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Call for Applications: MISR Interdisciplinary MPhil/PhD Programme 2021

The Pavilion, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

The Makerere Institute of Social Research launched its Interdisciplinary PhD in Social Studies in January 2012. The five-year programme entails two years of coursework and three years of dissertation research and writing. Four broad themes define the program's intellectual focus: Political Studies, Political Economy, Historical Studies, and Literary and Cultural Studies. Students specialize in one field, but take classes across all four.

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Call for Applications to Graduate Programmes 2020/2021

Some of the Masters graduates at the 70th graduation from the College of Computing and Information Sciences

The Academic Registrar of Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral degree Programmes) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first class or second class degree or its equivalent from a recognised and chartered university/institution.

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DRGT Holds Successful Virtual Annual Research Planning Meeting, 2020

Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi, Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. DRGT successfully kicked off a two-day virtual Annual Research Planning Meeting on 18th May 2020.

Today, 18th May 2020, we held a successful virtual Annual Research Planning Meeting with our Swedish Collaborators. The meeting was attended by 145 Participants from five partner Ugandan Public
Universities (Makerere, Mbarara, Kyambogo, Busitema, and Gulu) and 11 collaborating Swedish institutions. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, officiated at the opening of the two-day meeting.

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Call For Proposals: Rapid-Response Grants on COVID-19 and the Social Sciences

The Main Entrance to the School of Social Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

In partnership with the Henry Luce Foundation, The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Covid-19 Initiative, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political impact of Covid-19 in the United States and globally, as well as responses to the pandemic’s wide-ranging effects.

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Report on Scientific Conference on Indigenous Livestock Resources

Report on Scientific Conference on Indigenous Livestock Resources. Makerere University is part of a team of Universities conducting Marker-Assisted Breeding in native chicken breeds. Photo credit: Research and Education Agency

The Marker-Assisted Breeding (MAB) Chicken team consists of Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM, Mozambique), in partnership with Gulu University (GU), Makerere University (MAK, Uganda), Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), and International Rural Poultry Centre (IRPC, Mozambique).  The team is currently working on the project named ‘Marker-Assisted Breeding of native chickens in Mozambique and Uganda’.

Specifically, the objectives of the project are to

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Investing in Women as Drivers of Growth: A Gender-based Assessment of the STI Ecosystem in Uganda

The Best Overall Sciences Student Ms. Namayengo Sarah (Left) joins fellow Graduands of the Bachelor of Conservation Forestry & Product Technology in celebration on Day 1 of the 70th Graduation Ceremony, 14th January 2020, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Government, through the 2007science preference policy, directed that science students would receive 75% of the Government scholarships to public universities and tertiary institutions.Public universities have made special provision to encourage women in science through internal quota policies. Makerere University Council in August 2019 approved an affirmative action policy ring-fencing 40% of vacancies in all STEM disciplines for women.

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Call For Proposals: RUFORUM Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants

The RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 151, Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus, Kampala Uganda.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM; www.ruforum.org) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/) invite applications from RUFORUM Member Universities for the first Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants (GRA-GRG) call.

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Extension of Swedish Support to Ugandan Public Universities for Research

Today, 14th May 2020, amidst all odds resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that has turned the world upside down, I witnessed a moment of joy where Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, the Vice-Chancellor representing Makerere University and H.E. Ambassador Per Lindgärde, representing Sweden signed an amendment to the Specific Agreement of the Uganda-Sweden Research Training Partnership program, July 2020-June 2022.

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Mak Responds to COVID-19: Call For Applications

Makerere University Responds to COVID-19: Call for Applications under RIF. Deadline: 12th May 2020.

Uganda is taking the precautionary approach while responding to the novel COVID-19 pandemic. This means extensive social distancing, locking of public spaces and public transport and allowing only essential services to continue. These measures are likely to have unprecedented impact on the livelihood of Ugandans.  There is an urgent need for a domestic understanding of how this pandemic plays out in Uganda’s unique settings.

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Professors on the frontline – Using science to fight COVID-19

Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean School of Public Health (Right) and Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO, Country Representative to Uganda (Left) exchange an MoU signed between the two institutions on 27th March 2019 at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. MakSPH together with the Ministry of Health, WHO, CDC Uganda and other partners have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

Professor Rhoda Wanyenze was stepping out her office at Uganda’s Makerere University in March when a news item on the television caught her attention: more people had died of the novel coronavirus in China and Italy, and authorities were saying the pandemic was quickly making its way to Africa.