Faculty of Medicine receives Simulation Gear

On Wednesday 25th February 2015, the Faculty of Medicine at MUST recieved simulation equipment from Healthy Child Uganda and the University  of Calgary, Canada.

The equipment was handed over to the Faculty by Prof. Jerome Kabakyenga on behalf of Healthy Child Uganda and was received by Prof. Amon Agaba, the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

ELMA Philanthropies Services / WHO visit MUST

A group of guests from the Elma Philanthropies services and the World Health Organisation visited MUST on Wednesday 25th February 2015 and Thursday 26th February 2015.

The ELMA Philanthropies Services is the services arm of the ELMA Group of Foundations. It operates around the development of program strategies, the identification and exploration of grant making opportunities, grant performance monitoring, and the establishment of philanthropic relationships for the Foundations.

University of Virginia-MUST Collaboration

A team from the university of Virginia began a visit to MUST on Monday 16th February 2015. This is aimed to further the existing collaboration between the two universities. The visit commenced  with the guests paying a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Celestino Obua. On the team from the  University of Virginia are;

--Chris Moore (ID physician and MUVa collaboration director)

--Becca Dillingham (ID physician and Director of our Center for Global Health, MHIRT Director)

--Susan Kools (Professor of Nursing, MHIRT Co-Director)

Swedish Ambassador Visits MUST

The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Urban Andersson paid a courtesy visit to Mbarara University  of Science and Technology on Thursday 5th February 2015.

Mr. Andersson was officially welcomed to the university by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Celestino Obua and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Pamela Mbabazi.

CEMAS Implementation well underway

The implementation of the Computerised Education and Management System (CEMAS) is well underway at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, the pilot implementation university of the 8 to be considered.

The expectation of the GO-LIVE of the system at MUST has been set to April 2015.

Online Post Graduate Diploma/ Masters in ICT for Development

Virtual University of Uganda and Mbarara University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the MUST Institute of Computer Science, are pleased to announce the launch of their joint, online ICT4D programme! This unique programme is tailor-made for busy professionals who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge and cannot attend class full-time or part-time.

21st Graduation

Mbarara University of Science and Technology held its 21st Graduation Ceremony on 31st January 2015 at the university's Kihumuro Main Campus Grounds.

The function was presided over by the Chancellor, Prof. Peter N. Mugyenyi and attended by several notable guests including the Minsiter of Education and Sports, Hon. Maj (Rtd) Jessica Alupo.

MUST represents at Eastern Africa University Games

Mbarara University of Science and Technology was effectively represented at the 9th edition of the Eastern Africa University Games hosted by the Uganda Christian University from 15th to 22nd of December 2014. The university's contingent consisted of 20 woman and 40 men in the games that saw a total of 47 universities taking part, 19 from Uganda, 17 from Kenya, 9 from Tanzania and 2 from Rwanda.

MUST Scientists Pioneer Research to Reduce Maternal Death

Scientists at Mbarara University of Science and Technology have pioneered a ground breaking research about a drug that will reduce maternal death.

The research is entitled 'Sublingual Misoprostol versus Intramuscular Oxytocin for Prevention of Postpartum Haemorrhage in Uganda: A Double-Blind Randomized Non-Inferirority Trial and was led by Esther Cathyln Atukunda, of the Pharmacology Department together with Dr. Mark J. Siedner, from Massechussettes General Hospital/ Havard Medical School, Prof. Celestino Obua, the Vice Chancellor, MUST.

MUST Chancellor Wins TWAS Regional Science Award

The Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Prof. Peter Mugyenyi is the winner of the 2014 Regional Prize for Science Diplomacy for the Sub-saharan African Region.

Prof. Mugyenyi is acclaimed for his fight against the pharmaceutical industry to bring inexpensive antiretroviral drugs to Africa. He was also a key consultant in the then United States President George W. Bush’s initiative “President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief” (PEPFAR), a program that has funded the life-saving anti-retroviral treatments for Africans suffering from HIV/AIDS.

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