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Makerere, KIU, and Busitema top List of Top 50 Best Ugandan University Scientists

Makerere University has over 20 of its lecturers in the top positions, KIU and Busitema University followed by more than 5 lecturers

The Science Citation Index updated the list of best university scientists globally. With the new updates, a new list of the best scientists in Uganda has been revealed.

According to the list, Makerere University has over 20 of its lecturers in the top positions, Kampala International University and Busitema University followed by more than 5 lecturers on the lists.

In order to come up with the list, the Science Citation Index is based on the number of research journals produced by lecturers from different universities.

Science Citation Index was launched in 1964 and currently covers more than 9,200 notable and significant journals, across 178 disciplines, from 1900 to the present. These are alternatively described as the world’s leading journals of science and technology, because of a rigorous selection process.

Access the full list of top 50 university scientists in Uganda here;

Makerere University

About Makerere University

Established in 1922 as a technical school offering courses in carpentry, building, and mechanics, Makerere University in Uganda is the oldest higher education institution in the country.

It grew quickly in size, expanding into medical care, agriculture, veterinary sciences, and teacher training courses. By 1949 it had become known as University College, affiliated to University College London, before being granted independent university status in 1970, providing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

With a student body of around 38,000 and comprising 10 constituent colleges, Makerere University also offers evening and external study programs. It is a research-led institution and boasts partnerships with government, industry, and other universities.

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Located on Makerere Hill, one of the six hills on which Uganda’s capital city Kampala is built, the university’s main campus spans 300 acres and is just a short distance away from the city center.

Comprising a total of three campuses, the university’s estate also includes a 350-acre farm – part of its College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources – and a conservation field station situated on the edge of the Budongo rainforest, used by its students of forestry and conservation.

Sporting facilities, recreational activities, and student welfare services are also in plentiful supply on campus.

The university prides itself on the work it does towards securing gender equality. Its initiatives such as the Female Scholarship Foundation, which helps women from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education, have achieved global recognition, from the Government of Sweden, among others.

Describing itself as Uganda’s ‘premier’ higher education institution, Makerere counts many African prime ministers and presidents among its alumni. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, was also one of its students.

The university’s ethos can be summed up in the first line of its official anthem: ‘Makerere, Makerere, we build for the future, the Great Makerere’.

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