Mak holds meeting to validate University – Industry stakeholder engagement guidelines under the PASUFONS project funded by EU-ACP EDULINK II Program
Makerere University has held a consultative meeting to validate the proposed methodologies for university-industry interaction. The meeting was held on 29th April, 2016, at Royal Suites Hotel, Bugolobi in Kampala Uganda.
Makerere University in partnership with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Stellenbosch University received a grant from EU-ACP EDULINK II program to implement a project titled “Partnerships to strengthen university food and Nutrition sciences training and research in Eastern and Southern Africa” (PASUFONS).
This project seeks to enhance the contribution of Higher Education Institutions to food and nutrition security of communities in Eastern & Southern Africa.
One of the anticipated outputs for this project is the establishment of an effective framework for University-Industry interaction which will help industry receive research solutions to the problems they face.
The increased interaction will also enable students to work more closely on industry problems, hence increasing their relevance to the current market needs. In line with this, the project team consulted stakeholders and developed guidelines for university-industry interaction.
Speaking during the meeting, the Project Coordinator, PASUFONS Prof. John.H. Muyonga said the purpose of the meeting was to solicit views from the stakeholders on the proposed methodologies for university-industry engagement. Click here to read more.