Research Institutes in Uganda
All research matters in Uganda are coordinated nationally through the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), which is under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. All persons and institutions carrying out research work in Uganda are expected to register their projects with the UNCST. Research in Uganda is largely undertaken by public sector institutions, through international collaborations and sponsorship, and is primarily centred on agriculture, industry and engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, health and energy. The Joint Clinical Research Centre, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, and the Uganda Virus Research Institute have been instrumental in building research capacities in the medical and health sciences fields, especially in HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis research. Research into sustainable agriculture and food security is predominantly undertaken by the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and Makerere University’s Faculty of Agriculture.