Prof. Nawangwe being honoured in Russia.

Makerere University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has been honoured in Russia.

He was on Friday morning bestowed with the title Honorary Professor of the Belgorod State a technical University, Russia by the Rector of the University, Prof. Sergei Glagolev.

Speaking to, he said he was honoured for having internationalized higher education.

“I was given this Honour for my role in the development of internationalization of higher education globally. I feel very much humbled by this recognition and I pledge to continue working towards the internationalization of our beloved University and the creation of more partnerships.” Prof. Nawangwe told

Professor Barnabas Nawangwe is the former Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University.

Prof. Nawangwe has acted on several occasions as DVC (AA) of Makerere University. Prior to that, he was the Dean of Faculty of Technology (2002-2009) and Head of the Department of Architecture from its inception in 1989 to 2002. He tied with Prof. John Sentamu Ddumba in performance for the post of Vice Chancellor and this forced the search committee to recommend both names to President Yoweri Museveni who doubles as the visitor of public university. Ddumba was subsequently appointed VC and Prof. Nawangwe later on applied and successfully became the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

He is contest again for VC with professors, Venansius Baryamureeba, Waiswa Balunywa and Edward Kirumira.


He has supervised several Masters and PhD students, presented numerous papers at local and international conferences and published several articles in internationally reviewed journals and books.

He has also been author to a number of research reports. Dr. Nawangwe is currently external Examiner at Nairobi University, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Oslo School of Architecture. Nawangwe is a founder member and the National Coordinator of the Innovation Systems and Innovative Clusters Programme for Uganda.