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Press Release: Makerere University Selected to Host Hult Prize On-Campus Challenge

Campus Director, Hult Prize at Makerere University-Silver Walugembe (R) and the Guild Minister of ICT and Research (Left) at the Press Conference, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University Selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US$1M

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Mak, St. Augustine Sign MoU to Strengthen Capacity Building in Human Resources

Mak Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th Left), H.E.Mulenga Augustus Ceasor - Chairman Board of Trustees St Augustine International University (SAIU) (5th Left), Prof Nzarubara R. Gabriel -Vice Chancellor, SAIU (5th Right) in a group photo after signing a collaboration agreement on 30th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere and St. Augustine International University (SAIU) on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening capacity building, especially in human resources. While Makerere has for decades been the region’s premier trainer of human resources in a wide range of disciplines, SAIU; established in 2011, has distinguished itself as a private not-for-profit institution that offers scholarships to bright, but economically disadvantaged students.

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Mak iGEM’s Alex Kyabarongo Shines at Global Jamboree

iGEM Makerere Team's Alex Kyabarongo (4th Left) with fellow iGEMmers from around the world on 26th October 2018, Hynes Convention Center, Boston Massachusetts, USA Image: Adam Thomas

Mr. Kyabarongo Alex, a Third Year student of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), has done Makerere University proud by making a brilliant presentation at the global iGEM Jamboree on 26th October 2018. The global event held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, brings together iGEM Teams from around the world to share research findings on the application of synthetic biology to solve global challenges.

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Mak support staff trained in customer care, sustainable investment and retirement planning

Mr. Joseph Musoke, the representative of the support staff on the Makerere University Council, interacting with the participants.

On 25th October 2018, the National Union of Educational Institutions of Uganda (NUEI)-Makerere University Branch with support of the University Management organized a workshop to train Makerere University Support Staff on improving customer care services. Officially opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the one-day workshop introduced participants to sustainable investment ideas and viable procedures of planning for their retirement.

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Freedom of Speech is the essence of democracy, says Ambassador Stéphanie Rivoal

H.E Stéphanie Rivoal, on stage with Daniel Omara, Pablo, Aisha Ali and Deedan. The vibrant team improvised a blitz lecture on the selected topics.

The Ambassador of France to Uganda H.E Stéphanie Rivoal has emphasized the importance of freedom of speech and rights to participate in open discussions. Describing freedom of speech as the essence of democracy, H.E Stéphanie Rivoal said that people should have liberty to debate openly on any topic.

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Trustees Commended as MURBS Registers 17% Record Return on Investment

MURBS Chairperson Board of Trustees-Mr. Wilber Grace Naigambi (C) flanked by Audit Committee Chairperson-Mr. David Ssenoga (L) and Secretary BoT-Dr. John Kitayimbwa (R) at the 8th AGM on 24th October 2018, Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Countless commendations from Management, Scheme Members and the Regulator – Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) representatives poured in as the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) gave details of the 17% rate of return on members’ opening balances as at 1st July 2017. This was at the 8th MURBS Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Wednesday, 24th October 2018 in the Main Hall.

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Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Internet Governance Specialisation

Master in Contemporary Diplomacy: Internet Governance Specialisation. Image:DiploFoundation

Join experienced practitioners, working diplomats, and other international relations professionals to learn about the theoretical and practical building blocks of diplomacy. Our graduates tell us that this blended learning programme lasting 16-20 months helped them to develop personally and advance their careers.

Course topics include: Bilateral Diplomacy; Multilateral Diplomacy; Development Diplomacy; Language and Diplomacy; 21st Century Diplomacy; E-diplomacy; Cybersecurity; Introduction to Internet Governance; Internet Technology and Policy; and more.

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Call For Abstracts: United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation

 R-L: U.S Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Deborah R. Malac, Principal CHUSS-Prof. Edward Kirumira and Susan Parker-Burns-Public Affairs Officer at the US. Embassy at the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program held on 21st October 2016, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

In 2001, the Congress of the United States of America established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve cultural heritage in eligible countries.  Through the Ambassador’s Fund, American embassies around the globe are helping eligible countries to preserve historic sites and manuscripts, museum collections, and traditional forms of music, dance, and language.  

Call for Abstracts

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Call for applications: International Joint Masters in Limnology & Wetland Management (LWM)

An aerial view of the Colleges of Natural Sciences-CoNAS, Agriculture-CAES, Engineering-CEDAT, School of Statistics, Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics. Partly visible in the background is the surrounding Kikoni neighbourhood, October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Call for applications to potential candidates  interested in applying for academic admission to attend the "INTERNATIONAL JOINT MASTERS' DEGREE PROGRAMME IN LIMNOLOGY & WETLAND MANAGEMENT (LWM)", commencing in October 2019.

The LWM Master's programme provides:

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Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award: Call For Application

Swiss Re Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award Call For Application Image:SRF

The Swiss Re Foundation Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that contribute to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of this annual programme, its specific focus changes from year to year.

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