Call for Applications for DAAD in-country/ in-region Scholarships, Eastern Africa- 2015/2016

Applications are invited from eligible candidates to pursue Masters and PhD study programmes tenable at Mbarara University of Science and Technology under the DAAD In-Country / In-Region Scholarship scheme (East Africa) for the year 2015/2016.

The University offers the following Masters and PhD Study programsmes:

HIV/Aids Regional Conference

Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) in Partnership with the Research, Academia, Science and Professional Associations (RASP) Self
Coordinating Entity (SCE) is organizing four Regional HIV and AIDs Scientic Conferences. A national organizing committee with
four regional subcommittees composed of scientists from the institutions of higher learning is collaborating with UAC to organize
the regional scientic meetings. These Scientic fora will bring together researchers, policy makers and implementers to share new

Makerere University sends off Prof. Celestino Obua

Prof. Celestino Obua, the Mbarara University of Science and Technology Vice Chancellor was on March Friday 20, 2015 hosted to a grand send off ceremony at the Makerere College of Health Sciences quadrangle at the Mulago Hospital Complex. Prof. Obua was for the last four years before moving to MUST, Deputy Principal of the College of Health Sciences. The evening function was well attended by staff and college students. The Vice Chancellor of Makerere Prof. John Ddumba Sentamu also attended and in his remarks wished prof.

Students celebrate Cultural Fete

MUST students celebrated a cultural gala on Saturday 14th March 2015 at the university. The festival organised by the Students' Guild provided a platform where 10 Ugandana cultural associations showcased their music, dance and drama tradtions. 

The competition was won by the Buganda cultural group.

MUST collaborates with Somali International University

MUST and the Somali International University (SIU) have began a collaborative effort aimed at making medical students of SIU more competitive within the African region.

This, at a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two universities on 18th March 2015 at MUST. MUST was represented by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Celetino Obua while the President of SIU, Prof. Yahye Ali Ibrahim signed on behalf of the visitors.

The Memorandum of Understanding covers the following areas;

Forces Train in ICT Skills

A total of 70 security personnel were recently passed out after undergoing a 7 week ICT skills training course at the Institute of Computer Science, MUST. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Celestino Obua presided over the ceremony where 25 officers and men were from the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), 15 from the Uganda Prisons Service and 30 from the Uganda Police Force.

They underwent training in Basic Computer applications, internet technologies, database management, computer security and basic troubleshooting skills.

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.