The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has been appointed Director of the UK-based Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). WUN is a not-for-profit association of universities, whose principal activity is the creation of new multilateral opportunities for international collaboration in research and graduate education.
The association is made up of 23 universities, spanning 15 countries on six continents. Makerere University was welcomed into this leading global higher education and research network on 20th September 2020. Other members of the network in alphabetical order are; University of Alberta (Canada), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of Bergen (Norway), University of Bristol (UK), University of Cape Town (South Africa), The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University College Dublin (Ireland).
University of Ghana, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), University of Leeds (UK), Maastricht University (Netherlands), University of Massachusetts Amherst (US), National Cheng Kung University (Chinese Taipei), Renmin University of China, University of Rochester (US), The University of Sheffield (UK), University of Southampton (UK), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), The University of Western Australia, University of York (UK) and Zhejiang University (China) complete the list.
Through its Research Development Fund WUN provides support to establish collaborative research that falls within four globally significant themes: Responding to Climate Change ,Public Health,Global Higher Education and Research and Understanding Cultures.
Commenting on this appointment, the Vice Chancellor said: “This is an important recognition of Makerere University as one of the top research universities in the world and I believe that it will spur innovations.” MN