Prof. ABK Kasozi gives paper: "North south cooperation by academics and academic institutions: The case of Uganda" at University of Bergen

Prof. ABK Kasozi recently gave a paper at the University of Bergen in Norway titled: - "North south cooperation by academics and academic Institutions: The case of Uganda"

In this paper, he argues that as latecomers in the establishment of knowledge creation centres (universities, polytechnics and research centres), African higher education institutions need to collaborate with universities in regions and states that have had these institutions for centuries. Defined cooperation can help African academics to devise ways of lobbying governments not only to increase funding, but also to free universities from government administrative red-tape. This paper  reviews current research in Ugandan universities with a focus on Makerere University. He argues that although Makerere has achieved some impressive research outputs through cooperation with a number organizations from the north, it is threatened by lack of local funding, an unfriendly legal framework, inadequate research management systems, and over emphasis on teaching at the expense of research. He also argues that micro collaboration at levels of academic staff, institutions and states (at the bilateral levels) should increasingly supplement and, at a later date, overtake multilateral cooperation through large institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, UNESCO, OEDC, ISESCO etc.

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