For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Africa Initiative is proud to co-sponsor the Duke-Makere Biomedical Engineering Partnership, a joint operation between Duke University and Makere University in Kampala, Uganda. This year's visiting scholars from Makere University are Kenneth Rubango and Henry Kiwumulo.
History of Africa Initiative Visiting Scholars Program
In the first year (2012-2013) of the Duke University Africa Initiative (AI), the steering committee launched a program aimed at bringing masters and doctoral level students from across the African continent to Durham to partake in meaningful academic engagement with Duke University faculty and students.
During their time at Duke, these scholars had the opportunity to liaise with several departments and offices within Duke University, including the AI, the Office of Global Affairs and their specific sponsoring department. In addition to time spent with faculty, they have access to countless resources in the Duke University libraries, and are able to attend campus lectures, participate in graduate seminars and present their research to the Duke community.
For more information about the Africa Initiative visiting scholars program, please contact Deirdre White.