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Invitation to a Research Dissemination Seminar on A Model for Quality Assessment of E-Services in Resource Constrained Environments.

The School of Computing and Informatics Technology, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University is organizing a seminar to disseminate the findings of the research on A Model for Quality Assessment Of E-Services in Resource Constrained Environments. The seminar will take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 and shall be [...]

DeepMind supports the establishment of Master’s scholarships to study AI at Makerere University

DeepMind will make a donation to Makerere University to fund the establishment of four scholarships in the field of Machine Learning beginning in the academic year 2021/2022. The scholarships will support students who wish to study MSc. Computer Science programme (Track: AI and Data Science) taught in the Department of Computer Science at Makerere University […]


The International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences. IASSIST has a membership of over 300 from Academia, Government, Non-profit sector, and the Private sector. This includes Information specialists, Data librarians, […]

A Framework for the Establishment of Community Multipurpose Telecenters in Karamoja Sub-Region

The project team with the Hon. Moses Kizige (State Minister, Karamoja) Prof. Tonny Oyana (Principal, CoCIS) and Dr. Joyce Bukirwa (Head, LIS Dept) A group of College of Computing and IS (Makerere University) researchers disseminated their research findings for their project titled “A Framework for the Establishment of Community Multipurpose Telecenters in Karamoja Sub-Region”  The project team […]

Huawei (U) Donates ICT Equipment CoCIS

Huawei Uganda donated ICT equipment to the Huawei’s ICT Academy hosted at the College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University. The Huawei ICT Academy was launched in May 2019 at Makerere University to train and certify 1000 students free of charge in the next two years. The Academy covers course combines both theories and […]

COVID-19 Project: Information Seeking Behavior of Secondary School Students during the Lockdown in Uganda

Executive Summary Introduction This study addresses the need to effectively meet the information needs of secondary school students during the lockdown in Uganda. When the President of the Republic of Uganda directed that all schools be closed schools on 20th March 2020, students at all levels had to undergo home-schooling. The Ministry of Education and […]

Sida BRIGHT Project graduates three PhD students in one week!

Gothenburg – Hawa Nyende, Rashidah Kasauli Namisanvu and Michael Kizito successfully defended their PhDs on June 8, 10 and 11, 2020 respectively. The BRIGHT project aims at contributing towards sustainable socio-economic growth in Uganda through capacity building in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) research. BRIGHT is a research partnership between Makerere University, Mbarara […]

The College Host The Romanian Cluj Cluster

The College of Computing and IS received the visit of a delegation from the Romanian Cluj Cluster, accompanied by the Romanian Ambassador H.E. Ms. Julia Pataki and the Romanian Honorary Consul H.E. Mr. Murungi Gordon on the Tuesday, 3rd Dec 2019. Cluj IT Cluster is a representative association of the Romanian IT industry, comprising of […]

Nina Olivia Defends her PHD

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) under College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) hosted the public defense of PhD candidate Nina Olivia on Tuesday, 19th November 2019. The candidate who successfully defended her Ph.D was supervised by Prof. J.R. Ikoja-Odongo and Assoc. Prof. Ruth Nalumaga and her opponent was Prof. Charles Rwabukwali. […]

CoCIS Hosts Science Day

The Makerere-Sweden Bilateral Research Programme Annual Review Meeting was held on 30th September 2019 and the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) participated by organizing one of the activities of the annual review namely; Science day. Mr. Richard Sserunjogi explains air pollution research The Science day featured presentations by academic staff from the College […]


The College of Computing and IS conducted a workshop on the 4th October 2019 to train several staff members on Occupational Health Hazards & Fire Safety. The training was facilitated by a team from Quick Fire Care Services that included Mr. Kasolo William (Technical Manager) and Mr. Henry Walusimbi (Trainer). Participants during a theoretical session […]

Mak Council Chairperson Visits CoCIS

The College of Computing and IS got the opportunity to be visited by Mrs. Lorna Magara, the first female to be appointed chairperson of Makerere University Council, since the founding of the university in 1922.  On her visit to CoCIS, (the first of its kind by any Makerere University Council member) she was welcomed by […]

ICT Skilling for SME entrepreneurs

The Centre for Innovations and Professional Skills Development (CiPSD) through its community outreach programme trained one hundred SME entrepreneurs with basic ICT skills. The one week training gave entrepreneurs the skills to use a computer, tablet or mobile phone for everyday usage of digital technologies like sending emails, browsing the internet etc. The objective of […]

CoCIS Hosts Cisco African Networking Academy Safari 2016

The College of Computing and information Science hosted a Cisco African Networking Academy Safari from 28th to 29th June, 2016. The workshop was aimed at updating Cisco instructors in Uganda on the new curriculum developments, Cisco guidelines and Report analysis and addressing the challenges faced by Cisco Networking Academy’s in Uganda. The Principal of the […]

Data Science Summer School 2016

Makerere University, College of Computing and IS hosted the Data science Summer School from 27TH June to 29th June 2016. The workshop targeted graduate students, researchers and professionals working with huge amounts of data or unique datasets. The Summer school focuses on introductory and advanced learners in Data science and Machine learning as well as […]

CoCIS hosts MIT 2016

The MIT (Masters in Information Technology) Carnegie supported Programme has been visiting Makerere University every month of June for the last five years. The programme was made to build capacity within sub-Saharan African countries to empower the next generation of Library and Information professionals. With this knowledge and skills that apply modern Information Communication and Technology […]

Makerere develops an App for new vision

Students at Makerere University are developing an app that shall help monitor most of the activities in the newsroom. Through an MOU with Makerere University, the students are supposed to develop an app for New Vision that should help eliminate most of the challenges experienced in the media house. They are developing an Enterprise Resource […]