Makerere University developed a 10-year strategic plan (2020 – 2030) to guide the delivery of her core functions while responding to the dynamic higher education context. At the same time, Government approved the National Development Plan III (2020/21 – 2024/25) Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to have their Strategic Plans aligned to the NDP III aspirations and the Uganda Vision 2040. Consequently, Makerere University aligned its 10-year strategy to a 5-year Strategic Plan (2020/21 – 2024/25).
In optimising her potential as a knowledge hub, Mak envisions “to be a thought leader of knowledge generation for societal transformation and development”. This will be realised through provision of transformative and innovative teaching, learning, research, innovations and services responsive to dynamic national and global needs.
The overarching goal is to have “a sustainable research-led and responsive university with a highly productive workforce churning out versatile graduates”.
The key interventions to guide the realisation of this plan include enhanced access opportunities and student experiences, use of digital tools and partnerships with industry; enhanced graduate training, research, innovations and technology transfer. The success of Mak’s Strategic Plan will be possible with a set of institutional arrangements to improve governance, human resources, infrastructure facilities and financial sustainability.