Uganda Hub

Anchored by a strong collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University that has been growing since 2005, the Uganda Hub was established in 2015 to lay the foundation for sustainable engagement. The major partners in this collaboration are Makerere University, Infectious Diseases Institute, Mulago Hospital, and University of Minnesota. Additional collaboration exists with Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

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Molly McCoy, Global Research and Training Coordinator

Martha Kandole, Operations Manager
+256 775189697

Joshua Rhein, Research & Training Director


Project Support

Project Support

Hub staff are available to consult with partners and students who are looking to establish new projects in Uganda or East Africa. They can also be engaged to support various aspects of projects. Our expertise includes contracts, navigating research resources, facilitating academic meetings or trainings, and linking with multidisciplinary academic partners.

Past & Current Project Examples

  • Research Support: Assessment of immune response during hepatitis B and HIV coinfection - Worked in collaboration with UMN PI, Makerere co-I, and study coordinator to manage procurement needs through a contract established through CGHSR.
  • 2018 Mental Health Symposium: Managed abstract solicitation and submission, scientific review, coordinated bi-weekly planning meetings between Makerere and UMN stakeholders, created marketing materials and online registration mechanism, arranged for travel of speakers in East Africa to attend, and provided logistical and event support of this full day event. See full agenda.
  • Research Training Activities: Organize annual UMN faculty led trainings on topics such as data management, data analysis, and manuscript writing that are open to UMN students and Makerere students and junior researchers/faculty working on UMN research studies. CGHSR contributes to logistical planning, registration, and communications for these types of activities.

Meeting Space (Kampala Only)

Meeting Space (Kampala Only)

Partners can reserve space for meetings or arrange for long term work space at our space on Mulago Hill:

  • MUJHU Research Collaboration, MUJHU Tower 3 - 5th Floor, Upper Mulago Hill Road, Kampala



Head shot of man in front of house On-site Uganda House manager, Stewart Walukaga

UMN Uganda House in Kampala

Rooms may be available at the UMN Uganda House for students, faculty and staff free of charge. Lodging in the Uganda House is granted to eligible UMN affiliates on a first-come, first-served basis so it is to your benefit to submit a request early in your planning process.

Other Locations

We can also assist with the following:

  • Recommendations on other Kampala accommodations options or in Mbarara, Masaka, Tororo, or Jinja (Uganda).
  • If traveling to other locations in Uganda or elsewhere in East Africa, send your itinerary and we will consult with our network about options for accommodation.

Airport Pick-up

Airport Pick-up

Airport pick-up is available for a flat rate of 200,000UGX payable to the driver directly. The driver is known, trusted, and regularly contracted by the hub. To arrange, fill out this Intake Form. We will contact you with follow up questions as needed and send you the driver's name and phone number who will meet you at the airport. It is suggested that you request transportation at least two weeks before you travel.

New to working in Uganda?

The U of M has a long history of collaboration and engagement in Uganda. We can help identify collaborators, establish agreements, and aid in navigating logistics.

Seed Grants: Research in Uganda

Global Health Seed Grants for research support partnerships between faculty from the University of Minnesota and institutions abroad to pursue collaborative global health research.

Mentorship: Minnesota Uganda Partnership

Hear from faculty and students from both the University of Minnesota and Makerere University about what mentorship means to them and how it advances the impacts of global health research.

More Uganda Activities

The Global Health Impact Map contains more UMN research, education/training, clinical care, capacity building, and community outreach activities in Uganda.

Go to Map.