Uganda - Science and technology

Uganda has a medical association, a child malnutrition unit, an agriculture research institute, a forestry research center, and a cotton research station in Kampala. An animal health research center and the Geological Survey and Mines Department are in Entebbe. Makerere University (founded originally in 1922 as a technical school at Kampala) has faculties of science, agriculture and forestry, technology, medicine, and veterinary science. Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (founded in 1954 at Kampala) has 1,000 students. Mbarara University of Science and Technology (founded in 1989) has faculties of medicine and science education. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 17% of college and university enrollments. In the same period, expenditures on research and development totaled0.6% of GNP; 21 scientists and engineers and 14 technicians per million people were engaged in research and development.

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