Project Management, Coordination and Monitoring.
– ICT- 4MRPQ management and implementation is drawn from three HEIs in Uganda (MUBS, MAK and MUST), two HEIs from EU member countries (VU Amsterdam & ULisboa), one HEIs national regulator (NCHE); and two HEIs support companies (UCCSRI and, Kyazze, Kankaka & Co. Advocates). Each of these institutions will bring 1 core
member representation to make a total of Eight (8) partners making up each of the “Core Implementation Teams
– Orienting the project team, strengthen its capacity to successfully undertake this project
– Setting parameters for the Project Advisory Group which will ensure quality Monitoring, Planning and Control. This Advisory Group will be composed of academics and practitioners. These will include: (i) A representative from the University Council of each of the 3 HEIs in Uganda, (ii) The Executive Director of National Council for Higher Education
(NCHE), (iii) a designated representative from the EU Delegation in Uganda (this will represent EU as the funder and will protect interests of the European partners, – VU and ULisboa); (iv) a representative from UNESCO Uganda country office; (v) a representative from the private sector /employers, and (vi) An ICT systems expert..
– Active stakeholder participation and involvement in setting an ICT enabled masters Research quality improvement framework.
– Listing of university expectations, interests, and roles in identifying & monitoring critical aspects of a quality master’s research journey
– Drafting University roadmap on reducing inconsistencies & contradictions in a master’s research journey and Vivavoce conduct
Buying project office supplies and needs
Managing financial disbursement ad reporting
- To update the Research Process Quality Management Policies and Guidelines (at national level – NCHE; and at university level) in the context of master’s students’ research.
- To increase the capacity of Uganda’s NCHE and HEIs to participate in the definition, implementation and monitoring of master’s research policy reforms necessary for setting a national common master’s student research agenda.
- To document critical aspects of the master’s student research journey which should be monitored for relevancy to national
development priorities and quality both within and between Uganda’s HEIs.
- To build capacity in using ICT as a digital skill inclusion mechanism which can reduce various forms of discrimination against women /girls (both students and facilitators / lecturers).
- To increase the number of master graduates capable of conducting quality and impactful and/or relevant research along with increased skilled research supervisors and administrators.
- To promote local and international mobility and cooperation in exchanging good practices among and between NCHE,
individual HEIs in Uganda and HEIs in Europe at institutional level fostering systemic improvements in master’s degree research process quality and innovations management.