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Mak 84th Guild Promotes Students, Staff and Community Health

A PSI Staff Member educates female students about family planning as the 84th Guild Annual Health Camp kicked off on 16th October 2018, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Hundreds of Makerere University students were drawn the Freedom Square on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 to receive free services as the Annual Makerere Guild Health Camp kicked off. A number of health service providers such as the University Hospital, IAA Healthcare, Uganda Cares, Population Services International, Abii Clinic and Uganda Blood Transfusion Services among others set up camp to provide services to the students, staff and communities surrounding Makerere University.

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Mak Students Showcase Amazing Innovations at CoBAMS Expo

An aerial photo of the Main Library (Left) and College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)-Right, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Students from Makerere University College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) have showcased their amazing innovations at the Third Annual Entrepreneurship Expo. The Colorful exhibition took on Friday, 12th October 2018 in the Makerere University Freedom Square. Among the many ideas showcased were the five top innovations that won awards.  These included:

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Mak One Health Institute - Cohort 2019 Graduate Fellowship & Field Attachment

Student Responders on a boat off Lutembe Beach wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) go out on the lake to collect a dead bird during the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak in February 2017 Image:OHCEA

The Makerere University One Health Institute is due to run over the Semester I Christmas recess (December 2018 to January 2019). This is inter-disciplinary training using a “One Health” approach targeting both students and faculty of programs that contribute to improved health outcomes.

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Project Research Funding: Enhancing Crop Productivity on Smallholder Farms

Sorghum under evaluation on a plot at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), CAES, Wakiso, Uganda

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) in collaboration with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University, and Nature Palace Foundation (NPF) invite applicants to participate in the project based collaborative research grant.

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Pakasa Forum Advises Mak Students on Self-Employment

L-R: Vision Group's CEO-Mr. Robert Kabushenga and Head of Marketing and Communication-Ms. Susan Nsibirwa chat with Chairperson of the Uganda Manufacturers Association-Ms Barbara Mulwana after the 9th Pakasa Forum on 11th October 2018, CoBAMS Auditorium, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Chief Executive Officer of Nice House of Plastics and Chairperson of Uganda Manufacturer Association, Ms Barbara Mulwana, has advised university students to engage in innovative ways of job creation.  This was during the 9th Pakasa Forum held on Thursday 11th October 2018; to give young entrepreneurs skills on how to start business and survive in a competitive business environment.

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University of Agder Seeks Collaboration with Mak

The DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang (3rd R Front Row) and University of Agder's Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences-Dr Anne Halvorsen (2nd R Front Row) with staff from both institutions after the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, 10th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The University of Agder in Norway is seeking collaboration with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University. On 10th October 2018, a team of nine faculty from the University of Agder led by the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Anne Halvorsen paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor to present their interests and further discuss modalities for collaboration.

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Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt Visits Mak, Promotes Relations

L-R: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kropač, Simone Rieger, DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, KU President-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, Prof. Tonny Oyana and Ms. Martha Muwanguzi (all holding the Mak scarf earlier given to the KU President), Prof. Dr. Klaudia Schultheis, Thomas Sporer and Dr. Christian Klenk after the courtesy call on 10th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

A delegation of six led by the President of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien, on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 visited Makerere University and paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor. They were received by on behalf of Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe by the Acting Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs), Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, The Principal College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Prof. Tonny Oyana and the International Office’s Ms. Martha Muwanguzi.

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CoBAMS to Host Pakasa Forum and 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Expo

The Principal CoBAMS-Prof. Eria Hisali (C),  Dr. Peter Turyakira (L), Dr. Cathy Mbidde (2nd R) New Vision's Mr. Joseph Byaruhanga and a colleague (2nd L & 3rd R respectively) and the article authors Rachael Kanyi (3rd L) and Esther Joyce Nakibombo (R) after the Media Briefing on 8th October 2018, CoBAMS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Over 1,500 Makerere University students in the Department of Marketing and Management under the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) are prepared to showcase innovative ideas during the 3rd Annual Entrepreneurship Expo 2018.

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Mak Signs MoU with Tsinghua-China’s Top University

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (4th L) and Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu (3rd L) are joined by L-R: Ms. Ritah Namisango, Prof. Peter Atekyereza, Ms. Martha Muwanguzi (Rear), Dr. Vincent Ssembatya (Rear), Zhang Pengbin, Prof. Tonny Oyana, Dr. Ruth Nalumaga and Mr. Walter Yorac Nono in a group photo after the MoU signing on 8th October 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University on Monday, 8th October 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR), Tsinghua University, Beijing China. Tsinghua is China’s leading University recently ranked twenty second globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.  

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Siemens Stiftung Technology Innovation Award

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The Siemens Stiftung Technology Innovation Award aims to identify simple technological innovations with business potential to empower people around the world! Take part in our innovation challenge and win the empowering people.

The deadline to apply for our innovation challenge to empower people is fast approaching. Hurry! Submit your sustainable solutions today and you stand a chance to win empowering people. Award 2019! The competition identifies simple technological innovations with a business potential supporting living conditions in developing regions across the world!