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MUST-UTAMU to harness PhD research with South Africa

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th November 2013 05:41 PM

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limpopo and Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (S.A) to harness research and development in PhD programmes in

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Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limpopo and Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (S.A) to harness research and development in PhD programmes in

By Cecilia Okoth

Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limpopo and Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa (S.A) to harness research and development in PhD programmes in both countries.

This collaboration according to Professor Venancius Baryamureeba, the Vice Chancellor UTAMU is part of the joint institutional capacity building programme of selected universities in Africa.

Baryamureeba was addressing visiting professors from South African universities and PhD students who are currently pioneering the programme in Kampala.

“We want this programme to give birth to a new dawn where joint PhD training and research programmes will increase the number of PhD graduates and improve the quality doctoral level capacity,” said Baryamureeba.

He added that the partnership will bring benefits to the education sector in Uganda, South Africa and the entire continent. “Some of the students will even be able to graduate from the partner institutions in South Africa after their course of study,” Baryamureeba noted.

Prof. Frederick Kayanja the Vice Chancellor MUST said there are emerging infectious diseases that require sufficient research that cannot be got in one country.

“The relationship between South Africa and Uganda has good reasons. I totally support them coming to partner with us,” Kayanja said before signing the agreement.

Prof. Baryamureeba commended South Africa for giving Uganda an opening to avail their staff of PhDs and to provide support to the students on the Ugandan programme.

“Some of the students in this programme are going to graduate in South Africa after completing their course of study,” he said.

Over 80 students have already been admitted to this PhD programme in various fields of Computing, Science, Public Administration, Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies and Management.

Prof. Fulufhelo Godfrey Netswera the Director of the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership, University of Limpopo pledged to support PhD students in both countries.  
 

MUST-UTAMU to harness PhD research with South Africa

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