News & Announcements
ACALISE Wednesday Seminar
The Patron, Management and Steering Committee of the African Centre of Excellence in Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) invite the UMU community to a familiarisation seminar of the project due to take place next week on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
Chief Guest: ACALISE Patron Fr. Prof. John.C. Maviiri
Main Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Julius Mwine–Principle Investigator (ACALISE)
Venue: Cardinal Wamala Auditorium, Nkozi campus
On 25th January 2017, we held our Eighth Annual Research Conference on the theme: The relevance of University Education to African Society. The conference, where several articles were presented, was organised by the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research. The Chief Guest was Prof. A. B. K. Kasozi, a research associate at Makerere Institute of Social research. Among the key ideas that emerged from the deliberations was that university education is of key importance in Africa, especially if tailored to the ideals of a university. Universities are supposed to be centers of knowledge production and dissemination, both of knowledge for its own sake and knowledge for addressing social challenges. Universities should be places where students not only learn to do this or that specific thing but where they learn how to think critically and to innovate in ways that make them constantly able to adjust to changing times.
E4IMPACT Business Plan Competition
E4Impact MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship held their first edition of the E4IMPACT Business Plan Competition.