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 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.