Reputed Ugandan Social Scientist, Founder and Director of Reev Consult International, Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba recently asked MUBS Dons to operate at blue-ocean level and ensure that they are floating on the critical path. He further called upon them to be relevant and create value at both national and international levels. “Fight for the big things, always start small, think big but Scale fast and above all to be relevant and operate beyond competitiveness:, he advised. Prof. Nuwagaba was addressing the staff at the Faculty of Graduate studies and Research PhD seminar which focused on Policy Paper writing. He further challenged them to use their PhDs to propose policies that can transform society. “Have PhDs that can take lead in finding solutions to societal problems through research and innovative ideas. Your PhDs should be able to generate solutions to common problems like poverty, unemployment, hunger, with the aim of positively changing the lives of people in the society”, he said. Prof. Nuwagaba noted that there are many innovative ideas that can be generated at MUBS. “It is important that you start addressing issues that deal with our everyday life. “Universities are not meant to be talking to themselves, but to lead communities in finding their own solutions and that is where MUBS’ contribution is needed most, “ he emphasized.
He noted that the current developments in society heavily depend on the efforts to utilize the findings from the research done on the several topics in the country. He further challenged the Dons to be proud of their institution because it is MUBS that has made them who they are today