Nawangwe named head of global universities network

Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe was in celebratory mood last Tuesday following his appointment as the director of the Worldwide Universities Network based in the United Kingdom, writes Damali Mukhaye for the Daily Monitor.

Nawangwe told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview that his appointment was a very important recognition for Uganda’s Makerere University as one of the top research universities in the world. He said this will spur research at Makerere and elevate the university’s standards worldwide.

“Makerere has finally got the recognition internationally as a top research university and the recognition brings a lot of benefits, including recognition by grant-giving organisations,” Nawangwe said. He also revealed that this means that Makerere will have higher chances of getting grants when competing with other universities “because the grant-giving organisations would want to put their money where there will be results”.
Full report on the Daily Monitor site