The School Scopes Shs. 7.7 billion Research Grant

Dean faculty of Graduate Studies and Research(L) after the consultative meeting with the President HRMU at the HRMU Offices

Makerere University Business School through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Grants office won a grant from the Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (Norad- NORHED) to support capacity building at MUBS.

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) has awarded a grant of NOK 17,951,060.29 for the implementation of the project titled: “Capacity Building in Education and Research for Economic Governance in Uganda.” An Agreement was signed between Makerere University Business School and Norad on December 8, 2016. The specifications in the agreement and its implementation are the responsibility of MUBS in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

The NMBU School of Economics and Business will provide competence and capacity for, inter alia, teaching at MUBS, supervise MUBS faculty on PhD studies at NMBU, conducting joint research with PhD students and other MUBS faculty, providing advice on curriculum development and support in the graduate teaching on special courses in energy economics. NMBU will also participate on short TOT workshops for the MUBS faculty.

The project aims at supporting academic and institutional collaboration between Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) School of Economics and Business, Norway. It targets capacity building in MUBS through the improvement of education programmes and expansion of teaching capacity and research abilities by enhancing the knowledge base for academic staff at MUBS.

It involves establishing academic programmes at MUBS, strengthening teaching and research capacities at MUBS, and conducting research that will give insight into the energy sector in the country.

The project will support the development of a Masters degree in Energy Economics and Governance, a Doctoral degree in the same area, support the improvement of ICT infrastructure that will provide the administrative structure to undertake the teaching and research activities and support administrative and technical staff training. The project is designed to have five components including the establishment of degree programmes, staff development at PhD and Masters levels at MUBS, research and publications, support for the improvement of ICT infrastructure and training of technical and administrative staff.

The Project will also support joint research programmes between of MUBS and NMBU. This research shall be directed towards enhancing capacities, creation and use of knowledge of value to partner countries.