The main objective: To strengthen Uganda’s higher education institutions (HEIs) capacity to use ICT in Masters’ research journey quality management processes and devise Policy reforms for relevant high-quality research outputs.
5 Universities (3 from Uganda – MUBS, MAK & MUST; 1 Portugal – ULisboa; 1 Netherlands – VU, Amsterdam). Uganda HEIs counterparts will benefit from demonstrated increased knowledge, mobility & adoption of new technologies while the European partners will benefit from knowledge and internationalization. At least 700 staff and 1,500 students inter-connected on a NCHE approved Research E-Supervision Platform; 800 masters students conduct their timely research; 500 supervisors & 100 administrative staff improve their work efficiency and interaction with students; 300 internal and 200 external examiners conduct timely assessment of research reports and viva-voce; NCHE with moderate level of interest will enhance capacity and accreditation; 2 employers (Kyazze, Kankaka & Co. Advocates & UCCSRI Ltd) will upgrade their sustainable development data tracking skills.
Key outputs: (1) A revised national master research policy framework; (2) NCHE approved E-Supervision Platform. (3) A Mobile App. connecting the participating universities.
Short term Results: Timely graduation of students; Reduced supervision inconsistencies; Relevant research outputs & Reliable student research assessment processes.
Long term results: Enhanced research capacity; Increased stock of relevant & high-quality research; Employable graduates