Luboobi was MAK’s VC from 2004 to November 2009.
“This morning I was privileged to host former Vice Chancellor and my mentor Professor Livingstone Luboobi (2004- Nov 2009) who paid me a courtesy call and encouraged me in the transformation work we have undertaken at Makerere,” Nawnagwe said.
Nawangwe thanked Luboobi for supervising graduate students at no cost and for setting wonderful example he sets for the rest of us academics.
He holds a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics (Biomathematics) from the University of Adelaide, Australia (1978 – 1980); an MSc. in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from the University of Toronto, Canada (1971 – 1972); and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics (First Class Honours) from Makerere University.
He has also trained at the University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar as well as a Researcher and Visitor at the University of Bergen.
Professor Luboobi is also credited as a founder member of the Makerere University Private Sector Forum.
During his term as Vice Chancellor, there were collaborations reached with International Universities and organizations in various areas and mechanisms established to mobilize resources to supplement funding including investment and reaching out to alumni.
Luboobi hails from Kalisizo Rakai district and was born on 25th December 1944.