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.

MUST holds 10th Annual Research Conference

Mbarara University of Science and Technology held its 10th Annual Research Dissemination Conference at a colorful event held at the Lake View Hotel, Mbarara on 10th December 2014. The conference was organised by the university's Faculty of Science under the theme '25 years of Innovative Research for Community Transformation and Sustainability' and was one of the key activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the university.

MUST-MIT SANA course in Health Informatics

In 2012, the Institute of Computer Science (ICS) of Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) established a partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a goal to foster global collaboration to solve real-world problems and facilitate the opportunity to showcase exciting innovative projects around the world. Every year close to 50 students complete an onsite coupled with online and comprehensive course in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating Health information systems for the developing world. 

CEMAS launched @ MUST

The Computerised Education Management and Accounting System (CEMAS) project  for Ugandan Public Universities kicked off on Monday 17th November 2014 in a ceremonial launch ceremony held at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology IITR Resource Centre.

CEMAS launch @ MUST

The Government of Uganda under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development shall on Monday 17th November 2014 kick off the implementation of the The Uganda Computerised Education Management and Accounting System (CEMAS) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST)
 
MUST has been chosen, out of the 8 Public Universities and Self Accounting Tertiary Institutions (PUSATIs), as the pilot implementation university for the system which shall ultimately be implemented in all the 8 PUSATIs.
 

MUST marks Silver Jubilee

Mbarara University of Science and Technology marked 25 years of existence on 29th October 2014 at a Silver Jubilee celebration held at the university’s Kihumuro campus and presided over by H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda.

Prof. Celestino Obua is the new Vice Chancellor

The new Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Prof. Celestino Obua officially assumed office on Friday, 24th October 2014 at a ceremony held at Mbarara University Inn. The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.I.B Kayanja was also honoured for his dedicated years of service as the founding Vice Chancellor of the university.

MUST Silver Jubilee Climax

On Wednesday 29th October 2014, Mbarara University of Science and Technology will celebrate 25 years of existence.

This epoch shall be climaxed by a commemorative ceremony to be presided over by the Visitor and First Chancellor of the University, H.E President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the university's Kihumuro Campus, 7Km along the Mbarara-Bushenyi highway.

Prof. Kayanja to Handover as VC to Prof. Celestino Obua

The founding Vice Chancellor of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Prof. Fredrick Ian Bantubano Kayanja shall officially hand over office to Prof. Celestino Obua on Friday 24th October 2014.

Prof. Obua who has been the Deputy Principal of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University, is a pharmacologist by training with a vast experience in institutional management.

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