Prof. Livingstone Serwadda Luboobi
Professor Livingstone Serwadda Luboobi

An alumnus of Makerere University, Professor Luboobi served as Vice Chancellor from 2004 to 2009. He holds a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics (Biomathematics) from the University of Adelaide, Australia (1978 - 1980); an MSc. in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from the University of Toronto, Canada (1971 - 1972); and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics (First Class Honours) from Makerere University. He has also trained at the University of California, Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar as well as a Researcher and Visitor at the University of Bergen.  

During his term as Vice Chancellor, there were collaborations reached with International Universities and organizations in various areas and mechanisms established to mobilize resources to supplement funding including investment and reaching out to alumni. Professor Luboobi is also credited as a founder member of the Makerere University Private Sector Forum.

Born 25th December 1944 in Kalisizo, Rakai district, Luboobi  was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Bergen, Norway in 2008 in recognition of his significant contribution to the internationalisation of the University of Bergen. On 29th June 2013, Luboobi was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Makerere University, in recognition of his many accomplishments in academia and leadership as an alumnus of the University of East Africa. He has previously lectured at the University of Toronto and Dar-es-salaam University. He also served as Dean, Faculty of Science for two terms (1994 - 2001) and Head, Department of Mathematics (1990 - 1991), Makerere University.

Professor Luboobi joined Makerere University as a Special Assistant in 1970 but had served as a tutorial in his 3rd year of his undergraduate studies. He was promoted to the rank of Lecturer in 1973, Senior Lecturer in 1977, Associate Professor in 1985 before becoming full Professor in 1997. He has taught courses at undergraduate and graduate level and supervised students and research at MSc. and Ph.D level.


  • Chaired the taskforce that drafted the Makerere University Strategic Plan 2000/01 - 2004/05
  • Coordinated the Makerere University-University of Bergen project
  • Chaired Drafting Committee for the five-year development programme proposal to NORAD worth UGX30Billion (1999)
  • Chaired the taskforce that drafted the first locally-formulated Makerere University Strategic Plan (1990 - 1991)