Makerere University Enters Partnership with Tsinghua-China’s Top University

Makerere University Enters Partnership with Tsinghua-China’s Top University
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe  (R) exchanges the signed MoU with Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu-Tsinghua University as IPSR's Zhang Pengbin (L) witnesses
The Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) exchanges the signed MoU with Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu-Tsinghua University as IPSR’s Zhang Pengbin (L) witnesses: FILE PHOTO

Makerere University has entered a partnership with the Institute of Public Safety Research (IPSR), Tsinghua University, Beijing China.

Tsinghua is China’s leading University recently ranked twenty second globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

The Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) was signed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe on behalf of Makerere University and by Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu on behalf of IPSR.

In his welcome remarks, Prof. Nawangwe noted that Makerere University will greatly benefit from the collaboration with Tsinghua University.

“As the Ugandan population continues to grow rapidly, cities and urban centres are getting more crowded each passing day. Nevertheless, any visitor to China will notice that despite the large population, public transportation as well as law and order work promptly.

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) and Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu (L) show off the signed MoU. Rear Centre is the International Office's Ms. Martha Muwanguzi

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (R) and Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu (L) show off the signed MoU. Rear Centre is the International Office’s Ms. Martha Muwanguzi: FILE PHOTO

“The opportunities of collaboration are immense!” remarked the Vice Chancellor, before adding “Through Staff and Student exchanges, we can take advantage of Tsinghua University’s top most expertise to work with Ugandan Government agencies and security organs to jointly develop our own programmes on security.”Prof. Nawangwe remarked.

Assoc. Prof. Huang Yu IPSR’s Zhang Pengbin declared that the MoU signing is the bottle opener for all the activities between the two parties.

“From security we can move on to areas such as terrorism and anti-terrorism, traffic control and many other areas in which Tsinghua has developed great expertise” he said.

 

 

 

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