Makerere University Carnegie Next Generation of African Academics Fact Book 2015


Makerere University is among four Universities in Africa that implemented the two year Carnegie supported project (2010 – 2012) focused on building, nurturing and retention of the next generation of African Academics.

The other collaborating Universities are the University of Ghana Legon, University of Cape Town and the University of Witwatersrand. the project fostered human resource development through training staff at PhD and Master’s degree level in Makerere University and partnering public universities in Uganda. NGAA I (2010-2012) registered great achievements and 5 Post Doc teams, 39 PhD and 34 Masters grantees have completed their studies. the US $ 1,950,000 was used to directly touch the lives of 497 people.

Makerere University won a successor grant to implement Phase II of the Next generation of African Academics Programme (2013-2016) titled; ‘Enhancing research capacity and retention of the Next Generation of Academics at Makerere University’. The NGAA II three-year grant of USD 2,563,700 is supporting Post-Doctoral research, PhD, travel grants and the revitalization of the Makerere University press.

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