Collaborative Programmes

The UTAMU collaborative programmes are categorized as follows:

MUST - UTAMU PhD Programme

In response to the need for more PhD holders within Uganda, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) developed a joint institutional capacity building programme initially focusing on PhD training by research. This programme will be later expanded to include other Universities in Uganda that are interested in joint PhD programmes where quality and other issues related to PhD training are jointly monitored. It will also be expanded to PhD training by coursework and research where individual partnering universities can design their individual PhDs. For details click HERE

Amity - UTAMU Master Programme

Uganda Technology & Management University (UTAMU) in collaboration with Amity University (AU) offer postgraduate programmes online. Amity University is the current leading educational provider in India with campuses in USA, UK and Dubai. It has excelled in the educational arena for the last 15 years. It conducts and provides classes through the state - of - the - art e-learning technology to students wherever they are. It provides face-to-face and administration support to its students through partnership with local universities. Amity University is partnering with UTAMU to provide all administrative and face-to-face local support to the enrolled students. The degrees will be awarded to the successful candidates by Amity University. For details click HERE

University of Limpopo

Wednesday 20th November 2013 marked a great milestone in the history of education in Africa as UTAMU, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), University of Limpopo and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to undertake collaborative educational activities in a bid to improve the quality of higher education on the African continent. The collaboration of the four institutions will be enriched through interaction with scholars from the institutions, access to prestigious journals for publishing academic papers and staff and student exchange programmes among the four institutions.

University of Johannesburg (UJ)

In March 2015, UTAMU entered into partnership with the University of Johannesburg, a public university in South Africa to train students in collaborative programmes particularly in the fields of public administration, governance, public policy and management as well as research.  The two universities have since then been working together on laying strategies of implementing this partnership and have already jointly co-authored quality academic publications in international journals.

Both institutions agreed to exchange knowledge, develop and establish relevant knowledge resources for publication, teaching and learning purposes, exchange staff and students and promote academic cooperation.

An UTAMU trust fund supported by the South African Government has been established to facilitate study trips of students and staff of projects initiated under this partnership.  One UTAMU staff, Faith Ahabyoona, has already been admitted to the University of Johannesburg to pursue a PhD in management under this partnership. The partnership is expected to benefit many more staff and students of both universities.

University of Johannesburg (UJ) is the first and only African university admitted to the highly respected consortium of 28 researched-intensive universities in the world. It boasts of international recognized academic programmes in both undergraduate and postgraduate education.  University of Johannesburg and UTAMU signed a memorandum of understanding on 25th February 2015.

UTAMU - Civil Service College Uganda and Tanzania Public Service College Partnership

With an aim of building capacity in the public sector in the region, UTAMU partnered with both Tanzania Public Service College and the Civil Service College of Uganda. These partnerships mainly support mutual interests in the fields of education, training, research and consultancy. UTAMU is working with these institutions to promote and implement joint training programmes, research and consultancy assignments.

The two public service institutions will as well be a part of the collaboration between UTAMU and University of Johannesburg and benefit from high quality programmes like joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration. UTAMU signed a memorandum of understanding with Tanzania Public Service College on 26th August 2013 and Civil Service College Uganda on 12th August 2013.

UTAMU - Saarland University Joint Masters Programme

UTAMU in partnership with the Centre for Evaluation (CEVAL) at Saarland University of Germany will be running a joint Masters programme in Monitoring and Evaluation starting September 2015. This programme aims at addressing challenges faced by regional governments in implementing policies and interventions in both public and private sectors.

Currently 59 students have already been awarded with scholarships for this pilot blended learning postgraduate programme in Evaluation, of which 20 have completed successfully. Thirty nine (39) students are expected to complete in June 2015. The teaching on this pilot programme has been done jointly by staff from UTAMU and Saarland University at the UTAMU post graduate training facility in Bugolobi, Kampala.

Following the successful completion of the pilot programme, UTAMU and the Centre for Evaluation for Saarland University were awarded a grant of €120,000 (One hundred and twenty thousand Euros) to run a join Masters programme in Monitoring and Evaluation. Using state of the art e-learning facilities, highly qualified staff and unique teaching and learning models from both institutions, this programme is expected to train the best Monitoring and Evaluation experts in the region there by addressing the gap faced by governments in implementing policies and interventions in both public and private sectors. The joint Masters degree commences in September 2015.

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