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New ISO Standard Trainings @CoCIS

Block B of the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. CoCIS in partnership with Computer Forensics Consults will offer ISO Certification Training

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), Makerere University through its Centre for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CIPSD) has partnered with Computer Forensics Consults to offer ISO standard trainings.

The ISO standards are a set of international standards on quality and quality assurance developed to help companies effectively document the quality control system elements to be implemented to maintain an efficient quality control system.

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Mak-Case Western Set to Celebrate 30 Years of Collaboration

R-L: The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Nnabagereka of Buganda Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, CWRU President Barbara Snyder and other delegates at the symposium on higher education in East Africa, Serena Hotel, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) are set to mark 30 years of collaboration.

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Mak Participates in the 11th Higher Education Exhibition

Dr. Ian Clarke (Right) flips through a copy of the Mak News Magazine during his visit to the Makerere University Stall at the 11th NCHE Higher Education Exhibition, 21st March 2019, UMA Exhibition Hall, Lugogo Showgrounds, Kampala Uganda. 2nd Left is ariticle author Ms. Proscovia Nabatte

Makerere University has demonstrated her readiness to fully participate in the 11th Edition of the NCHE Annual Higher Education Exhibition; a three-day 21st – 23rd March 2019, event being held at the Lugogo Show Grounds. Exhibiting institutions have been allocated stalls in the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Exhibition Hall.

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World Water Day 2019 Case Study Sharing Opportunity

Researchers from AfriWatSan consortium testing the quality of water from a shallow well in Lukaya Town, Uganda. Image:Royal Society

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University is running a project together with University College London in a bid to better understand the capacity of subsurface water in rapidly growing African towns and cities in order to provide both a source of safe water and receptacle for faecal waste. This project is funded by DFID.

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Mak Launches ACE in Bioinformatics and Data Intensive Sciences

L-R: Prof. Moses Joloba, Dr. Abdoulaye Djimdé, IDI ED-Dr. Andrew Kambugu, US Deputy Chief of Mission in Kampala-Ms. Colette Marcellin and Mr. Michael Tartakovsky at the ACE in Bioinformatices and Intensive Data Sciences launch on 21st March 2019, IDI-McKinnell Knowledge Centre, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday, 21st March 2019, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and the Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS) and Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) in partnership with the US Government’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (NIH/NIAID/OCICB) launched the African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Bioinformatics and Data Intensive Sciences at the IDI-McKinnell Knowledge Centre, Makerere University.

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RAN-United Social Ventures: Internship Opportunity

Apply to join the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) - United Social Ventures joint Internship Program for 2019

Apply to join the RAN - United Social Ventures joint Internship Program for 2019. This is an internship like no other!

Form a team and design an "innovative social venture" over 12 weeks. Most of the work you will do independently as a team. Going into communities to learn, immerse your self, build, and implement a sustainable solution to the problem you choose.

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UNMA Explains Current Dry Spell Conditions over Most of Uganda

The 1967 Government dam that was rehabilitated by Makerere University under the WATERCARP project in 2011. The valley dam sustains over 1,000 cattle from seven parishes in Wanzogi sub-County, Nakasongola District throughout the dry season.

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) has attributed the dry spell conditions being experienced in most parts of Uganda to the tropical cyclone (storm) codenamed IDAI. The storm which has been over the Mozambique Channel has been associated with heavy rains and winds of up to 170km/h made landfall on the coastal port city of Beira in Mozambique on 14th March 2019 with devastating impacts on human life and property in both Mozambique and Malawi.

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CHUSS benchmarks Centres on Teaching and Learning

Dr. Josephine Ahikire (Right), Dr. Aaron Mushengyezi (2nd Left), Dr. Andrew State (Left) with Prof. James P. Holloway, Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Interdisciplinary Academic Affairs, University of Michigan (2nd Right).

With support of a Planning Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) is undertaking study visits to research Centres on Teaching and Learning in universities in South Africa and the United States. The purpose of the visits is to benchmark best practices from these centres, which will inform the establishment of a similar Centre in the College and at Makerere University.

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Call For Applications: RENU Industrial Training Program

Female Students access one of the wireless hotspots along the Edge Road, near the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) is welcoming applications for Industrial Training in Engineering, and Finance and Administration. The program will run from 1st June 2019 till 31st July 2019.

For this year’s program, only students from the following courses will be admitted;

Engineering courses (only female applicants to be admitted);
1. Bsc. Telecommunications Engineering (Year 3)
2. Bsc. Computer Engineering (Year 3)
3. Bsc. Software Engineering (Year 3)
4. Bsc. Computer Science (Year 2)

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CEES Hosts Columbus State's Prof. Paulina Kuforiji Under CADFP

 Prof. Paulina Kuforiji, visiting professor of Instructional Technology from Columbus State University

Under the auspices of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship programme (CADFP), the College of Education and External Studies (CEES), Makerere University is hosting Prof. Paulina Kuforiji, visiting professor of Instructional Technology from Columbus State University. CADFP is a fellowship program for African institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda to host an African-born scholar to work in projects in research collaboration, graduate student teaching/mentoring and curriculum co-development.