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Experts in Mathematics emphasize the need to create sustainable networks to Strengthen Research in Universities

L-R; Prof. Bengt Ove Turesson, Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza,Prof. Leif Abrahamsson,Prof. J.Y.T Mugisha and Prof. Martin Singull during the 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and International Science Programme (ISP) funded PhD Students and Postdocs in mathematics

Experts in mathematics have emphasized the need to create sustainable groups and networks to strengthen Research in Universities. This was at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and ISP-Funded PhD Students and Postdocs in Mathematics; held on Monday 20th August 2018 at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, Uganda.  The meeting was officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by the Director of Research and Graduate Training Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza. 

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CAES and ACCELERATE Collaboration to Initiate PPPs That Boost Youth and Student Agribusiness Innovations

Hon. Beatrice Anywar (2nd L) and Dr. Fred Kabi (R) interact with other participants during the CAES-ACCELERATE roundtable conversation, 17th August 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) together with partners under the ACCELERATE Initiative have held a one day workshop and round-table conversation on Youth, Education and Innovation in development of sustainable Agribusiness.

The workshop was opened by the Deputy Director Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) in charge of Administration Dr. David Owiny at the Makerere University Senate building on Friday, 17th August 2018.

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MaRCCI Embarks on Cowpea and Sorghum Research for Disease, Drought and Other Tolerances

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Green Cap & Tie) listens to the Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (touching sorghum head) during a tour of one of the demonstration plots under MaRCCI at MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda. MaRCCI is undertaking research on disease, drought and other tolerance on cowpea and sorghum

Makerere University’s Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) has initiated two breeding programmes on cowpea and sorghum not only for research but also to address the issue of nutritional security and increasing income for farmers.

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New Fees Policy Guidelines 2018/2019

Representatives from Finance Directorate, Dean of Students, Security and Students' Leadership in a Meeting at the School of Law on 16th August 2018.

In consultation with key stakeholders, especially the students, University Council has approved a new user-friendly fees policy, which will make the experience of the University for the majority of students more fulfilling. The following are highlights of the new fees policy:

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3rd Network Meeting for SIda and ISP-Funded PhD Students and Postdocs in Mathematics

The 3rd Network Meeting for Sida and International Science Programme (ISP) funded PhD Students and Postdocs in mathematics will be held on 20th-24th August 2018 at Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel Entebbe, Uganda. The theme of the meeting is: Strengthening Research in Mathematics in Universities with Sida and ISP Support.

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Nyabyeya Forestry College Hands Over 10hectares to Enhance Mak’s Practical Forestry Training

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd L) exchanges the signed MoU with NFC Principal-Mr. Godfrey Akubonabona (4th L) as Mr. Henry Mwebe (L), Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (2nd L), Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga (2nd R), Prof. Mnason Tweheyo (3rd R) and other officials witness during the visit to NFC on 15th August 2018, Masindi Uganda

Nyabyeya Forest College (NFC) in Masindi has handed over ten (10) hectares of land to Makerere University to enhance practical forestry training. The land provided will be used for establishment of a training plantation forest which will help in enhancing practical training and research.

This follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and Nyabyeya Forestry College on 3rd July 2018.

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Request For Expression of Interest: CTCA M&E Plan 2019-2025

Request for Expression of Interest: Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) Consultancy to develop its M&E 2019 – 2025

The Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA) was established in July 2011 by the World Health Organisation with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build and sustain institutional capacity of African governments in tobacco control. The Centre which is hosted by the Makerere University School of Public Health is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

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CAES’ New Students Advised to Work Hard and Guard Against Hooliganism

Principal-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (L) addresses the students as the Finance Team Leader Mrs. Vianney Baguma and the College Librarian Mr. Onan Mulumba listen, 8th August 2018, CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Principal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University on Wednesday, 8th August 2018 advised the new students admitted under the college to work hard so that they can be retained as academics.

“We all worked hard to attain these positions; you also need to work hard such that you can remain with us, but all this calls for no retake“ he said.

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Dr. Poplack, Ryoichi Sasakawa Receive Mak’s Prestigious Honorary Doctorates

Dr. David Poplack, Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine receives his award from the Chancellor, Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) at a special graduation ceremony held on 9th August 2018 in the Main Hall. Looking on is the Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe (Standing 2nd L) and Principal College of Health Sciences - Prof. Charles Ibingira (Standing L)

Euphoria swept over the special congregation in the Main Hall on the morning of 9th August 2018 as Dr. David Poplack and the Late Ryoichi Sasakawa received Makerere University’s prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) and Honorary Doctorare of Laws (Honoris Causa) respectively.

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Chinese Embassy awards 30 Scholarships to Makerere University students

 The Ambassador of China to Uganda, H.E. Zheng Zhuaiang, handing over the cheque to  the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo. Present were the State Minister for Higher Education Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo and  the Acting Director of Gender Mainstreaming, Dr. Euzobia M. Baine.

The Embassy of China to Uganda has awarded two categories Scholarships; the Ambassador’s Award for Excellence and the Ambassador’s Award for Friendship to Makerere University continuing students. Officially launched by the State Minister for Higher Education Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo on behalf of the Minister of Education and Sports Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni, the Scholarships Award was received by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Prof. William Bazeyo on 8th August 2018.

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