Research & Innovation at Makerere University

Research & Innovations

Research and innovations constitute the heart of the vision and mission of Makerere University. This is evident from past rankings where Mak has been rated among the top 10 universities in Africa, especially in the areas of health and infectious diseases, veterinary, agricultural transformation and natural resources, and social sciences.

Mak aspires to position herself as a research-led university that integrates research, innovation and enterprise into a dynamic and productive continuum - a superhighway that enables the translation of research into tangible benefits and the delivery of innovations to the world; also striving to strengthen her research prominence by supporting original, innovative and impactful research and scholarship that promotes curiosity, creativity and social engagement/ collaboration.

Research Directorate Makerere University Prof. Edward Bbaale

Research Directorate

The Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies was established in Makerere University to coordinate, monitor and provide an enabling environment for quality graduate training, innovative research and communication of the research outputs; to foster and manage graduate training and research in the university units by promoting cutting edge innovative, impact-oriented research and centres of excellence to meet the changing needs of society and for sustainable development.

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Research Funding

The University is always seeking to increase its investment in research, recognising that pertinent and applicable research is critical to the development needs of the country.

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Research Projects

A variety of research projects are taking place across the University. In the following section, we highlight some of them. 

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Our Publications

Makerere explores different ways to disseminate the various research undertakings at the University.

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