Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)
Collaboration Jubilee

Celebrating 25 years together

A delegation from UiB headed by Rector Sigmund Grønmo visited Makerere University to celebrate 25 years of collaboration between the two universities.

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Sidsel Kjølleberg writes:

Celebration of 25 years of Intercontinental University Collaboration between Makerere University, Uganda and the University of Bergen, Norway.

The event took place in the Main Hall at Makerere University 21. February from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

There were numerous project presentations and entertainment by Dep. of Performing Arts and Film for the staff, students and Alumni's that were present. Vigdis Vandvik was one of the speakers under the presentation of the Matrix project. Andreas L. Steigen introduced the audience to the start of the making of the Frame

Agreement between the two universities together withUiB honorary doctor Professor Livingstone Luboobi. It was an interesting and historic event where around 180 alumni students participated together with people from the administration, personnel and economy, who were trained in Bergen.

We were about 250 persons present that had been involved in this cooperation over the last 25 years. Our Rector and the VC at MU enjoyed themselves! The cooperation has been coordinated by prof Thorkild Tylleskär (CIH) and Thelma Kraft (BIO) from UiB.

Read the article in UiB's News by Sverre Ole Drønen.

A number of people from BIO have been involved in the collaboration. These include Andreas Steigen, Thelma Kraft, Sidsel Kjølleberg, Richard Telford and Vigdis Vandvik. The Matrix project manager in Makerere is Josephine Esaete who took some of her education here at BIO financed through the Quota Programme.

Read more also from the Office of Vice Chancellor pages at Makerere University.