Date: 7 November 2022By


BUSITEMA joins WAITRO as a Full Member

BUSITEMA has recently joined WAITRO as a Full Member. Busitema University is a multi campus model public University located in the eastern region of Uganda. The main campus is at Busitema and other campuses at Nagongera, Namasagali, Arapai, Mbale, Pallisa and Kaliro. Established by Statutory Instrument in 2007, the University focuses on relevant and critical study programs in Engineering, Science Education, Health Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Management Sciences and Vocational Education. At the time of establishment, it was envisaged that the University would improve equitable access to University Education in the country, since the region did not have a public University.


The University opened its doors to the first cohort of students on 3rd October 2007. It’s research areas are:

  • Climate Change and Disaster Management
  • Physics and Space Science
  • Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Agriculture, Water and Irrigation
  • Textiles
  • ICT in Science Education
  • AI, IoT and Computer Engineering
  • Energy
  • Health Sciences
  • Industrial Mathematics and Modelling

With focus on innovative research, we identify and develop projects that may result into sustainable solutions for our communities.

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The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) is a global membership-based association of research organizations, universities, and innovation stakeholders. WAITRO provides mechanisms and support for its members and partners to connect, share, inspire, and collaborate to solve global challenges and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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