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Mak RIF Holds Stakeholders Workshop with Private Sector & Development Partners

The Chair Grants Management Committee (GMC) Prof. William Bazeyo (Seated Centre) in a group photo with GMC Members, representatives from the NGOs, the Private Sector and Development Partners on 31st January 2020. The workshop was held to discuss and understand the priority research and innovations in the different sectors.

The Makerere University Research and Innovations Fund (RIF) on Friday 31st January 2020 held the second consultative workshop for representatives from Private Sector Institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations and Development Partners aimed at understanding priority research and innovation needs in the different sectors so as to develop a robust research agenda.

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1st Joint Christian Fellowship Outlines Theme for 2020

The Chaplain St. Francis Chapel-Rev. Can. Onesimus Asiimwe (Centre) delivers the benediction at the Joint Staff Christian Fellowship on 30th January 2020, St. Francis Students' Centre Upper Hall, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The First Makerere University Joint Staff Christian Fellowship for the year 2020 was held on Thursday 30th January 2020 in what has now become it’s home; the St. Francis Students' Centre Upper Hall. Welcoming the brethren, the Chairperson Steering Committee, Dr. Chris Tuhirirwe noted that it is always a joy for brothers and sisters in Christ to meet together, share in the Word and break bread. He also encouraged his audience to always invite someone for the fellowship.

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Renovating History in Idi Amin’s Uganda

A montage of Prof. Derek Peterson (Left) and his audience (Right) during the Public Lecture on "Renovating History in Idi Amin’s Uganda" delivered 28th January 2020 in the Telepresence Centre, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

On 28th January 2020, Prof. Derek Peterson from the University of Michigan delivered a mind-intriguing lecture to Makerere University staff and students on the history Uganda’s cultural heritage and development.

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Mature Age Aptitude Exam Results for 2020/2021 Academic Year

Students in group discussions in Freedom Square

The Office of Academic Registrar, Makerere University has released Aptitude Examination results for the Mature Age Entry Scheme Examinations held on Saturday 14th December, 2019.

Please follow the links below for the lists categorised under Humanities and Sciences

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MakSPH to Assess Determinants of Childhood Stunting Reduction in Uganda

The Study’s Principal Investigator in Uganda-Dr. Richard Kajura (Left) confers with Dr. Peter Waiswa (Right) at the inception meeting held on 28th January 2020, Golf Course Hotel, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) in partnership with SickKids’ Centre for Global Child Health, on Tuesday 28th January 2020, held an inception meeting at Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, for a study exploring the underlying factors driving stunting and wasting in children under 5, in Uganda.

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Call for Applications: PhD Thesis/Dissertation Completion Funds

The Chancellor-Prof. Ezra Suruma (Right) confers a PhD upon the School of Law's Mr. TUSASIRWE Benson during Day 4 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 17th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University supports the PhD Completion Scheme that support doctoral students in the final year of their Thesis/dissertation by enabling them to focus full time on research and writing. With the Thesis/Dissertation Completion Fund Scheme, DRGT supports early stage candidates of all disciplines in the last phase of their PhD programmes. It is the aim of the scheme that the funded PhD-projects should be finalised and submitted within the period of up to six months.

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Opportunity: Post-doctoral Research in Physically- Informed Probabilistic Modelling of Air Pollution

Two (2) Post-doctoral Research Fellows in Physically- Informed Probabilistic Modelling of Air Pollution, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing & Informatics Technology

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Meeting Prof. Adam Tickell

The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (Right) with the Vice Chancellor, University of Sussex-Prof. Adam Tickell (Left) at the Wilton Park Conference on Higher education and the SDGs, 27th January 2020, Wiston House, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

I have met Prof. Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sussex, at the Wilton Park Conference on Higher education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are both lead discussants on a fireside discussion moderated by Joanna Newman, CEO of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) on the role of Universities in delivering SDGs.

Earlier at the opening session of the Conference, speaker after speaker decried the apparent limited impact of Universities on the SDGs. Clearly we at universities have to do more for the achievement of these goals.

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Unfinished Journey, Memories of the Road Travelled

Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Photo credit: RUFORUM/Unfinished Journey

To motivate any Ugandan person to strive in their education, there is only one household name that needs mention: ‘Makerere University’. Occasionally, students from Makerere would visit us at Namilyango College, and you could see their pride. How I wanted to become one of them!

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Cholera in Uganda Could be Genetically Spread

Assoc. Prof. Christopher Garimoi (right), congratulates Dr. Godfrey Bwire (Left) after he was conferred upon his PhD during Day 1 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 14th January 2020, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. Photo Credit: New Vision

A study by the Ministry of Health and Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), has ruled out water sources being possible reservoirs of cholera causing bacteria.

The findings hint at the genetic spread of cholera in Uganda, East and Central African regions.

“Our study discovered that water sources were possibly not reservoirs for the epidemic vibrio cholera, a bacteria that causes cholera,” Dr.Godfrey Bwire, the lead researcher said.

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