Makerere University and Nelson Mandela University to address African challenges



Date:

30th April 2018

Description:

On 30th April 2018, the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Professor Barnabas Nawangwe together with the Vice Chancellor of Nelson Mandela University Professor Sibongile Muthwa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the long term relationship between the two universities. The signing ceremony was held in the Council Room and was witnessed by the High Commissioner of South Africa to Uganda H.E. Prof. Major-General (rtd) Lekoa Solly Mollo, the Senior Director at Nelson Mandela University Professor Nico Jooste , the Director of Legal Affairs Mr. Henry Mwebe, the International Relations Officer Ms. Martha Muwanguzi, members of Makerere University Management, Alumni from Nelson Mandela University and other delegates.

The Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding stipulates an in depth relationship between the two universities on human resource development, research enhancement, and a joint effort to look for resources with the aim of finding solutions to African problems. Some of areas the Universities agreed to focus on included:

  • Oceans and cultural studies
  • Sustainable livelihood studies
  • Gender studies
  • Medicinal science
  • Peace and conflict resolutions
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Agriculture Sciences

The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, warmly welcomed Prof Sibongile Muthwa and other delegates to Makerere University, the hub of Africa�s research. In a special way he welcomed the High Commissioner of South Africa to Uganda, and thanked him for his tremendous support to ensure practical relationships between Makerere University and universities from South Africa.

We have led research on HIV in the whole world, developed one of the best Infectious Disease Institute in the whole world, we have led research on Malaria and Ebola. We have made strong developments in agriculture and natural sciences and we have one of the best laboratories in veterinary medicine. We are strong in humanities and in geographical positions, we take the lead in supporting universities in troubled areas through our Centre on Peace and Conflict Management,
said Prof. Nawangwe.

After the informative meeting, the delegates visited Makerere University Library and the College of Computing and information Sciences.

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