About KI-Uganda Collaboration
The collaboration between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Makerere University (MU) is the most comprehensive international collaboration at KI, from education to research activities. The collaboration has been regulated by formal agreements since 2002.
Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda was established in 1922, the Medical School in 1923. With 30,000 students it is one of the largest universities in East and Central Africa.
The first Memorandum of Understanding confirming the partnership, and the initiation of the double degree program, was signed in 2003. In 2011 the two universities entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding for their mutual development. It was signed and endorsed during a formal ceremony at Makerere University in Kampala. The MOU was 2016 extended for a new five year period.
An implementation Agreement was signed on 11 February 2015, regarding a Joint Doctoral Training towards degree of Doctor of Philosophy PhD, under which a substantial number of students affiliated to Makerere University College of Health Sciences have completed a double PhD degree at KI and MU in the past years.