The Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, officially opened the newly renovated library at the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) on 12th February, 2013 with a call to graduate students and staff undertaking research to effectively use the facility.
Addressing guests and members of staff at MISR, the Vice Chancellor said there is no University worth its name that does not undertake research. He appealed to academic staff to continue working on generating knowledge and solutions to national problems through research.
Prof. Ddumba commended MISR for uplifting social science research at Makerere University. “The research conducted at MISR has greatly contributed to the improved ranking of Makerere University on the African Continent. Our University is now ranked number nine on the Continent, and the best outside South Africa. This success is attributed to the members of staff who commit time and resources to carry out research,” he noted.
Prof. Ddumba also applauded MISR for the regular academic seminars, saying they tremendously contribute to the body of knowledge within and outside the University.
The MISR library provides reference and information services with special focus on Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Education and Psychology. It has one of the University’s largest collections on Social Science research and development literature.