Uganda Hub


The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC) established the Uganda Hub in August 2015. The Hub is anchored by a strong collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University that has been growing since 2005. The Hub is guided by the Minnesota-Uganda Partnerships Group.

The Hub aims to focus engagement on pressing global health challenges through key partnerships that lay the foundation for sustainable organizational infrastructure for interdisciplinary research and education, allowing for the creation and exchange of new knowledge within a culture of reciprocal engagement.

Uganda Research Training Collaborative

The Uganda RTC is a program for students in the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Under the mentorship of UMN and Makerere faculty members, two students (one each from UMN and Makerere) propose small-scale research projects to be carried out, as a team, in about one year.

Seed Grants: Research in Uganda

The recipients of the 2016 Seed Grants are Nicole Basta, School of Public Health, and Melanie Nicol, College of Pharmacy. Read about their projects.

Hub services

Hub staff can consult with partners and students in a variety of areas:

  • Contracts and facilitation projects
  • Research resources
  • Linking with multidisciplinary academic partners
  • Short and long-term lodging
  • Traveling to Uganda

Partners can reserve space for meetings or arrange for long term work space in two locations:

  • MUJHU Research Collaboration, MUJHU Tower 3, Upper Mulago Hill Road, Kampala
  • Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), IDI Knowledge Center, Kampala

To request services for activity in Uganda, download the Service Request Form.

The AHC in Uganda

AHC Global Health Seed Grants: Research in Uganda

A Request for Proposals is now open for Seed Grants to fund research proposals from faculty in the Academic Health Center for new studies in Uganda. Applications are due April 21, 2017.

Learn more

Global Health Mentorship: The Minnesota Uganda Partnership

Global Health Mentorship: The Minnesota Uganda Partnership

Uganda Hub contacts

Molly McCoy
Global Public Health Programs Coordinator

Martha Kandole
Operations Manager, AHC Uganda Hub
+256 775189697

Joshua Rhein
Research & Training Director, Uganda Hub

Uganda Hub