MRU held the International Summer School in Uganda (ISSU) on Survey, Methodology and Data Management from September 16th to September 27th, 2019 at Muteesa I Royal University, Kirumba Campus – Masaka.
It was funded by the VW Foundation and jointly organized by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany, and Muteesa I Royal University. It brought together 53 participants from 25 Universities, 8 parastatal bodies, and 5 Private Sector organizations from Germany, Uganda, and Kenya.
The International Summer School in Uganda (ISSU) sought to impart skills and capacities to participants in collecting, processing, archiving and analyzing survey and census-based data in addition to providing data services which have only been rudimentary developed in Sub-Saharan Africa. The capacity building initiative was to support the development of local skills for effective data generation and management in Uganda and Kenya.
To serve as a model and pillar for cooperation with neighboring East African countries in the field of the social sciences and other disciplines like education and public health.
The Participants were provided with an intense two weeks training in social science research methods in additional to availing a platform for international research collaboration as well as intercultural exchanges. Some of the major highlights of the summer school in additional to the lecturers included the following activities.