Makerere University in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Regional Universities Forum (for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are implementing a five year CoSTClim project (Collaborative Action for Strengthening Training Capacities in Climate Risk and Natural Resource management). The main goal of the project is to improve the quality of training, education and research at the partner institutions with a dedicated focus on climate risk, disaster risk management and natural resource management. CoSTClim builds on a range of other capacity development projects funded by the Norwegian Government at the partner institutions, but is more focused on education.
One of the components of CoSTClim is student mobility from Uganda to Norway and from Norway to Uganda. Therefore, we are inviting applicants from Makerere University for Masters student mobility scholarships to Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for the year 2020. The scholarship will cover a maximum 5 months stay at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. The successful candidates can enroll in some selected course units at NTNU as well as leveraging the stay to write their master's thesis. The width and breadth of available course units from which the candidates can select are found: https://www.ntnu.edu/geography. Limited research supervision will also be given by NTNU staff but the primary supervision responsibility lies with the allocated supervisors at Makerere University.
Applications with all the required documents should be submitted by email to all the three contacts below in one message. The project application deadline is Friday 31st January 2020. The project will communicate to successful applicants by 15th February 2020.
1. Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze: yazidhibamutaze[at]gmail.com
2. Dr. Runyararo Jolyn Rukarwa: r.rukarwa[at]ruforum.org
3. Dr. Charlotte Nakakaawa Jjunju: charlotte.jjunju[at]ntnu.no
Short listed applicants will be invited to complete educational procedures at NTNU under the exchange arrangement. The deadline for NTNU application is: 1st April 2020 (Only those applicants who have received approval and financial support letters will be eligible to submit their applications to NTNU). An admission letter as an Exchange Student will be issued once formalities have been successfully completed at NTNU.
Source: MAKERERE University