The Research Capacity Building Program adheres to the Makerere University policy guidelines.

In particular, the program research and innovations adhere to the following:


The Research and innovations Policy supports the overall ambitions of the university, providing both depth and breadth to the articulation of university goals as a research-led university, and setting out key strategic approaches to be undertaken to enable the achievement of these goals.

The overall aim of the Research and Innovations Policy is to strengthen research capacity and output, and increase the contribution of Makerere to the world of knowledge and innovation. More on

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The aim of this policy is to stimulate and support innovative thinking among students and staff,
and to enable ownership and efficient management of intellectual assets and innovations produced at Makerere.
In addition, implementation of the IPM policy is envisaged to increase income arising from research
activities, as well as increase the contribution of Makerere to the wellbeing of society. More on

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