Brief History about CIT:
CIT was established by Makerere University Council on December 15, 2004 by upgrading the Institute of Computer Science into a Faculty with four Academic Departments; Computer Science, Networks, Information Technology and Information Systems. The Institute of Computer Science was established by Makerere University Council in 1985 from the University Computer Centre.
Quick Facts about CIT
- Established by the University Council on December 15, 2004 by upgrading the Institute of Computer Science (founded in 1985) into a Faculty of Computing & IT.
- Has 4 academic departments: Computer Science; Information Technology; Information Systems; and Networks.
- Has several service departments that focus on the following: ICT services; Software Development and Innovations; Finance; Registration & day today concerns of students; Research; Human Resource; Examinations and Academic Programmes; International/Corporate/Public Relations; and Quality Assurance.
- Has a student population of 5000 – excluding those on different short courses.
- Has 250 academic staff and receives on average 30 International visiting staff every year.
- Has over 50 Local and International collaborations with Universities, Corporations, Private and Public Sector actors.
- Has participated in and won several international awards.
- Provides first class consultancy services, through its consultancy arm 'ICT Consults Ltd'
- Has 5 undergraduate programmes (with one more programme under discussion at the University Senate level.)
- Offers 13 graduate programmes.
- Offers 10 regular short courses in ICT and other related areas.
- Runs a mid-night programme to cater for people who are time and financially-constrained.
- Hosts an annual International Conference on Computing and ICT Research (ICCIR).
- Hosts the International Journal of Computing and ICT Research (IJCIR), ISSN 1818-1139[Print] ISSN 1996-1065 [Online]
- Has $20 million worth of Investments in Infrastructure and other facilities.