Makerere University (MAK) has partnered with the China University of Petroleum (UPC) to be able to build an Institution of Geoscience and Petroleum at MAK.
The two universities, through Prof. Barnabas Nawange for MAK, and Prof. Jun Yao for UPC signed a partnership agreement on the 7th January to operationalise the institute.
Through the arrangement, the two universities will engage in the development of the curriculum for the institute, offer training to the teaching staff and develop learning material among other areas of the partnership.
According to the university official website, the agreement was signed following a Memorandum of Understating that was signed 2 years ago on the 19th December 2017 when the idea for the institute materialised.
The institute will also add more credibility to the Bachelor ofScience programme in Petroleum Geosciences and Production that the university introduced in 2009.