Sweden has extended more funding to Makerere University to facilitate research for two years following the university's request.
Yesterday, Mr Per Lindgarde, the Swedish Ambassador, and Prof Barnabas Nawangwe, the Makerere Vice Chancellor, signed the agreement to extend support worth more than Shs17b ($4.5m) that was approved in May this year.
This support is aimed at consolidating the achievement of the previous four phases of research cooperation," Mr Lindgarde said yesterday in Kampala.
Last year, Sweden stopped funding Makerere University research projects, saying it was time for the Ugandan government to take over.
Following this, government extended Shs30b to Makerere University in the financial year 2019/2020 for research.