The MUBS Principal Prof. Waswa Balunywa commended the Norwegian Government for sponsoring the MUBS Research Agenda through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). This was at the opening of the MUBSNORAD Research workshop organized by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies and Research at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on July 26, 2017. Prof. Balunywa noted that MUBS does not have a lot of donor funding and the Norwegian funding is the biggest donation MUBS has ever got.
He emphasized that research is the next big thing for MUBS to venture into. He further challenged all the academic staff with PhDs to put them into use by conducting research and publishing their findings.
He explained that oil and gas is one of the thing that everybody has been talking about in the country for the last ten (10) years but has failed to take off in the way the public thought it would. On this note, the Principal commended MUBS’ partners in Norway who advised the School not to look at oil and gas only but rather look at the big picture of the energy industry in the country.
He noted that from that perspective, MUBS went ahead to introduce a Master’s degrees and a PhD in Energy. He emphasized that working with the Norwegian Government will give MUBS an opportunity to manage its resources well because Norway has vast experience in that area.