MUBS Set to Introduce Masters in Energy Economics

Makerere University Business School is set to introduce new post graduate degrees in Energy Economics and Governance.

Following a Shs 7.7 billion grant they received from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), cialis 40mg the university has announced that it will be unveiling both a Masters in Energy Economics and Governance (MEEG) and PhD in energy economics.

Running under a program titled, clinic Capacity Building in Education and Research for Economic Governance in Uganda, more about the grant will support academic and research collaboration between MUBS and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).

According to documents seen by Chimpreports, The MEEG Masters programme will run for two academic years at MUBS and equal opportunity will be given to qualified female applicants during the selection.

It will be facilitated by both the MUBS and visiting Professors from the NMBU School of Economics and Business

The program is hoped to address issues related to energy pricing, energy markets, regulation, ownership structures, oil and gas resource and revenue management, as well as these revenues are incorporated in the macro economy.

It will also consider the potential of expanding the use of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro and bio energy) and how these can be combined, as well as the effects of industrialization.

The proposal to commence this programme has been welcomed by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources through a Stakeholders meeting held at the Ministries Head Office.

Officials at MUBS say the university will continued to engage the Management of key energy sector players like UMEME, Uganda Electricity Distribution Company,  Uganda Electricity Generation Company, distributors such as Shell, Total among others in discussions to support commencement of the Master Energy Economics and Governance(MEEG).

It also planned that some local experts will be engaged to conduct Guest lectures on the MEEG.

 Meanwhile some of the grant money is expected to be invested in improving ICT infrastructure at MUBS which has been inadequate.

 Currently, the university has an ICT lab that is dedicated for graduate studies but it has limited sitting capacity and internet access. There are only 18 computers supporting all the graduate programmes and there is a lot of pressure on the facility. The computer lab is barely equipped to support delivery of multimedia, online teaching and learning resources, it lacks printing facilities, scanning and binding services for students.

As such, the project will support the improvement of the ICT infrastructure at the MUBS graduate ICT lab in order increase quality performance on the MEEG and PhD enrollment. The project will support the renovation of the existing ICT lab.

Also under the program, NMBU School of Economics and Business will provide competence and capacity for; teaching at MUBS, supervise MUBS faculty who on PhD studies at NMBU, conducting joint research with PhD students and other MUBS faculty, providing advice on curriculum development, support in the graduate teaching on special courses in energy economics. NMBU will also participate on short TOT workshops for the MUBS faculty.

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