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UJ's Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala Delivers Lecture on the 4th Industrial Revolution

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala delivers his public lecture on the 4IR, 27th March 2019, CEDAT Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa, Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 delivered a public lecture on the 4th Industrial Revolution during his visit to Makerere University.

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Mak – CWRU Celebrate 30 Years of Research Collaboration

L-R Prof. Barbara R. Snyder - President Case Western University, Hon. Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye - Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe - Vice Chancellor, Makerere University

On 26th March 2019, Makerere University and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) held a symposium to celebrate 30 years of research collaboration under the theme "Building Bridges, Fighting Diseases - Past, Present and Future."

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Assessment of the factors affecting Uganda’s external debt burden

The School of Economics and the School of Business, College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

This study was carried to assess the factors that have led to an increase in the External debt burden. Secondary data about External debt was collected for the period 2000 to 2013 and for the factors that have led to its increase such as Tax revenue, Total reserves, Average grace period on new external commitments and Average maturity on external debt commitments.

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Source: College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)

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85th Guild President Swears In, Assures Gallant Makerereans of Quality Service Delivery

H.E. Kateregga Julius takes oath as the 85th Guild President on 27th March 2019, Main Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. He promised to balance the mighty hill of the great intellectuals with good governance

On Wednesday, 27th March 2019, hundreds of people including Makerere University Administrators, students and parents and well-wishers gathered in Makerere University Main Hall to witness the swearing in ceremony of their beloved Guild President-elect H.E. Kateregga Julius commonly known as KJ.

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MakSPH and WHO to collaborate on research and building capacity in Public health

The MoU was signed by Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean School of Public Health and Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO, Country Representative to Uganda on behalf of the two institutions on 27th March 2019, School of Public Health, CHS, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) on Wednesday 27th March 2019, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Health Organization (WHO). The MoU aimed at strengthening relationship and providing an organized framework of collaboration (on institutional basis) between the two parties. The agreement is the first of its kind between WHO and MakSPH. In Uganda, MakSPH is the leading institutions in public health research and training.

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Annual Advisory Board Meeting Commends MaRCCI Progress and Initiatives

The Chair MaRCCI Advisory Board, Dr. Yona Baguma (Rear 4th Right) and Principal CAES, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha (Rear 5th Right) with MaRCCI Director, Dr. Edema Richard (Front Right), Members of the Advisory Board and other participants after a Board Session on 13th March 2019, Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala Uganda

A committee of the Advisory Board constituted of nine eminent scientists and business people from various institutions in and outside Africa and the US including some of eminent Private sector companies from 11th to 15th March 2019 converged at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala Uganda to assess the annual progress recorded by the Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI).

The committee which is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for a two-year term routinely sits to follow up progress with centre activities.

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UMN's Prof. Samuel Mukasa Presents on STEM in Africa

Prof. Samuel Mukasa, the University of Minnesota (UMN) Senior Executive for Global STEM Initiatives , with a particular interest in focusing on Africa delivers his presentation on 26th March 2019, CEDAT Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

On 26th March 2019, Prof. Samuel Mukasa, the University of Minnesota (UMN) Senior Executive for Global STEM Initiatives, visited the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) and delivered a presentation with the aim of attracting potential STEM graduate students to study in the USA.  

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Call for Applications: ABEC Design Competition 2019

Call for Applications: ABEC Design Competition 2019. Image:ABEC

The Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), together with the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC) and the UBORA consortium,  is holding the 2019 ABEC Design Competition with the theme ‘Cross-Cutting Issues in Healthcare: Global Technology Innovations in Surgery, Obstetrics and Anesthesia’.

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Mak Strengthens Ties with Case Western Reserve University

The President CWRU-HE. Barbara R. Snyder (Centre with spade) plants a tree marking 30 years of collaboration with MakCHS as to her Right; Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Prof. Charles Ibingira, Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Prof. Tonny Oyana and other guests witness on 25th March 2019, CHS, Mulago Campus, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Monday, 25th March 2019, over 100 guests gathered at the College of Health Sciences Gardens in Mulago to celebrate the 30 years of collaboration between Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

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Govt called upon to Fund Research in NCDs: Diabetes can be Prevented and Effectively Managed

Some of the participants in the SMART2D Research Dissemination Workshop organised by the School of Public Health, Makerere University on 21st March 2019, Golf Course Hotel Kampala Uganda. The 4-year research reported alarming increases of incidences of NCDs especially Type-2-Diabetes.

“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a rapidly growing health burden in Uganda, and many other low and middle income countries. I call upon the Government of Uganda to fund research in NCDs. Most people with NCDs do not know that they are suffering from NCDs such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, or heart diseases. For diabetes, about half of the people with diabetes in Uganda do not know that they have it,” said Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health.

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