In reference to an article published on the Makerere website, the grant will support the mobility of students and staff between the two institutions.
Makerere University (Mak) in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK have been awarded 716,004 Euros from the British Council as part of the International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme of the European Commission.
In reference to an article published on the University’s website, the grant will support the mobility of students and staff between the two institutions from 2020 to 2023.
The project which will be implemented as part of the 10-year partnership between Mak and NTU is pioneered by the School of Public Health.
The article reads further that the new project will support Mak students (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD) and staff (teaching and non-teaching) to spend between two weeks and two months at NTU for training, research and other collaboration, as well as participate in short-courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and other academic events as a form of capacity building.
A total of 99 Mak students and staff are expected to travel to the UK during the 3 years of the project from the College of Health Sciences (CHS); College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and BioSecurity (COVAB); and College of Agricultural and Environment Sciences (CAES).
The specific disciplines to participate in the programme include public health, microbiology, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary, environment and agriculture.
Meanwhile, the current Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities (2018 – 2023) was signed by the Mak Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe and NTU Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Prof. Cillian Ryan during the latter’s visit to Uganda in 2018.
Following a recent meeting regarding Mak becoming the fourth international strategic partner of NTU, Prof. Nawangwe was pleased that this partnership that started in a humble way at the School of Public Health had expanded to benefit other schools and colleges in the university.
The Dean of the School of Public Health Prof. Rhoda Wanyenze noted that collaboration between multiple disciplines, as demonstrated in the recently awarded grant, is crucial to address the challenges affecting health and other sectors in Uganda such as antimicrobial resistance.
Meanwhile, the grant will build on the success of the earlier grant (2018 – 2020) that supported mobility of students and faculty between Makerere and Nottingham Trent University, mainly in public health.