Exchange students from Makerere University welcomed to the University of Borås

“It is wonderful that we are able to receive exchange students from Makerere University. In addition to the courses that the students will be taking, they have the opportunity to learn a lot from researchers at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science and will be able to take part in our research seminars,” said acting Assistant Head of Department Monika Johansson.

She welcomed the students together with Pro-Vice-Chancellor Kim Bolton, Dean of Faculty Martin G Erikson, Project Coordinator Veronica Trépagny, and Programme Coordinator Maria Ringbo.

Students will take two courses in the Librarianship Programme, which are given in English, as well as a Swedish language course during the five months they will spend in Sweden. In addition, they write academic papers on Swedish library and archive activities. In addition to new knowledge and experiences from their studies, the students said that they are looking forward to getting to know Swedish culture and experiencing student life in Borås, travelling, and hopefully experiencing snow before they return in January. In a few weeks, they will enjoy a study visit to the University Library in Gothenburg.

From the left: Maria Ringbo, Martin G Erikson, Innocent Ngowi, Arnold Kato, Monica Johansson, Veronica Trépagny, Esther Nakibuka, Kim Bolton. Seated: Jamirah Nagujja, Abubakari Ssemwogerere. Not pictured: Immaculate Kavunaani

About Linnaeus-Palme and Erasmus+ ICM

Half of the students from EASLIS who are now visiting Borås have Linnaeus-Palme scholarships and half have Erasmus+ scholarships.

Linnaeus-Palme is a programme that aims to establish long-term mutual collaborations with universities in low- and middle-income countries. By integrating global perspectives, the quality of higher education will be improved.

The Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT at the University of Borås is active in two different Linnaeus-Palme exchanges: one with Makerere University in Uganda and one with the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Brazil.

Erasmus+ ICM, or International Credit Mobility, is an exchange programme open to countries outside the traditional Erasmus+ areas. The university seeks funding together with specific partner universities. In this exchange with Makerere University, not only students, but also teachers, administrative staff and, for example, librarians can apply for exchanges!

Read more about exchange opportunities

The news article from Makerere University about the exchange 

More opportunities for exchange with Uganda

Read more about the Linnaeus-Palme collaboration