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Makerere University

4.0 out of 5 (148 ratings / 133 reviews) Kampala, Uganda
Established in 1922 as a humble technical school, Makerere University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in Africa. In January of that year, the school, which was later renamed Uganda Technical College, opened its doors to 14 day students who began studying Carpentry, Building and Mechanics.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

About

History

Established in 1922 as a technical college, Makerere University was affiliated to the University of London until 1963 when it became one of the three constituent colleges of the University of East Africa. It became an independent University in 1970 by Act of Parliament.

Education

At the undergraduate level Makerere University has 145 programmes which include 11 (Eleven) Diplomas and 134 (One Hundred and Thirty Four) Bachelors programmes. The University also offers over 139 Postgraduate Programmes which include 17 (Seventeen) Postgraduate Diplomas and 135 (One Hundred and Thirty Five) Masters Degree programmes. All academic units have provision for offering Doctoral Degrees either by research only or by course work and dissertation.

Research

The University is always seeking to increase its investment in research, recognising that pertinent and applicable research is critical to the development needs of the country.

Career

The Career Development Centre (CDC) is a partnership between Makerere University and NFT Consult, a leading Human Resource Consultancy.

Housed at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), exists to to facilitate learning and practice as well as transitions and connections from academic life to professional employment.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
501 -100
2018
401
2017
401
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
-
2018
801 -100
2017
701
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
503 -6
2017
497
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Services

Student services

The Counselling and Guidance Centre is here to help you address personal or emotional challenges that may affect you while studying or working in Makerere University. The Counselling and Guidance Centre works closely with all university units to enable students realize their academic and personal potential and to assist staff in addressing psychological issues that may affect them in living worthy and productive lives.

Library services

Makerere University Library comprises of the Main Library and seven specialised Branch Libraries, five located Makerere University main campus and two off campus. The library is adjacent to the freedom square, opposite the Faculty of Agriculture.

ICT services

Makerere University embarked on an ambitious project, with the support of external partners, to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in all its functions as one of the critical elements of its strategic plan.

Medical services

Makerere University Hospital comprises various units which render different services to the University Community. It offers both curative and preventive services. The dental unit offers extraction, scaling, polishing and filling-in services for the teeth.

Student Life

Campus life

Makerere University is located on Makerere Hill which is one of the many hills on which Kampala, the Capital City of Uganda, is built. The main Campus is about 5 km to the North of the City Centre covering an area of 300 acres. The location offers an excellent academic environment free from all forms of disturbances associated with city centre locations, as portrayed in the University Anthem.

Sports facilities

There are number of recreation and sports activities at the University. The Department of Sports and Recreation offers welfare and sports skills services to the students through a comprehensive, dynamic and exciting Inter-Hall Sports Championships scheduled to take place during the First Semester of the each academic year.

Student Reviews

BEST EXPERIENCE AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

what i like from Makerere university is that you meet students from different nations with different experiences and knowledge. Through group discussions this has greatly made me improve in interaction with different people with different cultures

neuropsychiatrics background
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

i am a medical officer, graduated at may 2014 at Catholic University of Graben. i practiced general medicine as head of department of obstetrics and pediatrics. I was the head of the AIDS/HIV national program at Masereka Health disttrict/North-Kivu in DRCongo. i used to supervise general practitionner, to make social support to survivors of physical and sexual abuse, to...

Makerere the Academic Home for Everyone
Samuel Besigwa rated 5 out of 5 stars

The best University in East and Central Africa with supportive and dedicated staff. The University provides a good environment for not only learning but recreation. Admits students with diverse cultures and creates space for interaction of students and staff.

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