History and Awards
CIT was established by Makerere University Council on December 13, 2010, by upgrading the Faculty of Computer Science into a School with four Academic Departments; Computer Science, Networks, Information Technology and Information Systems. The Faculty of Computer Science and The Institute of Computer Science were established by Makerere University Council in 2004 and 1985 respectively.
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 to day 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 100 academic staff of which 30 have PhD qualifications 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.
- 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.