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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.  

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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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Professor William Bazeyo Continues to Support Innovations

Prof. William Bazeyo (Left) engages with some innovators during a routine chat on 18th October 2018 in the Upper Innovation Lab, RAN Kololo Offices,  Upper Kololo Terrace, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

It was on a chilly morning of Thursday October 18, 2018 when Prof. William Bazeyo, RAN Chief of Party and Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration) at Makerere University once again exhibited his passion, interest and support for innovation. Prof. Bazeyo was at the RAN office premises and while executing his day-to-day activities, walked into the upper RAN innovation lab to engage with the different innovators using the space.

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Makerere iGEM 2018 - Uganda’s First iGEM Team Turns Waste Plastic into Fuel

The iGEM Team 2018 poses for a group photo with one of their College Advisors, Dr. Anne Kazibwe (Extreme Right) and Instructor Mr. Otim Geoffrey (Rear 2nd Right), CoVAB, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

“iGEM” stands for the international Genetically Engineered Machine. This annual, globe-spanning synthetic biology competition invites teams of university and high school level scientists to spend their summers designing, undertaking, and honing their synthetic biology research projects.

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Assistant Lecturers Advised to Work with Passion at 5th Pedagogical Skills Training

Acting Director, Gender Mainstreaming-Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha listens to input during the Pedagogical Skills Training on 17th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Acting Director Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) Dr. Euzobia Baine Mugisha has urged Makerere University Assistant Lecturers to work with passion while delivering their services, as this will help stand out as ethical professionals. This was during the 5th Pedagogical Skills Training for Makerere University Assistant Lecturers held on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 in the Quality Assurance Tele-presence Center, Senate Building, Makerere University.

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Prof. Sewankambo, Prof. Kiguli Win 5-Year Fogarty International Center Awards

Prof. Nelson Sewankambo (Left) and Prof. Sarah Kiguli (Right) from the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda are winners of 5-Year Fogarty International Center Awards

The former Principal, College of Health Sciences (CHS) and Professor of Internal Medicine, Prof. Nelson K. Sewankambo and Prof. Sarah Kiguli, a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health in the School of Medicine, CHS, Makerere University have been awarded five-year grants by the Fogarty International Center. Prof. Sewankambo’s African Association for Health Professions Education and Research project award was received under the Infectious Diseases Institute while Prof.

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Mak Holds Memorial Symposium for Prof. Rubadiri

Prof. David Rubadiri (Seated Left) with his wife and members of his family. Makerere University held a commemorative symposium in the Main Hall on 12th October 2018

Hundreds of literary scholars converged in the University Main Hall on 12th October 2018 to commemorate the life of Prof. David Rubadiri. Prof. Rubadiri, an iconic literary scholar, celebrated poet, playwright and novelist died on 15th September 2018 and was buried at his ancestral home in Malawi. Remembered by many for his poetic ingenuity and scholarly acumen as well as his simplicity and humane character, Prof.

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RAN's EpiTent Limited Listed in WHO Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies, 2016-2017

Makerere University RAN Lab's EpiTent; the tent that breathes listed in WHO's Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies, 2016-2017 Image:EpiTent

The Makerere University ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) Lab's EpiTent Limited has been listed among the World Health Organization (WHO) compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings, 2016- 2017. The Compendium contains information about novel advancements that offer a new solution to address unmet health needs. It celebrates the work of those who create inexpensive tools that can be used effectively even in challenging care delivery environments.

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MURBS Declares 17% Return to Members Ahead of 8th AGM

The Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Centre in Mak ties), DVCFA-Prof. William Bazeyo (Next to Chair Council) and Chairperson MURBS Board of Trustees-Mr. Wilber Grace Naigambi (Next to Prof. Bazeyo) with MURBS Departmental Ambassadors, Service Providers and Staff after the Press Conference on 16th October 2018, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) has declared a rate of 17% return to Makerere University Staff members which was above their target by three points. This was revealed during a press conference held on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 in the Quality Assurance Tele-presence Centre, Senate Building, Makerere University.