild Representative Councillors (GRCs)
  • Meet the new Deputy Vice Chancellor 
  • Mak to continue promoting entrepreneurship skills among students
  • Chairperson of Council inaugurates Mak Students Disciplinary Committee
  • Mak 83rd Students’ Guild equipped with knowledge and skills
  • Mak to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Waste
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Role of Higher Education in Creating Inclusive Societies

Dr. Tiwonge Davis Manda (Second left) and Dr. Chomora Mikeka (Far Right) pose for a group photo. They were recognized as outstanding young Scientists in Malawi during the AGM 2017. Image:RUFORUM

The RUFORUM ‘Vision 2030’ outlines a proposed agenda for how African universities within the network intend to position themselves to improve agricultural higher education, science, technology and innovation in Africa by the year 2030. The ambition of the agenda is to harness the discovery, engagement and learning of vibrant transformative universities to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa.

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Vice Chancellor’s Media Briefing November 2017

Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd L), flanked by L-R: Dr. Arthru K. Tugume, Dr. Anne Margaret Akol and Principal CoNAS-Prof. J.Y.T. Mugisha during the Monthly Media Briefing, 27th November 2017, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Prof. Nawangwe reiterated Makerere University's commitment to produce research relevant to societal problems and gave updates on the upcoming Property Investor Conference among other issues.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, has today, Monday, 27th November 2017 held the monthly press briefing, aimed at sharing the latest information on research and innovations as well as updating the public on the latest measures to improve staff and student welfare and institutional financial sustainability.

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CEDAT Hosts Intel Machine Learning and AI Workshop

Dr. Dorothy Okello (L) and Mr. Roy Allela-Intel Kenya (8th L) with participants during the Workshop held on 22nd November 2017 at CEDAT, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University held its inaugural workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. The goal of the workshop was to raise awareness among the staff and student body on the concepts of machine learning and latest trends and research in that area.

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