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Non-Communicable Diseases

ACE-NCD is hosted by the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and is made up of five African Universities among them, the University of Nairobi, Makerere University in Uganda, University of Ghana, University of Ibadan in Nigeria and University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.  ACE-NCD comprises of an international network of researchers across Africa and the rest of the World.  ACE-NCD seeks to support research capacity building in the five partner African universities and the less research intensive universities in Africa to address Africa’s complex burden of NCDs through collaborative trans-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research groups across Africa and beyond.

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Notions of Identity In Africa

Makerere University is proud to have been given the privilege to host the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Notions of Identity in Africa. This is a CoE of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), a network of universities from different countries and different historical backgrounds, but with a common vision of enhancing research and graduate training in member universities.

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Concept Note for 2019 International Conference

Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Defining a Role for Research Universities


The world is being ushered into a new industrial future, which is set to change in a fundamental way, how people live daily. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be fundamentally different from earlier industrial revolutions in its scope and complexity, as well as its scale. The rate, depth and breadth of the likely transformations promise to be breathtaking and disruptive to all industries everywhere, especially for their production systems, management as well as governance.  It is not clear how its future will look, but clues about  what will shape winners or losers are emerging. Clearly innovation is critical, but so also is the constant restating of shared values that safeguard our common humanity. One thing is certain; the future will be like nothing the world has seen before. To make the most of it will require coordinated effort of all stakeholders, including the public and private sectors, academia and industry, as well as civil society.

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ARUA Deputy Vice Chancellors (Research) Meet at Makerere University

A two-day meeting of ARUA Deputy Vice Chancellors has been held at Makerere University. The meeting took place on 4-5 September 2019, and was opened by the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, who welcomed the participants and exhorted them to appreciate the values and goals of the network.

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Post-conflict Societies

At the Institute for Peace and Security Studies

The meaning of post-conflict societies in Africa is contentious and widely contested, especially today when Africa’s post-conflict contexts and conflict dynamics have invariably garnered potentials to escalate and de-escalate.

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Unemployment and Skills Development

Youth unemployment remains a crucial challenge dominating political thinking on global development agendas. In 2016, more than 600 million youths (young men and women aged between 15-35yrs) constituting about 47.1% of the global population, were unemployed.

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First for Africa: Wits-IBM to expand quantum computing in Africa

Partnership will accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing with African Research Universities Alliance

Wits University is the first African partner on the IBM Quantum Computing (IBM Q) Network and will be the gateway for academics across South Africa and to the 15 universities who are part of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

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