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Direct engineering assistance for Uganda universities

Brian Masiga of RENU (centre front) with workshop participantsThe Research & Education Network (RENU) in collaboration with International Network for Access to Scientific Publications (INASP) of UK and  the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) of University of Oregon in USA held a four-day workshop to impart Network Engineering skills to Ugandan Research and Education Institutions from April 28th until May 5th.

Who We Are

About RENU

Welcome to the website of Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU), which tells the story of the harnessing of ICT-enabled collaboration among Ugandan researchers and the higher education community by linking them to their peers and colleagues nationally within Uganda, regionally within Africa and Internationally to the global research and education (R&E) communities.

Vision & Mission

Vision

Of Ugandan Researchers & Universities fully Integrated into and fully Contributing to the Global Knowledge Society.

Mission

To promote knowledge creation and sharing amongst scholars and researchers through the provision of advanced network services.

History of RENU

In January 2006, Vice Chancellors of leading public and private Universities together with CEOs of some research institutions met in Entebbe, Uganda and resolved to establish a research and education network. This network was to be a vehicle for facilitating the human networking needed to boost intellectual output and trigger research-led transformation of higher education in Uganda.

Management Board

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) management board is made up of the following members:

  1. Chairman of BoD: Prof Michel Lejeune, Vice Chancellor Virtual University of Uganda (VUU).
  2. Vice Chairperson BoD: Dr Theodora Twongyirwe, Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology  (MUST)
  3. BoD Member: Prof John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Vice chancellor Makerere University.
  4. Bod Member:  Eng. Dr F.F. Tusubira, C/o Knowledge Consulting Ltd.
  5. BoD Member: Mr George Kinyera-Apuke, Chairman Kyambogo University ICT Committee.
  6. BoD Member: Dr Eleanor Wozei, Chairperson Uganda Christian University Central ICT Committee.
  7. BoD Member: Mr James Saaka, Executive Director National IT Authority (NITA-U).
  8. BoD Member:  Representing Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Mrs Irene K. Sewankambo.
  9. Secretary to the BoD & Ex-officio Member: CEO of RENU, Eng. Isaac J. M. Kasana.

 

Milestones

The Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU), which tells the story of the harnessing of ICT-enabled collaboration among Ugandan researchers and the higher education community by linking them to their peers and colleagues nationally within Uganda, regionally within Africa and Internationally to the global research and education (R&E) communities.

RENU Connect

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