The Genesis of CoCIS
The College of Computing and Information Sciences (COCIS) Makerere University was established on 13th December 2010. It is made up of the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (CIT) and the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS). COCIS is one of the largest computing and ICT training, information science, research and consultancy colleges in Africa. It cuts across as a world class College and has maintained its place as an icon of excellence on the continent. It is committed to delivering excellent services in the area of Computing, Library, Records and Information Sciences and attracts both local and international students. COCIS boasts of the state of the art infrastructure including lecture theaters, giant computer laboratories, specialized computer laboratories and a college library. Its three buildings can accommodate over 10,000 students in one sitting.
The established academic staff strength of the College is about 300 teaching staff including 30 visiting and local professors. Over twenty of these staff members hold doctorate, with many others in advanced stages of completing their PhD studies.
Formation of the College of Computing and Information Science is based on the criteria of relatedness, compatibility, interdisciplinary, capacity to form a viable college, synergy in mission and objectives, potential for modularization and baseline resources (number of students, programmes, academic staff, space, library and computing facilities) and other capacity indicators considered by the National Council for Higher education (NCHE).
This merger has seen a pool of resources and facilities like computer laboratories, specialized laboratories, book libraries, journals, cameras, and personnel both administrative and academic staff.
The college is an active centre for Research and Outreach. It produces a journal, the International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR). It also hosts an annual international conference, the International Conference on Computing and ICT Research (ICCIR). The College is interested in in-depth research in the areas of Machine learning, Security, ICT for development, Model and web based systems, E-Learning, Mobile computing and communication, Documentary Heritage , Records Management Education, Information Policy and Publishing, Knowledge Management, ICTs for Libraries and LIS Curriculum.
The College of Computing and Information Sciences is poised to continue being a modal college in Makerere University and the region, by providing first class teaching, learning and research that directly answers to both local and international demands.
The College Profile
The Genesis of CoCIS