Update on UNIMAK Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory

The UNIMAK Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory (IDRL) was officially opened on the Yoni campus on the 22nd of January 2016 as a collaboration between the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone and the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The project was facilitated by funding from the Wellcome Trust to enable rapid sequencing of Ebola virus genomes during the Ebola virus disease epidemic in Sierra Leone. Its aim is to contribute to building a resilient health infrastructure, build…

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UNIMAK’s ties with University of Sheffield (UK) strengthened

Links between the University of Makeni (UNIMAK) and the University of Sheffield (UK) are being strengthened in three ways: 1. Sheffield University has launched a 2-3 year programme of work that seeks to identify and mobilise UNIMAK alumni to support the future development of the University. The key elements of the Alumni Outreach Project are: > To understand how alumni engagement supports the development of a University. Students to spend some time in the University Alumni office understanding its…

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UNIMAK gives students hands-on experience of professional IT work

Prof. P F U Taylor,  Coordinator, announces an exciting new initiative at UNIMAK: UNIMAK introduces On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP) 2015/16 One of the most challenging aspects of technology or Engineering curricula in African Universities today, is the recurrent difficulties in securing placement for students/graduates in industry, in order for them to gain practical (on the job) experience relevant to the profession for which they were trained. It is common knowledge Universities train students on theory…

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Update Report from the Vice-Chancellor, August 2016

UPDATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MAKENI, AUGUST 15, 2016. Introduction I would like to thank the Chancellor, Pro-chancellor and Council members for their continued support and efforts in our endeavour to build the University. This report will present a summary of activities for this academic year discussing opportunities and challenges for our university. 1 ACADEMIC FORMATION Despite the Ebola crisis and its attendant consequences, we saved the academic year and examinations have commenced for the…

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UNIMAK launches Centre for Sierra Leone Studies

The country of Sierra Leone has a long and interesting history. It holds a unique place in the development of the continent of Africa. As such it deserves to have an academic institution, based on its own soil, that serves as the most informed and respected place of study and source of information available to those wanting to further their knowledge of the country and its people. We hope that, over a period of time,…

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UNIMAK Congratulates Alumni

The University of Makeni is pleased to congratulate two of its alumni on their continuing academic success: UNIMAK alumna Isata Mahoi has graduated with a  Ph.D in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Meanwhile UNIMAK female lawyer Victoria Adama Koroma ( the best student of the Sierra…

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