WaSo Africa – Partner Universities
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
University of Juba, South Sudan
University of Bergen, Norway
University College of Southeast Norway, Norway
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Makerere University (Uganda)
University of Makerere has a total of 1650 Permanent, Part timers and also Contract staff. It has an average of 30% female and 70% male academic members of staff.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) is one of the 8 colleges of Makerere University. It is the biggest college with 5 schools: Social Sciences; Liberal & Performing Arts; Literature, Languages & Communication; Psychology; and Women & Gender Studies. It has one Institute: Makerere Institute of Social Research and the Centres of Languages & Communication Skills and Centre for Psychological Services.
Makerere University has a student body of approximately 40,000, while CHUSS has the largest student body currently standing at a total of 8350 students of which 1091 are Government sponsored and 6369 private undergraduates, 408 Graduates and 112 PhDs Ugandans. There are 342 Undergraduate and 28 Graduate International students.
More about the University: www.mak.ac.ug
University of Nairobi (Kenya)
University of Nairobi is the oldest university in Kenya. It has its origins to the Royal Technical College of East Africa, which was established in 1956. It became a full-fledged university in 1970. It has an enrollment of over 60,000 students constituting of government sponsored and privately sponsored students. The University has more than 100 schools, faculties, institutes and departments distributed in six colleges with over 1500 members of teaching staff.
University has the largest concentration of scholars in the country with about 50% of the professors in the country. And because of its history and position, University of Nairobi has the inherent role of providing leadership in the domain of higher education in line with its mission:- teaching, research and service and consultancy.
Because of its position as the major centre for higher education in Kenya, University of Nairobi has normally been looked upon as the yardstick by which Kenyan higher education is measured.
Due to the steeply increased demand for quality University education in Kenya and the east African region in general, more than ever before, University of Nairobi as premier institution of higher learning within the region is being challenged to show the way forward in higher education.
More about the University: www.uonbi.ac.ke
Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)
Addis Ababa University was founded in 1950. It offers over 70 undergraduate and 225 graduate degree programs of which 69 are PhD and 20 are specialty certificate programs in the field of Medicine. The student population, which was only 71 at its establishment, has risen to over 51,500 at present. About 11,500 of these are graduate students.
The undergraduate students cover about 30% of their costs (accommodation, tuition and food) in a so-called cost sharing arrangement. At post graduate level there are two kinds of students in terms of finance: government sponsored and self-sponsored. The self sponsored students pay hundred percent of their academic costs.
More about the University: www.aau.edu.et
University of Juba (South Sudan)
University of Juba has 12 colleges, 4 centers, a Library, Clinic and Public Health. Total number of teaching staff is 925 of which 35 are females. The number of students is 9888.
More about the University: www.juba.edu.sd
University of Bergen (Norway)
University of Bergen is the third largest University in Norway. There are about 14.500 students enrolled, 3.200 faculty and staff members and 1.100 PhD students. The University’s academic landscape is characterised by its great variety and breadth, with a high international profile that is committed to academic excellence. Six faculties cover most of the traditional university disciplines. Within the faculties are included 60 different specialised departments, centres and institutes.
More about the University: www.uib.no
University College of Southeast Norway (Norway)
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is is the country’s second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students, and larger than several of Norway’s universities. It has approximately 18 000 students and 1500 staff members spread over 8 campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland, and offers a wide range of academic programmes at bachelor, master and PhD level.
The University College of Southeast Norway will be the administrative coordinator from the Norwegian side and will take on the administrative tasks and take part in supervision.
Read more about the University College of Southeast Norway: www.usn.no
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) was established in 1859 as an agricultural school and as a scientific university college since 1897. NMBU is comprised of 8 departments and works closely with 5 centers on campus. NMBUs main specialization areas are biology, environment, food, land use and natural resource management. Of the 1160 University staff, more than half hold scientific positions. 4420 bachelor and master students and 447 PhD students.
NMBU will be the scientific coordinator from the Norwegian side and will take part in supervision as well as curriculum development with the specialization in water management, water supply and sanitation engineering, research and publication skills.
Read more about the Norwegian University of Life Sciences: www.nmbu.no