The ISP/UU Alumni Network
As a former student, group leader, network coordinator, or fellow in ISP or Sida programs you are a part of Uppsala University’s Global Alumni Community, regardless of where you studied/worked. This network is ISP's way of staying in touch with you and for you to connect with other alumni in your country and elsewhere.
Membership of the Alumni Network is free and inclusive! By becoming a member you ensure that ISP and Uppsala University can contact you with newsletters, invitations and offers to events all over the world!
ISP Alumni of the Quarter
Gender Equity Advocate - Dr Betty Nannyonga
ISP would like to recognize ISP graduate and Ugandan mathematician, Dr Betty Nannyonga, for her outstanding and important work towards creating a gender-balanced representation in the basic sciences in Uganda and Eastern Africa.
Dr Nannyonga received her PhD from Makerere University in 2012 through the ISP supported Eastern Africa Universities Mathematics Programme (EAUMP). Today, she is a Senior Lecturer at the university, working actively and tirelessly to raise awareness about gender equity, while continuing with her mathematical modelling research. In 2016, she received ISP’s Gender Equality Activity Grant with a project supporting women in the basic sciences at Makerere University. In 2018, she established the Uganda Women Mathematicians (UGAWOM), a national network of female mathematicians from Ugandan universities. A year later, she went regional and started the Eastern Africa Network for Women in the Basic Sciences (EANWoBAS) together with other ISP partners.
She has been the driving force behind numerous well-attended awareness creating workshops and activities at Makerere University. She has established mentorship programs boosting the confidence of young female students, and organized outreach activities targeting hundreds of primary and secondary school students in and around Kampala.The activities are already yielding results, in two years’ time there has been a notable increase in the number of female undergraduate students majoring in mathematics and physics at Makerere University.
Keep up the great work Betty, you are a true inspiration!
2019 Alumni of the quarter
To be announced!
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21 March 2019 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
PhD graduates from ISP supported groups in Ehtiopia gathered at Ras Amba Hotel in Addis Ababa for an alumni meet. ISP staff and group leaders from chemistry, physics and mathematics got a chance to meet, eat and mingle with the former PhD graduates. All graduates who were present are currently working at universities in or around Addis.Thank you all for coming!