‘I hope this will be interesting enough for you, because I have a rather unusual story.’ She does indeed. Connie Nshemereirwe (45) is a scientist through and through, but this UT alumna is not following the traditional path of a researcher. She has stepped out of academia in order to have more impact on society. Now, self-employed and independent, the Ugandan actively creates a bridge between science and policy - as a trainer, writer, speaker and as the co-chair of the Global Young Academy.
Ugandan scientist, Abdul Busuulwa, with the CSTM department, will obtain his doctorate on Thursday based on research into ICT tools for the blind and partially-sighted. What is special in his case is that he himself is blind, and has been since his birth. ‘I am proud that I can contribute to a solution for the recognition of people with a handicap.’