Makerere University is today hosting the International Mak-Sida Annual Planning Conference at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-Engineering, Conference Hall.
The event is organised to plan for research, share information and learn about developments in the field of Research, Technologies, and Innovation.
It is also an opportunity for Makerere University to measure its strength and contribution to solve the societal problems in the 21st century.
HE Ambassador of Sweden to Uganda, Mr Urban Andersson, will officiate at the opening ceremony that will climax with a Science Day.
The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University will give remarks focused on the research direction of the University.
The Director, Research and Graduate Training, Prof. Buyinza Mukadasi will share an update on the progress of the Mak-Sida Research Bilateral Programme in Public Universities in Uganda.
This will be followed by the Science Day (presentations and exhibitions).
Last year, Makerere University repositioned herself as a research-led university.
It’s because of this, according to Ritah Namisango, the institution’s senior publicist, that Makerere University is the only local tertiary institution that made it to the 12th edition of the annual QS World University Rankings.
Makerere was joined by University of Dar-es-Salaam and University of Nairobi as the only East African institutions on the list. All three institutions had an overall score that landed them at position 701.
Three of the best universities in Africa – University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and University of Witwatersrand are from South Africa.