ICT at MUIENR
The Institute has two computer laboratories with 39 computers connected to a Local Area Network. In addition to other computer applications like processing documents, the labs are well equipped with Remote Sensing and customised software and hardware. Remote-Sensing and Geographical Information System for natural resources planning and management was initiated in 1992 by several departments of Makerere University when it was realised that a training facility in Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for applications in the fields of natural resource surveys and management was becoming essential for Uganda.
The Laboratories are largely used by the students at the Institute for learning and research. The first computer labs were supported by USAID and the recent support came from UNESCO IHE, the Netherlands under the POWER Project (Partnership for Water Education and Research) and the Rockefeller Foundation. The Bio-Earn project funded by Sida Sarec established the first LAN at MUIENR. The whole Building of MUIENR and its laboratories are connected to a Local Area Net work and Internet.
The Institute has two LCD projectors, a slide projector and three overhead projectors. The lobby to the institute also has two data points where the students and visitors to the Institute who have their own laptops can access Internet without entering the computer labs. The Institute also has wireless internet hot spots. The Institute will soon install interactive e-blackboards in the Lecture room and computer labs.