The Upcoming East African Book of Records University Awards to be held at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala


By Waiswa Brian

THE EAST AFRICAN BOOK OF RECORDS UNIVERSITY AWARDS 2016 ceremony is taking place on March 31st, 2016 at Imperial Royale Hotel Kampala at

The EABR, with its culture of document and profiling outstanding achievements within the region has an attraction of over 150 million followers and readers in East Africa and beyond, is in the top three English language publications in the Region with engagements with the President of Tanzania H.E Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete as chairman of the East Africa book of records and also award presented to the president of Uganda H.E. GEN. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

The EABR university awards give East African universities the opportunity to highlight their achievements to that vast and growing global community. Two in five readers describe themselves as students.

The EABR university awards showcase best practice, achievement and innovation across a range of categories. Honoring excellence in everything from teaching practice to inspiring facilities, the awards act as a sector benchmark and offer universities a seal of approval for their most outstanding work.

The awards recognize the value of specific projects and reward institutions that have delivered projects which exceed the expectations of their students and staff. This year, to recognize the range of work being undertaken in higher education, we’ve introduced four new categories

Entries, accompanied by the requisite fee, will be accepted from all recognised higher education institutions in the East African Region.

Shortlisted entrants will receive:

  • Invitation to attend the awards ceremony
  • Published in all local, regional and international media
  • Exposure on the EABR web site
  • Profiled by EABR as record entrant and setting achievement
  • Inclusion in the EABR university award ideas bank (winners and runners-up)
  • Engraving of the university onto the East Africa walk of fame in Uganda
  • Free marketing for one year on the EABR platforms


Here’s all you need to know about entering the awards and how each submission will be assessed

The EABR university awards are here to showcase and celebrate the outstanding innovation and impact of East African universities across the higher education sector in delivering world-class teaching, research and engagement.

The awards aim to recognise and reward projects in universities that demonstrate genuine innovation in the sector, collaborative delivery on the ground, and meaningful impact both inside their institutions and beyond, with the potential to inspire others.

We invite entries from universities and university professionals across 19 categories, to be shortlisted and evaluated. We also invite nominations for the sector’s inspiring leader 2016, voted for by readers of the East Africa book of records Network.


A university ideas bank of all winning and shortlisted entries will be published on the East Africa book of records website and a hard copy of all the inspirational profiles will be launched at a high level ceremony.

Judges will assess each entry for:

Innovation– what makes it new, unique and inspiring in the higher education sector?
Delivery– excellence in planning, teamwork, partnerships and value for money
Impact– both within the university and beyond (in the sector / community / society)
Evidence– supporting documentation will back up claims made in the submission. Evidence should be provided in the text of the entry rather than as an attachment or appendix. This can be in the form of a quote, metric or a link to external media evidence.

Shortlists will be published online prior to judging. Shortlisted entries in each category will be assessed by a panel of higher education experts from across the EAC. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony.

Entry questions:

1) Outline the project, its place within your university’s strategy and what makes it innovative and inspiring (max 300 words).

2) Detail how the project was delivered, from the planning stage through to its successful conclusion (max 300 words). Include details of timing and funding.

3) outline the project’s outcome(s) within the university and beyond with relevant supporting evidence, metrics or testimony (max 400 words). Please note that we are not accepting attachments or appendices and any evidence provided should be included in the word count.

Entry fee:

Early bird December

One entry $1000

Full rate after the early bird offer expires:

One entry $1200

Please note that a booking fees for tables during the awarding ceremony will also apply.

If for any reason you are unable to pay by cheque into the names of EAST AFRICA BOOK OF RECORDS, email us for assistance, on


December 2015, early bird period

January, 2016: applications close

February, 2016: shortlisted applications notified

March, 2016: ceremony

For the University Award Categories and more information visit : East African Book of Records Awards Website