Makerere Univesity

Makerere University (MAK) is one the oldest and the best university in Africa with a student population of over 45,000. MAK has a very active centre for research and outreach. In this mobility, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences will offer training for PhD and MSc. students in Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Systems, programmes designed to train professionals to enhance agricultural productivity and assure food security for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). MAK has well designed and tested programmes in crop improvement that this mobility will benefit from. In 2012, the MSc. Plant Breeding programme was selected as one of the two best graduate programmes in Africa by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the prize given by HE Koffi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General. The PhD programme was designated in 2012 as the East African Community Centre of excellence for training crop scientists and Biotechnologists. It has already trained 26 PhD students from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and over the last four cohorts MAK has from sixteen African countries (Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. MAK has gained tremendous experience in handling international students with well-established international students’ office and department of languages to provide linguistic support. Based on MAK track record in training and research in Agriculture, MAK has recently been awarded World Bank Centre of Excellence in Crop Improvement.


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