Ninety-nine students and staff from Makerere University (Mak) will travel to Nottingham Trent University (NTU), UK to participate in a number of activities that will help them enrich their academic skills.
The initiative, which is part of the International Credit Mobility (ICM) program of the European Commission, is funded by the British Council, which has injected in 716,004 euros, or about Shs3.1 billion.
“This grant will support the mobility of students and staff between the 2 institutions from 2020 to 2023. The project will be implemented as part of the 10-year partnership between Mak and NTU that is led by the School of Public Health,” reads an official statement.
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.
The new project will support Mak students (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD) and staff (teaching and non-teaching) to spend between 2 weeks and 2 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.
The students and staff will be picked from the College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and BioSecurity (COVAB), and College of Agricultural and Environment Sciences (CAES).