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Social media: the modern trend of building and championing institutional brands in higher education

Social Media has evolved exponentially into a powerful social engagement, business intelligence and educational tool that should be embraced by all in this information driven age.

On 26th February 2018, the Directorate of ICT Support (DICTS) at Makerere University organised a Social Media for Higher Education Workshop to sensitize staff and students on how they can utilise social media and other digital media platforms to champion the institution’s brand amongst its stakeholders around the world.

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MURBS Lauded for Initiating Charter and Ambassadors Programme

Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (5th R) flanked by Ag. CEO URBRA-Mr. Martin Nsubuga (8th R), Mr. Wilber Grace Naigambi (4th R), Mr. Stephen Kaboyo (6th R), Dr. John Kitayimbwa (2nd L) with Trustees, heads of staff associations after the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors and Customer Service Charter launch, 27th February 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) has been lauded by the regulator; Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) for coming up with the Customer Service Charter and Departmental Ambassadors Programme. The two initiatives were launched by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at a well-attended ceremony held on 27th February 2018 in the Tele-presence Centre, Senate Building, Makerere University.

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Mak Hosts UAPS President Ahead of 8th African Population Conference

L-R: (1st Row) Ag. Dir. CPAS-Mrs. Agnes Ssekiboobo, UAPS President-Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe and Assoc. Prof. Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye with L-R: (2nd Row), Ms. Hope Nzeire, Ms. Nabawanuka Juliet Zoe, Mr. Esau Atwongeirwe, Dr. Yovani Lubaale, Prof. Leonard Atuhaire, Dr. Abel Nzaboona, Dr. John Mushomi, Dr. Stephen Wandera and Mr. Adrian Ssessanga after the meeting on 27th February 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Uganda will host the 8th African Population Conference in November 2019.

Makerere University was privileged to host Prof. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, President of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) on Tuesday 27th February 2018 as preparations got underway for Uganda to host the 8th African Population Conference in November 2019. Prof. Codjoe who also serves as Director of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon was accompanied by the UAPS East Africa Representative-Dr.

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Call for Applications: Master of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) 2018/2019

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to the Graduate Programme (Masters) for the 2018/2019 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.

SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Master of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Applicants must fulfill the general requirements of the University and the following specific program requirements:

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Call for Scholarships: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Mak School of Liberal and Performing Arts

Intra-Africa Academic mobility Project: - Regional Academic Exchange for Enhanced Skills in Fragile Ecosystems Management in Africa - REFORM

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Mak embarks on process to formulate next 10 year Strategic Plan: Holds Strategic Planning Retreat

Stakeholders involved in mapping out Mak Strategic Plan Framework listen to Prof Barnabas Nawangwe's presentation

Makerere University has embarked on the process that will culminate in the formulation of the next ten year Strategic Plan (2020/21-2029/30). The formulation of the new Mak Strategic Plan (2020/21-2029/30) will take a year-long participatory approach incorporating views of different stakeholders including staff, alumni, students, professional bodies, civil society, as well as the private and public sectors.

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Strengthening Capacity of End-users to Support University Training and Research Programs

PKWI Executive Director-Mrs. Norah Asiyo (background) inspects a cassava field as the farmer (foreground) smiles. Image:RUFORUM

The Popular Knowledge Women’s Initiative (P’KWI) a farmer organization located in Eastern Uganda has worked with Research for Development teams from the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University since 1996. CAES developed a strategic plan that among others emphasised linkages of University-based research teams with communities as part of enhancing outreach engagements.

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AU Awards CoNAS US$1.2m Grant For ASF Research

Associate Professor Charles Masembe, Principal Investigator, African Swine Fever-ASF RESIST project. Image:ASF

The African Union (AU) has awarded a research grant of USD 1,249,988 to a consortium of scientists led by the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University to implement a research project entitled, ‘Developing innovative and sustainable approaches to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Africa (ASF-RESIST)’.

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RUFORUM Trains Reseachers and Non-research Actors to Develop Projects Addressing Food and Nutrition Insecurity in ECSA Region

Participants in a plenary session during the Write-shop supported by PAEPARD, 12 -16th February 2018, Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda. Image:RUFORUM

As part of mobilizing resources to scale out best practice research for development through partnership between research and non-research actors (nongovernmental organizations, private companies and farmer organisations), the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), organized a write-shop to develop proposals to respond to the 2018 Cultivate Africa’s Future – Phase 2 (CultiAF-2).

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AFRISA CoVAB Call for Applications–2018 Intake

Some of the Candidates who successfully completed their AFRISA training at a Graduation Ceremony

AFRISA is a special institute of Makerere University in partnership with Government of Uganda functioning as a Centre of excellence to promote hands-on skilling, enterprise development, employment creation, value-addition, technology adoption and cooperatives. At AFRISA, you can start your career and business at Certificate and Diploma level and gradually upgrade to university degrees. AFRISA programs produce professional farmers, farm industrialists, value-chain technicians and entrepreneurs.

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