Ranking and Internationalization in Higher Education

Makerere University represented by the College of Education and External Studies in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck held a public forum on Higher Education on 8th November 2017 from 8.30 am to 12: 00 pm in Makerere University main Hall. The theme of the forum was “Ranking and Internationalization in Higher Education – New Developments and Implications for African Universities” 

The forum attracted higher education managers from Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and University of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck, Germany, DAAD and German Rectors Conference.

The event was presided over by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Finance and Administration (DVCF&A), Makerere University, Professor William Bazeyo who represented the Vice Chancellor Makerere University, Professor Banabas Nawangwe who was attending the Vice Chancellor forum in Michigan. He started his remarks by welcoming the International Officials and representatives from various partner Institutions (Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and University of Applied Sciences, Osnabruck, Germany, DAAD and German Rectors Conference), Representatives from Government departments and authorities, Member of University Management , Invited Guests in your various capacities and Makerere University community

Dr. Steven Heimlich, DAAD Lecturer, Makerere University, in his remarks, welcomed, the Vice chancellor Makerere University, IDC Representatives and IDC Alumni, he said that the forum was a follow up of the last International Deans Course (IDC) workshop that took place last time.  Also said that the Deans’ Course is a joint initiative of the University Rector’s Conference, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Centre for Higher Education (CHE), Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck. The DAAD supports the programme with funding from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). He added that the main aim of IDC is to equip higher education managers (New appointed Deans) with diverse skill set in order to prepare them to do their job effectively. He said that Makerere University was the most suitable place of the event not only because it is a premier university in East and Central Africa but because it has most Alumni of the IDC. He also pointed out that he was hopeful that at the end of the public forum, a number of issues will be discussed that will lead to suggestions and recommendations

Prof. Dr. Peter Meyer, Osnabruck University of Applied Science, also gave his remarks, saying that its grate honors to be in Makerere university which is so popular not only in Africa but in the whole of Europe and United State of America. He introduced participants from different countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). He pointed out that IDC is celebrating 10 years of existence and looking at higher education management

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