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Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics Course

Hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing, 23rd - 28th June 2019, College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University is pleased to announce the 2019 hands-on training in viral genome sequence analysis and interpretation of genomics data from large-scale sequencing.

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Vice Chancellor, Swedish Ambassador Hold Productive Research Meeting

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Per Lindgärde (C) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (3rd R) with L-R: Prof. John Kabasa, Dr. Sarah Ssali, Dr. Gity Behravan, Dr. Eria Hisali and Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi after a meeting to discuss sustainable funding for research on 31st January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On Thursday, 31st January 2019, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe hosted a high-level delegation from the Embassy of Sweden, Kampala, Uganda, led by the Ambassador H.E. Per Lindgärde. The cordial meeting was attended by the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA), Prof. David Kabasa, Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration (DVCFA), Prof. Eria Hisali and Dr. Gity Behravan, First Secretary Research Cooperation at Embassy of Sweden.

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Call For Abstracts: 1st Great Lakes and Catchment Management Conference

The School of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

Makerere University College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES), Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) and Partners in water, land and environmental conservation are organizing the 1st Great Lakes and Catchment Management (1st GLACAM) Conference due to take place from 5-7 June 2019 at the Water Resource Institute, Entebbe, Uganda.

The theme of a 2-day conference is “Protecting Water and Land Resources in Africa for Climate Change Adaptation and Improved Livelihoods”

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DRGT Recognizes Distinguished Employees of the Year 2018

Director, DRGT-Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi (3rd L) with the Best DRGT Employee 2018-Mr. Allan Kizza (4th L), Runner Up-Mr. Dickens Piriyo (2nd L) and DRGT Staff after the awards ceremony on 28th January 2019, Senate Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

At a colorful ceremony held on Monday, 28th January 2019, the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT) proudly recognized Mr. Allan Kizza as the Employee of the year 2018. Mr. Kizza demonstrated valuable contribution, exemplary work performance, hard-work and dedicated service as Records Officer.

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CEDAT Hosts Delegation from Karlsruhe

The delegation of researchers from Karlsruhe, Germany, led by the Mayor, Dr. Frank Mentrup (C) with CEDAT Principal-Prof. Henry Alinaitwe (4th R), Former DVCFA-Prof. Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa (3rd R) and other officials after the visit on 25th January 2019, CEDAT, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) on Friday, 25th January 2019 hosted a delegation of researchers from Karlsruhe, Germany, led by the Mayor, Dr. Frank Mentrup. The researchers were at Makerere University to seek ways in which the institutions from Germany can collaborate CEDAT researchers.

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Mak Partners with LSE to Conduct Cutting-edge Research

The Acting Vice Chancellor-Dr. Eria Hisali (C) with Prof. Christine Chinkin-Founding Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE (2nd R), Ag. Principal CHUSS-Dr. Josephine Ahikire (2nd L), Zoe Gillard-Manager, Centre for Women, Peace and Security, LSE (L) and another official during the courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, 25th January 2019, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The London School of Economics and Political Science has been awarded funding to establish a Gender, Justice and Security Hub, with Makerere University as one of the Lead Research Partner Institutions. The Acting Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University, Dr. Josephine Ahikire is Co-Director on the programme and will serve as a member of the Executive Group that will oversee the Hub’s research agenda, strategy impact and engagement plans.

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Applications for admission to Graduate Programmes 2019/2020

A graduate student participate in a workshop organised by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites applications for admission to Graduate Programmes (Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes) for the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Applicants should have obtained at least a first or second class degree (or its equivalent) from a recognized and chartered university/institution at the time of completion.

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Shaanxi Troupe Thrills at Mak Chinese New Year 2019 Show

The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang (L) introduces one of the leaders of the Shaanxi Provincial Acrobatic Art Troupe (R) to the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities-Hon. Ephraim Kamuntu (2nd L) and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (2nd R) during the Chinese New Year Acrobatic Show, 26th January 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Shaanxi Provincial Acrobatic Art Troupe Co. Ltd on Saturday 26th January 2019 put up a thrilling show as the Chinese Community in Uganda, dignitaries and members of public convened at the Freedom Square, Makerere University to mark the Chinese New Year 2019. The show was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China through the Embassy of China in Uganda in partnership with the Confucius Institute at Makerere University.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Team Visits MakSPH

L-R: Dr. Esther Buregyeya, Gayle Davis and Henry Dawson-Lecturers of Environmental Health at Cardiff Met, Dean MakSPH-Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze, Ruth Mubeezi, Rawlance Ndejjo and Dr. David Musoke, the Partnership Lead on 21st January 2019, MakSPH, Mulago Hospital Complex, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

On January 21st, 2019, the Dean, Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH), Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze met with a team from Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cardiff Met) in the UK. The team had Henry Dawson and Gayle Davis, who are lecturers of Environmental Health at Cardiff Met.

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Masters Research Fellowships in Water, Society and Climate Change (WaSo)

A scholar attending an international workshop hosted at Makerere University

Water and Society (WaSo): Institutional Capacity building in Water resources management and climate change adaptation in the Nile Basin is a NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The purpose of the NORHED Programme is to strengthen capacity in higher education institutions in LMIC to contribute to:

a) a more and better qualified workforce,

b) increased knowledge,

c) evidence-based policy and decision- making and

d) enhanced gender equality.

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