The Research Directorate is principally responsible for overseeing the management of research in the University. This means working at the heart of the University’s intellectual life and corporate operation to provide advanced information resources, systems, collaboration tools, discovery facilities, training and support. Through such activities, the directorate anticipates that the university will be able to have a distinct advantage, and be able to achieve world-class outcomes and international recognition in research, learning & teaching. The Research Directorate is therefore working towards achieving this goal
DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH
Following the inauguration of the university research policy, efforts have been made to implement the policy. The directorate has since carried out trainings and disseminated guidelines and procedures for carrying out research at the university.
The trainings and the dissemination of the said guidelines have created room for identification of research challenges from the individual schools. Some of the schools through their research sub committees have been able to engage in activities that address these challenges.
Research Sub Committees
As part of policy implementation the different schools have research sub – committees through which they are supposed to manage research activities, identify research challenges, as well as come-up with solutions to such problems. The Directorate of Research is able to work with individual schools through these committees.
Related Links: Research Policy
The following projects are ongoing at the moment.
The purpose of the study is to use Collaborative Action Research methods to identify and document the opportunities and challenges of integrating ICT in secondary schools in order to improve the quality of education. This collaborative research basically aims at building capacity among teachers to use ICT in improving their instruction. This includes teachers’ content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge, in order to enrich the quality of education they provide.
Project Collaborators: Include:
- Teachers’ college, Columbia University
- University of Nairobi
- Kampala University
- Millennium Village Secondary Schools ( in Sauri Kenya and Ruhiira, Mbarara)
Project Period: The project will run from October 2012 to August 2013.
The Purpose of the Project is to boost agricultural productivity through focusing on Ecological Organic Agriculture.
Project Collaborators: Kampala University under the supervision of NOGAMU is an associate partner with Bio - Vision, Africa Trust, together with BEKADEV and Prometra, a project funded by the Swedish Society for Natural Conservation (SSNC) in collaboration with SIDA.
As a university, the institution cannot receive direct funding from SSNC but has been allowed to participate as an implementing partner on Pillar 2: Information and Communication. This is based primarily on the university's capabilities in ICT and Agricultural extention.
Project Period: The 1st phase of the project started in February 2012. However, in Uganda activities started in June 2012 with a Stakeholders meeting, followed by a baseline survey in October 2012. It was suggested that the next activity will be a farmers’ Training on EOA and set up a resource Centre.
Breeding Nile tilapia
The goal of this project is to enhance fish production by
harnessing domestic genetic material.
Curricular on XO computers
Improving the Livelihoods of Vulnerable children and women
through University designed curricular disseminated on XO
computers. This project is conducted in partnership with
Joanne Clemente Dominican College New York, USA.