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Professor Buyinza Mukadasi

Professor Buyinza Mukadasi

Director - DGRT
BA/Educ(Geog/Econ), MSc. (Environmental Sc.), PhD Forest Management (Gadha Mada, Indonesia)

Biography

Buyinza Mukadasi, is a Professor of Forestry Resource Economics. He has grown though the University ranks from a Tutorial Assistant (1993 – 1998) at Gajah Mada University, Indonesia to becoming a Lecturer (1999); Senior Lecturer (2004); Assoc. Prof (2007) and Full Professor (Oct. 2010) at Makerere University. He has successfully supervised over 50 MSc. and 3 PhD students in the fields of forestry, environment and natural resources.

Job Description:

  • Monitor the registration status and the progress of Graduate students at different levels and in different Colleges/Schools.
  • Identify sources of and solicit for funds to support research and Graduate programmes.
  • Coordinate research activities of the University and manage the research output (both electronic and print) in liaison with relevant University Units to increase its visibility and dissemination.
  • Strengthen links with other universities and research institutions/organizations on Graduate research activities.
  • Promote and periodically review the University research agenda to reflect the priorities of the University and the Community.
  • Produce an annual update on completed and on-going research and publications in the University.
  • Provide courses and organize workshops, seminars, symposia and provide support to conferences on research activities.
  • Responsible for the annual budget of the Directorate: develop, implement and regularly review financial strategy for the Directorate.
  • Develop and nurture a culture of excellence in research at the Directorate and the University at large.
  • Manage and develop the digital Academic Record for research students and related staff.
  • Develop and maintain authors/researchers’ intellectual property rights, copyrights, rights management and other legal issues especially as they apply to primary research in various forms in liaison with the University Library as mandated by the Legal Deposit Act.

Outputs

  • Registration status and Graduate Students progress in different Colleges/schools monitored.
  • Sources of funds to support research and Graduate programmes identified and solicited.
  • Research activities of the University coordinated and the research output (both electronic and print) in liaison with relevant University Units to increase its visibility and dissemination are managed.
  • Links with other universities and research institutions/organizations on Graduate research activities strengthened.
  • University research agenda to reflect the priorities of the University and the Community promoted and periodically reviewed.
  • Annual update on completed and on-going research and publications in the University produced.
  • Courses, workshops, seminars, symposia are organized and support to conferences on research activities provided.
  • Budgets of the Directorate developed, implemented and regularly reviewed.
  • The culture of excellence in research developed and nurtured.
  • Digital Academic Record for research students and related staff managed and developed.
  • Authors/researchers’ intellectual property rights, copyrights, rights management developed and maintained.

Essential skills/competencies

  • High degree of integrity to safeguard the intellectual property of researchers/graduate students and research funds.
  • Proven experience in research, publication, teaching and supervision at graduate level.
  • High degree of collaboration and effective promotion of graduate training and research.
  • Competent in the use of information technologies to support teaching, learning, research and digitization of research output.
  • Proven experience in grant writing and administration.
  • Proficient in short-term and long-term research planning, policy development, and assessment.
  • Proven experience in leadership in large organizations.
  • Highly developed oral and written communications skills.