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Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) World Bank Project Approval

The World Bank has approved the African Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) Project in which Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) has been selected to host the Regional/African Centre of Excellence in Agroecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE).

UMU is the only Private Institution in the Region that was selected through a rigorously competitive process. The total number of proposals submitted from eight countries (namely, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) was 113 proposals, 20 of which came from Ugandan Universities. Only 24 Centres were chosen.

Each of these 24 Centers of Excellence (ACE) will be funded up to US$6 million over the project period of five years.

The overall objective of the ACE II project is to strengthen selected Eastern and Southern Africa higher education institutions to deliver quality postgraduate education and build collaborative research capacity in the regional priority areas to enhance development in the Region.



8th LINQED Workshop at UMU

Members of the LINQED Network posed for a photo with the Vice Chancellor (VC), Rev. Prof. John Chrysostom Maviiri and UMU Staff during the 8th LINQED Workshop held from 17-20 May 2016, hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences, Uganda Martyrs University. Participants came from 12 countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. On the right hand side of the VC is Prof. Bikram Shrestha, Rector, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, and on the left is Prof. Govert Van Heusden, LINQED Promoter, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium.




Student Exchange Programmes

1. Queen Elizabeth II Scholars (2015 – 2018). Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Halifax are currently
implementing a three-year (3) project that extends Scholarships to students from
Commonwealth countries to study in Canada and Uganda respectively on exchange
programme. The project targets continuing (2 nd or 3 rd year) graduate students in Master of Arts
in Development Studies, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in
Information System. More information here

2. Kenyatta University, Kenya. Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda and Kenyatta University, Kenya have a
memorandum of understanding which incorporates a mutual student exchange
programme. The programme applies to students in the 2 nd year of study at the bachelors’ level in the participating Schools/Faculties. More information here


Developing of a Training Model in Strengthening of Micro finance in Uganda

As part of the Project” Developing of a Training Model in Strengthening of Micro finance in Uganda funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 8 micro finance students accompanied by their Tutor are in Rome (Italy ) for a month to attend a training course on Micro finance at ‘ SAPIENZA ‘ University of Rome. Thanks to the UMU Collaboration with Sapienza University.


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