Partnerships and networks are critical for a university. Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) has had a number of partnerships during the last one year. Some of these include:-

  • UTAMU – Centre of Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University in Germany piloted the masters in monitoring and evaluation under the blended mode of delivery.
  • UTAMU - University Of Johannesburg involved capacity building for publications and management of conferences and the trust fund.
  • UTAMU – MUST collaborative PhD Programme where we run a joint PhD with Mbarara University of Science And Technology. So far 8 PhD students have completed.
  • UTAMU and Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology, Tanzania which saw UTAMU students compete in the African Grant Challenge.  
  • UTAMU, CLEAR hosted parliamentary oversight monitoring and evaluation -on 13th and 14th June, UTAMU in partnership with the Centre for learning on evaluation and results (clear) at the wits school of governance in Johannesburg hosted a 2 day workshop on supporting the use of evidence for oversight in African legislatures at silver springs in Bugolobi, Kampala.
  • Centre for Learning in Evaluation And Results (clear) based in Evaluation. it resulted into the workshop on strengthening Monitoring And Evaluation education and training in Anglophone East and South Africa (march 1-3 2016) at the Kenya School Of Government.
  • The University through funding by UNESCO and in partnership with NITA (U) completed a training course on web accessibility for government web administrators and pros in Uganda.  the university successfully completed and handed over the e-learning system for financial literacy in Bank Of Uganda under the support of GIZ.
  • World Bank Centre of Excellence - Pharmbiotrac project ($5-7M) Mbarara University of Science And Technology plus other collaborators including UTAMU won this grant. The Centre will be in must and UTAMU will provide expertise in ICT within the project.
  • UTAMU-RUFORUM has just given the university a grant to support partial scholarship for 5 master’s students in monitoring and evaluation as well as masters in information technology.

The Vice Chancellor has revealed of negotiations between the President of the Social Sciences Research Society based at Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey and Uganda Technology And Management University.

Prof. Benon Basheka, UTAMU Vice Chancellor

Prof. Benon Basheka revealed that UTAMU is planning to jointly organise the 2017 International Conference on Ebusiness and Egovernment with Social Sciences Research Society.

He further revealed that the conference will take place in Kampala, on 20 January 2017. 

The selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Ebusiness and Egovernance Studies. He also announced that Sosres will donate its own share of the registration fees to talented students to study at UTAMU.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has given UTAMU a grant to support partial scholarship for 5 masters students in Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Masters in Information Technology.

Two staff members have benefited from this scholarship grant.

On 1st July 2016, UTAMU was officially been acknowledged as a full member of RUFORM. RUFORUM is a research and training network on agriculture based in Uganda. It is an initiative by a consortium of over 25 member universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa whose mission is to develop the capacity of universities engaged in agricultural and rural development.

UTAMU was also recently ranked among the only 20 of the 55 RUFORUM universities that emerged among the top 100 African universities and 44 universities ranked under the top 500.

Prof. Benon Basheka, Vice Chancellor UTAMU believes this platform will enhance the university’s visibility and effort especially in how to use ICT to improve agriculture productivity.

“This is an important indicator of the positive strides the university is making especially within the constraints of resources,” he said.

“UTAMU has mastered the significance of integrating ICT in Education through application of the e-learning model and can help RUFORUM to use of ICT to help farmers in the rural areas in Uganda.” 

UTAMU was the first university to fully integrate e-learning in its educational delivery modes and currently, each academic programme offered at the University is online.

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