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Mak Receives Biotechnology Laboratory Equipment under AfDB-HEST Project

Assoc. Prof. Denis Mpairwe (Right) oversees the delicate offloading process of the new Biotechnology Lab Equipment on 11th February 2019 at CAES, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) on Monday, 11th February 2019 received a consignment of the Biotechnology Laboratory equipment as part of the package for the university under the AfDB-HEST 5year (2013-2018) Government-secured loan. The consignment containing over 140 items was delivered at the School of Agricultural Sciences (SAS) and received by the Head, Department of Agricultural Production Associate Professor Denis Mpairwe.

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Framing the Presence of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in South Sudan and the Prospects of Peace Journalism

The School of Liberal and Performing Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This study examines how a South Sudan based newspaper-Juba Monitor framed the presence of the UPDF in Juba in their effort to rescue and restore peace in South Sudan. Using qualitative content analysis and interviews, the study concludes that the reporting of warfare was done by proxy, as a means to escape hostility and violence directed towards the media and also as a tactic the media house employed to stay in business. An evaluation of the coverage shows a need for availing necessary information to the media during conflicts.

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Call for Papers for 2019 International Conference - Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

Call for Papers for 2019 International Conference - Africa Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)

Call for Papers for 2019 International Conference 

Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: 

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Mak Receives MUARIK AfDB-HEST State-of–the-art Graduate Lab Complex

The Principal CAES-Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (C) flanked by Arch Designs Ltd. representatives Eng. Florence Lunyoro (L) and Arch. Dickson Wetala (R) inspects one of the Washrooms in the Gradute Training and Research Lab on 11th Feburary 2019 during the site handover at MUARIK, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda
  • The facility is to host the First National Agricultural Library in the country
  • Mak to host the best Biotechnology, Animal, Soil and Crop science laboratories
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Mak Chancellor presents Appreciation Awards to Outgoing Council as the New Chairperson of Council receives Instruments of Power

The New Chairperson of Council Mrs Lorna Magara receiving  Instruments of Power from the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma. Other members presents is the Outgoing Chairperson of Council Eng.Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem and the University Secretary Mr. Charles Barugahare.

On Friday 8th February 2019, the Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Ezra Suruma presented appreciated awards to the Outgoing Chairperson and Members of Makerere University Council (Dec 2014 to Dec 2018) in recognition of their dedicated service to this great institution.

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DRGT and Dept. of Sociology Complete PhD Training in Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

The Director, DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (4th L) with Resource Persons and PhD Students that took part in the 2-week Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis Training, 8th February 2019, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Friday, 8th February 2019, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) in collaboration with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) brought to a close the 2-week long PhD Integrative Training in Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis at the School of Women and Gender Studies.

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Internship Programme at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg

Graduands from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) on Day1 of the 69th Graduation Ceremony, 15th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Building on the success of the first edition of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Internship Programme for university students and recent graduates, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is happy to announce the 2nd intake of 8 young professional in 2019.

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FAO and RUFORUM Link Students and Local Communities in Line With SDG2

The list of RUFORM implemented Community-Based Field Attachments in 2018 supported by FAO. Image:RUFORUM

In 2018 the Regional Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) implemented the Community-Based Field Attachment Award (CFAPA) program, which was supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for promoting youth support for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular, SDG2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

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The Call of Home

  Noble Banadda in his lab at Makerere University in Kampala; he returned to Uganda after his studies.Credit: Makerere Public Relations Office

Maintaining connections internationally has been key to the success of Ugandan-born bioprocessing engineer Noble Banadda, although he does so from his home base at Makerere University in Kampala. After a PhD at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, followed by a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Banadda received job offers from large chemical companies in Germany and New Jersey. Then came more recruitment efforts from universities across the United States.

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MTSIFA hosts Professors from Bezalel Academy-Jerusalem

Professors from Bezalel Academy-Jerusalem, Israel during their visit to the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts (MTSIFA) on the 7th February 2019 where they held a workshop with Mak Students as part of the art academies exchange program between Makerere University and Bezalel

Professors from Bezalel Academy held a workshop with students of the Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art on the 7th February 2019. This workshop was part of the art academies exchange program between Makerere University Kampala & Bezalel Academy Jerusalem. The workshop was held at the Ceramics lab at MTSIFA. The exchange program is facilitated by CoCuDi Center and The African Studies Gallery.

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