CHUSS Strategic Plan 2020/21–2029/2030

The Humanities and Social Sciences are some of the oldest sets of disciplines at Makerere University. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) is made up of five schools:  (i) Psychology (SPY); (ii) Women and Gender Studies (SGWS); (iii) Social Sciences (SSS); (iv) Liberal and Performing Arts (SLPA); (v) Languages, Literature and Communications (SLLC);  with two institutes namely the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) and the Confucius Institute. Centres are the Makerere Rotary Peace Centre, Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching and Learning, Center of Excellence on Notions of Identity, Centre for languages and communication services, and the ARUA centre. Affiliated institutes include: the Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka, the police Senior Command and Staff College Bwebajja, Uganda Military Academy Kabamba, Institute of Social Development Nsamizi and the National Defence College – Uganda (NDC-U).

The College has made significant strides in implementing the previous strategic plan and contributing to efforts by the University to transform into a research-led University. Consequently, the College attracted funding from international sources to develop capacity of staff and has resulted into increased research activities, publications, and promotions. The College has created centers that enhance it functions. Our students have continued suiting the current marketability trends despite the national challenges of limited jobs. 

However, the College has limited funding for teaching and learning facilities, research activities; limited capacity to address academic challenges faced by staff and students; and suffers from compartmentalization of some programmes. For example, students face challenges in registering for preferred subject combinations. This Strategic Plan emphasizes research and innovations to become a full-fledged research-led College; and the role of humanities and social sciences in enhancing steady and reliable scientific progress and national development. The humanities and social sciences will provide the key for unlocking the potential of individuals and society to develop and to adopt and adapt to scientific and technological advances. 
This Strategic Plan is a product of the amalgamation and harmonization of the 2020-2021/2029-2030 Strategic Plans of the constituent units of the College

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