About Internationalization and Convocation Unit (ICU)
In October 2019, DUCE established the Internationalization and Advancement Unit (IAU) (currently Internationalization and Convocation Unit (ICU). The unit was established to respond to DUCE vison of becoming a prominent hub for technology-driven transformative education, research, innovation and public service for sustainable and inclusive development. The ICU’s obligations is to foster integrations and alliances with other institutions across the globe. For instance, DUCE has collaborations with more than 32 institutions, most of which are universities. Through such partnerships, the College is engaging in international joint research, exchange programs as well as joint application of consultancies. Additionally, the ICU provides information on application, admission, visas and permits to all international students, scholars and researchers from various countries. The Unit also provides professional guidance to DUCE academic staff and students who are seeking for scholarships overseas.
The ICU encourages DUCE Staff who studied abroad and/or those with external links are to work with the unit in formalizing the links for the benefits of the College community. DUCE values the presence of international students and scholars and recognizes the important role they play in the life of the College. We have a rich tradition of welcoming international visitors from all parts of the world and Internationalization and Convocation Unit welcoming you and is committed to providing quality service and ensure a smooth settling at DUCE.
Visits in the year 2022
2. On the 26th January 2022, five scholars from the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Free State South Africa visited DUCE for the purpose of discussing possible areas for collaboration. The delegate was led by the Director in the office of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Percy Sepeng.
3. In efforts to strengthen South-South cooperation, on 8th February 2022 the President of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Rwanda Prof. Sam Yala along with the AIMS Research and Scientific Development Manager, Dr. Sailon Mbalawata visited DUCE to discuss on how to establish a partnership between AIMS Rwanda and DUCE
4. It was a great honor to host seven scholars from Copenhagen University in Denmark who visited DUCE from 24th February to 10th March 2022. The scholars are engaging with DUCE staff in a project titled ‘Exploring transport pathways and fate of plastic waste in coastal waters’.
5. Dr. Anne Smiley of the PlayMatters Project visited DUCE on 3rd March 2022 for discussions on how to strengthen a collaboration with DUCE.
6. Prof. Robin Miller from Michigan State University visited DUCE from 20-24th March 2022. She has been at DUCE on issues regarding to building capacity for Development Evaluation, which is closely connected to the Master Programme in Development Evaluation (MADE) offered at DUCE.
7. Ms. Stella Kakeeto and Dr. David Musoke from Makerere University, Uganda visited DUCE on the 23rd March 2022. Along with Dr. Katherine Fulgence from DUCE, the team is implementing the “Strengthening grant writing capacity for early career researchers at DUCE and Makerere University”