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March 2019

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CoVAB, Göttingen, Khartoum Launch MAP EVOLUTION Project

Deans and Heads of Department (HoDs) pose for a photo with international collaborators from the University Medical Centre of Göttingen and University of Khartoum at the Launch of MAP EVOLUTION Africa Project on 11th March 2019, CoVAB, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (CoVAB), Makerere University in collaboration with the University Medical Center of Göttingen and the University of Khartoum on Monday 11th March 2019 launched the Molecular evolution Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in Africa project (THE MAP EVOLUTION PROJECT).

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Applications for admission to Undergraduate Programmes 2019/2020

Undergraduate admission 2019-2020 Academic year open

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications from Ugandan, East African, S. Sudan and international applicants for the undergraduate programmes under the private sponsorship scheme for the 2019/2020 Academic year.

Each applicant should:


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Mak-NC State Explore Building Communities for Resilience

R-L: Dr. Bailian Li – Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement, Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Director DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, José Cisneros-NC State and James Kiwanuka Tondo-NC State pose for a group photograph on the opening day of the Mak-NC State Conference on 11th March 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Monday, 11th March 2019, Makerere University together with North Carolina State University (NC State) USA convened the East African Higher Education Summit under the theme: Teaching, Research and Engagement in the East Africa Sub-region: Agenda for Building Communities for Resilience in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose for the Summit was to develop strategies to strengthen higher education in the East Africa region, which expands the partnership between Mak and NC State established in 2015.

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Pre-Entry Examination for admission to the Bachelor of Laws for 2019/2020

 Pre-Entry Examination for admission to the Bachelor of Laws for 2019/2020 will be held on Saturday 13th April, 2019.

The Academic Registrar Makerere University announces that the Pre-Entry Examination for admission to the Bachelor of Laws for 2019/2020 will be held on Saturday 13th April, 2019.

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Mak Wins 4 Multi-institutional African Union Research Grants

The Director DRGT, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (Centre Mak Necktie) and Executive Secretary RUFORUM, Prof. Adipala Ekwamu (3rd L) with grant recipients at the launch of the multi-institutional research projects funded by the African Union, 6th March 2019, Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe Uganda

On Wednesday, 6th March 2019, I represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe at the launch of the multi-institutional research projects funded by the African Union Commission through the African Union Research Grants with support from the European Commission. Makerere won four of the ten projects funded by the African Commission and will implement the grants in collaboration with University of Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique; and University of Zambia.

We congratulate the Principal Investigators (PIs) including:

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Prof. Solanki Lecture on Promoting Localized Energy Self-sufficiency

Students keenly watch Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki from IITB, India (Left) as he demonstrates assembly of the Gandhi Global Solar Yatra (GGSY) during his Public Lecture on 5th March 2019, CEDAT Conference Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On 5th March 2019, the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) hosted Professor Chetan Singh Solanki from the Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India, who delivered a public lecture on Promoting Localized Energy Self-sufficiency for Sustainability. Prof. Solanki trained participants on assembling the Gandhi Global Solar Yatra (GGSY); a solar lamp designed in commemoration of Mahatma Ghandi's 150th birthday.

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RAN Hosts LASER-PULSE Consortium Partners for S.Sudan Impact Evaluation Meeting

Participants from Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that took part in five-day LASER-PULSE workshop hosted by Makerere University-RAN pose for a group photo on 4th March 2019 at Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Uganda

USAID’s Centre for Development Research, through the Higher Education Solutions Network awarded the Long-Term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) – Partner University-Led Solutions Engine (PULSE) initiative to Purdue University. The Mission of LASER is to increase the participation of universities in research that contributes to improvement of development outcomes. LASER-PULSE’s core partners are Purdue University, Catholic Relief Services, Indiana University, Makerere University, and the University of Notre Dame.

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Mak-Aalto Students Develop Innovative Water Purification Solutions

The Deputy Principal CEDAT, Dr. Venny Nakazibwe (Front Row: 4th Left) and the Head-Department of Visual Communication Design and Multimedia, Prof. Philip Kwesiga (seated) Students from Makerere and Aaalto University, Finland that designed Innovative Water Purification Systems in February 2019.

Students of the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) together with those from Aalto University, Finland came together to develop solutions to problems in and around Makerere University under the Problem Based Learning (PBL) umbrella. The team from Aalto University arrived in Uganda on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 and left on Thursday, 28th February 2019. The students formed 3 groups that worked on different solutions to current and emerging problems in the University.

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Building new theatre audiences through adaptation of television series to stage performances in Uganda

Students of Performing Arts and Film (PAF), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda rehearse and record a drama skit

This report presents an evaluation of how the adaptation of television series into stage performances can boost audience turn up for theatre. The study’s main concern was discovering the mechanism through which new theatre audiences may be build. The study focused on television series, and how the adaptation of such series to theatre stage performance can be a tool for building new theatre audiences. The report further presents other possible avenues for building new theatre audiences.

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UNMA March to May 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Outlook Over Uganda

A rainy Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda at the onset of the rains on 4th March 2019. In the background (Right to Left) are sunlit Kololo, Naguru and Mulago hills

The Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) on 22nd February 2019 released the March-April-May (MAM) seasonal rainfall outlook over Uganda. The general forecast shows that there is an increased likelihood of near normal with a slight tendency to above normal rainfall over several parts of the country with the exception of some parts of Southern Karamoja region and cattle corridor in the South-Western expected to receive near normal with a slight tendency of below normal rainfall.